Revised and updated to conform to the most recent information provided by DSM-V, On Becoming a Counselor is an indispensable resource for those who have no psychological or psychiatric training but whose everyday work calls upon them to help stressed and troubled people. Part 1 explores the ancient Greek aphorism, 'Know Thyself' as it pertains to those who provide counselling. Part 2 reviews the practical strategies and goals of counselling that enable the counsellor to 'set the stage' for work with other people.
Part 3 reviews the most common problems that adults present to counsellors. Part 4 addresses some common situations in which counsellors find themselves such as working with people with marital problems or suicidal thoughts.