Thinking and Acting Like a Cognitive School Counselor

Thinking and Acting Like a Cognitive School Counselor

By: Richard D. Parsons (editor)Hardback

1 - 2 weeks availability


The books in this series represent the four key areas or theoretical constructs counsellors use when working with clients: Solution Focused, Behavioural, Cognitive, and Person-Centred. "Thinking and Acting Like a Cognitive Counselor" provides counsellors with a practical guide for learning to think and then act like an expert counsellor. The author focuses upon the development of the skills employed by cognitively oriented counsellors as they process client data, develop case conceptualizations, and then formulate and implement specific treatment plans. The book provides extensive case illustrations and guided practice exercises to move the reader from simply 'knowing' to 'doing' and is ideal for training new and less experienced counsellors in what to say, how to say it, and why to say it.

Create a review

About Author

Richard D. Parsons, PhD, is a full professor in the Department of Counselor Education, at West Chester University. He has over 37 years of university teaching in counselor preparation programs. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Pennsylvania Counselor of Year award, and has authored or co-authored over 80 professional articles, book chapters, and books. His most recent books include Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice in 2014, Becoming a Skilled Counselor in 2013 (both with SAGE), and a series of four training texts for school counselors grouped under the title, Transforming Theory into Practice (Corwin Press). Additional recent works include Fundamentals of the Helping Process (Waveland Press), Counseling Strategies That Work!: Evidence-Based for School Counselors (Allyn & Bacon), and Counseling Strategies and Intervention Techniques (Allyn & Bacon). His current project finds him editing a 35-book series for SAGE Publications, 11 of which cover the common core competencies for counselor preparation as outlined by the Council for the Accreditation of Counselor Education and Related Programs (CACREP), with the remaining books targeting specialty areas.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction to Book Series Part I. Using a Cognitive Orientation to Guide Reflection 1. The School Counselor as Reflective Practitioner 2. The Fundamental Principles of Cognitive Therapy Part II. Targets and Techniques of Cognitive Counseling 3. Helping the Student Understand and Embrace the Thought-Feeling Connection 4. Identifying Cognitive Distortions 5. Reformulating Dysfunctional Thoughts Part III. From the Eyes of the Cognitive-Oriented Expert 6. School Counselors Reflecting In and On Practice 7. Practice in Procedural Thinking References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412966481
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781412966481
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1412966485

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly