Personal counselling skills : an integrative approach

Geldard, Kathryn M. & Geldard, David E. (2008) Personal counselling skills : an integrative approach. Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Ill..

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This volume introduces personal counseling for professional and volunteer counselors and those who train them. It is also meant for workers in professions that use these skills, such as psychology, social and welfare work, medicine, nursing, education, and human services. The authors show how to integrate major approaches — psychodynamic, humanistic/existentialist, cognitive-behavioral, and behavioral) — into the counseling process to facilitate change in the client. They discuss the counseling relationship and basic principles and skills, advanced skills such as confrontation and reframing, working with angry, depressed, grieving, or suicidal clients, counseling supervision and the supervisor's role, and issues like record keeping, confidentiality, environment, and professional ethics. Example dialogue is used to illustrate different situations. Kathryn Geldard teaches in the School of Psychology and Counseling at the Queensland U. of Technology in Australia. David Geldard is a counseling psychologist who trains and supervises probationary and experienced psychologists. (Annotation ©2008 Book News Inc. Portland, OR) Contents: PART ONE: COUNSELLING; AN OVERVIEW; What is Counselling?; The Counselling Relationship; PART TWO: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS; Learning the Necessary Skills; Joining and Listening; Paraphrasing of Content; Reflection of Feelings; Paraphrasing Content and Reflection of Feeling; Use and Abuse of Questions; Summarising; Creating Comfortable Closure; PART THREE: PROMOTING CHANGE THROUGH THE USE OF AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH; An Integrative Approach to Helping People Change; Combining Skills to Facilitate the Change Process; PART FOUR: ADDITIONAL SKILLS FOR PROMOTING CHANGE; Confrontation; Normalising; Reframing; Challenging Self-Destructive Beliefs; Exploring Polarities; Enabling the Client to Make Use of their Strengths; Using the 'Here and Now' Experience; Exploring Options; Facilitating Action; PART FIVE: PRACTICAL, PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES; The Counselling Environment; Keeping Records of Counselling Sessions; Cultural Issues; Influence of the Counsellor's Values and Beliefs; Confidentiality and Other Ethical Issues; The Need for Supervision; Looking After Yourself; PART SIX: PRACTICAL EXAMPLES FOR STUDENTS; REFERENCES

TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Chapter Part I: COUNSELING—AN OVERVIEW 1. What is counseling? 2. The counseling relationship Part II: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS 3. Learning the necessary skills 4. Joining and listening 5. Paraphrasing of content 6. Reflection of feelings 7. Paraphrasing content and reflection of feeling 8. Use and abuse of questions 9. Summarizing 10. Creating comfortable closure Part III: PROMOTING CHANGE THROUGH THE USE OF AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH 11. An integrative approach to helping people change 12. Combining skills to facilitate the change process Part IV: ADDITIONAL SKILLS FOR PROMOTING CHANGE 13. Confrontation 14. Normalizing 15. Reframing 16. Challenging self-destructive beliefs 17. Exploring polarities 18. Enabling the client to make use of their strengths 19. Using the "here and now" experience 20. Exploring options 21. Facilitating action Part V: PRACTICAL, PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES 22. The counseling environment 23. Keeping records of counseling sessions 24. Influence of the counselor's values and beliefs 25. Confidentiality and other ethical issues 26. The need for supervision 27. Looking after yourself PART VI: PRACTICE EXAMPLES FOR STUDENTS PRACTICE EXAMPLES FOR STUDENTS Index

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ID Code: 17377
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Personal, Counselling, Integrative, Skills, Model
ISBN: 9780398077877
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Charles C. Thomas
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2009 00:09
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:14

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