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Effective Counseling Skills: the practical wording of therapeutic statements

A detailed practical manual of therapeutic statements used in suicide prevention, grief counseling, communication and conflict resolution skills, and couples counseling including issues of conflict, infidelity, addiction, and common problems.

Manufacturer - Counselor Publishing
Model # - ISBN 1442177993
Submitted By - College of Mental Health Counseling (Publisher)
Country - Canada
Category - Books : Self-Help : Counseling

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counseling skills :   318 pages
grief counseling :   318 pages
psychotherapy :   318 pages
psychology :   318 pages
marriage counseling :   318 pages
depression :   318 pages
addiction :   318 pages
infidelity :   318 pages
communication skills :   318 pages
12 step :   318 pages


Library of Congress Control Number: 2009904837

Also used as a counselor training and examination manual, this book gives away the secrets of effective counselors and therapists. The practical skills and concepts distilled in the present form, are the contributions of countless colleagues and clients who over the years have challenged the creative energies of the author. Effective Counseling Skills is designed to achieve the primary purpose of making counseling skills public knowledge in the belief that the health of society is improved when counseling is known to the most people. The style of the manual is conversational with numerous examples of the wording of therapeutic statements. Major topic areas include an explanation of the client's personal history, suicide prevention, how to begin and deepen the counseling process, helping the client learn healthy ways of relating, moving the client from childhood to maturity, skills for healing grief, and working with couples facing issues of conflict, infidelity, addiction, and other common problems. Practical ways to build and manage a counseling practice are presented. A detailed index and table of contents make the volume easy to use as a guide for both the practitioner as well as people seeking help.

The title is also available through interlibrary loan in the US and Canada from major public and university libraries listed on University of Manitoba, Vancouver Public Library (Canada), Dixie State College of Utah, University of Louisville, University of Southern California, Texas A&M University, University of Missouri--Columbia, University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System, Columbia University Libraries, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Purdue University - Indiana.

About the author:
After completing an MSW degree at the Kent School of Social Work in 1977, the author gained clinical experience in counseling and psychotherapy in hospital settings and in private practice. He founded the Counselor Training Institute in 1985 expanding to five cities, and co-founded the national Professional Counselors Association. Currently he is President of the College of Mental Health Counseling providing counselor training and membership not only for mental health professionals but also for the general public in the interest of increasing the mental health of individuals and society as a whole


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