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Therapist-client relationships/communication.

Knapp, H. (2007). Therapeutic Communication: Developing Professional Skills. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. $39.95 (paper).

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. This supplemental text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate clinical skills courses across the human services in the fields of counseling, social work, psychology, and nursing. It is also an excellent resource for any professional dealing with clients in a clinical fashion.
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Title Annotation:BOOKS RECEIVED; Therapeutic Communication: Developing Professional Skills
Publication:Journal of Social Work Education
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jan 1, 2008
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