A practical, step-by-step guide to help students develop and practice essential skills necessary for their careers as counselors. Providing an overview of various skills and constructs related to the practice of professional counselors this book helps students develop key skills around empathy, building relationships, case conceptualization, facilitating change, and integration of theory. The book is unique in its focus on activities and application and also encourages deep reflection at every stage to help the student internalize the concepts presented.
The text could be used independently or as a supplement for techniques of counseling skills courses. Although the text is directed toward professional counselors, the skills are applicable to professionals in other helping fields as well.
Sandy Magnuson received a Master's degree in elementary school counseling at Southwest Missouri State University in 1983 and a doctorate degree in counselor education from the University of Alabama. After teaching in counselor education programs in Alabama, Texas, and Colorado, Dr. Magnuson returned to elementary school counseling at University Schools in Greeley, Colorado and retired in 2010. During her career as a counselor educator and school counselor, she was committed to active participation in school counseling organizations and her own continuing education and supervision. She also conducted research in the development of counselors across the professional lifespan and supervision of counselors. Dr. Magnuson authored over 60 articles that have been published in professional journals. Ken Norem completed his master's degree in counselor education at the University of Northern Iowa in 1963 and his doctorate from Iowa State University in 1978. Ken's professional experiences include 5 years as a public high school teacher, 20 years as a school counselor, 24 years as a counselor educator and 20 years (part-time) in private practice and community mental health. He coordinated counselor education programs at three universities. Since retiring, Ken has been actively involved in political activities and volunteering.
Tour 1: Preparation for Departure: Who Am I and How Do I Interact With Others? Tour 2: Preparation for Departure: Building Relationships with Basic Listening Skills Tour 3: Departure: Advanced Facilitation Skills Tour 4: Traveling With a Theory: Integration and Personalization Tour 5: Applying Theory: Assessment and Conceptualization Tour 6: Meeting Clients: Treatment Planning, Progress Monitoring, and Documentation Tour 7: Consolidation: Celebrating the Journey and Preparing to Go Separate Ways