Skills and Tools for Today's Counselors and Psychotherapists From Natural Helping to Professional Counseling (with DVD)

ISBN-10: 0534644902

ISBN-13: 9780534644901

Edition: 2006

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Description: This innovative text/DVD package covers essential counseling communication skills, gives an overview of the nature of helping, applies knowledge and skills to the core areas helping professionals should master, and systematically explores the ethical, professional and cross-cultural issues to be considered as part of the counseling endeavor. Role plays and demonstrations of counseling skills and process stages, presented on the accompanying DVD, provide students with the opportunity to see these essential skills in action.

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List price: $149.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/26/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 416
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.13" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Alan Schwitzer is a nationally known expert on college counseling and clinical education, bringing a professional writing background of over 40 scholarly journal, magazine, and newspaper articles to the project. He has been Chair of the American Counseling Association's (ACA) Council of Editors, on the Board of ACA Publications, and Editor of the American Counseling Association's (ACA) Journal of College Counseling. Previously, he was Associate Editor of American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Publications. He has received the American Counseling Association's Ralph Berdie Award for Outstanding College Student Development Research and the American College Counseling Association's Outstanding Contributions to Professional Knowledge Award. He is a Department Editor for the Jossey-Bass magazine, About Campus, and has published with Cenage/Thompson/Brooks-Cole and now with SAGE.

Preface
Core Areas of Knowledge and Skills
Understanding the Nature of the Helping Relationship
Clinical Skills: Attitudes and Techniques for Effective Counseling
Clinical Tools: Managing the Change Process
Professional Toolboxes
Acknowledgments
Understanding the Nature of the Helping Relationship
From Natural Helper to Professional Counselor
Do Counseling and Psychotherapy Work?
Natural Helping versus Professional Counseling
Core Areas of Knowledge and Skills
Learning to Be a Counselor: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
The Stages of the Counseling Relationship
Understanding the Stages of the Counseling Relationship
Learning to Be a Counselor: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
Summarizing the Stages
Stages and Associated Core Areas of Knowledge and Skills
Ethical, Professional, and Cross-Cultural Issues
Ethical Issues
Professional Issues
Cross-Cultural Issues
Learning to Be a Counselor: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
Clinical Skills: Attitudes and Techniques for Effective Counseling
Attitudes and Characteristics of the Effective Clinican
Helper Attitudes
Common Concerns for Beginning Clinicians
Attitudes Toward Clients of Color
Learning to Be a Counselor: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
Foundational Skills: Nonverbal Behavior, Silence and Pause Time, Listening, Paraphrasing, and Empathy
Nonverbal Behavior
Silence and Pause Time
Listening
Paraphrasing
Empathic Understanding
Learning to Be A Counselor: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
Information Gathering: Questions, Structured Interviews, Assessment Procedures, and Writing a Case Report
Questions
Conducting a Structured Interview
Administering Assessment Procedures
Writing a Case Report
Pulling It All Together
Learning to Be A Counselor: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
Commonly Used Skills: Affirmation Giving, Encouragement, Modeling, Self-Disclosure, Confrontation, Offering Alternatives, Information Giving, Advice Giving, and Collaboration
Affirmation Giving
Encouragement
Modeling
Self-Disclosure
Problem-Focused Skills
Confrontation
Collaboration
Pulling It All Together
Learning to Be A Counselor: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
Clinical Tools: Managing the Change Process
Diagnosis: Developing DSM-IV-TR Skills
The DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic System
Understanding the Multi-Axial Diagnostic System of DSM-IV-TR
DSM-IV-TR Diagnosis: Two Case Illustrations
Practicing Making a Diagnosis
Learning to Be A Diagnostician: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
Answers to Chapter 8 Exercises
Case Conceptualization: Understanding the Client's Concerns
Understanding Case Conceptualization
Learning Case Conceptualization: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
Treatment Planning: Building a Plan for Change
Understanding Treatment Planning
Learning to Build Treatment Plans: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
Case Management: Monitoring and Documenting the Professional Relationship
Defining Case Management
Now Some Practice
Learning to Manage Cases: An Ongoing Process
Chapter Summary
Epilogue
Professional Toolboxes
Websites of Codes of Ethics of Select Mental Health Professional Associations
Counseling Diverse Clients
Counseling Individuals from Different Ethnic and Racial Groups
Counseling Individuals from Diverse Religious Backgrounds
Counseling Women
Professional Perspectives B.1 Guidelines for Working with Women
Counseling Men
Counseling Gay Men and Lesbian Women
Counseling Individuals Who Are HIV Positive
Counseling the Homeless and the Poor
Counseling Older Persons
Counseling the Mentally Ill
Counseling Individuals with Disabilities
Clinical Report
Overview of Axis I and Axis II of DSM-IV-TR
Brief Overview of Axis I Disorders
Brief Overview of Axis II Disorders
In Association with the DVD, Applying Clinical Tools with Alice: Case Conceptualization, Diagnosis, Case Notes, Treatment Planning
Case Conceptualization
Diagnostic Impressions
Case Notes
Treatment Planning
Termination Summary
Diagnosis at Termination
References
Index
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