User friendly, concise, and thorough, Bradley Erford’s 40 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know gives students a succinct look at the theoretical basis underlying each of 40 counseling techniques, and the common variations that can be used to ensure their successful implementation. The book identifies techniques from diverse theoretical approaches, including: Brief Counseling; Adlerian or Psychodynamic, Gestalt; Mindfulness; humanistic-phenomenological; Social Learning; Cognitive; Behavioral; and Cognitive-behavioral. Transcripts and descriptions show step-by-step how to implement the techniques, outcome research on each technique helps in determining which techniques are best for use with various populations, and multicultural implications help readers learn more about applying each technique and approach to counseling clients from diverse cultures. Added to this new edition are: new chapters on Journaling, Miller and Rollnick’s motivational interviewing, self-disclosure, empathic confrontation, and strength bombardment; new sections on mindfulness-based procedures and humanistic-phenomenological approach to counseling; a number of new, edited, or expanded transcripts; and; thorough updating of sources throughout.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Techniques Based on Solution-Focused Brief Counseling Approaches
Chapter 1: Scaling
Chapter 3: Problem-Free Talk
Chapter 4: Miracle Question
Chapter 5: Flagging the Minefield
Section 2 Techniques Based Upon Adlerian or Psychodynamic Approaches
Chapter 6: I-Messages
Chapter 8: Spitting in the Soup
Chapter 9: The Mutual Storytelling
Section 3 Techniques Based on Gestalt and Psychodrama Principles
Chapter 11: Empty Chair
Section 4 Techniques Based on Mindfulness Approaches
Chapter 14: Visual/Guided Imagery
Chapter 15: Deep BreathingChapter 16: Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training (PMRT)
Section 5 Techniques Based on Humanistic-Phenomenological Approaches
Chapter 17: Self-DisclosureChapter 18: Challenging/Confrontation
Chapter 19: Motivational InterviewingChapter 20: Strength Bombardment
Section 6 Techniques Based on Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
Chapter 21: Self-TalkChapter 22: Reframing
Chapter 23: Thought StoppingChapter 24: Cognitive Restructuring
Chapter 25: Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): The ABCDEF Model and Rational Emotive ImageryChapter 26: Bibliotherapy
Chapter 27: JournalingChapter 28: Systematic Desensitization
Chapter 29: Stress Inoculation Training
Section 7 Techniques Based on Social Learning Approaches
Chapter 30: Modeling
Chapter 32: Role Play
Section 8 Techniques Based on Behavioral Approaches Using Positive Reinforcement
Chapter 33: Premack Principle
Chapter 35: Token Economy
Section 9 Techniques Based on Behavioral Approaches Using Punishment
Chapter 37: Extinction
Chapter 39: Response Cost
Chapter 40: Overcorrection
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