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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.

Group Leadership Skills
Group Leadership Skills

In many ways, group leadership skills are not that different from those used with individuals, families, couples, or even organizations. In all of these helping situations, you rely on active listening, reflecting feelings and content, open-ended questions, and summarizing what was heard and understood. Likewise, you bring in a lot of your general clinical training to read nonverbal behavior, to identify problem areas, and so on. Yet there is also quite a bit of specialized content and skills in group leadership, which is one reason why you will take one or more additional courses focused solely on this clinical specialty.

We don’t want to replicate needlessly the content that is covered in other courses, but we briefly mention some of ...

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