Fundamental Skills for Mental Health Professionals

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Fundamental Skills for Mental Health Professionals

Format:  Paperback,

394 pages

Publisher: Pearson College Div

Publish Date: Apr 2008

ISBN-13: 9780132292313

ISBN-10: 0132292319

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This book is intended to help students and novice clinicians, as well as more experienced clinicians, in the mental health professions of counseling, psychology, and social work to develop competence in the fundamental skills of their profession. With a solid grounding in such skills as effective use of questions, reflection of feelings, eliciting and modifying dysfunctional thoughts, and behavioral change strategies, clinicians can both acquire a sound understanding of their clients and develop strong helping skills.

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Publisher: Pearson College Div
Publish Date: Apr 2008
ISBN-13: 9780132292313
ISBN-10: 0132292319
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 394
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.0 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Establishing The Foundation For Development of Fundamental Skills
Becoming an Effective Clinician
Entering the World of the Clinician
Characteristics of the Effective Clinician
Other Essential Ingredients of Treatment
Importance of Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Making the Transition from Theory to Treatment
Understanding the Helping Professions
Historical Overview
Purpose of this Book
Organization of this Book
Stages of the Treatment Process
Identifying People's Areas of Difficulty
Planning the Treatment
Structure of this Book
How this Book Will Contribute to Your Skill Development
Using This Book Effectively
Promoting Skill Development
Practice Group Exercises
Learning Opportunities
Antecedents to Effective Skill Development: Multicultural Competence, Ethical Understanding, Social Justice, and Others
Paving the Way for Skill Development
Learning Goals for the Chapter
Ethical Standards
Understanding Normal and Abnormal Human Development
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Multicultural Understanding and Competence
Social Justice and Advocacy
Integrating the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Other Areas of Knowledge and Competence
Learning Opportunities
Using Fundamental Skills to Understand and Address Background
Using Questions Effectively to Gather Information and Understand Background
Example Illustrating Importance of Questions
Purposes That Questions Can Accomplish
The Importance of Purpose
Formulating Helpful Questions
Importance of Background Information
Purposes and Nature of Intake Interviews
Example of an Intake Interview
Learning Opportunities
Additional Skills to Gather Information and Understand Background
Structuring the Initial Session, Early Recollections, Genograms, Life
Chronology
Structuring an Initial Session
Making Discussion of the Past Relevant and Meaningful
Eliciting Strengths from Discussion of Backgroun
Early Recollections
Genograms
The Lifeline or Life Chronology
Learning Opportunities
Using Fundamental Skills to Elicit and Modify Emotions
Using Fundamental Skills to Elicit and Clarify Emotions

Book description

This book is intended to help students and novice clinicians, as well as more experienced clinicians, in the mental health professions of counseling, psychology, and social work to develop competence in the fundamental skills of their profession. With a solid grounding in such skills as effective use of questions, reflection of feelings, eliciting and modifying dysfunctional thoughts, and behavioral change strategies, clinicians can both acquire a sound understanding of their clients and develop strong helping skills.

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