Becoming a Helper,
8th Edition

Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey

ISBN-13: 9780357366271
Copyright 2021 | Published
448 pages | List Price: USD $131.95
ISBN: 9780357366271

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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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.

  • Gerald Corey

    Gerald Corey, Ed.D., A.B.P.P., is professor emeritus of human services and counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters in 1992 from National Louis University. He is a diplomate in counseling psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist in California; and a national certified counselor. Dr. Corey is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, the Eminent Career Award from ASGW in 2001, and the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. He is the author or coauthor of 16 textbooks on counseling currently in print as well as more than 70 journal articles and numerous book chapters. His book, THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, has been translated into Arabic, Indonesian, Portuguese, Turkish, Korean and Chinese. This book, THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, has been translated into Korean, Chinese, Spanish and Russian. ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS has been translated into Korean, Japanese and Chinese. With his colleagues, Dr. Corey has conducted workshops in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Scotland, Mexico, Canada, China and Korea -- with a special focus on training in group counseling.

  • Marianne Schneider Corey

    Marianne Schneider Corey 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 and Gerald Corey received its Eminent Career Award in 2001. In 2011 they received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association, of which she is a member. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. In the past 40 years, she and Gerald Corey have presented workshops in group counseling for mental health professionals at universities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England and Ireland. In addition to BECOMING A HELPER, which has been translated into Korean and Japanese, she is co-author of ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, 10th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Cindy Corey), which has been translated into Japanese, Chinese and Korean; GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Cindy Corey), which has been translated into Korean, Chinese and Polish; I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE, 11th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Michelle Muratori), which has been translated into Chinese; and GROUP TECHNIQUES, Fourth Edition (with Gerald Corey, Patrick Callanan and Michael Russell), which has been translated into Portuguese, Korean, Japanese and Czech.Along with Gerald Corey and Robert Haynes, she also created two educational video programs: "Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges DVD and Workbook" (2014) and "Ethics in Action: DVD and Workbook" (2015).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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