Interviewing for the Helping Professions: A Relational Approach by Fred R. McKenzieInterviewing for the Helping Professions: A Relational Approach by Fred R. McKenzie

Interviewing for the Helping Professions: A Relational Approach

byFred R. McKenzie

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Conducting a successful professional interview is more than an exercise of technical skills. The specific approach an interviewer takes with any client should be informed by the interviewer's understanding of the client's needs and preferences exhibited within the developing relationship.Interviewing for the Helping Professions promotes a theory-driven, relational approach to professional interviewing across disciplines. The author's aim is to organically illustrate the theories and techniques of interviewing within the context of building and utilizing the therapeutic relationship.The author uses example interviews to illustrate the variety of settings, clients, and issues interviewers encounter. Each interview is fully annotated with the theory and practice skills being exhibited. The emphasis on theory allows the reader to fully understand the underlying principles ofinterviewing, encouraging them to be present and in-the-moment with their clients. This comprehensive book is an indispensable resource for practice courses in counseling, human services, psychology, and social work programs.

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Fred R. McKenzie (MSW, George Williams College, PhD, Loyola University) is director of the School of Social Work, and director of the Doctor of Social Work Program at Aurora University in Illinois. He has been a full-time faculty member at Aurora since 1991. Previously, Professor McKenzie served as associate director for clinical servi...
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Title:Interviewing for the Helping Professions: A Relational ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:June 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615419

ISBN - 13:9780190615413

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"This is a very well written text which includes a wealth of valuable and helpful materials which will definitely serve well to prepare students who are about to embark on a career in the area of human service." --Penny Tropman, LCSW