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

Collaborative Influence: Achievable Goals Toward Preferred Outcomes

Collaborative influence: Achievable goals toward preferred outcomes


The practices of problem definition and assessment generate a rich picture of the current terrain, a clear statement of where we are now. This includes an account of what clients want less of in their lives and what they would like instead. These descriptions make it possible to take a more active role in facilitating movement because with understandings well coordinated between client and counselor, the risk of imposing solutions out of step with client purposes and preferences is greatly reduced.

This does not mean the practices associated with coordinating meanings with clients now come to an end, because the terrain will always continue shifting as the conversations progress. But the careful ...

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