Neukrug (Old Dominion U.) focuses on skills appropriate for human service professionals rather than for in-depth counseling/ psychotherapy. His practical guide offers vignettes, exercises, and discussion questions on characteristics of the effective helper, treatment issues, and ethical and professional issues. Appends material on competency areas; ethical standards; exercises associated with goals, skills, and attitudes; DSM-IV-TR diagnoses; the global assessment of functioning scale; case studies; common medications; and an example of an initial intake report.
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