Collaborative Helping Skills is a T1 for courses in the helping professions that helps students learn the basic skills of helping. The course is a requirement for any student in counseling, psychotherapy, or social work as it prepares the student for the work they will be doing with clients. This book has a focus on developing skills that are collaborative by involving the client in the helping process/solution and it has an integrated focus on multicultural skills and social justice. The book first outlines the basic process of counseling and counselor self care, then goes into conversation and counseling, receiving, attending, listening, positive regard, empathy, and connection. Then the author moves into the basics of developing a relationship with the client as well as relating to the experience. Finally the book moves toward the treatment planning stage via a shared experience by involving the client in the process. Every chapter will contain the following pedagogy: • Case study • Sample dialogue • Chapter objectives • Boxed capsules to highlight key skills • Reflections on practice • Experiential exercises • questions for reflection • Video demonstrations

Culture, Counseling, and Care

Culture, counseling, and care

Introduction: Counseling as a Cultural Practice

As the elevator door closes, Maria takes a deep breath and tries to shed some of the day's hectic energy. This next hour is supposed to be for her. She turns her attention inward for a moment and notices she's feeling some complicated emotions on the verge of her first therapy session ever. For the past 2 years she has been training as a counselor and has come to appreciate the complexity and sensitivity of the craft. But today she will sit in the other chair. Maria is immediately aware of a sense of vulnerability: As much as she looks forward to the chance to talk about the various challenges she's dealing ...

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