The Second Edition of Herschel Knapp's Therapeutic Communication: Developing Professional Skills provides beginners and seasoned professionals with the skills to navigate the facts and feelings endemic to professional therapeutic communication. With a comprehensive perspective, Dr. Knapp clearly and effectively explains differences between casual and therapeutic relationships, focusing on key elements such as the therapeutic process, social and emotional factors, and professionalism. Organized into discrete sections to highlight individual skills, each chapter follows a unified format, encouraging readers to apply their knowledge frequently.
As important as it is to provide space for clients to tell their stories as they see them, it is equally important that you are equipped with skills for guiding sessions in a meaningful manner. In this chapter, techniques are covered for effectively collecting supplemental information, keeping sessions on track, ...