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Counselling and Interviewing for Carers: A Basic Guide




As the second volume in Ausmed’s new ‘Basic Guide’ series, Counseling and Interviewing for Carers: A Basic Guide provides valuable information on fundamental counseling skills to everyone who cares; whatever their situation and professional background. 

The book assumes that readers have no formal training in medicine, nursing, psychology, or counseling. Technical jargon has been deliberately kept to a minimum. All readers, no matter what their professional background, can pick up this book with confidence, knowing that they will be able to follow what is being said. 

Counseling and Interviewing for Carers: A Basic Guide is written for all those who want to enhance their caring skills and thus improve the emotional and psychological health of people in distress.

Contents include

  • Written in a ‘non-technical style’, but nevertheless interesting and informative, this book is intended for relatively ‘untrained’ people who have caring responsibilities for others and a desire to improve their communication skills in counseling and interviewing
  • Extremely useful for people who have no designated and specific ‘caring role’, but who find themselves in circumstances in which other people require their assistance and guidance
  • Presents, in simple and everyday terms, the basic techniques and strategies for what might be called ‘therapeutic communication’
  • Chapters fall into three broad groups; general aims and techniques, specific groups of people and specific situations and conditions
  • Enables anyone finding himself or herself in the role of a carer to profoundly improve the emotional and psychological health of people in distress.


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Author / Editor Biographies

RN. MN and Cert IV (Workplace Assessment and Training).
Hugh is a nurse consultant and educator with a master of nursing qualification, majoring in community health. He has extensive hospital and community-based experience as a mental health clinician where his clients included those affected by various forms of dementia. Hugh is well known as an informed and engaging teacher and his topics include psycho-geriatric aspects of care. Also, he is the author of the publication Counselling and Interviewing for Carers: A Basic Guide.

Publisher

Established in 1987, Ausmed Publications is the print publishing arm of Ausmed Education, a company is dedicated to producing high quality healthcare education in the form of: Seminars and Conferences, Online Resources, Video Learning Activities and Textbooks.

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