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Becoming a Helper

Becoming a Helper - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534347949

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ISBN10: 0534347940
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Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 1998
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Becoming a Helper - 3RD 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534347949

Marianne Schneider Corey and Gerald Corey

ISBN13: 978-0534347949
ISBN10: 0534347940
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 98
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

This best-seller is a "must read" for anyone embarking on or considering a career in human services, counseling psychology, social work, or any of the other helping professions. Drawing on their years of experience as writers, teachers, and practitioners, the Coreys focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties involved in becoming an effective helper, and challenge the reader to take a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions and their motives for choosing a helping career.

Table of Contents

1. ARE THE HELPING PROFESSIONS FOR YOU?

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
Examining Your Motives for Becoming a Helper.
Our Own Beginnings as Helpers.
A Helping Career Is Not for Everyone.
Attributes of the "Ideal Helper".
Selecting a Professional Program and Career Path.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

2. GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
Creating Meaning in Your Education.
Making the Most of Your Fieldwork.
Profiting from Your Supervision.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

3. STAGES IN THE HELPING PROCESS.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
Orientations to Helping.
Overview of the Helping Relationship.
The Changing Role of Helpers in a Managed Care System.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

4. COMMON CONCERNS OF BEGINNING HELPERS.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
Exploring Self-Doubts and Fears.
Transference and Countertransference.
Dealing with Difficult Clients.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

5. ETHICAL ISSUES FACING HELPERS.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
Inventory of Ethical Issues.
Ethical Decision Making.
Recognizing Competence and Learning to Refer.
Client Rights.
Keeping Relationships with Clients Professional.
Ethical and Legal Standards.
Malpractice in the Helping Professions.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

6. VALUES AND THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
The Role of Values in Helping.
Exposing Values Versus Imposing Them.
Value Conflicts with Clients.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

7. CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
Self-Assessment: Cultural Diversity and Gender Equity.
A Multicultural Perspective on Helping.
Overcoming Cultural Tunnel Vision.
Effective Multicultural Helpers.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

8. WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
The Community Approach.
AIDS: Educating the Community.
Understanding Two Special Populations.
How To Work with Other Client Populations.
Crisis Intervention in the Community.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

9. WORKING WITH GROUPS.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
Group Work as the Treatment of Choice.
What Makes for a Productive Group?
The Ethical and Professional Group Leader.
Training and Supervision in Group Work.
Groups for Special Client Populations.
Working with Co-Leaders.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

10. WORKING WITH THE FAMILY.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
A Systems Approach.
Working with Your Family of Origin.
The Value of Self-Exploration for the Helper.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

11. UNDERSTANDING LIFE TRANSITIONS.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
Helper, Know Thyself.
Developmental Themes and Life Choices.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

12. STRESS AND BURNOUT.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
Sources of Stress for Helpers.
Understanding Stress and Burnout.
The Experience of Burnout.
The Impaired Professional.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?

13. THE CHALLENGE OF RETAINING YOUR VITALITY.

Focus Questions.
Aim of the Chapter.
An Integrated Model for Coping with Stress.
Cognitive Approaches to Stress Management.
Retaining Your Power and Vitality in an Organization.
Time Management as a Strategy for Coping with Stress.
Other Steps in the Prevention of Burnout.
By Way of Review.
What Will You Do Now?
Concluding Comments.



Appendix: A Guide to Professional Organizations.
References and Reading List.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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