A practical, step-by-step guide to help students develop and practice essential skills necessary for their careers as counselors. Providing an overview of various skills and constructs related to the practice of professional counselors this book helps students develop key skills around empathy, building relationships, case conceptualization, facilitating change, and integration of theory. The book is unique in its focus on activities and application and also encourages deep reflection at every stage to help the student internalize the concepts presented.
The text could be used independently or as a supplement for techniques of counseling skills courses. Although the text is directed toward professional counselors, the skills are applicable to professionals in other helping fields as well.