Client Assessment Paperback
Edited by Stephen Palmer, Gladeana McMahon
Part of the Professional Skills for Counsellors Series series
'This chunky little book is packed with interesting approaches to the currently fashionable area of client assessment...This is a book for any counsellor or counsellor trainee's shelf, a necessary reference for the sound professional' - Counselling News 'The comprehensive series of essays...is a timely contribution...This book is about being professional and effective...a valuable multimodal life inventory for use with clients is provided' - Counselling, The Journal of The British Association for Counselling What information will help you assess the therapeutic needs of a client?
Could you identify a suicidal client? How can you tell whether or not you are working with appropriate clients?
Answering these and other questions, this book sheds light on a crucial, but often neglected, area of counselling.
The authors provide clear guidelines, backed up by practice points, which clarify the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of clients. The book adopts a broad approach, transcending specific counselling theories and covering the main issues involved at key stages in the client/counsellor relationship - from the initial contact, through monitoring of the therapeutic programme, to ending the counselling process.
Areas examined include: assessing the best type of therapy for each client; identifying the client's therapeutic goals; history taking; referral; and evaluating goal achievement.
Gladeanna McMahon is presenter of the ITV programme Dial A Mum.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, 1, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/03/1997
- Category: Counselling & advice services
- ISBN: 9780803975033