Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers
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Fully updated and streamlined to be used more easily within the parameters of several quarters or a semester, INTERVIEWING AND CHANGE STRATEGIES FOR HELPERS, Eighth Edition offers readers an introduction to the knowledge, skills, values, and tools needed by today's professional helpers. The book's conceptual foundation reflects four critical areas for helpers: core skills and attributes, effectiveness and evidence-based practice, diversity issues, and critical commitments and ethical practice, using an interdisciplinary approach that reflects the authors' extensive experience in the fields of counseling, psychology, social work, and health and human services. The text skillfully combines evidence-based interviewing skills and evidence-based intervention change strategies, thus preparing readers to work with clients representing a wide range of ages, cultural backgrounds, and challenges in living.
“direct, explicit, and specific” (p. 93). An important variable that shapes the helping relationship has to do with microaggressions—brief, common intentional and unintentional verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities that convey derogatory slights and insults to the client—often based on some cultural dimension of difference such as race, sexual orientation, disability, and gender (Sue, 2010, p. 5). According to Sue, practitioners often are unaware of their
content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 88 Chapte r 3 various cultural beliefs, values, and use of language (Sue & Sue, 2008). Smith and colleagues (2011) described the example of a U.S. mental health practitioner who volunteered in Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake. The practitioner was working with a Haitian woman
the helper should acknowledge it and take responsibility for it. Comas-Díaz (2006) concludes that misunderstandings or “missed empathetic opportunities” are prevalent but also subtle in cross-cultural relationships because clients from other cultures frequently communicate indirectly in order to test and assess the practitioner (p. 84). Rogers’s theory of person-centered therapy and his view of the role of empathy in the therapeutic process assume that at the beginning of counseling, a client has
helper’s competence and expertness. Referent power is drawn from dimensions such as interpersonal attractiveness, friendliness, and similarity between helper and client (such as is found in “indigenous” helpers). 2. The practitioner actively uses this influence base to effect attitudinal and behavioral change in clients through the use of behaviors and tools that enhance the helper’s trustworthiness, expertness, and interpersonal attractiveness with clients. 3. Clients are responsive to the
you’re kept on your toes at work. Now, in session with clients, I’d like to see you pace yourself a little better. Sometimes it seems like you’re in a hurry to get the session over with. And I wonder, especially with the new client you saw last week, if he felt bombarded with all of the resources on campus you gave him—all in the first session. I noticed that he canceled for this week. Jasmine: Hmm. I thought that session went fine. He didn’t seem bothered by what I had to say. And I just