The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management Approach to Helping (Counseling): A Systematic Approach to Effective Helping Hardcover – 16 Aug 1997
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"I think that Egan has presented his overview of the model and the skills involved in the counseling process very clearly and convincingly, and his examples illustrate the concepts in a way that deepens our understanding. The sequencing is somewhat different [in this edition], yet flows even more logically, both between chapters and within each one."
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A must read for anyone studying Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling, Reiki, Healing, Teaching, Management, etcetera.
A larger sized version with thicker paper and slightly larger type is on my wish-list.
This is what I would say if I were asked to sum this book up in one sentence.
Has a wealth of knowledge that he seamlessly passes onto the reader. Through the text you can see the humanness of the man and the compassion and skill of the helper.
It is very easy to see what is in this book due to the extensive `contents' layout.
The book is split into six parts, see below. Under each heading it is very clear what is included; it takes you through a journey from starting as a helper right through to how you as the helper can make a difference in your client's life by motivating them to bring change into their life.
Laying the Groundwork
Basic Communication Skills for Helping
Stage 1: of the Helping Model and Advanced Communication Skills
Stage 2: Helping Clients Determine What they Need and Want
Stage 3: Helping Clients Work for What they Need and Want
The Action Arrow: Making It All Happen
Readability and Style
The first couple of chapters seem quite heavy with references which could put you off, however don't be, as you will be rewarded when reading this book right through to insights, that can't be bought.
This book is written in a very practical way with the text interspersed continually with counselling sessions. The good part is that Egan gives you what you should and should not say thus making it a very workable book.
The other very helpful thing Egan has included is a chapter summary at the beginning of each chapter.Read more ›
I practised (successfully) using some of the techniques.
I would fully recommend this book!
I've only given it 5 stars because I can't give it 10!!!!!!
I especially like the easy to navigate index that guides you to the topics that are written with no jargen and are straight to the point. I have read and studied a variety of other books from Carl Rogers to the counselling in action books, along with the advancing theory in therapy books.
This book lays a reasonable and strong groundwork for theory knowledge and skills that have helped me time and time again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not read yet and slightly disappointed in the quality of the book - the outside hardback cover looked dirty but service was ok.Published 1 month ago by Amanda Enness
Good book if you are a counsellor in training or for reference if you are trained. Easy enough to understand.Published 6 months ago by Katherine Austin
Very good book used in conjunction with the skilled helperPublished 11 months ago by Katrina Roberts
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