Mental Health News: Library Acquisitions Add Counseling Text To Collections

Academic and public libraries add the Effective Counseling Skills course text to holdings, useful to the general public, professionals, and departments of education, psychology, counseling, social work, health sciences, mental health, and nursing.
Dec. 5, 2011 - PRLog -- The course text “Effective Counseling Skills” produced by the College of Mental Health Counseling is being acquired by collections librarians and subject specialists in academic and public libraries in the US, Canada, and other countries.

Found online at Amazon in digital and hard copy, the text by Daniel Keeran, MSW, can be seen at

Also available through interlibrary loan, the volume is held at many locations including: Howard University, Greater Victoria Public Library (Canada), Liberty University, Westbank Community Library (Austin, Texas), University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Manitoba, Vancouver Public Library (Canada), San Diego Public Library, Dallas Theological Seminary, Bogazici University Library - Istanbul (Turkey), Dixie State College of Utah, University of Louisville, University of Southern California, Texas A&M University, University of Missouri--Columbia, University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System, Columbia University Libraries, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Hunter College Wexler Library – New York, Trinity International University, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Library of Congress.

Ideal for the general public as well as the new counselor or social worker, the book is practical, reader-friendly, skill-focused, comprehensive, contains numerous examples, written in conversational style, and has a detailed index and table of contents.

Major topic areas include an explanation of the client's personal history, suicide prevention, how to begin and deepen the counseling process, helping the client learn healthy ways of relating, moving the client from childhood to maturity, skills for healing grief, and working with couples facing issues of conflict, infidelity, addiction, and other common problems. Practical ways to build and manage a counseling practice are presented.


"Loving every page as I devour every word. By the time I had reached page 40, I had two huge realizations of my own regarding family of origin issues. I welcomed the tears of healing."

“Thanks for the heads-up, and if anyone out in cycberland hasn't purchased this book, you are missing out.”

"Very informative using down-to-earth language. This book is hands-on ready-to-use technique type of information. Nice read without a lot of clinical jargon."

"I am still a student, but it is awesome to have such a wonderful resource to count on for real world advice. Thank you!"

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

"I found the textbook very enjoyable.  I found it especially helpful that Mr. Keeran provided so many first-hand accounts. I thought that this textbook provided the fundamental building blocks to becoming a skilled counselor."

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

"I think the practical wording of statements given throughout the text was very helpful in providing how to effectively communicate with clients. The text 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."

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