The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping
Also was not very happy with some of the approaches: had found I leaned more towards a person-centred approach with psychodynamic elements, and also one somewhat critical of state-mandated uses of psychology to create lots of tidy little unc ...more
Gerard Egan has a 3 step solution focused model for helping professionals, including counsellors.
The book is reasonably well laid out with lots of case studies from a wide variety of sources including relationships, people with serious psychiatric problems and the criminal justice system. To be honest I skipped past a lot of the case studies to get to the meat of the text. The case studies have an obviously American bias which means they can sound a bit odd ...more
Definitions are important. While I consider the framework of this book, I am aware that the title is The Skilled Helper. Not, “The Skilled Counselor,” nor, “The Skilled Therapist”. This is why many of the complaints about this book are focused from the perspective that this text should be exclusively about counseling or therapy. Although many aspects of these processes are incorporated into the text, it is not a stand-alone reference for either counseling or therapy. What it is about is “‘client...more