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- ISBN: 9780787948061 | 0787948063
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/15/2002
Throughout the book, the authors focus on the basic skills that facilitate communications in therapy (empathy, respect, authenticity, relating in the here-and-now, and confrontation) and explore specific methods of using them. These skills--which research shows are crucial to effective therapy--enable therapists and counselors to * Empathize in a caring way with the feelings of clients * Become receptive to clients in a warm, respectful, and nonjudgmental way * Constructively share feelings with clients in a natural, open manner * Therapeutically utilize moment-to-moment, here-and-now interaction * Make clients aware of their inconsistencies and discrepancies without arousing antagonism or defensiveness