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With its practical, experiential approach, the Second Edition of Applied Helping Skills: Transforming Lives covers the basic skills and core interventions needed to begin seeing clients. By approaching therapy as an art rather than from a prescriptive diagnostic position, this text encourages readers to look at every situation differently and draw from their embedded knowledge to best serve the individuals in their care. Authors Leah Brew and Jeffrey A. Kottler weave humor and passion into their engaging prose, effectively conveying their excitement and satisfaction for doing helping work.
Chapter 8: Facilitating Action
Not all clients are ready for or are interested in insight; the same can also be true of taking action. You may reach a point in the helping relationship where the client’s increased awareness of self-understanding takes a period of time to percolate. There is a period of indwelling, or reflection, of taking stock to process what was learned. The client, at this point, may elect to stop the sessions for a while and then return later. If the degree and depth of insight generated are more than the person can comfortably handle, he or she may decide to stop treatment altogether. This does not mean, by the way, that progress ceases; on the contrary, clients accomplish some of their most ...