Skills For Effective Counseling (Christian Association For Psychological Studies Books Series)
- multicultural counseling
- biblical/theological applications
- 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
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About "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 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:
Meet the Authors
Heather Davediuk Gingrich
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.