Thirty-Five Techniques Every Counselor Should Know

Thirty-Five Techniques Every Counselor Should Know

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A concise but thorough look at invaluable applied counseling skills, this book provides detailed information on 35 counseling techniques from varied theoretical approaches to help clients from all backgrounds create changes in their lives and meet their counseling goals.


While most introductory counseling skills classes in counselor education programs use a microskills approach supplemented with a theories text that provides a cursory glance at theory-based techniques, most counseling students enter their field without advanced instruction on the application of theory-based techniques to the counseling process. This first edition text strives to provide that missing piece — it is a succinct text that can be used as a secondary text in a theories, techniques, practicum, internship, or advanced or applied skills course that presents in-depth treatment of the major theory-based techniques that counselors use.


The text informs counselors of the theoretical basis underlying each technique and the common variations for implementation. Each technique is accompanied by research that informs the counselor of which techniques are best with which populations and each theoretical approach includes the multicultural implications for applying the approach to counseling clients from diverse cultures. The book also gives readers transcripts that illustrate how to use the techniques in sessions as well as outcomes research that informs counselors of the most effective ways to use these counseling techniques in practice with diverse clients.

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I love it, May 7, 2014
Learned a lot!

great book!, January 19, 2014
i use this for my class on my ipad and i love it! it can be made bigger and brighter.

But it, January 7, 2014
Simply put: one of the two books I keep in my hip pocket that got me through my internship and into residency.

great, September 12, 2013
This was really helpful for me when I was learning my basic counseling skills and really helped me apply theory to my different interventions. A must for any new therapist.

Great source for professionals practicing counseling, July 10, 2013
I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to learn various counseling techniques. I think it should be a mandatory text for introductory counseling courses. The authors do well in presenting a lot of ideas and techniques from different theoretical frameworks including cognitive, behavioral, gestalt, and psychoanalytical therapies. Both mental health professionals and school counselors will find this text beneficial. After years of reading several texts on counseling, it is nice to finally find a source that sums up and simplifies a great deal of evidence based counseling techniques.

one of the best, July 7, 2013
this was one of the best course books ever. the book was practical and succinct in offering techniques that could be immediately implemented.

In my library, July 2, 2013
This book should be in every counselors library and will be a good reference book for daily use. For helping others, this is a must.

Great Book, May 15, 2013
It is a great reference for helping in the field of therapy. My professor recommended it and I am very pleased with it.

Class, December 27, 2012
I had to get this book for school and actually enjoyed reading it. I had no idea there were so many techniques that were helpful with counseling. The language was easy to understand and the author kept things interesting!

Excellent book, December 7, 2012
Not only is this an excellent book for counselors in training, it is also an excellent tool to keep on the shelf to refer to. This book came in undamaged, and in good quality. Very pleased.