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Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Hackney and Bernard’s The Professional Counselor offers a solid grounding in counseling skills and an understanding of how these skills are used within different therapy orientations, including affective, cognitive, behavioral, and systemic domains. It presents students with a four-stage model of counseling which shows them how to assess client problems, develop counseling goals, define strategies and select interventions, and terminate and evaluate the counseling relationship. The new co-author of this edition, Janine M. Bernard, brings her expertise in clinical supervision to help deconstruct the counseling process for learners, resulting in effective editing of all chapters in this edition. Also included is a discussion of the application of counseling interventions to Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivation Interviewing, so that students can appreciate that skills are not distinct from therapy approaches they will use in their clinical courses. Included are new case examples drawing from different specialties within counseling, and more than 40 new web-based video samples illustrating the content of the book.


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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Conceptualizing Professional Counseling

Chapter 2 The Language of Counseling

Chapter 3 The Essential Structure of Counseling

Chapter 4 Initiating and Maintaining a Working Relationship

Chapter 5 Assessing Client Problems

Chapter 6 Developing Counseling Goals

Chapter 7 Defining Strategies and Selecting Interventions

Chapter 8 Affective Interventions

Chapter 9 Cognitive Interventions

Chapter 10 Behavioral Interventions

Chapter 11 Systemic Interventions

Chapter 12 Termination and Evaluation

Appendix A Integrative Practice Exercises

Appendix B Forms and Guides for Use in Counseling Practice

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