Learning the Art of Helping

Learning the Art of Helping : Building Blocks and Techniques

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For courses in techniques of helping in departments of counseling, social work and psychology.This text introduces students to basic helping skills and advanced helping techniques within an eclectic framework, providing interactive, step-by-step instructions and practice exercises. A straightforward writing style leads students through the most commonly used techniques and prepares future practitioners to integrate assessment data, plan treatment, and implement strategies for a wide range of clients.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.7 x 17.8mm | 580.61g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130183962
  • 9780130183965

Table of contents

1. Helping as a Personal Journey. 2. The Nuts and Bolts of Helping. 3. The Therapeutic Relationship. 4. Invitational Skills. 5. Reflecting Skills. 6. Advanced Reflecting Skills. 7. Assessment: Understanding the Client. 8. Challenging Skills. 9. Goal-Setting Skills. 10. Solution Skills. 11. Enhancing Efficacy and Self-Esteem. 12. Practicing New Behaviors. 13. Lowering and Raising Emotional Arousal. 14. Activating Client Expectations, Hope, and Motivation. 15. New Learning Experiences and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Helping. Index.
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About Mark E. Young

MARK YOUNG is a professor at the University of Central Florida. He received his doctorate from Ohio University in 1985. He has trained helpers for more than 15 years and has worked in community mental health, private practice, college counseling centers, and corrections for more than 20 years. His professional writing has focused primarily on therapeutic methods and techniques and counseling couples. If you have comments or suggestions on what you have read, please send e-mail to meyoung@mail.ucf.edu
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