By Jacqueline Corcoran
This can be a much-needed perform e-book that demonstrates how supporting execs can emphasize their consumers' resilience, power, and capacities, instead of concentrating on pathology or deficits. It bargains an integrative perform version for either overview and intervention that interweaves strengths-based (specifically solution-focused remedy and motivational interviewing) and skills-building (cognitive-behavioral) ways. within the strengths-and-skills-based version, assisting execs think that consumers own the required capacities to unravel their very own difficulties, reworking the healing dating right into a collaboration keen on bolstering motivation and assets for swap. while those assets are exhausted or while deficits develop into a considerable barrier, then practitioner and customer paintings to enhance an individualized skills-building plan. a variety of examples, written by means of Jacqueline Corcoran with specialists from diversified fields of perform, basically reveal how the version will be utilized to contributors and households being affected by habit difficulties, melancholy, substance abuse, nervousness, violence, and abuse, in order that either strengths and talents maximize the client's luck. This cutting edge, dynamic source is a must-have for practitioners around the aiding, social carrier, and psychological healthiness professions.
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Explore and reﬂect client’s perceptions. Use empathic reﬂection selectively when clients express reasons to change. Reﬂect by making paraphrasing and summarizing statements rather than using questions. 6. Use afﬁrmation and positive reframing of the client’s statements to bolster self-efﬁcacy. 7. Present a brief summary at end of each contact. 8. Use phrases like “I wonder if . ” and “some people ﬁnd . ” to probe about problem behaviors gently. Don’ts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Argue, lecture, confront, or persuade.
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Building Strengths and Skills: A Collaborative Approach to Working with Clients by Jacqueline Corcoran