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By Lisa Miller

Bringing various healing versions, with their theoretical underpinnings and abilities, without delay right into a social paintings context, this middle textbook deals a consultant to the appliance of counselling talents to social paintings practice.

`The content material of the ebook is excellent.... The power lies in its special program of principles to perform. using the case fabric to demonstrate program is superb and works good' - Helen Cosis-Brown, college of Middlesex

The booklet specializes in 8 crucial healing versions and every of those is explored to demonstrate how the underlying thought could be utilized to expert perform. the writer then identifies the main talents which might be hired for the best social paintings intervention. Key good points of the ebook include:

- a pragmatic skills-based approach

- a number case-studies drawn from numerous `real-life' settings

- satisfies the benchmark guidance structuring the recent social paintings degree

- end-of-chapter Reflective Questions, advice for perform and Tables summarizing the most important theoretical ideas and their applications.

This is a necessary advisor to enhancing conversation talents and intervention with service-users.

Written in a full of life and fascinating variety it is going to be a useful textual content for undergraduate scholars in social paintings. it's going to even be priceless for certified practitioners to reinforce knowing of conversation and the method of switch during the medium of counselling talents.

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Too often we are caught up in the belief that engagement is an area that requires brief attention at the beginning of contact with someone, and then, once formed, it remains sufficient for some form of intervention to occur. Thinking of the engagement process in terms of forming a working alliance allows us to think beyond our first contact and embark on a process of constantly reviewing our own position within the working relationship. First Steps to Engagement Tolan (2003) suggests that all relationships have a set of rules that govern how relationships progress.

She saw herself as a strong independent individual who had no need to rely on anyone. Following the spinal injury, she continued to view herself in the same way to the point that she refused any practical help and developed coping skills through the use of her arms to manage day-to-day life. She also refused to acknowledge the accident had an emotional impact. qxd 10/12/2005 1:03 PM Page 31 PERSON-CENTRED APPROACH TO USING COUNSELLING SKILLS 31 (Continued) she encountered social barriers relating to physical disabilities did feelings of inner conflict emerge.

There are times in social work practice when a less directive stance through an approach such as this is more helpful. Gregor would have the opportunity to make sense of his frustrations by reflecting back on missed education and the feelings that had generated for him. Being 16 and no longer required to attend school, he had a changed environment which could allow a loosening of his self-structure enough to reconnect feelings and experiences. Adult education, which tends to be broader in vocational terms, was more of an option and so the limited opportunities of childhood could change in adulthood.

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