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Author Fine, Sara.

Title The first helping interview : engaging the client and building trust / Sara F. Fine, Paul H. Glasser
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1996]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 187 pages)
Series Sage human services guides ; v. 70
Sage human services guides ; v. 70
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction: On Writing About the First Helping Interview -- Note About the Use of Pronouns -- 1. What Makes Therapy Happen? -- 2. Who Are Our Clients? -- 3. Getting Started -- 4. Getting to Know the Client -- 5. Communication Dynamics of the Helping Interview -- 6. On Rules, Goals and Contracts -- 7. Trust -- 8. Special Issues in Working With Couples and Families -- 9. Working With Clients Who Are Different -- 10. Serious Problems: When and How to Refer -- 11. Legal and Ethical Issues In the First Helping Interview -- 12. Afterthoughts
Summary "Providing a practical handbook for the helping professions, The First Helping Interview is a highly useful, easy-to-understand guide for both experienced and novice practitioners. This book reveals the steps involved in the crucial first meeting with a client. The authors approach the task of an initial interview by providing an overview of what the therapeutic process is and what to expect from clients, both those who seek help voluntarily and those who are required to get help. The book also covers the practical basis of therapy - counselor/client roles, physical settings, communication dynamics, assessment and diagnosis, record keeping, goals and contracts, and trust building. Separate chapters discuss special topics such as working with couples and families, the role of culture and ethnicity, when and how to refer clients with serious problems, and legal and ethical issues. Although this book is general enough to be used by any practitioner, the authors pay particular attention to specific settings, such as child protective services, crisis intervention, and corrections."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-178) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Counselor and client.
Counselors -- Training of.
Counseling -- methods.
Interview, Psychological.
Form Electronic book
Author Glasser, Paul H.
ISBN 1452248397 (electronic bk.)
1483327639 (ebook)
9781452248394 (electronic bk.)
9781483327631 (ebook)
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