Becoming a Helper (4th Edition)
Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in human services, counseling, psychology, social work, or any of the other helping professions, this book provides an overview of the stages of the helping process, and the skills and knowledge...
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Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in human services, counseling, psychology, social work, or any of the other helping professions, this book provides an overview of the stages of the helping process, and the skills and knowledge required to be a successful helping professional. Drawing on their years of experience, the Coreys focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties involved in becoming an effective helper, and challenge the reader to take a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions and their motives for choosing a helping career.
1. Are the Helping Professions for You? 2. Getting the Most from Your Education and Training. 3. Helper Know Thyself. 4. Understanding Life Transitions. 5. Stages in the Helping Process. 6. Common Concerns of Beginning Helpers. 7. Values and the Helping Relationship. 8. Cultural Diversity in the Helping Professions. 9. Ethical Issues Facing Helpers. 10. Managing Boundary Issues. 11. Working in the Community. 12. Understanding Special Populations. 13. Working with Groups and Families. 14. Stress and Burnout. 15. Take Care of Yourself. InfoTrac College Edition. References and Reading List. Name Index. Subject Index.
Gerald Corey is a Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print as well as numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. They received the Association for Specialists in Group Work's Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.