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A Brief Primer of Helping Skills
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A Brief Primer of Helping Skills



January 2008 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book is a brief primer of essential helping skills for students and professionals in the helping professions. The book contains a brief chapter on theory that provides an overview of the language used in therapy as well as the various approaches used by helping professionals. It then covers the core skills, standard interventions, nature of relationships, developing rapport, as well as important issues regarding assessment and formulating a diagnosis.
 
Preface
 
Ch 1: Learning Helping Skills
Why be a Helper?  
Changes in the Field  
A Daunting Journey  
Making a Difference  
Personal Qualities  
Take Some Advice  
For Review  
For Reflection and Practice  
Further Reading  
 
Ch 2: Theories of Helping
Internalizing Theories  
What Theories Can Do For You  
Theories You Should Know About  
Conclusions About Theory  
For Review  
For Reflection and Practice  
For Further Reading  
 
Ch 3: Processes and Stages
Stages of Helping  
Stage I: Pretreatment  
Stage II: Exploration  
Stage III: Insight  
Stage IV: Action  
Stave V: Evaluation  
Closure Issues  
For Review  
For Reflection and Practice  
For Further Reading  
 
Ch 4: Helping Relationships
Reflect Back  
Uses of the Helping Relationship  
Customized Relationships  
Basically Speaking  
Practical Issues  
Getting the Relationship Started  
For Review  
For Reflection and Practice  
For Further Reading  
 
Ch 5: Exploration Skills
Internal Attitudes  
Attending Behaviors  
Practice Makes Perfect  
Presenting Yourself  
Listening  
Time to Practice  
Eliciting Information  
Asking Questions  
Assessing Strengths and Resources  
Formulating Diagnoses  
Assessing Risk  
Responding to Content  
Responding to Feelings  
Try It Out  
Facing Silence  
Establishing Goals  
Making the Transition to Action  
For Review  
For Reflection and Practice  
For Further Reading  
 
Ch 6: Action Skills
A Check-off List  
Ways of Taking Action  
Planning an Intervention  
Contracting for Change  
Confrontation  
Teaching People to Think Differently  
Constructing Alternative Stories  
Role-playing and Rehearsal  
Behavioral Interventions  
Giving Feedback  
Using Imagery  
Dealing With Resistance  
Employing Adjuncts  
When You Don't Have Enough Time  
For Review  
For Reflection and Practice  
For Further Reading  
 
Ch 7: Brief Interventions
Some Cautionary Advice  
Principles of Brief Intervention  
A Different Way of Thinking About Change  
An Abbreviated Process  
Reframing Problems  
Look for Exceptions  
Find Out What Works  
Miracle Question  
A Single Session  
Crisis Intervention  
Choose Your Method Carefully  
For Review  
For Reflection and Practice  
For Further Reading  
 
Ch 8: Leading Groups
Differences Between Group and Individual Sessions  
Some Advantages and Disadvantages  
Work With a Co-leader  
When to Intervene in Groups  
Practical Considerations in Running a Group  
For Review  
For Reflection and Practice  
For Further Reading  
 
Ch 9: Looking at Yourself
Practicing What You Preach  
Making Helping a Lifestyle  
Ethical Issues  
Getting the Most From Supervision  
Joys of Helping  
For Review  
For Reflection and Practice  
For Further Reading  
Index  

Best choice of those considered

Dr Terry Lane
Counselor Education , acadia university
June 24, 2011

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Chapter 3

Chapter 5


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