Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in human services, counseling, psychology, social work, or any of the other helping professions, this book provides an overview of the stages of the helping process, as well as the skills and knowledge required to be a successful helping professional. Drawing on their years of experience, the Coreys focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties one encounters on the road to becoming an effective helper. The book emphasizes self-reflection on a number of professional issues and challenges the reader to examine their motives for choosing a helping career, and takes a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions.
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Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and is a National Certified Counselor. She received her master's degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from Chapman College. She is a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work and was the recipient of this organization's Eminent Career Award in 2001. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She is the co-author of several counseling textbooks, and has made educational DVD programs on various aspects of counseling practice. Marianne has been involved in leading groups for different populations, providing training and supervision workshops in group process, facilitating self-exploration groups for graduate students in counseling, and co-facilitating training groups for group counselors and weeklong residential workshops in personal growth. With her husband, Jerry Corey, she has given many presentations at professional conferences and has conducted training workshops, continuing education seminars, and personal growth groups in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, and Korea.Review:
"The reason we will continue to adopt BECOMING A HELPER is that the beginning human service students like it so much. They like the writing style, the lively cases, and the personalization. BECOMING A HELPER is a handbook that speaks directly to the issues that beginning human service students are facing and gives them practical techniques for dealing with these issues."
"I found this to be a very useful introductory tool in terms of helping students to really evaluate themselves, their values, beliefs and personal characteristics. Students can really sort out for themselves whether or not they have what it takes to work in a helping profession."
"This book stands head and shoulders above the text that was used in my Introduction to Human Services course. The Coreys deliver a comprehensive and holistic overview of what it means to be a member of the helping professions today. What's more, they do so with a style that is at once personal and authoritative. Overall, I would recommend this text to anybody teaching an Introduction to Human Services or Practicum course. I certainly wish that my instructors had adopted this book. I feel that had they done so I would have been better prepared for many of the difficult situations I have experienced as a newly fledged member of the helping professions."
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