AE The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping,
11th Edition

Gerard Egan, Robert J. Reese

ISBN-13: 9789814834483 | ISBN-10: 9814834483

Copyright 2020

| Published 2020

| 456 pages

List Price USD $149.95


THE SKILLED HELPER has taught thousands of students a proven, step-by-step counseling process that equips them to become more confident and competent helpers. Internationally recognized for its successful problem-management and opportunity development approach to effective helping, the text emphasizes the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and uses a practical, three-stage framework that drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action. As they read, students also gain a feeling for the complexity inherent in any helping relationship. In the eleventh edition, Gerard Egan and new co-author Robert J. Reese emphasize the "power of basics," which are the key ingredients of successful therapy. The authors name, simplify, clarify and organize these basics, showing students what they need to understand and DO to be effective helpers.

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Meet the Authors

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Gerard Egan, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Organizational Studies at Loyola University of Chicago. He has written over a dozen books and currently writes in the areas of communication, counselling, business and organization effectiveness, management development, the management of innovation and change, leadership and organization politics and culture. He also conducts workshops in these areas both in the United States and abroad and is a consultant at a variety of companies and institutions worldwide.

Robert J. Reese, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky. He teaches in the American Psychological Association accredited Counseling Psychology doctoral program and is directly involved with counselor training at the master's and doctoral levels. He is a licensed psychologist. His research is focused in the areas of psychotherapy process/outcome, psychotherapy training and supervision and the use of telehealth technologies to increase the availability of mental health services for underserved populations. Dr. Reese has several publications in top counseling and psychotherapy professional journals.

  • THE SKILLED HELPER focuses on "positive psychology" and includes material on problems as opportunities, an emphasis on hope and optimism, a self-healing approach to client-helper collaboration, discussion of the place of "motivational interviewing" and encouragement in helping as well as a section on client resilience.
  • Egan and Reese integrate the most relevant aspects of different theoretical orientations (humanistic, cognitive, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused) into a pragmatic approach to helping.
  • Skill-building and progressive exercises provide students with the opportunity to apply the concepts they learn. For additional study help, you may offer your students the companion book, EXERCISES IN HELPING SKILLS, which is aligned with the text chapters and includes self-development items.
  • The authors introduce Egan's practical three-stage framework, which outlines the nature and goals of helping, the helping model and the values that drive helping.
  • THE SKILLED HELPER emphasizes the collaborative nature by focusing on the client and the counselor in the relationship, with vivid examples that show helping skills in action in a vast array of possible relationships and settings, from correctional institutes and hospitals to private practice.

Table of Contents

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1. The Power of Basics: Explore the Ingredients of Successful Helping.
2. Review the Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development Process.
3. Commit Yourself to the Helping Relationship and the Values That Drive It.
4. Therapeutic Presence: Tune in to Clients and Listen Carefully.
5. Empathic Responding: Work at Mutual Understanding.
6. Master the Art of Probing and Summarizing.
7. Help Clients Challenge Themselves: From New Perspectives to New Behavior.
8. The Action Arrow That Permeates the Entire Helping Process: Right from the Beginning Help Clients Turn Talk into Life-Enhancing Action.
9. The Three Tasks of Stage I: Help Clients Tell the Story, the Real Story, and the Right Story.
10. Stage II: Help Clients Design and Set Problem-Managing Goals.
11. Stage III: Help Clients Design the Way Forward.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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AE The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping

  • ISBN-10: 9814834483
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