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The Counseling Process: A Multitheoretical Integrative Approach, 6th Edition

  • Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel Cleveland State University
  • Lewis E. Patterson Emeritus of Cleveland State University
  • ISBN-10: 053464032X  |  ISBN-13: 9780534640323
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2000, 1994
  • © 2005 | Published
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About

Overview

Master the basics of the counseling process with THE COUNSELING PROCESS: A MULTITHEORETICAL INTEGRATIVE APPROACH! Concise yet comprehensive, this counseling text provides you with the tools you need to succeed in this course and your career. Case studies, with questions, encourage you to place yourself in the role of the helper and to consider client material as a counselor would. Learning exercises assist in the internalization of learning and in the practicing of specific skills for effective counseling.

Table of Contents

Part One: FUNDAMENTALS OF THE COUNSELING PROCESS.
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.
Appendixes:
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.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"Welfel and Patterson have a very comprehensive, well-written, scholarly, accessible introduction to the profession of counseling."

— James R. Mahalik, Boston College

"…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…"

— Paula Danzinger, William Paterson University

"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."

— Carole Campbell, California State University, Long Beach

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eBank Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0534640338 | ISBN-13: 9780534640330)

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.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel

Dr. Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel is a Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Cleveland State University (CSU), where she served full time on the faculty for 26 years. Prior to her tenure at CSU she was a member of the counseling faculty at Boston College. She earned her doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She has published and lectured extensively on the ethics of professional practice for mental health professionals throughout her career. She is also the co-author of THE COUNSELING PROCESS: A MULTITHEORETICAL INTEGRATIVE APPROACH (with Lewis Patterson), co-editor and co-author of THE DUTY TO PROTECT: ETHICAL, LEGAL, AND PROFESSIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (© 2009, APA Books®), and co-author of several other books on ethical and legal issues in practice. She was awarded Cleveland State's Distinguished Faculty Award for her teaching and research in ethics in 2004.

Lewis E. Patterson

Professor Emeritus Lewis Patterson taught counseling theory, career development, adult development and psychopharmacology at Cleveland State University, where he was director of doctoral studies in the College of Education. Dr. Patterson began his work as a counselor educator while a doctoral student at Pennsylvania State University, and served on the counseling faculty at Boston University before coming to Cleveland.