Becoming a Helper,
8th Edition

Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Gerald Corey

ISBN-13: 9780357366271 | ISBN-10: 0357366271

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 448 pages

List Price USD $131.95


Considering a career in the helping professions? Corey and Corey's BECOMING A HELPER, Eighth Edition, is a must read! Drawing from years of experience in the classroom and in real-world practice, the authors focus on the struggles, anxieties and uncertainties students often encounter on the road to becoming effective helpers. The book provides an overview of the stages of the helping process as it equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful helping professional. Emphasizing self-reflection, the authors give you a candid insider's look at the demands, strains and challenges of the field -- helping you determine if a helping professions career is the right choice for you. In addition, MindTap empowers you with anywhere, anytime digital learning solutions to help you maximize your course success.

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Meet the Authors

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Marianne Schneider Corey, MA, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and a National Certified Counselor. She received her master’s degree in marriage, family and child counseling from Chapman College. A fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work, she was the recipient of its Eminent Career Award in 2001. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011. Corey has been involved in leading groups for different populations, providing training and supervision workshops in group process, facilitating self-exploration groups for graduate students in counseling, and co-facilitating training groups for group counselors and weeklong residential workshops in personal growth. Both Marianne and Gerald Corey have conducted training workshops, continuing education seminars and personal-growth groups in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Mexico, Hong Kong, China and Korea. She has made educational video programs with accompanying workbooks for Cengage: Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges (2014, with Gerald Corey and Robert Haynes); and Ethics in Action (2015, with Gerald Corey and Robert Haynes). Marianne and Gerald have been married since 1964. They have two adult daughters, Heidi and Cindy, two granddaughters and one grandson. She grew up in Germany and has kept in close contact with her family and friends there. In her free time, at the age of 80, she continues to enjoy traveling, reading, visiting with friends, bicycle riding and hiking in the mountains and the desert.

Gerald Corey, Ed.D., ABPP, is professor emeritus of human services and counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He is a distinguished visiting professor of counseling at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, where he teaches intensive courses in counseling theories, group counseling and ethics. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California and was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from National Louis University. Dr. Corey is a diplomate in counseling psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology), a licensed psychologist and a National Certified Counselor. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology, and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy), the American Counseling Association and the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Both Gerald and Marianne Corey have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association, as well as the Eminent Career Award from the Association for Specialists in Group Work. In addition, he received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton and the Thomas Hohenshil National Publications Award from the American Counseling Association. He is the author or co-author of 16 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with more than 70 journal articles and book chapters, and several of his books have been translated into other languages.

  • Delivering the most current coverage available, each chapter of the new Eighth Edition has been carefully reviewed and thoroughly updated to present the latest thinking, research and trends in practice.
  • All-new learning objectives in every chapter equip students with a clear purpose to focus their learning efforts -- maximizing both their study time and course success.
  • In addition to clips from the Ethics in Action program, the new MindTap for BECOMING A HELPER incorporates Groups in Action and Case of Ruth videos, case studies, self-inventories, assessment questions and much more. MindTap empowers students to read, listen and study on their phones, so they can learn on their own terms -- anytime, anywhere.
  • The text's comprehensive coverage of modern practice includes information on skills, stages of helping, managing boundaries and working with the community and groups.
  • Case examples and vignettes drawn from the authors' own professional experiences bring chapter concepts to life and get readers personally involved, while chapter reviews, focus questions, inventories and exercises help students to reflect on and apply what they've learned.
  • Reflecting current, real-world practice, the authors' insightful discussions illuminate the reality of what it is like to be a helper, while detailed self-assessments and inventories designed to encourage the self-reflection process help students investigate their motives and aptitude for becoming helpers.
  • Available with the text, the Ethics in Action program's approximately two hours of video material includes 22 vignettes that enable students to role-play ethical situations and responses, listen to commentary from the authors and participate in exercises that will help them further explore text topics and gain deeper knowledge. This program is available online through MindTap.

Table of Contents

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1. Are the Helping Professions for You?
2. Helper, Know Thyself.
3. Knowing Your Values.
4. Understanding Diversity.
5. Common Concerns of Beginning Helpers.
6. The Helping Process.
7. Theory Applied to Practice.
8. Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Helpers.
9. Managing Boundary Issues.
10. Getting the Most From Your Fieldwork and Supervision.
11. Working With Groups.
12. Working in the Community.
13. Stress, Burnout, and Self-Care.
14. Managing Crisis: Personally and Professionally.

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Becoming a Helper

  • ISBN-10: 0357366271
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