This handy guide covers the basic elements of counseling in an abbreviated outline format. THE ELEMENTS OF COUNSELING serves as a quick reference for both counselors-in-training and practitioners, and is designed to give immediate access to information without having to read pages of commentary. Brief and practical, this primer focuses on relationship building, the counseling process, self-exploration, and the foundations upon which further intervention is laid. The authors presents information that is essential both for beginning counselors to know, and for experienced counselors to remember, covering such topics and issues as what counseling is, as well as what it is not.
Inspired by Strunk and White's famous 1976 , Meier and Davis (both State U. of New York-Buffalo) outline 43 skills essential to success in the helping professions. Students can learn fundamentals and patterns, and veterans can refresh their memory and revive their enthusiasm. No dates are noted for the earlier editions; the fourth discusses managed care and the Web. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)