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Essential Counseling Skills

Essential Counseling Skills
Practice and Application Guide

  • Sandy Magnuson - Retired Counselor Educator and Professional Counselor
  • Ken Norem - Retired Counselor Educator and Professional Counselor

May 2014 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Essential Counseling Skills: Practice and Application Guide offers practical, step-by-step guidance for developing and applying the skills necessary for careers in counseling. Using the metaphor of a professional journey, this guide provides commentary and background information throughout, as readers are directed in their development of such key counseling skills as empathy, building relationships, case conceptualization, and facilitating change. Deep reflection is further encouraged at every key stage through the integration of theory with a wealth of applied exercises and examples.
Tour 1: Preparation for Departure: Who Am I and How Do I Interact With Others?
Tour 2: Preparation for Departure: Building Relationships with Basic Listening Skills
Tour 3: Departure: Advanced Facilitation Skills
Tour 4: Traveling With a Theory: Integration and Personalization
Tour 5: Applying Theory: Assessment and Conceptualization
Tour 6: Meeting Clients: Treatment Planning, Progress Monitoring, and Documentation
Tour 7: Consolidation: Celebrating the Journey and Preparing to Go Separate Ways

I am not teaching the course this semester.

Dr Jo Hittner
Counselor Education Dept, Winona State University
September 30, 2014

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