Becoming A Helper, 8th Edition PDF by Marianne Schneider Corey and Gerald Corey


Becoming A Helper, Eighth Edition

By Marianne Schneider Corey and Gerald Corey

Becoming A Helper, 8th Edition PDF



Are the Helping Professions for You? 1

Learning Objectives 1

Focus Questions 1

Aim of the Chapter 2

Examining Your Motives for Becoming a Helper 3

Our Own Beginnings as Helpers 8

Is a Helping Career for You? 12

Portrait of the “Ideal Helper” 13

Investing in Your Educational Program 15

Selecting a Professional Program and Career Path 16

Overview of Some of the Helping Professions 18

Values to Consider in Choosing Your Career Path 23

Suggestions for Creating Your Professional Journey 24

Self-Assessment: An Inventory of Your Attitudes and Beliefs

About Helping 25

By Way of Review 32

What Will You Do Now? 33


Helper, Know Thyself 36

Learning Objectives 36

Focus Questions 36

Aim of the Chapter 37

Impact of Professional Practice on the Helper’s Life 37

Value of Self-Exploration for the Helper 39

Using Individual and Group Counseling for

Self-Understanding 42

Working With Your Family of Origin 44

Understanding Life Transitions 55

By Way of Review 65

What Will You Do Now? 66


Knowing Your Values 69

Learning Objectives 69

Focus Questions 69

Aim of the Chapter 70

Role of Values in Helping 70

Avoiding Imposing Values 71

Dealing With Value Conflicts 73

Concerns of LGBTQI People 76

Family Values 81

Gender-Role Identity Issues 83

Religious and Spiritual Values 85

Abortion 90

Sexuality 91

End-of-Life Decisions 92

By Way of Review 96

What Will You Do Now? 97


Understanding Diversity 100

Learning Objectives 100

Focus Questions 100

Aim of the Chapter 101

A Multicultural Perspective on Helping 101

Ethical Dimensions in Multicultural Practice 103

Overcoming Cultural Tunnel Vision 105

Cultural Values and the Helping Process 107

Examining Your Cultural Assumptions 110

Understanding People With Disabilities* 114

Multicultural Counseling Competencies 118

Social Justice Competencies 123

Multicultural Training 125

By Way of Review 126

What Will You Do Now? 127


Common Concerns of Beginning

Helpers 130

Learning Objectives 130

Focus Questions 130

Aim of the Chapter 131

Exploring Self-Doubts and Fears 131

Transference and Counter transference 132

Working With Clients Who Manifest Problematic

Behavior 141

Striving for Competence 150

By Way of Review 153

What Will You Do Now? 154


The Helping Process 155

Learning Objectives 155

Focus Questions 155

Aim of the Chapter 156

Your View of the Helping Process 156

Our Beliefs About the Helping Process 158

Brief Interventions 160

Stages of the Helping Process 161

By Way of Review 183

What Will You Do Now? 184


Theory Applied to Practice 185

Learning Objectives 185

Focus Questions 185

Aim of the Chapter 186

Theory as a Roadmap 186

Our Theoretical Orientation 187

Psychodynamic Approaches 189

Experiential and Relationship-Oriented Approaches 193

Cognitive Behavioral Approaches 198

Postmodern Approaches 207

Family Systems Perspective 214

An Integrative Approach to the Helping Process 216

By Way of Review 220

What Will You Do Now? 221


Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Helpers 222

Learning Objectives 222

Focus Questions 222

Aim of the Chapter 223

Inventory of Ethical Issues 223

Ethical Decision Making 224

Informed Consent 237

Confidentiality and Privacy 240

Documentation and Keeping Records 252

Ethical Issues in a Managed Care Environment 253

Malpractice and Risk Management 256

A Word of Caution 260

By Way of Review 260

What Will You Do Now? 262


Managing Boundary Issues264

Learning Objectives 264

Focus Questions 264

Aim of the Chapter 265

Self-Inventory on Managing Boundaries 266

Multiple Relationships and the Codes of Ethics 267

The Multiple Relationship Controversy 269

Establishing Personal and Professional Boundaries 272

Combining Personal and Professional Relationships 274

Social Media and Boundaries 277

Bartering in Counseling 279

Giving and Accepting Gifts in the Therapeutic

Relationship 282

Dealing With Sexual Attractions 285

Sexual Relationships With Current Clients 288

Sexual Relationships With Former Clients 289

By Way of Review 290

What Will You Do Now? 291


Getting the Most From Your Fieldwork and

Supervision 294

Learning Objectives 294

Focus Questions 294

Aim of the Chapter 295

Making the Most of Your Fieldwork 296

Benefiting From Your Supervision 302

Multiple Roles and Relationships in Supervision 313

By Way of Review 315

What Will You Do Now? 316


Working With Groups 317

Learning Objectives 317

Focus Questions 317

Aim of the Chapter 318

Group Work as the Treatment of Choice 318

Various Types of Groups 319

The Value of Group Work 320

Stages of a Group and Tasks of Group Leaders 325

Developing Skills as a Group Leader 328

The Ethical and Professional Group Leader 329

Multicultural and Social Justice Themes in Groups 331

Working With Coleaders 333

Consider a Group Experience for Yourself 334

Teaching Group Members How to Get the Most From a

Group Experience 335

By Way of Review 337

What Will You Do Now? 338


Working in the Community 340

Learning Objectives 340

Focus Questions 340

Aim of the Chapter 341

The Scope of the Community Approach 343

Multiple Roles of Community Workers 344

Community Intervention 348

Outreach 349

Educating the Community 351

Influencing Policymakers 352

Mobilizing Community Resources 353

Social Activism and Making a Difference 355

By Way of Review 356

What Will You Do Now? 357


Stress, Burnout, and Self-Care 358

Learning Objectives 358

Focus Questions 358

Aim of the Chapter 359

Individual Sources of Stress for Helpers 359

Cognitive Approaches to Stress Management 360

Environmental Sources of Stress for Helpers 365

Stress in an Agency Environment 366

Understanding Burnout 368

The Impaired Professional 373

Strategies to Prevent Burnout 374

Staying Alive Personally and Professionally 377

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes That Promote Wellness 379

Designing a Personal Strategy for Self-Care and Wellness 384

By Way of Review 386

What Will You Do Now? 387


Managing Crisis: Personally and

Professionally 389

Learning Objectives 389

Focus Questions 389

Aim of the Chapter 390

How Crises Affect Us 390

Crisis Situations Are Common in Counseling 394

Understanding Our Response to Crisis 395

The Role of Resilience 397

Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Components

of a Crisis 399

Crisis Intervention Work 404

Guidelines for Working With Clients in Crisis 407

Disaster Mental Health Workers 407

By Way of Review 410

What Will You Do Now? 410

Epilogue 412

References 413

Name Index 430

Subject Index 435

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