Running Time: Over 100 minutes
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In Helping Skills in Practice: A Three-Stage Model, Dr. Clara E. Hill demonstrates her three-stage model of helping clients. This three-stage approach involves exploration, insight, and action. The exploration stage is based on client-centered theory, and aims to help clients explore their thoughts and feelings. The insight stage, which is based on psychodynamic theory, involves helping clients understand the reasons for their thoughts and feelings. The action stage, based on behavioral theory, centers on helping clients make desired changes in their lives. This model emphasizes a number of themes, including empathy, collaboration with the client throughout therapy, cultural considerations, and a focus on what the individual client needs.
In this DVD, Dr. Hill demonstrates each stage of the model with a woman who has concerns about eating and weight.
About the Therapist
Clara E. Hill received her PhD in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1974, and has been in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland since then. Her current areas of interest are the identification and training of counseling skills, process and outcome studies of psychotherapy, working with dreams, and qualitative research. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland.
She was the editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology (1993–1999), is currently the North American editor of Psychotherapy Research, and is a past president of both the North American and International Society for Psychotherapy Research.
She has written seven books: Therapist Techniques and client outcomes; Eight cases of brief psychotherapy (1989), Working with dreams in psychotherapy (1996), and Helping Skills: Facilitating exploration, insight, and action (American Psychological Association [APA], 1999), Helping Skills: The empirical foundation (APA, 2001), Dreamwork in therapy: Facilitating exploration, insight and action (APA, 2003), Helping Skills: Facilitating, exploration, insight, and action, 2nd Edition (APA, 2004), and Insight in Psychotherapy (with L. G. Castonguay, APA, 2006), and over 200 journal articles and book chapters.
She was awarded the Leona Tyler Award from Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of APA in 2001, the Distinguished Psychologist Award from Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of APA in 2003, and The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Section on Counseling and Psychotherapy Process and Outcome Research of Division 17 of APA in 2005.