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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.

Clients in Need: Individual, Social, and Cultural Factors
Clients in Need: Individual, Social, and Cultural Factors

It often sounds like it is the therapist who does all the work and determines whether the experience is helpful or not. In fact, clients have at least as much say, if not more so, about the outcome. When clients are highly motivated, taught appropriate roles and behaviors, and helped to become actively involved in the process, it is their own self-healing efforts that are as important as anything the therapist does in sessions (Bohart, 2007; Bohart & Tallman, 2010).

You can be the best clinician in the world, with every possible intervention at your disposal, and still not make a dent in a client’s situation if he or she ...

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