Becoming a Helper 7th ed
by Gerald Corey
Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in the helping professions, BECOMING A HELPER, Seventh Edition, provides an overview of the stages of the helping process while teaching students the skills and knowledge they need to become successful helping professionals. Drawing on their years of experience, Corey and Corey focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties students often encounter on the road to becoming effective helpers. They also emphasize self-reflection on a number of professional issues. Finally, the authors help students decide if a career in the helping professions is right for them by asking them to take a candid look at the demands and strains they’ll face in the field.
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“A comprehensive orientation to the counseling profession that helps beginning level helpers become aware, knowledgeable, and skillful in facilitating the skills of empathy and professional competence.”
“BECOMING A HELPER is a warm, instructive conversation between two experienced helpers and students embarking on a career in the helping professions. Corey and Corey provide important practical and reflective information while communicating care for the students and their future clients. BECOMING A HELPER is the perfect first semester text for training in the helping professions.”
“This text is user friendly, practical, supportive, and encouraging to counselors-in-training. The information provided is based on current research and offers the readers best practices within the field. The authors do an outstanding job of balancing colloquial language with academic language-making the material interesting, engaging, yet relevant. I believe this text is an excellent resource for not only students, but also for supervisors and current practitioners.”
### About the Author
Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and is a National Certified Counselor. She received her master’s degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from Chapman College. She is a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work and was the recipient of this organization’s Eminent Career Award in 2001. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, and is a member of that organization. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. In addition to I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE, which has been translated into Chinese, Marianne has coauthored the following books, all with Cengage Learning: GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition (2018, with Gerald Corey and Cindy Corey) BECOMING A HELPER, 7th Edition (2016, with Gerald Corey); ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, 9th Edition (2015, with Gerald Corey, Cindy Corey, and Patrick Callanan); and GROUP TECHNIQUES, 4th Edition (2015, with Gerald Corey, Patrick Callanan, and Michael Russell).
GERALD COREY is a 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 is a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association (ACA); and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). Along with Marianne Schneider Corey, Jerry received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011 and the Eminent Career Award from ASGW in 2001. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling and ethics in counseling. He is the author or coauthor of 15 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with numerous journal articles. His book, THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, has been translated into Arabic, Indonesian, Portuguese, Korean, Turkish, and Chinese. THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING has been translated into Korean, Chinese, Spanish, and Russian. In the past 40 years, Jerry and Marianne Schneider Corey have presented workshops in group counseling for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland.
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