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Acquiring Counseling Skills: Integrating Theory, Multiculturalism, and Self-Awareness

By Kathryn MacCluskie

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 4, 2009


This is the first and only book in the market that provides a theoretical framework on basic counseling skills. It presents a strong multicultural thread, as well as a strong emphasis on self-awareness. The book discusses the counseling process, the microskills model and helping skills and techniques, and includes integrated case conceptualization. Written for students, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and anyone interested in learning the basic techniques of helping in the context of theory and application to diverse populations.

Table of Contents

Acquiring Counseling Skills

Brief Table of Contents



Chapter 1         Counseling Skills and You

Chapter 2         Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling

Chapter 3         The Microskills Model

Chapter 4         Attending Behaviors

Chapter 5         Client Observation

Chapter 6         Silence, Minimal Encouragers, Paraphrasing and Summarizing

Chapter 7         Questioning

Chapter 8         Feeling Reflection

Chapter 9         Reflection of Meaning

Chapter 10       Confrontation

Chapter 11       Counseling Theories

Chapter 12       The Counseling Process

Chapter 13       Intake Interviews and Initial Assessment

Chapter 14       Empirically Supported Techniques (ESTs) and Common Psychotherapeutic Factors

Chapter 15       Integrated Case Conceptualization

Chapter 16       Self-Awareness and Self Care

Appendix A      ACA Code of Ethics


Subject Index  

Author Index   


Acquiring Counseling Skills: Integrating Theory, Multiculturalism, and Self-Awareness

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$113.32 $90.66 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-199133-0

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