Acquiring Counseling Skills: Integrating Theory, by Kathryn MacCluskie

By Kathryn MacCluskie

This can be the 1st and simply e-book available in the market that offers a theoretical framework on easy counseling skills. It presents a powerful multicultural thread, in addition to a robust emphasis on self-awareness. The e-book discusses the counseling method, the microskills version and supporting abilities and strategies, and contains built-in case conceptualization. Written for college students, counselors, social staff, psychologists, and somebody drawn to studying the elemental thoughts of supporting within the context of thought and alertness to various populations.

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Terry (2005) noted that in a later refinement of his model, Bronfenbrenner emphasized that each individual is at the center of his or her microsystem, and that the expectations and demands on behavior in a dyadic interaction is where the cultural roles and cultural values are most intensely expressed. The nature of those interpersonal interactions comprises a significant component of how a person sees himself. Terry clarified that, "It is this interchange among internal and external systems that determines which environmental affordances will be perceived and activated ...

Furthermore, methods for treating physical and emotional disorders are culturally defined as well. This is a concept to which we will return. Multiculturalism Multiculturalism refers to acknowledging and valuing many cultures within a society rather than just one mainstream culture. The concept of multiculturalism has gathered increasing exposure and momentum in part because of technology and the ease with which we now can see and learn about cultures around the globe. AUTHOR'S REFLECTION I remember in my early childhood looking at pictures of people from other parts of the world in National Geographic and being so fascinated by how others lived.

Nl/~csmeets/. The data set is also available as an appendix in the book Culture's Consequences (Hofstede, 2001). His model is presented as one means of understanding differences in thinking and in social action that may be observed across people from different nations. This is based on the assumption that values give rise to beliefs and consequently to behavior. Thus, differences in socially acceptable behaviors arise in part from differences in values across cultures. Hofstede posits that his model enables one to understand "five dimensions along which dominant value systems in more than 50 countries can be ordered and that affect human thinking, feeling, and acting, as well as organizations and institutions, in predictable ways" (2001, p.

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