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The professional counselor : a process guide to helping

Author: Harold Hackney; L Sherilyn Cormier
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Hackney; L Sherilyn Cormier
ISBN: 9780205608324 0205608329
OCLC Number: 192045512
Description: xvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: All chapters conclude with Summary, Exercises, Discussion Questions, and Additional Resources.Preface. 1. Conceptualizing Counseling What Is Counseling?The Parameters of Counseling.*Counseling and TheoryCounseling Conditions and Their Effects.Case Illustration of Possible Counseling Outcomes.Characteristics of Effective Helpers.The Developmental Nature of Learning to Counsel.**2. The Language of CounselingCommunication in CounselingNon-verbal Skills of CounselingBasic Verbal Skills of CounselingAdvanced Verbal Skills of CounselingWrapping It Up 3. Stages and Skills of Counseling. The Counseling ProcessThe Client's Experience in CounselingDependence and Growth 4. Building a Working Relationship Characteristics of the Real Relationship.Communicating Empathy.Conditions That Convey Genuineness.Conditions That Convey Positive Regard.Functions of a Therapeutic Relationship.Effects of Therapeutic Relationships on Clients.Case Illustration of Relationship BuildingChildren and the Counseling Relationship.5. Assessing Client Problems. Purposes of Assessment.Components of Assessment.Clinical Assessment with Children.Clinical Assessment with Couples and Families.Using Assessment Information.Skills Associated with Assessment.Effects of Assessment on Clients.Case Illustration of the Intake Interview.Integration of Problem-Definition Information with Treatment Planning.6. Developing Counseling Goals. Functions of Counseling Goals.Parameters of Goal-Setting: Process and Outcome Goals.Three Elements of Good Outcome Goals.Obstacles in Developing Specific Goals.Skills Associated with Goal-Setting.Effects of Goal-Setting on Clients.Goal-Setting with Children.Crises and Goal-SettingGoal-Setting and Multicultural Issues.Existential and Spiritual Goal-Setting.Client Participation in Goal-Setting.Resistance to Goal-Setting.Case Illustration of Goal-Setting.7. Defining Strategies and Selecting Interventions. Theory and Case Conceptualization.Worldview and Case Conceptualization.Conceptualizing Presenting Problems.Diagnosis and Case Conceptualization.Time Orientation and Case Conceptualization.Goals and Treatment Planning.Strategy Selection.Categories of Counseling Interventions.Case Illustration of Strategy and Interventions Selection.Defining a Counseling Strategy.Strategies for Working with Children.8. Affective Interventions. Theories That Stress the Importance of Feelings.Affective Interventions.Helping Clients Express Affect.Nonverbal Affect Cues.Verbal Affect Cues.Helping Clients Sort Out Feelings.Focusing Techniques.Case Illustration of Focusing.Helping Clients Integrate or Change Feeling States.Case Illustration of Role ReversalCase Illustration of the Alter EgoCase Illustration of the Empty ChairClient Reactions to Affective Interventions.9. Cognitive Interventions. Theories That Stress the Importance of Cognitive Processes.Goals of Cognitive Interventions.Culture and Cognitive Processes.Assessment of Cognitive Processes.Cognitive Intervention StrategiesCase Illustration of A-B-C-D Analysis.Injunctions and Re-Decision Work.Case Illustration of Injunctions and Re-Decision Work.Cognitive Restructuring.Paradoxical Interventions.Case Illustration of Paradoxical RestrainCognitive Interventions with Spiritual Issues.Client Reactions to Cognitive Strategies.10. Behavioral Interventions. Theories That Stress the Importance of Behavior.Goals of Behavioral Interventions.Basic Behavioral Skills.Behavioral Interventions.Modeling, Rehearsal, and Feedback: Components of Skill Training.Case Illustration of Skill Training.Case Illustration of Anxiety Reduction.Self-Management.Case Illustration of Self-Management.Client Reactions to Behavioral Interventions.11. Systemic Interventions. Theories That Stress the Importance of Systems.Interpersonal Systems Thinking.Altering Communication Patterns.Communication Skill-Building.Case Illustration of Distancer/Pursuer.Altering Family Structure.Case Illustration of Family Sculpture.Working with Families Strategically.Selecting Interventions12. Termination and Follow-up. The Termination Stage.Termination as a Process.The Referral Process.Blocks to Termination.Case Illustration of Termination.Appendix A: Integrative Practice Exercises. Appendix B: Forms and Guides for Use in Counseling Practice. References. Index.
Responsibility: Harold L. Hackney, Sherry Cormier.
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