This practical workbook is divided into two parallel sections: Self-Development and Skill-Development. It includes concrete applications for use with transitional, developmental, and personal growth issues in non-pathological populations. Exercises in listening, centering, empathizing, focusing, and directional support will help students to apply a five-step communication model as well as practice skill development. Students will also be able to develop greater self-understanding using a problem formulation model, components of communication, and a self-defeating behavior model. The book can be used as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with Long's Communication Skills in Helping Relationships."
Provides a user-friendly five-step communication model based on rights, respect, and responsibility, with a focus on both helper self-development and skill development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)