Counseling and Helping Skills: Critical Techniques to Becoming a Counselor provides readers with a complete guide to developing the skills and competencies necessary to support a diverse spectrum of clients. The book contains several pedagogical features to facilitate learning and improve the student experience.
Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter set the stage for learning and prepare students to engage with new concepts and ideas.
Reflection Exercises throughout engage readers, inspire critical thought, and provide opportunity for meaningful in-class discussion.
Experiential Exercises provide opportunities for students to bridge the gap between theory and practice by engaging in real-life scenarios and situations in both professional and classroom settings.
Key Terms are identified and reinforced at the end of each chapter, helping students build their vocabulary and knowledge of applicable approaches and concepts.
Appendices A-G provide examples of psychological reports, commonly used terms in mental status exams, an overview of DSM-5 categories, and more.