This engaging, straightforward, and easy-to-read text is designed to prepare students for beginning mental health practice by helping them develop an overall appreciation of counseling and psychotherapy, along with the basic skills they will need to work effectively with clients. Skill-building exercises throughout the text help students master four types of skills: personal and professional development skills (including cultural sensitivity), communication skills, skills associated with the client's thoughts (cognitive skills), and skills associated with the client's emotions (affective skills).
Table of Contents
Part I: PRELIMINARY ISSUES.
1. Traits of Successful Therapists and Counselors.
2. Self-Awareness Skills.
3. Self-Care Skills.
Part II: SKILLS TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATION IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING.
4. Attending Skills: Nonverbal Communication and Listening.
5. Questions to Encourage Communication.
6. Response Types: Verbal Communication and Client Disclosure.
7. Moving Beyond Simple Communication: The Process of Empathy.
Part III: SKILLS FOR COGNITIVE AWARENESS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING.
8. Working with Thought and Cognition: Overview and Basic Skills.
9. Working with Thought and Cognition: Advanced Interventions.
Part IV: SKILLS FOR AFFECTIVE AWARENESS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING.
10. Working with Affect and Emotion: Overview and Basic Skills.
11. Working with Affect and Emotion: Focus on the Body.
12. Working with Affect and Emotion: Focus on Feelings.