Becoming a Helper,
7th Edition

Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Gerald Corey

ISBN-13: 9781305085091 | ISBN-10: 1305085094

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 432 pages

List Price USD $149.95


Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in the helping professions, BECOMING A HELPER, Seventh Edition, provides an overview of the stages of the helping process while teaching readers the skills and knowledge they need to become successful helping professionals. Drawing on their years of experience, Corey and Corey focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties often encountered on the road to becoming effective helpers. They also emphasize self-reflection on a number of professional issues. Finally, the authors help readers decide if a career in the helping professions is right for them by asking them to take a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the field.

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Meet the Authors

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Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and a National Certified Counselor. She received her master's degree in marriage, family and child counseling from Chapman College. A Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work, she and Gerald Corey received its Eminent Career Award in 2001. In 2011 they received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association, of which she is a member. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. In the past 40 years, she and Gerald Corey have presented workshops in group counseling for mental health professionals at universities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England and Ireland. In addition to BECOMING A HELPER, which has been translated into Korean and Japanese, she is co-author of ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, 10th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Cindy Corey), which has been translated into Japanese, Chinese and Korean; GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Cindy Corey), which has been translated into Korean, Chinese and Polish; I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE, 11th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Michelle Muratori), which has been translated into Chinese; and GROUP TECHNIQUES, Fourth Edition (with Gerald Corey, Patrick Callanan and Michael Russell), which has been translated into Portuguese, Korean, Japanese and Czech. Along with Gerald Corey and Robert Haynes, she also created two educational video programs: "Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges DVD and Workbook" (2014) and "Ethics in Action: DVD and Workbook" (2015).

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counselling and ethics in counselling. He received his doctorate in counselling from the University of Southern California. Dr Corey is a Diplomate in Counselling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; and a National Certified Counsellor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counselling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. He and Marianne Schneider Corey received ASGW's Eminent Career Award in 2001 and the American Mental Health Counsellors Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. He received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. Dr Corey is the author or co-author of 16 textbooks in counselling currently in print, along with more than 60 journal articles and book chapters.

  • Chapter 5, “Common Concerns of Helpers,” presents a reconceptualized notion of resistance and offers alternative perspectives on understanding client defensiveness, ambivalence, and guarded behavior. There's also new material on motivational interviewing, when and how to make referrals, and working effectively with involuntary clients.
  • Chapter 3, “Knowing Your Values,” is substantially revised with new case studies and increased emphasis on the importance of helpers learning to manage their values so as to not unduly influence their clients. There's also increased emphasis on seeking supervision when maintaining objectivity becomes a problem, bracketing personal values in counseling relationships, and ACA's 2014 Code of Ethics pertaining to managing values. Other new material discusses managing values conflicts as well as court cases pertaining to value conflicts and their implications for the counseling profession.
  • This edition includes a greater number of case examples and other examples to illustrate key concepts and practices more effectively.
  • Chapter 2, “Helper, Know Thyself,” presents a new section on how professional practice can impact a helper's personal life, new material on countertransference on the helper's part, and new case examples to illustrate challenges in understanding life stages.
  • Chapter 4, “Understanding Diversity,” features revised, new, or expanded discussion of social justice perspectives as a part of multiculturalism, microaggressions, understanding people with disabilities, and multicultural competence.
  • Chapter 14, “Managing Crisis: Personally and Professionally,” is a new chapter that addresses how dealing with a personal crisis can influence a counselor's ability to work professionally with individuals, groups, and communities in crisis. It provides an understanding of how crisis situations affect individuals as well as a system that helping professionals can apply to better handle crises in their own lives without becoming stressed and exhausted. The system can also be easily translated to handling crisis situations as a counselor.
  • Chapter 1, “Are the Helping Professions for You?” offers expanded discussion of the motivations for becoming a helper and updated information on the various career paths.
  • Students investigate their motives and aptitude for becoming helpers through self-assessments and inventories designed to encourage the self-reflection process as well as through the authors' discussions on the reality of what it is like to be a helper.
  • The text provides basic information on practice, including information on skills, stages of helping, managing boundaries, and working with the community and groups.
  • Available with the text, the Ethics in Action program contains approximately two hours of 22 role-playing video vignettes in which students can role-play ethical situations and responses, listen to commentary from the authors, and participate in exercises that will help them explore topics and gain knowledge. This program is available online at the book's CourseMate website or in a printed workbook/DVD package.
  • Case examples and vignettes drawn from Corey and Corey's experiences enliven the text and get readers personally involved, while the chapter reviews, focus questions, inventories, and exercises help students to reflect on and apply the chapter content.

Table of Contents

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1. Are the Helping Professions for You?
2. Helper, Know Thyself.
3. Knowing Your Values.
4. Understanding Diversity.
5. Common Concerns of Beginning Helpers.
6. The Helping Process.
7. Theory Applied to Practice.
8. Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Helpers.
9. Managing Boundary Issues.
10. Getting the Most From Your Fieldwork and Supervision.
11. Working With Groups.
12. Working in the Community.
13. Stress, Burnout, and Self-Care.
14. Managing Crisis: Personally and Professionally.

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