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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole; International ed of 10th revised ed edition (31 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285065786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1285065786
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Part I: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK. 1. The Ingredients of Successful Helping. 2. The Helping Relationship and the Values That Drive It. Part II: THE THERAPEUTIC DIALOGUE: COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING SKILLS. 3. Empathic Presence: Tuning In and Listening. 4. Empathic Responding: Working at Mutual Understanding. 5. The Art of Probing and Summarizing. 6. Facilitating Client Self-Challenge: From New Perspectives to New Behavior. 7. Helper Self-Challenge. Part III: THE SKILLED HELPER PROBLEM MANAGEMENT AND OPPORTUNITY-DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO HELPING. 8. An Introduction to the Problem-Management Process. 9. Help Clients Tell Their Stories: Stage I, Task I-A. 10. The Real Story and The Right Story: Stage I, Task I-B and Task I-C. 11. Designing for the Future: Stage II, Task II-A. 12. Goals, Outcomes, Impact: Stage II, Task II-B and Task II-C. 13. Planning the Way Forward: Stage III, Task III-A, Task III-B, and Task III-C. 14. Implementation: Making It All Happen.

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Gerard Egan, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Organizational Studies at Loyola University of Chicago. He has written over a dozen books and currently writes in the areas of communication, counseling, business and organization effectiveness, management development, leadership, the management of innovation and change, and organization politics and culture. He also conducts workshops in these areas both in the United States and abroad and is a consultant at a variety of companies and institutions worldwide.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Witherspoon on 25 Jun. 2013
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Interesting for myself as a counsellor returning to work after a break. Good basic grounding in counselling techniiques for professionals.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By aj on 25 Dec. 2013
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Brilliant.easy to follow and worth buying latest edition as it has some new ideas. A must for anyone working in an integrative way.
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By Findlay on 2 Feb. 2015
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A CBT orientated book. I'm PC, so didn't enjoy this book so much. It essentially teaches you techniques on how to deal with clients, almost like a "how-to". It's very wordy too and full of jargon.
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