Learning the Art of Helping: Building Blocks and Techniques (6e) : 9780134165783

Learning the Art of Helping: Building Blocks and Techniques (6e)

Young
 
Edition
 
6
ISBN
 
9780134165783
ISBN 10
 
0134165780
Published
 
10/08/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
384
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$150.99
 
 
Title type
 
$65.00
 
 
Description

For courses in counseling process, skills, and techniques

 

Learn the art of helping through a practical, relationship-focused approach.
 

The 6th Edition of the best-selling Learning the Art of Helping: Building Blocks and Techniques emphasises the techniques and skills necessary to be effective in the art of helping, from basic building blocks to advanced therapeutic techniques. The text is practical, innovative, and focused on the relationship between helper and client. The author incorporates the latest research on effective treatments, while offering an integrative perspective.


The author’s conversational tone is appealing to students, yet the book is carefully referenced for instructors. The goal is to make beginning helpers become “reflective practitioners.” Stop and Reflect sections, exercises, homework, class discussion topics, and Journal Starters support this approach. The 6th Edition includes new sections highlighting issues of culture in research, challenges related to gender differences, and helping skills specific to children.

Table of contents
  • 1. Helping as a Personal Journey
  • 2. The Therapeutic Relationship
  • 3. Invitational Skills
  • 4. Reflecting Skills: Paraphrasing
  • 5. Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Feelings
  • 6. Advanced Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Meaning and Summarizing
  • 7. Challenging Skills
  • 8. Assessment and Goal Setting
  • 9. Change Techniques, Part I
  • 10. Change Techniques, Part II
  • 11. Evaluation, Reflection, and Termination
  • 12. Skills for Helping Someone Who Is Different
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index
New to this edition

New features and benefits include:

  • Culture Check sections highlight issues of culture in research and in personal experiences as they relate to helping skills.

  • Chapter 12 focuses specifically on learning to help those who are culturally different from you.

  • The text identifies helping skills to develop when working with children for the first time.

  • The text addresses the issue of gender differences and how they can challenge the helping relationship.

  • The book includes two new self-assessment tools to help students evaluate recorded sessions or transcripts.

    • The Helper Competency Scale assesses the basic skills.

    • The Depth Scale looks at the depth of helper responses.

  • The text identifies specific points of practice where students can watch a video of the skill they are learning or complete written exercises and receive feedback on their answers. Students can now access these ancillary materials at the same time they are reading about them.

Features & benefits
  • Culture Check sections highlight issues of culture in research and in personal experiences as they relate to helping skills.

  • Chapter 12 focuses specifically on learning to help those who are culturally different from you.

  • The text identifies helping skills to develop when working with children for the first time.

  • The text addresses the issue of gender differences and how they can challenge the helping relationship.

  • The book includes two new self-assessment tools to help students evaluate recorded sessions or transcripts.

    • The Helper Competency Scale assesses the basic skills.

    • The Depth Scale looks at the depth of helper responses.

  • The text identifies specific points of practice where students can watch a video of the skill they are learning or complete written exercises and receive feedback on their answers. Students can now access these ancillary materials at the same time they are reading about them.

Familiar features teach the art of helping:

  • Stop and Reflect sections within each chapter provide students with opportunities to pause, integrate the concepts and ideas, and consider their reaction to real cases and situations.
  • Group Exercises provide additional reinforcement, giving students the chance to practice the skills they’ve just learned with classmates.
  • Journal Starters allow readers to test new ideas and reflect on conflicts and challenges they develop as helpers that allow them to continue their learning between classes.
Author biography
Mark E. Young is Professor at the University of Central Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University, his master’s from Wright State University, and his doctorate from Ohio University. He has trained helpers for more than 25 years and worked as a therapist in community mental health, private practice, college counseling centers, and corrections for more than 15 years. Since 2003 he has been affiliated with the Marriage and Family Research Institute teaching relationship skills to low-income couples. His professional writing has focused mainly on therapeutic methods and techniques, wellness, and couples. If you have comments or suggestions on what you have read, please send an e-mail to meyoung3000@gmail.com.