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Intentional Interviewing and Counseling : Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society : 8th Edition - Allen E. Ivey

Intentional Interviewing and Counseling

Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society : 8th Edition


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Over 450 data-based studies and years of field testing attest to the effectiveness of the Microskills model in INTENTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING: FACILITATING CLIENT DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY, 8th Edition. This hallmark text enables students of many backgrounds to master basic skills in a step-by-step fashion, thereby rapidly empowering them to use listening and influencing skills as they conduct full interviews. Along the way, students are challenged to re-evaluate their current behaviors and perceptions. As a result, they gain valuable insight about themselves, their strengths, and the areas where they can develop further. By the time they finish reading the text, students will have the ability to adapt their skills to address both individual and multicultural uniqueness, conduct interviews using five different theoretical approaches, and be well on their way to developing a personalized style and theory of interviewing and counseling that matches their own aptitudes and affinities.


  • INTENTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING: FACILITATING CLIENT DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY, 8th Edition, with its Microskills model, is the most thoroughly researched and classroom-tested counseling skills text available. In this edition, every chapter has been reviewed to further enhance clarity and relevance, and to integrate updated research findings.
  • The popular five-stage interview structure--relationship, story and strengths, goals, restory, and action--integrates these concepts and helps students understand and utilize microskills more effectively. The model also makes is easier for students to generalize the five stages to multiple theories and practices in human relations, social work, counseling, and psychotherapy.
  • Integration of cutting-edge neuroscience includes discussion of the specific impact of neuroscience on interviewing practice. An appendix describes additional practical implications.
  • The book's interactive, dialogical view of the interview illustrates how the language and brain of both counselor and client are changed throughout the process. This coverage helps students understand the concepts of consciousness, short-term memory, and how their skills can help the client move new thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to long-term memory.
  • Readers are shown, step by step, how to conduct effective motivational interviewing counseling, assertiveness-training sessions, decisional interviews, and person-centered interviews.
  • The text helps students master listening and influencing skills, integrate these skills into full interviews, and develop beginning mastery of various approaches to theory. It also illustrates how students can sharpen their observation skills and use those techniques for self-observation and client observation.
  • Ethics and multicultural understanding form the foundation of the Microskills hierarchy and students are encouraged to consider these issues throughout the text. Wellness and positive psychology are added to this foundation, including specifics for conducting a wellness assessment.
  • The "Portfolio of Competencies" provides students with a wide variety of exercises and assessment systems, helping them to examine themselves and their orientation to theory and practice.
  • Each chapter features a sample interview with detailed process notes, research boxes that show the background of important skills, case studies and examples, and boxes and tables that outline key messages in more detail.
  • Multicultural issues and competencies are constantly emphasized in this text, the first to recognize cultural differences in the counseling process.

  • Table of Contents
    As We Begin: Interviewing and Counseling as Science and Art.
    Section I: The Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy.
    1. Toward Intentional Interviewing, Counseling, and Psychotherapy.
    2. Ethics, Multicultural Competence, and the Positive Psychology and Wellness Approach.
    3. Attending Behavior and Empathy.
    4. Observation Skills
    Section II: The Basic Listening Sequence: How to Organize a Session.
    5. Questions: Opening Communication.
    6. Encouraging, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing: Key Skills of Active Listening.
    7. Reflecting Feelings: A Foundation of Client Experience.
    8. How to Conduct a Five-Stage Counseling Session Using Only Listening Skills.
    Section III: Focusing and Empathic Confrontation: Neuroscience, Memory, and the Influencing Skills.
    9. Focusing the Counseling Session: Exploring the Story From Multiple Perspectives
    10. Empathic Confrontation and the Creative New: Identifying and Challenging Client Conflict
    Section IV: Interpersonal Influencing Skills for Creative Change
    11. Reflection of Meaning and Interpretation/Reframe: Helping Clients Restory Their Lives.
    12. Self-Disclosure and Feedback: Immediacy and Genuineness in Counseling and Therapy
    13. Concrete Action Strategies for Client Change: Logical Consequences, Instruction/Psychedocation, Stress Management, and Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
    Section V: Skill Integration, Theory Into Practice, and Determining Personal Style
    14. Skill Integration, Decision Counseling, Treatment Planning, and Relapse Prevention
    15. How to use Microskills and the Five Stages With Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
    16. Determining Personal Style and Future Theoretical/Practical Integration.
    Appendix A: The Ivey Taxonomy: Definitions and Predicted Results.
    Appendix B: The Family Genogram
    Appendix C: Counseling, Neuroscience, and Microskills.
    Name Index.
    Subject Index.

    ISBN: 9781285065359
    ISBN-10: 1285065352
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 504
    Published: 25th February 2013
    Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 25.654 x 21.082  x 2.54
    Weight (kg): 1.089
    Edition Number: 8
    Edition Type: Revised