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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.

Skills for Family Therapy and Other Roles for Therapists
Skills for Family Therapy and Other Roles for Therapists

This chapter and the one that follows on group leadership skills look at the ways counselors and therapists use their generic training to work in specialized treatment modalities. Family and group strategies share a number of core assumptions in that they work with several people at the same time. The main difference, of course, is that a family is a group in which all members share a preexisting culture.

Family therapists use the same basic skills favored by clinicians who see individual clients, plus a number of others that are intended for this unique situation. If you had a family in session, for instance, you would most likely ...

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