Helping Skills Facilitating Exploration, Insight, and Action

ISBN-10: 1591471044

ISBN-13: 9781591471042

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Clara E. Hill

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List price: $54.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 536
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

List of Labs
Introduction to Helping
What Is Helping?
When Do People Seek Help From Others?
Is Helping Effective?
On Becoming a Helper
Organization of This Book
Experiential Component of the Book
Is This Book Right for You?
Research on Helping Skills
Concluding Comments
Theoretical Foundation of the Three-Stage Model of Helping
Assumptions Underlying the Three-Stage Model
Three-Stage Model
Empathic Collaboration
Concluding Comments
A Model for the Process and Outcome of Helping
Background Variables
Context Variables
Moment-by-Moment Interactional Sequence
External World
Empirical Research on the Three-Stage Model of Helping
Concluding Comments
Ethical Issues in Helping
An Overview of Ethics
Ethical Standards Relevant for Beginning Helpers
Working Through an Ethical Dilemma
Concluding Comments
Exploration Stage
Overview of the Exploration Stage
Theoretical Background: Rogers's Client-Centered Theory
Goals for the Exploration Stage
Concluding Comments
Attending and Listening
How to Attend and Listen
Examples of Attending and Listening Skills
Effects of Attending and Listening
Difficulties Helpers Experience in Attending and Listening
Concluding Comments
Open Questions and Probes
Why Use Open Questions and Probes?
How to Ask Open Questions and Probes
Effects of Open Questions and Probes
Difficulties Helpers Experience in Delivering Open Questions and Probes
Why Use Restatements?
How to Restate
Effects of Restatement
Difficulties Helpers Experience in Restating
Reflection of Feelings
Why Reflect Feelings?
How to Reflect Feelings
Effects of Reflection
Difficulties Helpers Experience in Delivering Reflection of Feelings
Additional Skills for the Exploration Stage
Information About the Helping Process
Closed Questions
Self-Disclosures for Exploration
Concluding Comments
Integrating the Skills of the Exploration Stage
Integrating the Exploration Skills
Helper Self-Awareness
Developing Hypotheses About Clients
An Example of an Extended Interaction
Difficulties Helpers Experience in the Exploration Stage
Strategies for Overcoming the Difficulties and Managing Anxiety
Insight Stage
Overview of the Insight Stage
Theoretical Background: Psychoanalytic Theory
How Psychoanalytic Theories Relate to the Three-Stage Model
Goals for the Insight Stage
Use of the Helper's Perspective
Skills Used in the Insight Stage
Why Use Challenges?
How to Challenge
Effects of Challenge
Difficulties Helpers Experience Using Challenges
Why Give Interpretations?
Sources of Data for Developing Interpretations
Accuracy of Interpretations
How to Interpret
Examples of Interpretation
Effects of Interpretation
Potential Difficulties in Using Interpretation
Self-Disclosure of Insight
Why Use Self-Disclosure of Insight?
How to Self-Disclose About Insight
Effects of Self-Disclosure of Insight
Potential Difficulties in Disclosing Insight
Why Use Immediacy?
How to Use Immediacy
Effects of Immediacy
Difficulties Helpers Have in Using Immediacy
Integrating the Skills of the Insight Stage
Integrating the Insight Skills
Caveats About Using Insight Skills
Developing Hypotheses About Client Dynamics
Difficulties Helpers Experience in the Insight Stage
Strategies for Overcoming Difficulties in Implementing the Insight Stage
Action Stage
Overview of the Action Stage
Rationale for the Action Stage
Theoretical Background: Behavioral and Cognitive Theories
How Behavioral and Cognitive Theories Relate to the Three-Stage Model
Goals of the Action Stage
Skills Used in the Action Stage
Steps of the Action Stage
Concluding Comments
Skills of the Action Stage
Giving Information
Feedback About the Client
Process Advisement
Direct Guidance
Disclosure of Strategies
The Steps of the Action Stage
Identify a Specific Problem
Explore the Idea of Action on This Problem
Assess Previous Change Attempts and Social Support
Help Client Decide About Making a Commitment to Change
Brainstorm Options
Choose Action Options
Implement In-Session Interventions
Choose Tasks for Outside the Session
Check on Progress and Modify Assignments
Example of Action Stage Steps
Integrating the Skills of the Action Stage
Integrating the Action Skills
Difficulties Helpers Experience in the Action Stage
Strategies for Overcoming the Difficulties
Example of an Extended Interaction
Final Thoughts
Integrating the Three Stages
Using the Skills in Therapy
Dealing With Difficult Clinical Situations
Concluding Comments
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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