This book, which began as an aid for counselors of alcoholics, is a succinct guide to effective counseling in both therapeutic situations and interpersonal relationships. From her research into what makes a therapist effective, Small has distilled ten traits that she calls "love in action"--traits that all persons can develop with practice. Her description of each trait includes examples of client-counselor dialog, information about underlying psychological processes, and a practice exercise. She also includes material aimed specifically at those dealing with the alcohol-addicted. While this book is probably better suited to readers familiar with basic counseling practice, it may also be useful to lay readers who want to improve their helping skills. Recommended for libraries supporting workers and trainees in the helping professions.
- Lucy Patrick, Florida State Univ. Lib., Talla - hassee
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"A 'must read' book for all of us who have ever been in a position to respond to another in pain. It inspires each and every one of us to find a path to inner peace, and self love."—Claudia Black, Ph.D., author of It Will Never Happen To Me.
"Jacquelyn Small beautifully demonstrates the simplicity of true wisdom . . . the wisdom of the heart."—Ram Dass, author of Journey Of Awakening
This book is okay. Every 70's style of writing. Also the examples used are not realistic at all.Published 5 months ago by nicole zurcher
I love this book! It has given me so much insight as to being naturally therapeutic. It made it clear as to what the characteristics of being naturally therapeutic are... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nancy Bourque
Just want to point out that the write-up uses "emphasize" when it means "empathize".Published 11 months ago by Mina O. Steen
Nothing in this book is evidence based. On the other hand if your personal need is to be loved by your client this is the manual. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by IRIDETX
If you are an LPC or any kind of counselor you probably don't need to read this book. It is simply a summerization of theories already in practice. Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by Winifred Mary Quinn
In Becoming Naturally Therapeutic you will fine examples of what a good response sound like as well as a bad one. Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by joyfull