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Applied Helping Skills: Transforming Lives [Paperback]

Leah M. Brew , Jeffrey A. Kottler
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December 26, 2007 1412949904 978-1412949903 1
Highly practical and student centered, Applied Helping Skills: Transforming Lives, is an experiential text focusing on basic skills and core interventions. Although it has a consistent a big-picture perspective, this book emphasizes the role of counselors to make contact with their individual clients, to help them feel understood, and to clarify the major issues that trouble them.

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About the Author

Leah Brew is an Associate Professor in the Counseling Department at California State University, Fullerton. She has co-authored a workbook/video with Michael Altekruse called Building the Relationship: Common Errors in Helping (2005). She has presented at many conferences at the state, regional, na­tional, and international levels in the areas of diversity, supervision, stress reduction, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Leah has an interest in the areas of counseling theory, su­pervision, spirituality in counseling, and cultural diversity, specifically with biracial popu­lations. She has taken leadership roles with various regional and national organizations.

Jeffrey A. Kottler, PhD, one of the most prolific authors in the fields of psychology and education, is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He has authored more than a dozen texts for counselors and teachers that are used in universities around the world, as well as a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: Counseling Skills for Teachers, On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Learning Group Leadership, and Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own. Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, community college, and private practice settings. He served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000) and has been a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (December 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412949904
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412949903
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Like new June 7, 2014
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Can't complain and now it's mine too keep. Never mind the highlighting. The book is in excellent condition. Very good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book March 5, 2014
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If you are using this book for a class at USD, get the electronic version. It made doing the weekly exercises much easier.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read. October 4, 2013
By Kylie
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I really enjoy this book, it was required for class but covers a lot of important subjects and is easy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read, Very Imformative April 1, 2013
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I bought this as a textbook for my counseling skills class. I have enjoyed reading it. I really enjoyed how the authors personalized the concepts being taught.
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