Helping Skills: Facilitating Exploration, Insight, and Action

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American Psychological Association, 2009 - Psychology - 430 pages
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With this third edition of Helping Skills, respected clinician and researcher Clara Hill has revised and updated her popular textbook, continuing her comprehensive exploration of basic helping skills for undergraduate and first-year graduate students. Following Hill's well-established three-stage model of helping (Exploration, Insight, and Action), the text presents an integrative approach that is grounded in client-centered, psychoanalytic, and cognitive behavioral theory. Hill's model recognizes the critical roles of affect, cognition, and behavior in the process of change, filling a void left by textbooks that focus more narrowly on the processes facilitating change. The text includes many student-friendly features and provides in-depth information on: the theoretical foundation of the three-stage model of helping the different goals used in each stage (e.g., attending and listening, restatement, challenge, self-disclosure, and feedback) the general principles of ethical conduct and strategies for resolving ethical dilemmas numerous practice exercises, labs, and Web forms that illustrate (and help evaluate) the complex interaction between client and helper how students can intervene most effectively from moment to moment, based on their intentions and the client's reactions New material for this edition includes: a revised approach to the three-stage model, emphasizing goals and tasks of the stages and the ability to traverse among the stages in a helper-client relationship more attention to multicultural issues and better delineation of steps of the Action stage for four discrete tasks (relaxation, behavioral change, behavioral rehearsal, and decision-making) With her accessible yet instructive style, Hill instills enthusiasm for the process of learning to help others. She also encourages students' personal and professional growth with questions that challenge them to think about and discuss the process of becoming helpers

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Review: Helping Skills: Facilitating Exploration, Insight, and Action

User Review  - Travis Applebaum - Goodreads

I didn't like this book very much. I think it was not challenging enough. I had a hard time remembering what I had read. It felt like the information dropped out of my head like sand through a sieve ... Read full review

Review: Helping Skills: Facilitating Exploration, Insight, and Action

User Review  - Meghan - Goodreads

This book gave a good overview, but it did not help much when it came to actually implementing the skills. Read full review

Contents

An Overview of Helping
31
Ethical Issues in Helping
59
Overview of the Exploration Stage
79
Attending Listening and Observing Skills
97
Skills for Exploring Thoughts
121
Skills for Exploring Feelings
141
Overview of the Insight Stage
189
Skills for Fostering Awareness
205
Integrating the Skills of the Insight Stage
267
Overview of the Action Stage
287
Skills to Implement Action Goals
301
Steps for Working With Four Types of Action
323
Integrating the Skills of the Action Stage
355
REFERENCES
395
INDEX 477
401
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
427

Skills for Facilitating Insight
223
Immediacy
253
Copyright

About the author (2009)

Clara E. Hill, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland. She is the Editor of the" Journal of Counseling Psychology "and the Past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Her current research interests include studying the efficacy of dream interpretation and the process and outcome of psychotherapy.

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