ERIC Number: ED323469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling Techniques That Work.
Dyer, Wayne W.; Vriend, John
The first part of this two-part book on counseling techniques emphasizes techniques for counselor training and individual counseling. Chapter 1 defines counseling and includes a rating scale for determining effectiveness of counselor performance. Chapter 2 provides a presentation of the composition of an effective initial counseling interview and includes 15 essential components of a first counseling session. Chapter 3 considers how to understand and help chronic drug users. Chapter 4 introduces productive writing activities associated with increased counselor competence. Chapter 5 is a reprint of an article from the "Journal of Counseling Psychology" which contains fundamental principles and operational strategies for counselors working with reluctant clients. Chapter 6 presents an actual counseling experience. Chapter 7 provides essential background thinking out of which effective counselor behaviors emerge. The second part of the book focuses on group counseling techniques that work. Chapter 8 provides a definition and 20 assumptions upon which the definition of group counseling is founded. Chapter 9 details 20 group counselor behaviors, chapter 10 presents 19 special techniques and strategies, chapter 11 chronicles interventions for specific and appropriate times in the group counseling process, and chapter 12 focuses on eliminating major barriers to effectiveness in group counseling. Chapter 13 presents the step-by-step formulation and operation of an experimental counseling group. Chapter 14 presents practical suggestions, techniques, and methods for utilizing role working in counseling groups. (NB)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Group Counseling, Individual Counseling
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72044, $15.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.