Learn how to improve your understanding and implementation of key counseling techniques through this user-friendly new text. Thirty-five Counseling Techniques Every Counselor Should Knowidentifies techniques from diverse theoretical approaches, including: Brief Counseling , Adlerian, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Social Learning, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Cognitive-Behavioral. By exploring key counseling techniques, the theoretical basis underlying each, and common variations for implementation, you'll develop a deeper understanding of when to use particular techniques, and how. Unique features: Transcriptsoffer examples of each technique, illustrating step-by-step procedures and possible client responses. Relevant researchaccompanies each technique, and highlights which techniques are most effective in treating presenting issues and goals. Multicultural implicationsare explored relative to each theoretical approach, providing applications for applying the approach to clients from diverse cultures. What reviewers have to say aboutThirty-five Counseling Techniques Every Counselor Should Know: "The key strengths of the [book] are its practical nature and its detailed examples. The actual counseling transcripts are a real strength of the book; they make the descriptions of the techniques come alive, and I learned a lot from reading them." --Laura Choate, Louisiana State University "The examples provided in this book help to bridge that gap between knowledge and practice in a way that very few texts do. The layout of the book is also simple, straight-forward, and very user-friendly; a perfect 'reference' book for beginning and seasoned counselors alike." --Sheri Anna Atwater, California State University, Los Angeles "The key strength of this project is the focus on basic and specific techniques used in counseling. It is practical and immensely helpful….I also appreciate the ways the authors grounded the techniques in theory and provided diverse cases (school, college, community settings) and evaluation of the techniques." --Heather Trepal, University of Texas at San AntonioBradley T. Erford is the author of 'Thirty-Five Techniques Every Counselor Should Know', published 2009 under ISBN 9780131702820 and ISBN 0131702823.