Good counseling skills are the key to effective helping relationships. Introduction to Counseling Skills, Second Edition is designed to help readers acquire and develop these skills, using an easy, three-stage model. Drawing on many years experience as a counselor, trainer and writer, Richard Nelson-Jones describes in detail each stage in the helping process and gives examples to show how the skills work in practice. The examples also demonstrate the variety of contexts in which counseling skills are commonly used, as well as the diversity of issues and problems they can help to address. The book covers: what counselling skills are; how to conduct sessions; ways to clarify and expand your understanding; how to improve your listening skills; and ethical skills.
"Have you no sense of decency, sir?" asked attorney Robert Welch in a climactic moment in the 1954 Senate hearings that pitted Joseph R. McCarthy against the United States Army, President Dwight Eisenhower, and the rest of the political establishment. What made the confrontation unprecedented and magnified its impact was its gavel-to-gavel coverage by television. Thirty-six days of hearings transfixed the nation. With a journalist's eye for revealing detail, Robert Shogan traces the phenomenon and analyzes television's impact on government. Despite McCarthy's fall, Mr. Shogan points out, the hearings left a major item of unfinished business-the issue of McCarthyism, the strategy based on fear, smear, and guilt by association.
INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING: VOICES FROM THE FIELD, Eighth Edition, provides students with a comprehensive overview of the counseling profession while encouraging them to examine the day-to-day realities of being a counselor and their motivation for choosing the profession. Coverage includes information on what counseling is as well as its history, theoretical orientations, applications, and professional issues. As students become engaged in the process of learning and applying counseling concepts, they get an unparalleled look at what their professional futures may hold. Voices from the Field sections in each chapter offer further insight into the real challenges faced by experienced practitioners, as well as the ways in which those challenges were resolved. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Introduction to Counseling by Michael Scott Nystul provides an overview of counseling and the helping professions from the perspective of art and science—the science of counseling that generates a knowledge base proven to promote competency and efficacy in the practitioner, and the art of using this knowledge base to build skills that can be applied sensitively to clients in a multicultural society. The Fifth Edition has been organized into three sections: (1) an overview of counseling and the counseling process, (2) multicultural counseling and counseling theories, and (3) special approaches and settings. It continues to address key topics and issues, including gender, culture, and sexual orientation, and offers ways to integrate multiculturalism into all aspects of counseling, rather than view it as a separate entity. Highlighting emerging trends and changes in ethical codes, as well as reflecting the latest updates to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-5), the book successfully illustrates the importance of art and science to modern-day counseling.
"Nowhere is there more of a need for an understanding of multiculturalism than in the mental health profession."--BOOK JACKET. "When client and counselor are from different cultural backgrounds, they tend to view things from disparate perspectives. Though a background in multiculturalism is required for program accreditation, most existing texts limit coverage to ethnicity, without the emphasis of broad concepts such as discrimination and acculturation, or coverage of gender, sexual orientation, disability, or aging issues. An Introduction to Multicultural Counseling is a primer designed to teach counseling students how to effectively deal with such discrepancies."--BOOK JACKET. "This book is essential for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying human services, psychology, counseling, and ethnic studies. It also serves as a practical guide for providers of continuing education workshops for counselors, psychologists, teachers, and social workers."--BOOK JACKET.
Designed for students who are taking a preliminary course in the counseling field, Introduction to the Counseling Profession, 7th Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the history and foundational concepts of counseling, offering the most current and relevant breadth of coverage available from experts in their respective fields. This edition includes topics rarely discussed in introductory texts, such as self-care and self-growth and the use of technology in counseling, as well as a new chapter on crisis counseling. Chapters also reflect updates to the 2016 Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards, and a chapter on each CACREP specialization is included. Students will gain insight into the myriad issues that surround not only the process of counseling and its many populations but also the personal dynamics that have an impact on this process. Furthermore, a collection of supplemental resources is available online to benefit both instructors and students. Instructors will find PowerPoint slides and test banks to aid in conducting their courses, and students can access chapter summaries, exercises, and other tools to supplement their review of the material in the text.
The sixth edition of this well thought of book retains its logical progression of topics, while introducing the latest technologies, concepts, and applications in the counselor's repertoire. As they have in previous editions, the authors present practical examples and discussions of all of the major facets of counseling in a wide variety of counselors' work settings. They include a thorough treatment of techniques of assessment, including an overview of standardized testing and discussion of subjective approaches to appraisal& -- observation, self-reporting, and others. This book introduces future counselors to the technology they will encounter on their first assignments and familiarizes them with the type of equipment and tools to expect. It also includes coverage on the vital topics of program development/management and legal/ethical issues. For professionals in the field of counseling.