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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Impact Therapy Associates (December 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615737773
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615737775
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ed Jacobs is the coordinator of the masters’ program in the Counseling, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Department at West Virginia University. Professional publications include 25 articles in books and journals as well as four books on counseling techniques: Impact Therapy, Creative Counseling Techniques: An Illustrated Guide, Group Counseling in Correctional Settings, and Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills. Ed has been recognized for his outstanding teaching and contribution to the field. In 2006, he was given the Outstanding Teacher Award in his college. Also in 2006 he was given by the Association for Creativity in Counseling the Innovator of the Year Award. In the past he was recognized for his contributions in group work by being given the Professional Advancement Award and selected as a Fellow in the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Ed is a licensed professional counselor and has maintained a small private practice for over 25 years. Chris Schimmel is the coordinator of the school counseling master’s program at West Virginia University. She serves on the counseling licensure board for the state of West Virginia and is on the task force that is updating the state standards for school counselors in West Virginia. Chris is co-author of Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills, which is in the 7th edition with an accompanying DVD which she co-produced with Ed. Chris was a school counselor at all three levels and teaches courses in counseling children, play therapy, and parenting. Chris and Ed presents throughout the United States, and other countries workshops each year on Impact Therapy, Creative Counseling, Theories into Practice and Group Counseling for state and national conferences, agencies, school districts, and organizations. They are known for their practical, down-to-earth style in both their presentations and their books.

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Although I used it for a class, it honestly read more like a book for leisure.
Yolanda
This book is a MUST read for counselors and therapists from all areas of the mental health field.
Kevin
This book provides wonderful ideas about how to do counseling in a practical and effective way.
kath

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Vernon on June 14, 2001
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This book provides a wonderful addition to any therapist's personal library. In this book, Ed Jacob describes his therapy approach clearly, concisely, and thoroughly. Each concept or main idea of this therapy approach is carefully addressed and described. Many illustrations and examples are provided on how this particular therapy model can be put to work in multiple counseling settings and with multiple clients. The examples provided are excellent in that they take into account how Impact Therapy can be helpful in each many different situations and circumstances, including resistant clients, various client concerns and issues, and different cultural and age groups and how Impact therapy could be helpful in each particular situation.
The book also reads easily thus making it an attractive resource for the beginning counselor. The experienced counselor can also find this resource helpful, in that this book also provides one with additional, creative ideas and interventions to add to his or her own "tool box."
Certainly, as counselors, we are sometimes overwhelmed with new information and readings regarding developing models, theories, and ideas, however, this book is definitely a rich resource to include and make as a priority to add onto that "to-read" list.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kath on December 11, 2012
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This book provides wonderful ideas about how to do counseling in a practical and effective way. For the student who has only seen a handful of videos or a couple of demonstrations from faculty, this book will tell and show you how it's really done. For practicing counselors who are hungry to learn more strategies or who are bored with their current approach or are working with clients with whom the traditional "talk therapy" is not effective, you need this book!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 18, 2009
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This book is great and I recommend it to all especially new counselors. But you can buy it for $27 brand new on his home page. and then you can get Creative Counseling Techniques for $27 too.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "mbuynack" on December 2, 2003
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This book is an easy read that is sure to enhance any therapist's skills. Jacobs has a unique and creative way to ensure that the therapy session has an impact on the client. Along with the theory behind impact therapy, Jacobs offers many examples of how a therapist could apply the theory. This book is a must have for any therapist interested in continuously enhancing his/her skills.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paulette Fullington on May 16, 2013
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It wasn't over complicated, and an easy read for a grad student, which is refreshing. Often text books read like stereo instructions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on December 19, 2012
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This book is a MUST read for counselors and therapists from all areas of the mental health field. I have found the concrete, innovative and solution-focused techniques shared here to be of tremendous value. These ideas have enabled me to be more PRODUCTIVE, to have more IMPACT and to have more FUN while being helpful my clients.
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This is one of the most clear, concise textbooks that Ive ever had, and is prime for real-world application. This is one that I will definitely keep throughout my career and reference very often. Although I used it for a class, it honestly read more like a book for leisure. It is just very well-read and doesn't get in its own way with overly flowery language. Written for today's counselor and has excellent tips on every page. Awesome book!
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