The Skilled Helper: A Problem-management Approach to Helping

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Brooks/Cole, 1998 - Counseling - 377 pages
Aimed at helpers, this text emphasizes the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and using a practical, three-stage model that drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action, leads readers step-by-step through the counselling process, while giving them a feeling for the complexity inherent in any helping relationship. As readers master the various steps of the helping model, they should be able to improve their competence and confidence measurably.

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I found this book a good introduction to positive psychology. It affirms that it is not WE, the HELPER who fixes anyone, but that our role is to help our clients come to an understanding of how they ... Read full review

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very usefull, among which formula's for the severety of a problem. Read full review


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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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