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Thriving!
A Manual for Students in the Helping Professions

Third Edition


March 2015 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written in a conversational and engaging style, this updated and expanded Third Edition of Thriving! helps future counselors and therapists to succeed in their training and professional development throughout their graduate careers. This informative and inspirational book includes an overview of the literature, personal accounts from students, practical tips/activities, and the latest coverage of such topics as advances in neuroscience research, crisis intervention, and more!


 
Preface
 
Chapter 1: The Thriving Principles
Use It—Don’t Lose It!

 
Thriving

 
 
Chapter 2: Making Your Training Journey
Being a Novice

 
Being an Apprentice

 
An Emerging Professional

 
 
Chapter 3: Meeting Your Basic Needs
Your Personal Hierarchy of Needs

 
Basic Needs and Self-Actualization

 
Conducting a Needs Inventory

 
Crafting a Balanced Life

 
 
Chapter 4: Enhancing Your Academic Skills
Hearts and Minds

 
Developing Critical Reflection Skills

 
Learning by Heart

 
The Core Academic Skills

 
 
Chapter 5: Mindfully Managing Stress
Stress

 
Responding to Stress

 
Mindful Management of Stress

 
Beyond Stress

 
Thriving Under Stress

 
Stress and Character

 
Stress Into Strength

 
 
Chapter 6: Being With Others
What’s in Your Backpack?

 
The Counseling Qualities

 
Truth With a Capital T

 
Important People in Your Training

 
 
Chapter 7: Exploring Yourself
Make Personal Growth Your Goal

 
The Need for Personal Growth

 
Hold to Your Center

 
Countertransference

 
Getting Clear

 
 
Chapter 8: Becoming Neuro-Minded
Neuroscience of Magic and Counseling

 
The Material Brain

 
The Brain and Emotions

 
Promoting Neuroplasticity

 
 
Chapter 9: Intervening in Crises, Traumas, and Disasters
Fundamental Concepts

 
Intervention Principles

 
Crisis Intervention Techniques

 
Preventing Suicide

 
Disaster Intervention

 
Mindfully Caring for Yourself

 
 
Chapter 10: Thriving in Your Practicum and Internship
You Are Ready, Although You May Have Doubts

 
Preparing for Practicum: Who Are You?

 
Your Practicum

 
Internship

 
A Final Wish

 
 
Chapter 11: Launching Your Career
From Student to Professional

 
Using Your Resources

 
Planning Your Career

 
Career Possibilities by Degree

 
Conducting Your Search

 
Your Career and Your Life

 
 
Index
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • A new Chapter 8 highlights recent neuroscience research that has provided insights into the mysteries of the brain and has uncovered neurological evidence for the effectiveness of counseling and therapy.
  • A new Chapter 9 introduces the principles and basic techniques of crisis intervention, trauma counseling, and disaster response, exploring the challenges of these high stakes situations while highlighting the resilience of the human spirit and the potential for posttraumatic growth.
  • Additional Internet resources offer up-to-date information and helpful assistance.
  • New examples have been added throughout.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Personal narratives by graduate students offer readers comfort, hope, and inspiration as they deal with the stress and challenge of graduate school.
  • Practical, hands-on suggestions and tips help students thrive in their graduate studies.
  • Exercises in every chapter invite students to engage in activities that promote self-exploration and experiential learning to develop key skills.
  • Every chapter concludes with a list of resources, including recommended readings and helpful websites.

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