The Process of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Matters of Skill
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The authors provide both the attitudinal conditions that are important for effective counseling and psychotherapy, as well as the concrete, step-by-step procedures that developing counselors need to master. This comprehensive overview grounded in the theory and research of the counseling process explores the "how" of counseling, offering readers in-depth coverage of the varied skills they will need to form effective therapeutic relationships with those who come to them for assistance. Speaking directly to helpers-in-training with compassion and humor, Ira David Welch and David Gonzalez cover virtually everything beginning counselors need to know before meeting their first clients. Ideal for stand-alone use or in conjunction with The Path of Psychotherapy: Matters of the Heart, Welch's companion volume, this is one book you won't want your students
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"This is the most exciting and complete text for a counseling techniques or practicum course that I have reviewed in 15 years of teaching counselors. It covers virtually everything that a beginning counselor needs to know before meeting a real client. It is also the first text in 15 years that has tempted me to consider adoption of another text.""This text provides quite a comprehensive overview of the process of counseling and the varied skills which the counselor needs along the way. It represents a refreshing and invigorating look at the topics I've tried to teach for years. It is presented in a natural dialogue manner and would be an excellent text to complement a microcounseling skills development focus and in providing a picture of the overall scope and integration of all th