Request for consultation
This concise introduction to the counseling process elaborates a three-stage model of counseling, including disclosure, exploration, and action planning, and describes the counselor skills, attitudes, and knowledge essential to therapeutic change. The text assumes a multitheoretical and integrative position, introducing ideas from a variety of theoretical perspectives and explaining how each might contribute to the counselor's work. This new edition reflects the authors' view that counselors and clients collaborate as partners to understand the issues the client faces, illuminate their causes, and then establish effective action plans for therapeutic change.
1. Some Perspectives on Effective Helping.
2. Understanding Counseling as a Process.
3. Building the Counseling Relationship and Facilitating Initial Disclosure.
4. In-Depth Exploration.
5. Commitment to Action and Termination.
6. Ethics in Counseling.
Part Two: COUNSELING STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES.
7. Assessment and Diagnosis in Counseling.
8. Structuring, Leading, and Questioning Techniques.
9. Working with Ambivalent, Indifferent, and Oppositional Clients.
10. Major Theories of Counseling.
Part Three: ADAPTING THE COUNSELING PROCESS TO SPECIFIC POPULATIONS.
11. Working with Clients in Crisis.
12. Issues in Human Diversity in Counseling.
13. Working with Children and their Parents.
14. Working with Older Adults.
A. Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, ACA.
B. Ethical Principles of Psychologists, APA.
C. Listing of Related Codes of Ethics.
D. Outline for Writing a Counseling Session Critique.
"Welfel and Patterson have a very comprehensive, well-written, scholarly, accessible introduction to the profession of counseling."
"…Students have reported that the book keeps their interest and flows through the materials in an engaging and logical manner…I believe one of the strengths of this book is the wide range of issues that it addresses…Another strength is the clarity of writing…"
"This book is a clear and concise text on the counseling process written at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level. It will equip students with valuable skills, techniques, and strategies in counseling."
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.
eBank Instructor's Manual
For each chapter of the book, the Instructor's Manual includes: Chapter Summary, Discussion Questions, Essay Questions, Multiple Choice Questions, True/False Questions, and a Case for discussion or testing. The manual also includes a sample syllabus for an introductory course using this text and a key to all objective questions.