By necessity, today's teachers do much more than deliver instruction. In the classroom, on the playground, or even in the parking lot, teachers are often called upon to respond quickly and appropriately to students' social and emotional needs, drawing from instinct more than anything else. In this second edition of the bestselling Counseling Skills for Teachers, Jeffrey and Ellen Kottler expertly guide preservice and inservice teachers to be effective helpers in the context of today's most common challenges, highlighting issues related to homelessness, grief and loss, and bullying and harassment. The book also discusses: - Responding to a range of behaviors in formal and informal school settings - Building a culture of tolerance and respect in the classroom - Motivating disengaged students - Communicating effectively with counseling professionals and parents With an entirely new chapter on "Counseling Yourself," the book offers teachers surefire techniques for taking better care of themselves and the students in their schools.
The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behaviorby Jeffrey A. Kottler Jon Carlson
insightful and entertaining... and you thought you were weird!
This book is intended to give students in various professions a basic overview of the theory, process, and skills of helping methods.
Learn from master therapists and bring your skills to the next levelBringing a breath of fresh air to the therapy profession, this compelling and thoughtful resource urges readers to move from competency to full mastery in the mental health field. Combining the findings of hundreds of previous studies, interviews with a wide range of master therapists, own unique experiences and perspectives, Jeffery A. Kottler and Jon Carlson have devised a guide that takes therapists out of their comfort zones.Professionals in the fields of psychology, counseling, social work, and human services, as well as graduate students studying for these professions, will find a level of honesty and candor in this resource, which tackles a range of essential topics in a frank, personal tone, and closes with a meaningful discussion about the challenges of striving for mastery. Master therapists and authors Kottler and Carlson explore a range of hot-button topics, such as:Cultural misunderstandingsDisliking your clients (or having clients dislike you)Receiving negative feedback from clientsInjecting creativity into the therapeutic processFinding time for social justice and advocacyOn Being a Master Therapist provides a much-needed look at a range of topics that aren't often given such genuine and insightful treatment, with the goal of helping you attain the attributes that truly distinguish excellence in clinical practice. Start on your journey toward mastery with this thoughtful resource.
According to Kottler (counseling, California State U., Fullerton), much has changed in the field since the 1986 edition was published. The book includes updated research and treats issues related to the challenges of increasing client diversity and complaints, managed care, and new technology. New chapters address therapists' reciprocal relationship with their clients, struggles with negative outcomes, forbidden admissions, and responsibility to promote social justice in the broader world.
Teach like a pro from day one!In this updated version of the successful Secrets for Secondary School Teachers, you will learn tangible ways to supercharge your teaching skills, while avoiding the pitfalls common to beginning teachers. Offering a unique blend of perspectives and "insider" insights into secondary education, a seasoned high school teacher, a long-time educator and counselor, and a recent high school graduate join forces to impart proven tips and tools.This indispensable guide combines practical applications of your preservice coursework with straightforward portrayals of what you can expect during your first days, weeks, semesters, and years in the classroom.Already packed with winning ideas and real-life scenarios, this newest edition has added: A new chapter on developing plans for instruction and assessment Rubrics-both holistic and analytic A-to-Z list of assessments Expanded information on multiple intelligences and diverse learning populations Suggestions for students with attention deficits Stress source chart Technology tipsReduce your stress, hone your skills, and be "in the know" with this invaluable resource.
Stress Management and Prevention, Second Edition offers a fun and exciting way to learn about stress, its causes, and ways to deal with and prevent it. Not only will you enjoy reading it, but you'll also find yourself motivated to continue incorporating what you learn into your life long after your class is over. You'll explore both Western and Eastern views of stress to learn about its nature, what can trigger it, and the impact it can have on your body and your life. Numerous coping strategies are explored, including problem solving and time management skills, psychological and spiritual relaxation methods, and healthy nutritional and lifestyle choices. Self-reflection and self-awareness exercises, activities, and hands-on techniques will show you how to effectively and easily manage your stress and, most importantly, prevent it from reoccurring. A collection of 17 videos to accompany the text are available here: www.youtube.com/user/routledgetherapy.
Outlines strategies teachers can use to succeed with difficult and hard to motivate young people.
Advice and inspiration for the real-life challenges of being a mental health professional. Graduate school and professional training for therapists often focus on academic preparation, but there's a lot more that a therapist needs to know to be successful after graduation. With warmth, wisdom, and expertise, Jeffrey A. Kottler covers crucial but underaddressed challenges that therapists face in their professional lives at all levels of experience. PART I , "More Than You Bargained For," covers the changing landscape of the mental health profession and the limits and merits of professional training. PART II , "Secrets and Neglected Challenges," explores important issues that are often overlooked during training years, including the ways our clients become our greatest teachers, the power of storytelling, and the role of deception in psychotherapy. And in PART III , "Ongoing Personal and Professional Development," Kottler focuses on areas in which even the most experienced therapists can continue to hone their talents and maximize their potential, laying out effective tips to navigate organization politics, write and publish books and articles, cultivate creativity in clinical work, maintain a private practice, present and lecture to large and small audiences, sustain passion for the work of helping others, plan for the future, and much more. As honest and inspiring as it is revealing, this book offers therapists and counselors at all levels of experience key ideas for thriving after formal education.
Mental health professionals spend their days helping others, but who is there to help them when stress and burnout threaten their own well-being? Filled with self-assessments, journaling exercises, and activities designed to facilitate renewal, growth, and change, this timely book helps clinicians help themselves with coverage of career threatening issues, such as fear of failure, loss of confidence, and the financial stress and loss of autonomy that many clinician's experience as a result of managed care and its constraints.
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