Thirty-Five Techniques Every Counselor Should Know

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9780131702820: Thirty-Five Techniques Every Counselor Should Know

A concise but thorough look at invaluable applied counseling skills, this book provides detailed information on 35 counseling techniques from varied theoretical approaches to help clients from all backgrounds create changes in their lives and meet their counseling goals.


While most introductory counseling skills classes in counselor education programs use a microskills approach supplemented with a theories text that provides a cursory glance at theory-based techniques, most counseling students enter their field without advanced instruction on the application of theory-based techniques to the counseling process. This first edition text strives to provide that missing piece — it is a succinct text that can be used as a secondary text in a theories, techniques, practicum, internship, or advanced or applied skills course that presents in-depth treatment of the major theory-based techniques that counselors use.


The text informs counselors of the theoretical basis underlying each technique and the common variations for implementation. Each technique is accompanied by research that informs the counselor of which techniques are best with which populations and each theoretical approach includes the multicultural implications for applying the approach to counseling clients from diverse cultures. The book also gives readers transcripts that illustrate how to use the techniques in sessions as well as outcomes research that informs counselors of the most effective ways to use these counseling techniques in practice with diverse clients.

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Learn how to improve your understanding and implementation of key counseling techniques through this user-friendly new text.  Thirty-five Counseling Techniques Every Counselor Should Know identifies techniques from diverse theoretical approaches, including: Brief Counseling , Adlerian, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Social Learning, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Cognitive-Behavioral.  By exploring key counseling techniques, the theoretical basis underlying each, and common variations for implementation, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of when to use particular techniques, and how. 



Unique features:

  • Transcripts offer examples of each technique, illustrating step-by-step procedures and possible client responses. 
  • Relevant research accompanies each technique, and highlights which techniques are most effective in treating presenting issues and goals.
  • Multicultural implications are explored relative to each theoretical approach, providing applications for applying the approach to clients from diverse cultures.


What reviewers have to say about Thirty-five Counseling Techniques Every Counselor Should Know:


“The key strengths of the [book] are its practical nature and its detailed examples.  The actual counseling transcripts are a real strength of the book; they make the descriptions of the techniques come alive, and I learned a lot from reading them.”

--Laura Choate, Louisiana State University


“The examples provided in this book help to bridge that gap between knowledge and practice in a way that very few texts do.  The layout of the book is also simple, straight-forward, and very user-friendly; a perfect ‘reference’ book for beginning and seasoned counselors alike.”

--Sheri Anna Atwater, California State University, Los Angeles


“The key strength of this project is the focus on basic and specific techniques used in counseling.  It is practical and immensely helpful....I also appreciate the ways the authors grounded the techniques in theory and provided diverse cases (school, college, community settings) and evaluation of the techniques.”

--Heather Trepal, University of Texas at San Antonio

About the Author:

Bradley T Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is a professor in the school counseling program at Loyola University with primary teaching responsibilities in assessment, research, and lifespan development. He has held numerous professional leadership positions and published numerous books, articles and book chapters.

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Erford, Bradley T., Eaves, Susan T, Brya
Editore: Pearson (2009)
ISBN 10: 0131702823 ISBN 13: 9780131702820
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 2
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
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Descrizione libro Pearson, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110131702823

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