This book describes counseling techniques from a broad spectrum of theoretical approaches, and gives mental health practitioners multiple therapy options for working with clients. It emphasizes helping clients improve relationships - with others, themselves, their families, and their environment. Techniques are arranged according to client issues, each offering a step-by-step guide to procedures and evaluation methods. Finally, the book recognizes the importance of clients taking on increased responsibility for themselves, and assists them in doing so through homework assignments and treatment planning - reflecting alternatives and combining methods in a logical and systematic way to maximize a positive therapeutic impact.
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