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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.

Where to Go Next
Where to Go Next

It is perfectly reasonable, and perhaps appropriate, that you would feel a certain degree of apprehension about using your new skills in actual sessions with real clients instead of fellow students. In fact, if you are enjoying excessive confidence at this point, you might want to examine some possible feelings of grandiosity. We don’t mean to imply that with solid skills training, excellent supervision, and the work experiences you may already have under your belt, you are not entitled to feel good about how far you have come in your professional development. But we do wish to stress that even with ten or more years’ experience in the field, many practitioners still feel a degree of trepidation ...

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