This book gives you the tools to adapt your skills to address both individual and multicultural uniqueness, conduct interviews using five different theoretical approaches, and begin developing a personalized style and theory of interviewing and counseling that matches your own aptitudes and affinities. Case studies, sample interviews, and a “”Portfolio of Competencies”” are just a few of the many tools that will help you master the material and become a better listener.
As We Begin: Interviewing and Counseling as Science and Art. Section I: The Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy. 1. Toward Intentional Interviewing, Counseling, and Psychotherapy. 2. Ethics, Multicultural Competence, and the Positive Psychology and Wellness Approach. 3. Attending Behavior and Empathy. 4. Observation Skills Section II: The Basic Listening Sequence: How to Organize a Session. 5. Questions: Opening Communication. 6. Encouraging, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing: Key Skills of Active Listening. 7. Reflecting Feelings: A Foundation of Client Experience. 8. How to Conduct a Five-Stage Counseling Session Using Only Listening Skills. Section III: Focusing and Empathic Confrontation: Neuroscience, Memory, and the Influencing Skills. 9. Focusing the Counseling Session: Exploring the Story From Multiple Perspectives 10. Empathic Confrontation and the Creative New: Identifying and Challenging Client Conflict Section IV: Interpersonal Influencing Skills for Creative Change 11. Reflection of Meaning and Interpretation/Reframe: Helping Clients Restory Their Lives. 12. Self-Disclosure and Feedback: Immediacy and Genuineness in Counseling and Therapy 13. Concrete Action Strategies for Client Change: Logical Consequences, Instruction/Psychedocation, Stress Management, and Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Section V: Skill Integration, Theory Into Practice, and Determining Personal Style 14. Skill Integration, Decision Counseling, Treatment Planning, and Relapse Prevention 15. How to use Microskills and the Five Stages With Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 16. Determining Personal Style and Future Theoretical/Practical Integration. Appendix A: The Ivey Taxonomy: Definitions and Predicted Results. Appendix B: The Family Genogram Appendix C: Counseling, Neuroscience, and Microskills. References. Name Index. Subject Index.
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