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Counselling : the Skills of Finding Solutions to Problems.

Author: R J Manthei
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2005. ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Developing the ideas of his best-selling textbook Counselling: The Skills of Problem-Solving, Robert Manthei shows how to define and solve problems. Step-by-step he explains how to work in a planned way to enhance the client's self-understanding and increase their ability to find solutions to other problems in the future. Counselling has proved itself an invaluable resource for counsellors at every stage of their  Read more...
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Manthei, Robert.
Counselling : The Skills of Finding Solutions to Problems.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R J Manthei
ISBN: 9780203987568 020398756X
OCLC Number: 1048578888
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages)
Contents: Book Cover --
Title --
Copyright --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Contents --
Chapter 1 Introduction --
The focus of the book: finding solutions to problems --
What is counselling? --
A skills-based approach to training --
Research and theory in counselling --
Self-reflection in counselling --
Ethical practice in counselling --
Values --
Confidentiality --
Physical contact --
Power in counselling --
Chapter 2 Counselling and culture --
Recognising diversity --
The context of cross-cultural counselling --
Training for cross-cultural competence --
The counsellor's orientation to others --
The counsellor's knowledge of own culture --
Knowledge of historical, social, political and economic forces --
Culture-specific knowledge --
A broad set of skills and behaviours --
Practical suggestions --
Cautions --
chapter 3 The counsellor and the counselling relationship --
A dynamic relationship --
The counsellor's needs in counselling --
The counsellor's personal cultural history --
Developing self-awareness --
The counsellor's personal qualities --
The counsellor as a model --
The counselling relationship --
The courage to counsel --
Role-playing as a counselling skill --
Being an effective trainee --
Chapter 4 Finding solutions to problems --
Brief counselling --
Solutions to problems: integrating the problem-solving and solution-focused models of counselling --
Approach#1: The problem-solving model --
Approach#2: Solution-focused counselling --
Finding solutions to problems: an integrated model --
The finding-solutions-to-problems model of counselling --
Stage 1: Pre-counselling considerations --
Stage 2: Getting started --
Stage 3: Problem exploration --
Stage 4: Goal-setting --
Stage 5: Strategy selection --
Stage 6: Strategy implementation --
Stage 7: Evaluating success --
An overview of the counselling process. Chapter 5 Beginning the search for solutions to problems --
Stage 1: Pre-counselling considerations --
Stage 2: Getting started --
Building a trusting relationship --
Is the client voluntary or involuntary? --
What background information is needed? --
The setting --
The nature and extent of the problem --
Purpose of counselling --
Relevance --
The counsellor's preferences --
The first sighting and meeting: a reciprocal relationship --
Positive first impressions --
Stage 3: Exploration --
Encouraging exploration of problems or solutions --
Exploring pre-counselling improvements --
Compliments --
Open invitation to talk --
Sorting issues --
Coping questions --
Open and closed questions --
Topic following --
Using silence --
Demonstrating understanding --
Active listening --
Reflection --
Accurate understanding --
Thinking aloud --
Attending to feelings --
Identifying feelings --
Expressing feelings --
Assessing client problems and motivation --
Necessary expertise --
Type of client problem --
Identifying positive assets --
The client's motivation --
Estimating problem severity --
Anticipating termination --
Engaging non-customers --
Interpreting the client's silence --
Encouraging non-verbal responding --
Working at the client's pace --
Responding to the talkative non-customer --
Explaining the counselling process --
The language of counselling --
The client's use of language --
The counsellor's use of language --
chapter 6 Developing the search Chapter for solutions --
Stage 4: Goal-setting --
Direct questioning --
Looking for exceptions --
Exceptions questions --
Miracle questions --
Identifying possible goals --
Sorting goals --
Gaining commitment --
Dealing with discrepancies --
Giving information --
Giving advice --
Influencing --
Interpretation --
Reframing --
Using personal examples --
Advising a delay --
Supporting and encouraging. Chapter 7 Completing the search for solutions --
Stages 5 and 6: Strategy selection and implementation --
Selecting strategies --
Anticipating situations --
Providing models --
Role-playing --
Using rewards --
Implementing strategies --
Making records --
Bodily awareness, relaxation, activities --
Thoughts and imagery --
Mixing strategies --
Summarising --
Designing a homework task --
Scheduling another session --
Stage 7: Evaluating progress --
Assessing results --
Generalising results --
Referral --
Termination --
chapter 8 Working as a professional Chapter counsellor --
Initial training --
Continuing education --
Association membership --
Commitment to a code of ethics --
Research and writing --
Receiving regular supervision --
What is supervision? --
Who benefits from supervision? --
Who should supervise? --
How does one find a supervisor who will meet one's needs? --
Where should supervision take place? --
How often and how long? --
How is supervision conducted? --
Should live supervision or recordings be used? --
How is a supervision relationship terminated? --
Self-care and managing work stress --
Additional professional activities --
A clear understanding of one's work --
Note-taking --
Working in private practice --
Advertising one's services --
Chapter 9 Related counselling roles and activities --
Related roles --
Advocacy --
Commanding/directing --
Coordination --
Conflict management --
Facilitation --
Giving feedback/assessing --
Information sharing --
Networking --
Professional leadership --
Political intervention --
Team building --
Consultation --
Types of consultation --
Providing an expert service --
Prescribing a remedy --
Mediating --
Collaborating --
The consultation process --
Elaboration of the consultation process --
Preparation --
Making contact --
Diagnosing problems --
Gathering information --
Setting goals and objectives. Choosing a solution --
Acquiring resources --
Carrying out interventions --
Evaluating --
Terminating --
Dealing with resistance --
Effectiveness of consultation --
Choosing a consultant --
The counsellor-consultant as trainer --
Clarity of aims and objectives --
Size and composition of groups --
Voluntary or involuntary membership --
The physical setting --
Timing and length of course --
Materials --
Leaders of training courses and workshops --
Leading groups --
Follow-up --
Chapter 10 Developing competence --
Integrating the skills --
Estimating progress --
Evaluating effectiveness --
Re-reading and reviewing --
References --
Answers to exercises --
Appendix A British Association for Counselling Code of Ethics & Practice, May 1996# --
For Counsellors --
Directive made by the Management Committee 23 March 1996 --
Appendix B New Zealand Association of Counsellors- Handbook November 1995 Te Ropu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa --
Introduction --
Principles and guidelines --
The nature of counselling --
General principles --
The counselling relationship and client rights --
Index.

Abstract:

Developing the ideas of his best-selling textbook Counselling: The Skills of Problem-Solving, Robert Manthei shows how to define and solve problems. Step-by-step he explains how to work in a planned way to enhance the client's self-understanding and increase their ability to find solutions to other problems in the future. Counselling has proved itself an invaluable resource for counsellors at every stage of their career and for anyone using counselling skills as a part of their work. This new edition is completely revised and introduces: * a solution-focused model * new material on: cross-cultural counselling ethics self-evaluation professionalism advocacy and mediation stress supervision and retains: * a skills-based approach * the stage-by-stage model * examples * exercises.

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