Group Work Leadership

Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483320812
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Group Work Leadership: An Introduction for Helpers presents an evidence-based approach to the theory and practice of group work. Renowned counselor, psychologist, and group work fellow Dr. Robert K. Conyne advances this unique and evolving service in a three-part, comprehensive overview of the skills necessary for trainees of counseling and other helping professionals to succeed in group settings. Section I covers the breadth and foundations of group work; best practice and ethical considerations; dynamics and processes in group work; and how groups tend to develop over time. Section II explores group work leadership styles, methods, techniques, and strategies, as well as both traditional and innovative group work theories. Section III examines the role of reflection in group practice, as well as selecting effective intervention strategies in various settings.

Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor

Author: Donna S. Sheperis
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483389987
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ethical practice is an essential aspect of counselor training. In order for counselors to competently work with clients, they must be well versed in ethical codes, ethical decision making, and legal issues impacting the profession. Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor provides the fundamentals of ethical practice, with emphasis on ethical decision making and is structured to facilitate the development of these skills. Authors Donna S. Sheperis, Stacy L. Henning, and Michael M. Kocet move the reader through a developmental process of understanding and applying ethical decision making. Individuals will be able to incorporate ethical practice into their understanding of the counseling process and integrate ethical decision making models into their counseling practice. This unique approach differs from existing texts because of its strong emphasis on practical decision making and focus on understanding the process of applying a standard ethical decision model to any ethical scenario. Students build a foundation in how to evaluate an ethical situation and feel confident that they have applied a set of decision models to reach the best decision.

Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan

Author: Daniel W. Wong
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452217947
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Anchored in the CACREP accredication standards, this third book in the Counseling and Professional Identity series provides counselors and human service professionals with a solid foundation to understand lifespan/developmental theory and apply these constructs to clients in counselling at various stages. Each chapter in the book is dividided into a 3-step method, starting with a description of the theoretical content, followed by clinical illustrations and finishing with a complex case study with the distinctive "counselor thinking" feature accompanied by guided practice exercises. The book will also emphasize self reflection to help students learn experientially as they move through the text.

Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Counselor

Author: Changming Duan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483389960
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Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Counselor by Changming Duan and Chris Brown is a timely book that covers the core concepts, theories, and skills of multicultural and social justice counseling. With a focus on helping readers develop their multicultural professional identities, the authors conceptualize multicultural identity development as the foundation for comprehending the pervasive impact of social privilege and oppression and developing competencies to effectively work with the culturally diverse. Case illustrations, exercises, and an emphasis on reflective practice foster a true understanding and application of concepts. Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Counselor is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs).

Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321371
Format: PDF
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The most comprehensive and thoroughly researched text available on this topic, Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition underscores the notion that group work is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Edited by renowned leaders in the field, this thoroughly updated and revised Second Edition explores current literature and research and offers suggestions for practice in psycho-educational, counseling, and therapy groups. The Handbook is divided into five main sections: current and historical perspectives, best practices, multicultural and diverse groups, groups in special settings, and an introduction to special topics.

Handbook of school counseling

Author: Debra C. Cobia
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130110107
Format: PDF, ePub
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From two experienced and passionate school counselor educators comes a thorough revision of Developing an Effective and Accountable School Counseling Program. Embraced by professors and students alike for its accessible writing style and practical applications, the text retains well-liked features such as case studies, margin notes, and stimulus questions. The text has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect, among other important developments in the field, the ASCA National Model for School Counseling programs, the school counseling specialty standards articulated by CACREP, and the increasing focus on being able to define and measure accountability in school counseling programs. Book jacket.

Skills and Techniques for Human Service Professionals

Author: Edward Neukrug
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692742686
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Skills and Techniques for Human Service Professionals provides helpers with important knowledge in three areas: The counseling environment, helping skills, and treatment issues. SECTION I: THE COUNSELING ENVIRONMENT (Chapters 1-3) 1) Characteristics of the Effective Helper, highlights eight characteristics of the effective helper, including empathy, genuineness, acceptance, cognitive complexity, wellness, competence, cultural sensitivity, and developing your "it factor." 2) Entering the Agency, reviews agencies should respond to phone calls and emails, the atmosphere created by support staff and surroundings, whether helpers have embraced characteristics of the effective helper, the comfort level of the helper's office, and nonverbal behaviors of helpers, such as attire, eye contact, body positioning and facial expressions, personal space, touch, voice intonation, and tone of voice. SECTION II: HELPING SKILLS (Chapters 3-7) 3) Foundational Skills, presents skills or attitudes that helpers should provide early in the relationship including honoring and respecting the client, being curious, delimiting power and developing an equal relationship, non-pathologizing the client, and demonstrating the 3 C's: being committed, caring, and courteous. 4) Essential Skills, are core skills used in any helping relationship and often initiate movement toward goal identification and even goal achievement. They include silence and pause time, listening skills, reflecting feelings and content, paraphrasing, and basic empathy. 5) Commonly Used Skills, presents skills often exhibited by helpers, and include affirmation giving, encouragement, and support; offering alternatives, information giving, and advice giving; modeling; self-disclosure; collaboration; and advocacy. 6) Information Gathering and Solution-Focused Questions, distinguishes between information gathering skills, such as open questions, closed questions, tentative questions, and why questions; and solution-focused questions, such as preferred goals questions, evaluative questions, coping questions, exception-seeking questions, and solution-oriented questions. 7) Advanced and Specialized Training, examines advanced empathy; confrontation: challenge with support; interpretation; cognitive-behavioral responses; and specialized training skills in the areas of assessment for lethality: suicidality and homicidality; crisis, disaster, and trauma helping; token economies; positive helping; and coaching. SECTION III: TREATMENT ISSUES (Chapters 8-10) 8) Case Management, reviews issues related to informed consent and professional disclosure statements; assessment for treatment planning; monitoring medications; monitoring progress; writing case notes; ensuring security and confidentiality of records; documenting contact hours; making referrals; conducting follow-up; and practicing time management. 9) Multicultural Counseling, examines how to become culturally competent. It offers eight reasons why counseling has not been helpful for some, identifies definitions and models of culturally competent helping, and examines strategies for working with different ethnic and racial groups; people from diverse religious backgrounds; women; men; lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender individuals; the homeless and the poor; older persons; individuals with mental illness; individuals with disabilities; and substance users and abusers. 10) Ethical Issues and Ethical Decision-Making examines ethical codes, reviews four ethical decision-making models, and presents ethical issues related to informed consent, competence and scope of knowledge, supervision, confidentiality, privileged communication, dual and multiple relationships, sexual relationships with clients, where the helper's primary obligation lies, continuing education, multicultural counseling, and values in the helping relationship. Ethical vignettes are presented.