Acquiring Counseling Skills: Integrating Theory, by Kathryn MacCluskie

By Kathryn MacCluskie

This can be the 1st and in basic terms ebook available in the market that gives a theoretical framework on uncomplicated counseling skills. It presents a powerful multicultural thread, in addition to a powerful emphasis on self-awareness. The ebook discusses the counseling method, the microskills version and assisting talents and methods, and comprises built-in case conceptualization. Written for college kids, counselors, social employees, psychologists, and someone drawn to studying the fundamental concepts of assisting within the context of thought and alertness to varied populations.

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The new client is coming in to discuss marital problems with his wife (John's sister). Because this might create a conflict of interest, and John was a client first, Ramon is ethically obligated to refer the new client to another counselor at the agency. There are eight sections of the ACA Code of Ethics: Section A: The Counseling Relationship Section B: Confidentiality, Privileged Communication, and Privacy Section C: Professional Responsibility Section D: Relationships with Other Professionals Section E: Evaluation, Assessment, and Interpretation Section F: Supervision, Training, and Teaching Section G: Research and Publication Section H: Resolving Ethical Issues Chapter 1 • Counseling Skills and You Many situations that arise in a professional counselor's work life will have a dimension that lies in the realm of ethics.

The child is screaming and crying that she wants Fruit Loops. The mother reacts first by telling the child to quiet down, and when the child continues to scream, the mother becomes angry and then grabs a box of Fruit Loops and throws it in the grocery cart. One counselor observing this interaction might be focused on the pattern of the child's behavior, which was rewarded in the form of getting the cereal for which she had been fussing. Another counselor might be focused on the mother's stress level and struggle to cope with the child's screaming, and the emotional needs that both the mother and child are experiencing in that moment.

It is not being proposed that readers should accept this model as a definitive method for engaging in cross-cultural therapy. However, where many publications talk in either general, philosophical terms about cross-cultural differences in therapy, or specifically about working with particular populations of individuals, this model provides a template for understanding both one's own value system, as well as the value system of one's clients, in a manner that is objective, nonjudgmental, and allows for application across a breadth of clients with a variety of cultural backgrounds.

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