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The Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping 8th edition by Harold L Hackney

How to think about the profession and process of counseling is what this book is all about. The intimacy of counseling relationships; what facilitates positive relationships; how to become an effective, successful counselor; and how to measure your outcomes are what students and beginning counselors gain from spending time with this book. By guiding readers through the entire counseling process--from initial client contact to relationship building, assessment, goal setting strategy selection, treatment planning, and finally evaluation and termination--the authors give readers the concepts, skills, interventions, strategies, and techniques they need to achieve effective results with their clients. Each of the intervention chapters presents a case with different treatments scenarios. A roadmap for assessment helps readers plan for interventions is presented in the form of a five-step model (used in the NCE examination). Guidelines are included for assessing cases using five theoretical contexts--affective, cognitive, behavioral, and theoretical. Alternate ways of working with clients are identified through spiritual issues. A separate chapter on client assessment and treatment planning incorporates specific counseling interventions. " New to this edition are: " A quick index to CACREP-related material useful for preparing can for the state licensure/certification examination study New case examples illustrating how skills and competencies can be applied to actual counseling cases. Up to the minute, expanded research and references Web-based video illustrations or counseling skills and procedures at the end of each chapter. Specific guidance on ethical behavior and consequences of not following ethical codes. Clear examinations and comparisons of ethical codes of various sub-specialties with the counseling field. Ideas for visualizing the same case with different treatments.


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