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Skilled Helper IE 10th: A Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping Paperback – 1 January 2013
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Over the past 30 years, Egan's THE SKILLED HELPER has taught thousands of students like you a proven, step-by-step counseling process that leads to increased confidence and competence. Internationally recognized for its successful problem-management and opportunity development approach to effective helping, the text emphasizes the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and uses a practical, three-stage model that drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action. As you read, you'll also gain a feeling for the complexity inherent in any helping relationship. In this tenth edition, Egan now makes use of his version of the "common factors" approach, which gives new meaning and vitality to the book's themes, as well as to the use of the problem-management model to organize and give coherence to those themes.
Part I: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK. 1. The Ingredients of Successful Helping. 2. The Helping Relationship and the Values That Drive It. Part II: THE THERAPEUTIC DIALOGUE: COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING SKILLS. 3. Empathic Presence: Tuning In and Listening. 4. Empathic Responding: Working at Mutual Understanding. 5. The Art of Probing and Summarizing. 6. Facilitating Client Self-Challenge: From New Perspectives to New Behavior. 7. Helper Self-Challenge. Part III: THE SKILLED HELPER PROBLEM MANAGEMENT AND OPPORTUNITY-DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO HELPING. 8. An Introduction to the Problem-Management Process. 9. Help Clients Tell Their Stories: Stage I, Task I-A. 10. The Real Story and The Right Story: Stage I, Task I-B and Task I-C. 11. Designing for the Future: Stage II, Task II-A. 12. Goals, Outcomes, Impact: Stage II, Task II-B and Task II-C. 13. Planning the Way Forward: Stage III, Task III-A, Task III-B, and Task III-C. 14. Implementation: Making It All Happen.
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Gerard Egan, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Organizational Studies at Loyola University of Chicago. He has written over a dozen books and currently writes in the areas of communication, counseling, business and organization effectiveness, management development, leadership, the management of innovation and change, and organization politics and culture. He also conducts workshops in these areas both in the United States and abroad and is a consultant at a variety of companies and institutions worldwide.
- Publisher : Brooks/Cole; 10th edition (1 January 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1285065786
- ISBN-13 : 978-1285065786
- Dimensions : 16 x 1.7 x 23 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 342,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I am finding this a very informative and easily digestible book to readReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 May 2017
As a novice to the world of helping, I am finding this a very informative and easily digestible book to read. It is not only helping me in my course but is evoking a lot of self-reflection and thought. I am still yet to cover many more chapters but the areas I have covered so far leave me with no doubt as to what to expect through the rest of the book. Although this is a book written for the professional helper, I think it is a wonderful book for anyone who is interested in continuous self-improvement and development and on improving their relationships with others.
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Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2016
Excellent book really helpful with my course in counselling
Informative and helpfully for prospective counsellorsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2013
Interesting for myself as a counsellor returning to work after a break. Good basic grounding in counselling techniiques for professionals.
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Excellent bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 March 2015
An excellent and well referenced, invaluable book for anybody who provides support in any capacity. Everybody should read this.
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