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Core Competencies in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Becoming a Highly Competent and Effective Therapist


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Core Competencies in Counseling and Psychotherapy addresses the core competencies common to the effective practice of all psychotherapeutic approaches, and includes specific intervention competencies of the three major orientations. The book provides a research-based framework to aid clinicians in applying these competencies in their own practice. It begins by identifying and describing the core competencies and skills of expert therapists, then elaborates six core competencies and related supporting competencies and skill-set. Instead of a review of psychotherapy theory and research or a cookbook of methods and techniques, Core Competencies is a highly readable and easily accessible book that can enhance the knowledge and skill base of clinicians — both novice and experienced — in all the mental health specialties.

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Sperry (Florida Atlantic U. and Medical College of Wisconsin) offers a clear, thoughtful, and well-organized guide to the various levels and aspects of competency training, maintenance, and methodology in counseling and psychotherapy. The various types of approaches in each discipline are described, with case studies to illuminate the differences between them, or their applications. Separate chapters describe competencies in case conceptualization and assessment, treatment planning, general implementation strategy, outcome assessment, and ethics, among other topics. The concluding chapter summarizes the material by describing the processes that lead to successful integration. Includes a bibliography. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Sperry, Len
Sperry Len
Sperry, Leonard T.
Psychotherapy - General
Psychology : General
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