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This innovative text/DVD package covers essential counseling communication skills, gives an overview of the nature of helping, applies knowledge and skills to the core areas helping professionals should master, and systematically explores the ethical, professional and cross-cultural issues to be considered as part of the counseling endeavor. Role plays and demonstrations of counseling skills and process stages, presented on the accompanying DVD, provide students with the opportunity to see these essential skills in action.
1. From Natural Helper to Professional Counselor.
2. The Stages of the Counseling Relationship.
3. Ethical, Professional, and Cross-Cultural Issues.
Section II: CLINICAL SKILLS: ATTITUDES AND TECHNIQUES FOR EFFECTIVE COUNSELING.
Introduction to Section II.
4. Attitudes and Characteristics of the Effective Clinician.
5. Foundational Skills: Non-Verbal Behavior, Silence, Pause Time, Listening, Paraphrasing, and Empathy.
6. Information Gathering: Questions, Structured Interviews, Assessment Procedures, and Writing a Case Report.
7. Commonly Used Skills: Affirmation Giving, Encouragement, Modeling, Self-disclosure, Confrontation, Offering Alternatives, Information Giving, Advice Giving, and Collaboration.
Section III: CLINICAL TOOLS: MANAGING THE CHANGE PROCESS.
Introduction to Section III.
8. Diagnosis: Developing DSM-IV-TR Skills.
9. Case Conceptualization: Understanding the Client's Concerns.
10. Treatment Planning: Building A Plan For Change.
11. Case Management: Monitoring and Documenting the Professional Relationship.
Part IV: Professional Toolboxes.
Toolbox A: Websites of Codes of Ethics of Select Mental Health Professional Associations.
Toolbox B: Counseling Diverse Clients.
Toolbox C: Clinical Report.
Toolbox D: Overview of Axis I and Axis II of DSM-IV-TR.
Toolbox E: In Association with the DVD, Applying Clinical Tools with Alice.
"This material is thorough and takes students into the ’real world’ context of counseling that requires multitasking and an integration of relational, counseling, diagnostic, case management, and treatment planning skills!...It would be a text students could keep and find relevant in practicum, internship, and practice settings."
"I like this text for two reasons- - One reason is that it directly confronts the notion that professional helping is ’natural’ or that anyone can be a good clinician based solely on intent. Second, it does re-cap most of the curriculum in a way that it could serve as a reminder for students as they begin their growth toward clinical autonomy."
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.