Synopses & Reviews
The therapist's ability to listen and respond is the core of establishing an effective therapeutic relationship. This research-supported volume provides thorough models of listening and responding, using an easy to understand approach. Welch demonstrates how learning and responding skills can be learned, practiced, mastered, and embedded in a multicultural world setting where counselors and psychotherapists work with clients daily. Practice exercises are presented to develop listening and responding skills. Counselors, psychotherapists, and students from a variety of disciplines—including counseling, psychology, nursing, and social work—will find that this eclectic work transcends disciplines. Special attention is given to diversity, multicultural concerns, and counseling competencies.
This unique text holds particular appeal for those preparing to enter fields including psychotherapy, social work, school guidance programs, health, nursing, and pastoral counseling. It will also interest those at pre-practicum and practicum stages, as well as officials in training centers where students are placed for on-the-job experience. students are placed for on-the-job experience.
This research-supported volume provides thorough models of listening and responding, using an easy to understand approach.
About the Author
IRA DAVID WELCH is Dean of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 25 years. He is Board Certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Table of Contents
The Role of Listening in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Establishing a Climate of Listening
The Skill of Listening
Content Listening and the 5WH Principle
Listening for Emphasis and the I/F Principle
Listening for Expressive Information and the DAMS Principle
Listening for Style
Moral, Ethical, and Social Issues of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Diversity and Multicultural Issues and Concerns by David M. Gonzalez and Ira David Welch
The Ethics of Listening and Responding
The Role of Responding in Counseling and Psychotherapy
The Inadequate Response
Responding with Empathy
Responding with Warmth and Respect
Responding with Genuineness
Responding with Immediacy
Responding with Self-Disclosure
Responding with Concreteness and Focus
Responding with Confrontation
Responding with Questions
Appendix A: Practice Exercises for Listening and Responding