Short-Term Counseling


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Guidelines Based on Recent Research

Irving L. Janis

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How can counselors be most effective in advising clients who seek help in making vital decisions concerning health, career, marriage or other aspects of their personal lives? Irving Janis offers this practical guide, basing his suggestions mainly on the findings from recent field experiments in health clinics.

"Contains some fascinating ideas about the nuances of the counseling relationship and is a commendable attempt to increase the scientific base of counseling. Few top researches make such an effort to translate their findings to the actual practice of counseling; Janis sets a precedent worth following."—Deborah Hazel Johnson, Contemporary Psychology

"Irving Janis examines the processes and techniques involved in counseling individual clients who require help on a short term basis. He investigates decision-making linked to health problems, career changes and marital conflict. The work is the product of 1 years experience in counseling clinics and draws upon a wide range of associated research studies.  Janis comments that the guidelines presented could be useful either for newcomers to the field or for trained psychologists, psychiatrists or social workers who are knowledgeable about helping relationships."—Stuart Collins, Journal of Social Work
ISBN: 9780300031256
Publication Date: September 10, 1983
232 pages, 5.5 x 8.25
Counseling on Personal Decisions

Theory and Research on Short-Term Helping Relationships

Edited by Irving L. Janis

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