Becoming a Helper

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Education - 696 pages
Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in the helping professions, BECOMING A HELPER, Sixth Edition provides an overview of the stages of the helping process while teaching students the skills and knowledge they need to become successful helping professionals. Drawing on their years of experience, Corey and Corey focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties students often encounter on the road to becoming effective helpers. In addition, the text emphasizes self-reflection on a number of professional issues and challenges readers to examine their motives for choosing a helping career. Finally, the authors help students decide if a career in the helping professions is right for them by asking them to take a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions.
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This is a decent beginning text book for the beginning counselor. It covers most topics beginners should know, and is pretty readable. It is an overview, and would be best used in a classroom setting. Read full review

Contents

Are the Helping Professions for You?
1
Knowing Your Values
39
Helper Know Thyself
65
Common Concerns of Beginning Helpers
97
The Helping Process
124
Theory Applied to Practice
155
Understanding Diversity
184
Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Helpers
217
Getting the Most From Your Fieldwork and Supervision
281
Stress Burnout and SelfCare
304
Working With Groups
331
Working in the Community
351
References
375
Name Index
395
Subject Index
401
Copyright

Managing Boundary Issues
254

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About the author (2010)

Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and a National Certified Counselor. She received her master's degree in marriage, family and child counseling from Chapman College. A Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work, she and Gerald Corey received its Eminent Career Award in 2001. In 2011 they received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association, of which she is a member. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. In the past 40 years, she and Gerald Corey have presented workshops in group counseling for mental health professionals at universities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England and Ireland. In addition to BECOMING A HELPER, which has been translated into Korean and Japanese, she is co-author of ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, 10th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Cindy Corey), which has been translated into Japanese, Chinese and Korean; GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Cindy Corey), which has been translated into Korean, Chinese and Polish; I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE, 11th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Michelle Muratori), which has been translated into Chinese; and GROUP TECHNIQUES, Fourth Edition (with Gerald Corey, Patrick Callanan and Michael Russell), which has been translated into Portuguese, Korean, Japanese and Czech.Along with Gerald Corey and Robert Haynes, she also created two educational video programs: "Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges DVD and Workbook" (2014) and "Ethics in Action: DVD and Workbook" (2015).

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling and ethics in counseling. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California. Dr. Corey is a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; and a National Certified Counselor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. He and Marianne Schneider Corey received ASGW's Eminent Career Award in 2001 and the American Mental Health Counselors Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. He received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. Dr. Corey is the author or co-author of 16 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with more than 60 journal articles and book chapters. He has published six books with the American Counseling Association, including THE ART OF INTEGRATIVE COUNSELING, Fourth Edition (2019). Other Cengage titles he has authored or co-authored include ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, 10th Edition (2019), GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition (2018), I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE, 11th Edition (2018), THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, 10th Edition (2017), THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, Ninth Edition (2016), GROUP TECHNIQUES, Fourth Edition (2015) and CASE APPROACH TO COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, Eighth Edition (2013). Dr. Corey also has made several educational DVD programs on various aspects of counseling practice, which are available through Cengage.

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