Becoming a Helper

ISBN-10: 0534356141

ISBN-13: 9780534356149

Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey

List price: $70.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


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, and 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 involved in becoming an effective helper, and challenge the reader to take a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions and their motives for choosing a helping career.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $70.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

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?p. 1
Focus Questionsp. 2
Aim of the Chapterp. 3
Examining Your Motives for Becoming a Helperp. 3
Our Own Beginnings as Helpersp. 8
A Helping Career Is Not for Everyonep. 12
Portrait of the "Ideal Helper"p. 13
Selecting a Professional Program and Career Pathp. 15
Self-Assessment: An Inventory of Your Attitudes and Beliefs About Helpingp. 26
By Way of Reviewp. 32
What Will You Do Now?p. 33
Info Trac College Edition Resourcesp. 35
Getting the Most From Your Education and Trainingp. 36
Focus Questionsp. 37
Aim of the Chapterp. 38
Creating Meaning in Your Educationp. 39
Making the Most of Your Fieldworkp. 45
Profiting From Your Supervisionp. 50
By Way of Reviewp. 62
What Will You Do Now?p. 63
Info Trac College Edition Resourcesp. 64
Helper, Know Thyselfp. 65
Focus Questionsp. 66
Aim of the Chapterp. 67
The Value of Self-Exploration for the Helperp. 67
Working With Your Family of Originp. 72
By Way of Reviewp. 84
What Will You Do Now?p. 85
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 86
Understanding Life Transitionsp. 87
Focus Questionsp. 88
Aim of the Chapterp. 89
Focus on Your Life Transitionsp. 89
A Theoretical Basis for Understanding Life Stagesp. 90
Infancyp. 91
Early Childhoodp. 92
Preschoolp. 93
Middle Childhoodp. 95
Adolescencep. 96
Early Adulthoodp. 98
Middle Adulthoodp. 100
Late Middle Agep. 102
Late Adulthoodp. 104
By Way of Reviewp. 106
What Will You Do Now?p. 106
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 107
Stages in the Helping Processp. 108
Focus Questionsp. 109
Aim of the Chapterp. 110
Orientations to Helpingp. 110
Choosing a Theoretical Orientationp. 114
The Stages of Helpingp. 117
By Way of Reviewp. 136
What Will You Do Now?p. 137
Info Trac College Edition Resourcesp. 138
Common Concerns of Beginning Helpersp. 139
Focus Questionsp. 140
Aim of the Chapterp. 141
Exploring Self-Doubts and Fearsp. 141
Transference and Countertransferencep. 142
Dealing With Difficult Clientsp. 151
By Way of Reviewp. 163
What Will You Do Now?p. 163
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 164
Values and the Helping Relationshipp. 165
Focus Questionsp. 166
Aim of the Chapterp. 167
The Role of Values in Helpingp. 167
Exposing Values Versus Imposing Themp. 169
Value Conflicts With Clientsp. 171
By Way of Reviewp. 185
What Will You Do Now?p. 185
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 187
Cultural Diversity in the Helping Professionsp. 189
Focus Questionsp. 190
Aim of the Chapterp. 191
Self-Assessment: Cultural Diversity and Gender Equityp. 192
A Multicultural Perspective on Helpingp. 192
Overcoming Cultural Tunnel Visionp. 197
Effective Multicultural Helpersp. 204
By Way of Reviewp. 211
What Will You Do Now?p. 212
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 213
Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Helpersp. 214
Focus Questionsp. 215
Aim of the Chapterp. 216
Inventory of Ethical Issuesp. 216
Ethical Decision Makingp. 217
Recognizing Competence and Learning to Referp. 226
Informed Consentp. 229
Confidentiality and Privacyp. 231
Ethical Issues in a Managed Care Environmentp. 239
Malpractice in the Helping Professionsp. 243
A Word of Cautionp. 246
By Way of Reviewp. 247
What Will You Do Now?p. 248
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 251
Managing Boundary Issuesp. 252
Focus Questionsp. 253
Aim of the Chapterp. 254
Self-Inventory on Managing Boundariesp. 254
Establishing Personal and Professional Boundariesp. 255
Combining Professional and Personal Relationshipsp. 261
Dealing With Sexual Attractionsp. 266
Sexual Relationships With Current Clientsp. 270
Sexual Relationships With Former Clientsp. 271
Dual Relationships With Supervisors or Teachersp. 273
By Way of Reviewp. 274
What Will You Do Now?p. 275
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 276
Working in the Communityp. 278
Focus Questionsp. 279
Aim of the Chapterp. 280
The Scope of the Community Approachp. 281
Multiple Roles of Community Workersp. 281
The Community Approach to Helpingp. 285
Crisis Intervention in the Communityp. 293
By Way of Reviewp. 297
What Will You Do Now?p. 298
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 299
Understanding Special Populationsp. 300
Focus Questionsp. 301
Aim of the Chapterp. 302
AIDS: A Contemporary Crisisp. 302
Understanding People With Disabilitiesp. 310
Understanding the Special Needs of the Elderlyp. 314
How to Work With Other Special Populationsp. 318
By Way of Reviewp. 319
What Will You Do Now?p. 319
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 321
Working With Groups and Familiesp. 322
Focus Questionsp. 323
Aim of the Chapterp. 324
Group Work as the Treatment of Choicep. 324
The Value of Group Workp. 325
The Ethical and Professional Group Leaderp. 330
Developing Skills as a Group Leaderp. 332
Groups for Various Populationsp. 333
Working With Co-Leadersp. 335
Working With Familiesp. 336
By Way of Reviewp. 340
What Will You Do Now?p. 341
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 342
Stress and Burnoutp. 343
Focus Questionsp. 344
Aim of the Chapterp. 345
Sources of Stress for Helpersp. 346
Stress in an Agency Environmentp. 347
Understanding Stress and Burnoutp. 353
The Experience of Burnoutp. 358
The Impaired Professionalp. 359
By Way of Reviewp. 361
What Will You Do Now?p. 362
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 363
Take Care of Yourselfp. 364
Focus Questionsp. 365
Aim of the Chapterp. 366
Cognitive Approaches to Stress Managementp. 366
Time Management as a Strategy for Coping With Stressp. 372
Monitor Yourself to Prevent Burnoutp. 375
By Way of Reviewp. 381
What Will You Do Now?p. 382
Concluding Commentsp. 383
InfoTrac College Edition Resourcesp. 384
References and Reading Listp. 385
Name Indexp. 397
Subject Indexp. 401
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.