The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping

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Cengage Learning, Jul 10, 2009 - Psychology - 496 pages
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Internationally recognized for its successful problem-management and opportunity development approach to effective helping, THE SKILLED HELPER emphasizes the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and uses a practical, three-stage model that drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action. The author effectively guides readers through this proven step-by-step counseling process that teaches them how to become a more confident and competent helper, as well as giving them a feeling for the complexity inherent in any helping relationship. In this new ninth edition, Egan continues to build upon the positive psychology, solution-focused theme by adding insightful new discussions on evidence-based practice, research, and philosophical perspectives.
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This was a requirement for my course. I found it to be a dry read and very wordy. Read full review

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Great textbook for beginning counselor practitioners. It offers some helpful frameworks to consider and utilize. Read full review

Contents

Laying The Groundwork
1
Stage I Of The Helping Process And The Skills Of Therapeutic Dialogue
91
The Underappreciated Dimensions Of Helping
275
An Afterword
423
References
428
Name Index
467
Subject Index
475
Copyright

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Gerard Egan, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Organizational Studies at Loyola University of Chicago. He has written over a dozen books and currently writes in the areas of communication, counseling, business and organization effectiveness, management development, leadership, the management of innovation and change, and organization politics and culture. He also conducts workshops in these areas both in the United States and abroad and is a consultant at a variety of companies and institutions worldwide.

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