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Skilled Helper A Problem Management and Opportunity Development Approach to Helping

ISBN-10: 0534509029
ISBN-13: 9780534509026
Edition: 7th 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Gerard Egan
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Book details

List price: $98.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/11/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748

Internationally recognized for its successful problem-management and opportunity development approach to effective helping, Egan's text emphasizes the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and uses a practical, three-stage model that drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action. Egan masterfully leads readers step-by-step through the counseling process, while giving them a feeling for the complexity inherent in any helping relationship. As readers begin to understand the various steps of the helping model, they are able to improve their competence and confidence measurably. In this new eighth edition, Egan has built upon the strengths of the last edition in which he presented a "positive psychology", solution-focused theme by adding new discussions on evidence-based practice, research, and philosophical perspectives around how helpers know what they know.

Gerard Egan, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Organizational Studies at Loyola University of Chicago. He has written over a dozen books and currently writes in the areas of communication, counseling, business and organization effectiveness, management development, leadership, the management of innovation and change, and organization politics and culture. He also conducts workshops in these areas both in the United States and abroad and is a consultant at a variety of companies and institutions worldwide.

PART I: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK. 1. Introduction to Helping. 2. Overview of the Helping Model. 3. The Helping Relationship: Values in Action. PART II: THE THERAPEUTIC DIALOGUE. 4. Introduction to Communication and the Skill of Visibly Tuning in to Clients. 5. Active Listening: The Foundation of Understanding. 6. Sharing Empathic Highlights: Communicating and Checking Understanding. 7. The Art of Probing and Summarizing. PART III: STAGE I OF THE HELPING MODEL AND ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS. 8. Step I-A: Helping Clients Tell Their Stories: "What are my Concerns?" 9. Reluctant and Resistant Clients. 10. Step I-B: I. The Nature of Challenging. 11. Step I-B: II. Specific Challenging Skills. 12. Step I-B: III. The Wisdom of Challenging. 13. Step I-C: Leverage: Helping Clients Work on the Right Things. PART IV: STAGE II: HELPING CLIENTS DETERMINE WHAT THEY NEED AND WANT. 14. Introduction to Stage II: Helping Clients Identify, Choose, and Shape Goals: "What Do I Need and Want?" 15. Step II-A: What Do I Need and Want? Possibilities for a Better Future. 16. Step II-B: What Do I Really Want? Moving from Possibilities to Choices. 17. Step II-C: Commitment-What Am I Willing to Pay for What I Want? PART V. STAGE III: HELPING CLIENTS DEVELOP STRATEGIES TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR GOALS. 18. Step III-A: Action Strategies-How Many Ways Are There to Get What I Need and Want? 19. Step III-B: Best-Fit Strategies-What Strategies Are Best for Me? 20. Step III-C: Helping Clients Make Plans-What Kind of Plan Will Help Me Get What I Need and Want? PART VI: THE ACTION ARROW: MAKING IT ALL HAPPEN. 21. "How Do I Make It All Happen?": Helping Clients Get What They Want and Need. References. Name Index.

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