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Skilled Helper A Problem Management and Opportunity Development Approach to Helping

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ISBN-10: 0534509029

ISBN-13: 9780534509026

Edition: 7th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Gerard Egan

List price: $98.95
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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…    
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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

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.…