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The Practice of Collaborative Counseling and Psychotherapy
Developing Skills in Culturally Mindful Helping

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February 2013 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This is a key text for courses in the helping professions that will assist students in learning the basic skills of helping. The course is a requirement for any student in counselling, psychotherapy or social work as it prepares students for the work they will be doing with clients.

With a focus on developing skills that are collaborative by involving the client in the helping process/solution and it has an integrated focus on multicultural skills and social justice. The author first outlines the basic process of counselling and counsellor self-care, then goes on to conversation and counselling, receiving, attending, listening, positive regard, empathy and connection. He then moves onto the basics of developing a relationship with the client as well as relating to the experience. Finally, a look is taken at the treatment-planning stage via a shared experience by involving the client in the process.

Every chapter contains the following pedagogy:

- case study

- sample dialogue

- chapter objectives

- boxed capsules to highlight key skills

- reflections on practice

- experiential exercises

- questions for reflection

- video demonstrations.

 
SECTION ONE: PREPARING FOR PRACTICE
 
CHAPTER ONE: CULTURE, COUNSELING, AND CARE
 
CHAPTER TWO: THERAPEUTIC CONVERSATION
 
SECTION TWO: CONSTRUCTING A FOUNDATION FOR COLLABORATION
 
CHAPTER THREE: RECEIVING AND LISTENING
 
CHAPTER FOUR: BUILDING RELATIONSHIP
 
SECTION THREE: MAPPING CLIENTS’ EXPERIENCE
 
CHAPTER FIVE: RECEIVING AND READING MEANING
 
CHAPTER SIX: RESPONDING AND CONFIRMING MEANING
 
SECTION FOUR: ASSESSING CHALLENGES, PREFERENCES, AND OPPORTUNITIES
 
CHAPTER SEVEN: Defining and Describing Problems and Preferences
 
CHAPTER EIGHT: ASSESSMENT I: EVALUATING CHALLENGES AND COMPETENCIES
 
CHAPTER NINE: ASSESSMENT II: ATTENDING TO THE WIDER CONTEXT
 
SECTION FIVE: PROMOTING CHANGE
 
CHAPTER TEN: COLLABORATIVE INFLUENCE: ACHIEVABLE GOALS TOWARDS PREFERRED OUTCOMES
 
CHAPTER ELEVEN: WORKING WITH ACTIONS
 
CHAPTER TWELVE: WORKING WITH THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS
 
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Working with Emotions and Values
 
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Working with Stories
 
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Endings and Beginnings

 

“At last! The textbook I have been waiting for!

It's hard these days to write a counseling textbook that is fresh and doesn't read like a rehash of existing texts. David Paré has done it.

Many textbooks teach the practice of counseling to new learners by relying on basic ideas generated before the 1970s and grafting more recent developments onto this foundation as optional modalities. David Paré avoids this trap. He does not assume that the world has not changed or that innovative ideas that demand attention are not constantly being produced. Neither does he dismiss the foundations of counseling laid a generation or two ago as irrelevant. Instead he weaves into them new emphases drawn from the most creative practices of recent decades and makes them relevant to students learning the basics of practice. Specifically, ideas drawn from the turn to meaning are placed alongside well-established traditions of counseling.

Remarkably, David Paré both draws from sophisticated philosophical thought and yet avoids heady jargon. He speaks to the reader in a very direct, practical, and accessible way. This book guides students through the complex process of learning to be a counselor without hurrying understanding along or glossing over knotty issues. There is plenty of invitation to reflect, to loiter with a poignant metaphor, to discuss subtle nuances, and to incorporate both accumulated wisdom and vigorous new ideas into creative practice.

There are also many useful suggestions for practice exercises to use in class. This book will help enthusiastic and caring practitioners become skilled and intentional in their practice. I can't wait to share it with classes.”

John Winslade
Professor and Associate Dean, College of Education, CSU San Bernardino

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