Skills For Effective Counseling (Christian Association For Psychological Studies Books Series)
:Anyone in a helping profession?including professional counselors, spiritual directors, pastoral counselors, chaplains and others?needs to develop effective communication skills. But learning these skills is like learning a new language: it takes time and practice to communicate effectively, and lack of...
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:Anyone in a helping profession?including professional counselors, spiritual directors, pastoral counselors, chaplains and others?needs to develop effective communication skills. But learning these skills is like learning a new language: it takes time and practice to communicate effectively, and lack of practice can lead to the loss of one's ability to use this new language.Suitable for both beginning students and seasoned practitioners, Skills for Effective Counseling provides a biblically integrated approach to foundational counseling skills that trains the reader to use specific microskills. These skills include perceiving, attending, validating emotion and empathic connection.Chapters include textbook features such as sample session dialogues, role plays and a variety of both in-class and out-of-class exercises and reflection activities that will engage various learning styles. Strategically interwoven throughout the chapters are special topics related to:
current and seminal research related to microskills
diagnostic and theoretical implications
clinical tips for using skills in "real world" counseling settings
the relevance of specific microskills to interpersonal relationships and broader ministry settings
This textbook and the accompanying IVP Instructor Resources include all of the activities and assignments that an instructor might need to execute a graduate, undergraduate or lay course in foundational counseling skills. Professors teaching within CACREP-accredited professional counseling programs will be able to connect specific material in the textbook to the latest CACREP Standards.
Heather Davediuk Gingrich (Ph.D., University of the Philippines) is a counselor, scholar, teacher and former missionary. She is currently associate professor of counseling at Denver Seminary, Littleton, Colorado and a dissertation advisor and committee member at Asia Graduate School of Theology, Quezon City, Philippines. A member of the American Psychological Association and clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Gingrich is also a mental health consultant at International Development and Educational Associates (IDEAS), where she conducts short-term, mid-term and long-term mental health evaluations of missionary candidates. She has published a number of scholarly articles on subjects ranging from traumatic stress disorder to the spiritual implications of dreams.
- :list Of Figures And Tablesintroduction
- 1. The Microskills Approachskill: The Skill Of Learning New Skillsskill: Identifying The Phases Of The Counseling Process And The Related Skills2. The Person Of The Counselorskill: Self-as-instrumenttarget 1: Establishing Relationship And Exploring3. What Do You Notice?skill: Perceiving4. Your Presence In The Roomskill: Attending5. Identifying The Pieces Of The Storyskill: Reflecting Content6. Validating Emotionskill: Reflecting Feeling7. Connecting Empathicallyskill: Empathic Reflectiontargets 2 And 3: Deepening And Growing8. Zeroing Inskill: Clarifying9. Connecting Deeplyskill: Intuitive Empathy10. Expanding Therapeutic Optionsskill: Using Metaphors11. Reflecting Apparent Discrepanciesskill: Confronting12. Using The Here And Nowskill: Authenticity, Self-disclosure And Immediacy13. Strategies For Growthskill: Implementing Change14. Expanding The Counseling Systemskill: Using The Relational System15. Appreciating The Sacredskill: Attuning To The Holy Spirit And Spiritual Themestarget 4: Consolidating And Ending16. Endings And New Beginningsskill: Consolidating And Endingpostscript
- Appendix A: Answers To Chapter Exercisesappendix B: Additional Learning Activitiesappendix C: Small Group Role-play Exercises And Transcript Analysis Assignmentappendix D: The Relationship Between Psychology And Religionappendix E: Connections Between The Cacrep Standards And This Bookreferencessubject Indexscripture Index