This book presents a new model for conceptualizing and applying a social and cognitive perspective on therapeutic practice. Building on the micro-skills framework for training, the author adds cognitive modifiability theories to create a social cognition approach to training and practice. The material has been field tested in a graduate academic context and in consultation in mental health settings, and chapters contain didactic explications, illustrative examples, practice exercises, and graphic schemas to help readers integrate specific practices into a broader comprehensive theoretical framework. Mental health professionals and students in advanced counseling courses will find that this book broadens their perspectives beyond basic micro-skills approaches and provides an expansive and systematic framework for conceptualizing the therapeutic process.
Louis H. Falik, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Counseling at San Francisco State University, USA, and a senior scholar focusing on training, research, and professional development at the international Feuerstein Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.
1. Formulating the Process of Counseling: The Dynamics of Behavioral Change 2. A Theoretical Foundation for the Therapeutic Process: Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) 3. Applying MLE to the Therapeutic Process 4. Social Cognition: A Foundation for Affective and Behavioral Change 5. Translating Social Cognition into Treatment Planning 6. Application of An Integrative Model to The Therapeutic Process 7. The Phases of the Therapeutic Relationship Reflected in the Integrative Model 8. The Focus of the Interaction: Content versus Process 9. The Nature of the Therapeutic Response: Implicit versus Explicit 10. Application of the Model Appendix A: Formulating Responses Reflecting the MLE Parameters Appendix B: Illustrative Case Studies Appendix C: Glossary