45 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know, 3rd edition

  • Bradley T. Erford

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45 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know is a user-friendly guide to essential counseling skills and techniques. The text presents the origin of each technique, the steps to implement it, and the opportunities for application. Uncover how to work with clients from all backgrounds to create positive changes in their lives.

Published by Pearson (July 23rd 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137412129

Subject: Counseling

Category: Counseling Process-Skills-Techniques

Table of contents

Section 1: Techniques Based on Solution-Focused Brief Counseling Approaches 1. Scaling 
2. Exceptions 
3. Problem-Free Talk 
4. Miracle Question 
5. Flagging the Minefield 
Section 2: Techniques Based on Adlerian or Psychodynamic Approaches 
6. I-Messages 
7. Acting As If 
8. Spitting in the Soup 
9. Mutual Storytelling 
10. Paradoxical Intention 
Section 3: Techniques Based on Gestalt and Psychodrama Principles 
11. Empty Chair 
12. Body Movement and Exaggeration 
13. Role Reversal 
Section 4: Techniques Based on Mindfulness Approaches 
14. Visual/Guided Imagery 
15. Deep Breathing 
16. Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training (PMRT) 
17. Mindfulness Meditation
Section 5: Techniques Based on Humanistic-Phenomenological Approaches 
18. Self-Disclosure 
19. Confrontation 
20. Motivational Interviewing 
21. Strength Bombardment 
Section 6: Techniques Based on Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches 
22. Self-Talk 
23. Reframing 
24. Thought Stopping 
25. Cognitive Restructuring 
26. Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): The ABCDEF Model and Rational-Emotive Imagery 
27. Systematic Desensitization 
28. Stress Inoculation Training 
Section 7: Techniques for Use Within and Between Sessions
29. Assigning Homework 
30. Bibliotherapy 
31. Journaling 
Section 8: Techniques Based on Social Learning Approaches 
32. Modeling 
33. Behavioral Rehearsal 
34. Role Play 
Section 9: Techniques Based on Behavioral Approaches Using Positive Reinforcement 
35. Premack Principle 
36. Behavior Chart 
37. Token Economy 
38. Behavioral Contract 
Section 10: Techniques Based on Behavioral Approaches Using Punishment 
39. Extinction 
40. Time Out 
41. Response Cost 
42. Overcorrection 
Section 11: Techniques Based on Emerging Approaches 
43. Narrative Therapy 
44. Strengths-based Approach
45. Client Advocacy 

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