Advanced Techniques for Counseling and Psychotherapy
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Advanced Techniques for Counseling and Psychotherapy

By (author) Christian Conte

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Advanced Techniques for Counseling and Psychotherapy contains original techniques, stories and concepts have been used successfully time and again throughout Dr. Conte's long career as a clinical counselor, supervisor and educator. This book fills a gap in the counseling field by presenting counseling and psychotherapy techniques that approach psychological and behavioral change from both classic viewpoints and a fresh, new perspective. Distilling over 11,000 hours of his clinical experience into an engaging and pragmatic approach to therapy, Dr. Conte presents a balanced approach to helping others discover their true selves. This book covers: The Five Errors of Communication; Yield Theory; The Four Cs of Parenting; and The Analytic Self. New techniques for Basic, Metaphor, Creative, Projective and Classic Therapy are presented in clear, engaging prose. It provides practical applications of counseling theories, including clinical case examples.

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 5.08mm | 226.8g
  • 15 Jul 2009
  • Springer Publishing Co Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 0826104509
  • 9780826104502
  • 566,239

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Christian Conte, PhD, is a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada. He has received the Silver Compass Award for teaching; has published refereed articles in several professional journals; and presented on

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""""This is a superb book, rich in understanding of human behavior and creative in helping clients grow and change....If you aspire to be great in this profession, you will use up a highlighter on this book.""" -Kevin Elko, PhD Author of "The Pep Talk" and "True Greatness" """It is rare for a book in counseling to enlighten its readers and enable them to see the profession, themselves, and their clients in an original, enhanced, and productive way?. Conte is a master storyteller, a clear communicator, an innovative thinker, and a creative therapist."" " Samuel T. Gladding, PhD Chair and Professor, Department of Counseling Wake Forest University This book presents advanced techniques, concepts, and models that have proven to be both practical and readily usable for counselors who work with individuals, couples, families, and children. Dr. Conte provides in-depth coverage of a wide array of therapies, including metaphor, creative, projective, and classic. This collection of advanced, creative techniques, each accompanied with detailed case studies, will prove useful for both health professionals and counseling students. Key Features: Provides guidelines for some of the basics, such as active listening, empathizing, self-disclosure, and dealing with resistance Guidelines for using classic techniques include Adler's Push-Button technique, the ABC Model, and eye integration therapy Includes introductions to the author's original models such as the ""Five Errors of Communication"" and the ""Four C's of Parenting"" Using lucid, engaging prose, this book contains all the essential, creative, and advanced techniques that every counselor, psychotherapist, and educator should know. "

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