Practical Counselling Skills Training

Practical Counselling Skills Training : An Integrative Approach

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Pracitcal Counselling Skills is a comprehensive course text for training new counsellors in basic and more advanced counselling micro-skills which come from a number of therapeutic approaches. The book enables new trainees to learn how to make informed choices about the type of skill to use and how to intergrate these skills within a sequential counselling process. It contains the following: - A wide variety of examples to illustrate each counselling micro-skill - Practice examples of client statements for use by students, with suggested counsellor responses - Client statements, without solutions, for use by teachers in helping students to learn particular micro-skills - An explanation of the therapeutic approaches related to particular micro-skills - A discussion of the way to combine skills to facilitate change - A discussion of a range of practical issues including cultural and ethical issues, the counselling environment, keeping records, the need for supervision, and the need for the counsellor to look after themselvesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17mm | 501g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • biography
  • 1403945136
  • 9781403945136
  • 41,635

Table of contents

PART ONE: COUNSELLING AN OVERVIEW What is Counselling?.- The Counselling Relationship.- PART TWO: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS Learning the Necessary Skills.- Joining and Listening.- Paraphrasing of Content.- Reflection of Feelings.- Paraphrasing Content and Reflection of Feeling.- Use and Abuse of Questions.- Summarising.- Creating Comfortable Closure.- PART THREE: PROMOTING CHANGE THROUGH THE USE OF AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH An Integrative Approach to Helping People Change.- Combining Skills to Facilitate the Change Process.- PART FOUR: ADDITIONAL SKILLS FOR PROMOTING CHANGE Confrontation.- Normalising.- Reframing.- Challenging Self-Destructive Beliefs.- Exploring Polarities.- Enabling the Client to Make Use of their Strengths.- Using the 'Here and Now' Experience.- Exploring Options.- Facilitating Action.- PART FIVE: PRACTICAL, PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES The Counselling Environment.- Keeping Records of Counselling Sessions.- Cultural Issues.- Influence of the Counsellor's Values and Beliefs.- Confidentiality and Other Ethical Issues.- The Need for Supervision.- Looking After Yourself.- PART SIX: PRACTICAL EXAMPLES FOR STUDENTS more

About David Geldard

KATHRYN AND DAVID GELDARD work together in their private practice as counsellors, and as trainers and supervisors of other counsellors. Kathryn is a child and family therapist and occupational therapist. David is a psychologist. Together they have co-authored the books Counselling Skills in Everyday Life, Working with Children in Groups, Counselling Children, and Counselling more

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