Health Counseling: A Microskills Approach

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 312 pages
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This textbook is a hands-on guide to counseling clients with a variety of health problems (AIDS, chronic diseases, STDs, athletic injuries, etc.) The book utilizes Allen Ivey's Microskills counseling model, which breaks counseling into discrete skills that can be mastered and applied easily.
 

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Contents

Health Counseling Theory
19
Introductory Skills
44
Summary
55
Responding Skills
62
Summary
72
Introduction
74
Feedback and Selfdisclosure
80
Eliciting and Reflecting Meaning
87
The Goals of Stress Management Counseling
104
Summary
128
Chapters Asthma Counseling
163
Hypertension Counseling
193
Transmitted Diseases
226
Injury Counseling Torn Anterior Cruciate ligaments
254
Sexuality Counseling
279
Counseling Clients with Sexual Concerns
285

Logical Consequences
94
Birth Control Counseling
98
Summary
298
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Richard Blonna Ed.D CHES has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from William Paterson (1973), a Master's Degree from Seton Hall University in Education (1976; specialization in Counseling) and an Ed.D from Temple University in Health Education (1986; specialization in Health Counseling). Dr. Blonna worked for 15 years for the New Jersey State Department of Health before coming to William Paterson University in September of 1986. While employed by the NJSDH, Dr. Blonna worked in the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program, AIDS Program, and Family Planning Programs as a field worker, supervisor, counselor, health educator, and health education consultant. Dr. Blonna's areas of interest are stress management, counseling, epidemiology, and the use of technology in teaching community health. He has written three textbooks; COPING WITH STRESS IN A CHANGING WORLD (Mosby Publishing), READINGS AND WEBLINKS IN HUMAN SEXUALITY (Morton Publishing), and HEALTHY SEXUALITY, SECOND EDITION (Wadsworth Publishing).

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