Integrative Counselling Skills in Action is a bestselling text, which has been used to train many thousands of people in counselling skills. Now in its Second Edition, this highly practical book provides a step-by-step introduction to the core skills and their use in a wide variety of helping situations. Following the process through its three main stages - beginning, middle and ending - the authors describe the aims of each stage and the particular strategies, which are used to achieve these goals. Frequent extracts of dialogue are given to demonstrate the interactions, which take place between practitioner and client at different stages in the process. This fully up-dated edition also includes many practical features - such as guidelines for good practice, checklists and summaries - as well as new material on: coping with demanding situations, being successful in using counselling skills, and; a new extended case study. Integrative Counselling Skills in Action, Second Edition is an ideal text for use on courses and recommended reading for anyone who uses counselling skills in their work.
Table of Contents
Learning Counselling Skills Overview Introducing the Integrative Skills Model The Foundation Skills The Beginning Stage Exploration, Contracting and Assessment The Middle Stage Reassessment and Challenging The Ending Stage Action and Closure Case Study - Bereavement Demanding Situations On Being Successful in Using Counselling Skills