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

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Cengage Learning, Jul 10, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 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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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


Laying The Groundwork
Stage I Of The Helping Process And The Skills Of Therapeutic Dialogue
The Underappreciated Dimensions Of Helping
An Afterword
Name Index
Subject Index

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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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