Basic Therapeutic Counseling Skills
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The book provides an overview of the helping profession, introduces readers to a counseling model, and discusses three stages of counseling. Readers will learn to develop therapeutic listening and responding skills, and the art of asking questions.
Readers will also explore how to gain insight by reflecting on the content and process of counseling sessions. Other topics covered in the text include therapeutic action skills, the closure counseling stage, advanced counseling interventions, and skills for working with the clients’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Basic Therapeutic Counseling Skills prepares competent professional helpers to deal successfully and compassionately with a wide variety of clients. The book is designed to be a core textbook for counseling skills courses. It can also be used for reference and review by practicing professionals.