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Active Communication - 96 edition

by Matthew Westra

Active Communication (ISBN10: 0534340075; ISBN13: 9780534340070)
ISBN13: 978-0534340070
ISBN10: 0534340075

Summary: Using Matthew Westra conversational and class-tested book, students will learn the skills they need to take an active role in the communication process. Appropriate for helpers-in-training from a variety of disciplines, including counseling, human services, psychology, speech communication, teacher education, business, and health, this book helps students learn to observe, reflect upon, and practice active listening in a helping environment. Interdisciplinary applica ...show moretions of listening and speaking are presented to help facilitate development of the specialized concepts that helping professionals employ, which involves directness, openness, and empathy.

  • Presents an interdisciplinary, student-friendly introduction to communication skills with a helpful visual (pyramid) model.
  • Helps students develop successful communication skills quickly while integrating communication skills into counseling concepts.
  • Illustrates the difference between the assumed/learned concept of listening and the specialized, professional kind of listening that counselors develop, which involves frankness, openness, and empathy.
  • Includes many helpful pedagogical aids, such as ''Write About It, Think About it, Try It,'' exercises; examples from real lives; chapter opening quotations from notable people; and an appendix that provides ideas for exercises and role-play scenarios from a variety of settings.
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Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 09/11/1995
International: No

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