Synopses & Reviews
This innovative revision of a respected text skillfully combines evidence-based interviewing skills and cognitive-behavioral intervention change strategies applicable to a wide range of client ages, cultural backgrounds, and problems in living. The book interweaves attention to conceptual and empirical foundations with a practical skills emphasis on real-life factors in contemporary settings with diverse clientele. Long commended for its synthesis of up-to-date professional knowledge with case models, learning activities, and guided feedback, INTERVIEWING AND CHANGE STRATEGIES FOR HELPERS adds significant new content on vital topics such as ethics, critical thinking, technology, managed care, client resistance, and cultural diversity. Now in its Fifth Edition, the interdisciplinary team of Cormier and Nurius blend updates and a proven instructional format focusing on knowledge, skills, commitments, and tools at the core of what is needed by today's professional helpers.
For helping professionals and helpers-in-training who want to refine the craft of counseling so they can be more effective in today's multiculturally diverse, managed-care environments, this is a must-read book! Students will become familiar with the full range of interviewing, assessment, and intervention skills essential to practitioners. Filled with examples, case studies, and exercises, the book is an excellent resource for those who wish to strengthen their skills as empathic, culturally-sensitive helpers.
This extensive revision of the Cormiers' best-selling book reflects many of the changes taking place in the training and delivery of counseling and psychological services, including an increased awareness of and emphasis on multicultural issues and diversity, the transition to "managed" mental health care through various HMOs, and the trend toward holistic treatment and health care services.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 644-665)and indexes.
About the Author
Sherry Cormier is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of West Virginia. Her current research and practice interests are in counseling and psychology training and supervision models, diversity issues, and issues impacting girls and women. She teaches a variety of courses for doctoral level students.Paula S. Nurius is a professor in the University of Washington School of Social Work in Seattle, Washington. She brings her masters and doctoral training in both psychology and social work to her teaching, practice, and research, with particular concern for vulnerable and traumatized populations. Dr. Nurius directs an NIMH-funded graduate training program in prevention research and has longstanding interests in fostering linkages between practice and research and among allied disciplines committed to helping/human services. Her current research focuses on effects of violence and cumulative adversity on development, coping, and resilience.
Table of Contents
"Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers, 5/e represents a very strong combination of introduction to the basic skills for helping professionals and the basics of cognitive behavioral interventions. The material is very well ordered, clear, and represents a major update from the prior editions of the text. This edition is particularly strong on the issues of diversity and culture, evidence-based treatments, and treatment planning. The text brings in the realities of providing services under managed care environments.""I applaud the new title. Much more accurate and engaging...achieves the right balance of breadth and depth...very much appreciate the discussion of professional development in Chapter 1, as well as the emphasis on self-awareness and critical thinking in Chapter 2. These are the very things that we stress in our MSW program. Bravo for early inclusion of material on cultural competence and diversity. Its infusion throughout the book is palpable and important."