The Helping Relationship is a text for learning and teaching basic philosophy, helping skills, and processes that are essential grounding for most professions and for all human-contact occupations.
The Helping Relationship presents and illustrates skills in the order in which they are used in the helping process. The primary emphasis in the helping process is to promote self-help, such as coping competence, to solve one’s own problems and draw on one’s own inner strengths.
Preface. 1. Helping: What does it mean?
Your view of helping?
The helping process.
Motives for helping.
Peer and community helpers, professional and nonprofessional helpers. 2. Characteristics of helpers.
Levels and styles.
The helper personality.
Why is helping effective? 3. The helping process.
The helping process as experienced. 4. Helping skills for understanding.
Listening, leading, reflecting, challenging, interpreting, informing, summarizing. 5. Helping skills for loss and crisis.
Strategies for helping.
Crisis management. 6. Helping skills for positive action and behavior change.
The action approach to helping.
Making positive behavior changes. 7. Ethical issues in helping relationships.
Helper competence and limitations.
Crisis responses. 8. Thinking about the helping process.
A personal theory of helpfulness.
Tying theory to practice.
Helping groups. Bibliography. Index.