Becoming a Helper

ISBN-10: 0534614523
ISBN-13: 9780534614522
Edition: 5th 2007
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Description: Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in human services, counseling, psychology, social work, or any of the other helping professions, this book provides an overview of the stages of the helping process, as well as the skills and  More...

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Book details

List price: $119.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in human services, counseling, psychology, social work, or any of the other helping professions, this book provides an overview of the stages of the helping process, as well as the skills and knowledge required to be a successful helping professional. Drawing on their years of experience, the Coreys focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties one encounters on the road to becoming an effective helper. The book emphasizes self-reflection on a number of professional issues and challenges the reader to examine their motives for choosing a helping career, and takes a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions.

Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and is a National Certified Counselor. She received her master's degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from Chapman College. She is a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work and was the recipient of this organization's Eminent Career Award in 2001. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She is the co-author of several counseling textbooks, and has made educational DVD programs on various aspects of counseling practice. Marianne has been involved in leading groups for different populations, providing training and supervision workshops in group process, facilitating self-exploration groups for graduate students in counseling, and co-facilitating training groups for group counselors and weeklong residential workshops in personal growth. With her husband, Jerry Corey, she has given many presentations at professional conferences and has conducted training workshops, continuing education seminars, and personal growth groups in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, and Korea.

Are the Helping Professions for You?
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
Examining Your Motives for Becoming a Helper
Our Own Beginnings as Helpers
Is a Helping Career for You?
Portrait of the "Ideal Helper"
Selecting a Professional Program and Career Path
Overview of Some of the Helping Professions
Factors to Consider in Choosing Your Career Path
Suggestions for Creating Your Professional Journey
Self-Assessment: An Inventory of Your Attitudes and Beliefs About Helping
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Getting the Most From Your Education and Training
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
Creating Meaning in Your Education
Making the Most of Your Fieldwork
Profiting From Your Supervision
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Helper, Know Thyself
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
The Value of Self-Exploration for the Helper
Working With Your Family of Origin
Understanding Life Transitions
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Common Concerns of Beginning Helpers
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
Exploring Self-Doubts and Fears
Transference and Countertransference
Dealing With Difficult Clients
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Theory Applied to Practice
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
Theory as a Roadmap
Our Theoretical Orientation
Psychodynamic Approaches
Experiential and Relationship-Oriented Approaches
Cognitive Behavioral Approaches
Family Systems Perspective
An Integrative Approach to the Helping Process
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
The Helping Process
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
Your View of the Helping Process
Our Beliefs About the Helping Process
Managed Care's Impact on the Helping Process
The Stages of the Helping Process
Recognizing Competence and Learning to Refer
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Understanding Diversity
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
Self-Assessment: Cultural Diversity and Gender Equity
A Multicultural Perspective on Helping
Overcoming Cultural Tunnel Vision
Understanding People With Disabilities
Understanding Older People
Effective Multicultural Helpers
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Knowing Your Values
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
The Role of Values in Helping
Exposing Values Versus Imposing Them
Value Conflicts With Clients
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Helpers
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
Inventory of Ethical Issues
Ethical Decision Making
Informed Consent
Confidentiality and Privacy
Documentation and Keeping Records
Ethical Issues in a Managed Care Environment
Malpractice and Risk Management
A Word of Caution
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Managing Boundary Issues
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
Self-Inventory on Managing Boundaries
Multiple Relationships and the Codes of Ethics
The Dual and Multiple Relationship Controversy
Establishing Personal and Professional Boundaries
Combining Professional and Personal Relationships
Dealing With Sexual Attractions
Sexual Relationships With Current Clients
Sexual Relationships With Former Clients
Dual Relationships With Supervisors and Educators
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Working in the Community
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
The Scope of the Community Approach
Multiple Roles of Community Workers
The Community Approach to Helping
Mobilizing Community Resources
Social Activism and Making a Difference
Crisis Intervention in the Community
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Working With Groups
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
Group Work as the Treatment of Choice
The Value of Group Work
The Various Types of Groups
Getting the Most From a Group Experience
The Stages of a Group and Tasks of Group Leaders
Developing Skills as a Group Leader
The Ethical and Professional Group Leader
Working With Co-Leaders
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
Stress, Burnout, and Self-Care
Focus Questions
Aim of the Chapter
Individual Sources of Stress for Helpers
Cognitive Approaches to Stress Management
Environmental Sources of Stress for Helpers
Stress in an Agency Environment
Understanding Stress and Burnout
The Impaired Professional
Monitor Yourself to Prevent Burnout
Ways of Staying Alive Personally and Professionally
By Way of Review
What Will You Do Now?
Concluding Comments
InfoTrac College Edition Resources
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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