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A Manual for Students in the Helping Professions

Third Edition

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Counselling Training

April 2015 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written in a conversational and engaging style, this updated and expanded Third Edition of Thriving! helps future counselors and therapists to succeed in their training and professional development throughout their graduate careers. This informative and inspirational book includes an overview of the literature, personal accounts from students, practical tips/activities, and the latest coverage of such topics as advances in neuroscience research, crisis intervention, and more!
Chapter 1: The Thriving Principles
Use It—Don’t Lose It!  
Chapter 2: Making Your Training Journey
Being a Novice  
Being an Apprentice  
An Emerging Professional  
Chapter 3: Meeting Your Basic Needs
Your Personal Hierarchy of Needs  
Basic Needs and Self-Actualization  
Conducting a Needs Inventory  
Crafting a Balanced Life  
Chapter 4: Enhancing Your Academic Skills
Hearts and Minds  
Developing Critical Reflection Skills  
Learning by Heart  
The Core Academic Skills  
Chapter 5: Mindfully Managing Stress
Responding to Stress  
Mindful Management of Stress  
Beyond Stress  
Thriving Under Stress  
Stress and Character  
Stress Into Strength  
Chapter 6: Being With Others
What’s in Your Backpack?  
The Counseling Qualities  
Truth With a Capital T  
Important People in Your Training  
Chapter 7: Exploring Yourself
Make Personal Growth Your Goal  
The Need for Personal Growth  
Hold to Your Center  
Getting Clear  
Chapter 8: Becoming Neuro-Minded
Neuroscience of Magic and Counseling  
The Material Brain  
The Brain and Emotions  
Promoting Neuroplasticity  
Chapter 9: Intervening in Crises, Traumas, and Disasters
Fundamental Concepts  
Intervention Principles  
Crisis Intervention Techniques  
Preventing Suicide  
Disaster Intervention  
Mindfully Caring for Yourself  
Chapter 10: Thriving in Your Practicum and Internship
You Are Ready, Although You May Have Doubts  
Preparing for Practicum: Who Are You?  
Your Practicum  
A Final Wish  
Chapter 11: Launching Your Career
From Student to Professional  
Using Your Resources  
Planning Your Career  
Career Possibilities by Degree  
Conducting Your Search  
Your Career and Your Life  

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