Choices: Interviewing and Counselling Skills for Canadians, 7th edition

  • Bob Shebib


The seventh edition of Choices: Interviewing and Counselling Skills for Canadians maintains its basic format and its objective as an introductory textbook for students in counselling training programs and a practice reference for professionals in social work, criminology, nursing, child and youth care, addictions, psychology as well as professionals and volunteers in other professions whose work involves interviewing and counselling. 

A continuing best-seller in Canada, Choices: Interviewing and Counselling Skills for Canadians combines theory, practice examples with sample interviews, and challenging self-awareness exercises in a comprehensive, yet readable format. It is aimed at professionals aspiring to gain a wide range of skills based on supported theory and evidence based best practices. Although framed in the Canadian ethical and cultural context, the content of the book is designed to appeal to a broad international audience of professionals.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Professional Identity: Ethics, Values, and Self-Awareness
Chapter 2: The Skills, Process, and Pitfalls of Counselling
Chapter 3: Relationship: The Foundation for Change
Chapter 4: Listening & Responding: The Basis for Understanding
Chapter 5: Asking Questions: The Search for Meaning
Chapter 6: Empathic Connections
Chapter 7: Supporting Empowerment and Change
Chapter 8: Difficult Situations: Engaging with Hard-to-Reach Clients
Chapter 9: Mental Disorders and Substance Misuse
Chapter 10: Cultural Intelligence
Chapter 11: Neuroscience and Counselling NEW

Published by Pearson Canada (January 15th 2019) - Copyright © 2020