Therapeutic Communication: Developing Professional Skills

Therapeutic Communication: Developing Professional Skills Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Author: Herschel Knapp
Language: English
Pages: 285
Written in a clear and concise style, this jargon-free text provides student clinicians with the practice principles and fundamental communication skills used to facilitate effective therapeutic communication with clients. Organized into discrete sections to highlight one skill at a time, each chapter follows a unified format including an overview of the skill (e.g., empathy, reflection, validation, etc.); rationale for use; exemplary dialogue between therapist and client demonstrating actual usage of the skill; tutorial commentary embedded in the dialogue example; dialogue debriefing; and suggestions for variations.