Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
How Can I Help?: What You... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: The item is fairly worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents, and worn corners. All pages and the cover are intact, but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, but the text is not obscured or unreadable.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

How Can I Help?: What You Can (and Can't) Do to Counsel a Friend, Colleague or Family Member With a Problem Paperback – December 20, 2012

5.0 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.00
$3.21 $0.01

Up to 50% off select Non-Fiction books
Featured titles are up to 50% off for a limited time. See all titles
$16.00 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Editorial Reviews

Review

"They've laid out an excellent game plan in plainspoken English with an upbeat tone that encourages progress. Bullet points, sidebars and questions act as convenient yield signs along the way, giving readers a moment to recall and reflect. Even if "active listening" is second nature, it "can't hurt to revisit the basics."  As a primer, reference or for regular practice, this guide contains all the tools needed for friends in need."  
Kirkus

About the Author

Anna Ranieri, PhD, has a private practice in career counseling, psychotherapy, and executive coaching. Anna enjoys helping people navigate the transitions in their lives and pursue their personal and professional goals. Joe Gurkoff, MA, is an author, consultant, and educator, recognized for his novel, perceptive and sometimes surprising approaches to helping people solve problems in their business and personal lives.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 70%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147925584X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479255849
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,224,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As a psychologist who has spent his academic life studying good and bad decision making, I'm often asked by friends and colleagues what's the best way to find wise answers and sound solutions to the problems of someone close to them. In the past, it hasn't been easy to point them in the right direction. Certainly, there are shelf loads of "self-help" books people can turn to when trying to solve their own problems. Few books, however, have been available for the concerned co-worker, friend or partner hoping to help someone else in distress. Fortunately, Ranieri and Gurkoff's How Can I Help? fills this void brilliantly. In a series of cogent and thoughtful chapters, they take you from Step A to Step Z in the intervention process. Although I've been a psychologist for over 25 years, I learned something useful from every page.

I suspect almost everyone reading this review has felt the need--or been called on--at some point in their lives to help a friend or colleague in distress. Ranieri and Gurkoff new book provides the perfect primer to guide the well-intentioned but clueless helper.

If all you could think of when asked for help is, `Gee, maybe you should see a therapist', now you have something else to say: `Let me see if I can help.' I felt enormously empowered and inspired reading their book. Their advice obviously comes from both the head and the heart -- and reflects their years of clinical experience and insight.

In many respects, and sadly so, How Can I Help? arrives in a time when it's wise counsel is especially needed. We've witnessed so many tragic events as this year draws to a close. The collective desire on the part of Americans to reach out and help those in distress and despair has been palpable.
Read more ›
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Have you ever tried to help someone and ended up frustrated because the target of your good intentions debated, rejected, or ignored your advice or suggestions? Whether you are a college student trying to help your roommate with a dating issue, a friend or family member helping someone in crisis, or an established professional advising a colleague, you will want to read this book. Read it cover to cover, as I did, use it as a reference, or both. When someone discusses their life's challenges with you, the lessons in this book will enable you to help more effectively. You will also have more confidence knowing that you are using techniques similar to those that trained professional helpers use.

Julia Schlam Edelman, MD
Author: Successful Sleep Strategies for Women and
Menopause Matters: Your Guide to a Long and Healthy Life
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The clarity of language, organization, design, easy-to-use style and large print is some of the qualities that make "How Can I Help?: What You Can (and Can't) Do to Counsel a Friend, Colleague or Family Member With a Problem" by Anna Ranieri and Joe Gurkoff an excellent source of information for persons who want to advice a friend or a relative. As stated in the book Author's Notes, "Our goal is not to write a dramatic masterpiece; it is to give you a practical format you can build on using your own style and words.", Anna and Joe summarized exactly what I need - a tool created with much thought and care that will make me feel confident and reassured of my own ability to help a relative or a friend in time of confusion, uncertainty or trouble.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely wonderful. I'm in the middle of the third chapter 15 minutes after having picked it up and resent having to stop reading now. It's compelling. It's clearly written. It really makes sense. It's going to help in so many situations, as I always find myself on the listening/counseling side of relationships. In fact, I'll be able to put into practice immediately the listening technique they explain near the beginning--right now I have two friends in difficulty who call me for help, and I lack professional training. My thanks to Anna Ranieri and Joe Gurkoff for writing this book. I highly recommend it for anyone who has tried to help friends or family members through trying times.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This well-organized book synthesizes an important subject into very readable points. It's such a pragmatic approach to an issue with which many of us grapple with and yet on which there is not enough advice. Highly recommended!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

How Can I Help?: What You Can (and Can't) Do to Counsel a Friend, Colleague or Family Member With a Problem
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: How Can I Help?: What You Can (and Can't) Do to Counsel a Friend, Colleague or Family Member With a Problem