Mental Health News: Best-Selling Counseling Book For The Public

Effective Counseling Skills by Daniel Keeran, MSW, is easy to read and well-received by the general public and professional counselors alike. Send this report to family and friends facing difficult personal challenges.
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June 29, 2011 - PRLog -- This book gives away the secrets of effective counselors and therapists and helps the reader understand and heal childhood experiences affecting adult life and relationships.

The practical skills and concepts distilled in the present form, are the contributions of countless colleagues and clients over the years who have challenged the creative energies of the author.

Effective Counseling Skills is designed to achieve the primary purpose of making counseling skills public knowledge in the belief that the health of society is improved when counseling is known to the most people.

The style of the manual is conversational and easy to read, with numerous examples of the wording of helpful and healing things to say to a person in trouble and seeking your help.

Major topic areas include an explanation of personal history, how to begin and deepen the counseling process, suicide prevention, helping the person learn healthy ways of relating, resolving conflict, skills for healing grief, working with specific issues in couples counseling, and much more.

Author: Daniel Keeran, MSW, has over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist and counselor educator, founded the Counselor Training Institute explanding to five cities, and is currently President of the College of Mental Health Counseling.

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Readers Comments:

"I immensely enjoyed reading the book and its in-depth discussions of how to conduct a counseling session, the things to look for and what to say." – N.K.

"I found the book very enjoyable.  I found it especially helpful that Mr. Keeran provided so many first-hand accounts. This book provided the fundamental building blocks to becoming a skilled counsellor." – M.P.

"The more I read the more it made sense and linked all together.  I liked how it took me step-by-step into the situations that I may encounter.  It was quite incredible how I would pause to ask a question, to have it answered only a few sentences later."  – L.M.

"I think the practical wording of statements given throughout the book was very helpful in providing how to effectively communicate with people seeking help. The book was written in a very practical way and the essential skills and interventions were well written and laid out in a way that was not too complex to grasp." – G.P.

"The book was written in a clear and understandable way. It taught me a variety of subjects such as respect and dignity for all clients. It showed ways of dealing with, supporting, and alleviating distress."  – R.R.

See a video presentation by the author here:

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