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On Becoming a Counsellor: A Basic Guide for Non-professional Counsellors and the Helping Professions [Paperback]

Eugene Kennedy , Sara C. Charles
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1 Feb 2002
Since its first publication in 1977, Eugene Kennedy and Sara Charles's 'On Becoming a Counsellor' has become the one, indispensable resource for all those who, without extensive psychological training, must deal with troubled individuals - the confused, the grieving, the suffering, the immature, who so often turn to teachers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, clergy, and frequently to old friends. This new and completely revised edition will bring this already popular book up-to-date with the medical and psychological advances over the past ten years, and continue to provide non-professional as well as professional counsellors with all the essential tools they need to respond to people's problems with intelligence and compassion. The authors set forth the basic rules of sound, effective counselling in such areas as anxiety, neurosis, depression, obsession, marriage, death, bereavement, suicide, schizophrenia, alcoholism and drugs. The meaning and symptoms of real emergencies are explored, as are the aspects of interviewing, diagnosis, referral and emotional involvement.

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  • Paperback: 445 pages
  • Publisher: Newleaf; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0717133478
  • ISBN-13: 978-0717133475
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 271,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Eugene Kennedy is Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago. Sara C. Charles, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Illinois Medical School.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An indispensable resource 4 Oct 2007
By Robin
A brilliant book for professionals and lay persons alike. Filled with jargon free gems, almost every sentence contains nuggets of wisdom and practical advice for anyone who finds themselves in the 'listening/helping' role.

There is no-one who would not benefit from this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars study book 13 Dec 2013
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part of study books, helped a lot
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 18 Jan 2013
By J S
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This book is in excellent condition. A big chunky book with lots of interesting, relevant information. Well laid out and easy to read. I particularly like the advice about dealing with reluctant clients. I ordered this yesterday and received it today (i am an amazon prime customer). I am in my 2nd year of professional training and think I will use this book a lot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Down to earth Handbook 19 April 2012
By Vickig
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I am finding this book a support as I go through my studies. It has some very useful information on how deal with problems in a Social Care setting. It is also a good book in that it covers many different themes of problems to deal with such as Grief, Depression, Marriage issues and of course personality psychoses that one may came up against, in the work environment.
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