Counselling and Interviewing for Carers: A Basic Guide
Counselling 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.
- Edited By: Hugh Irons
- Published Date: March 31, 2007
- Publisher: Ausmed Publications
- ISBN: 0-9751585-8-9
As the second volume in Ausmed’s new ‘Basic Guide’ series, Counselling and Interviewing for Carers: A Basic Guide provides valuable information on fundamental counselling 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 counselling. 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. Counselling 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.
- 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 counselling 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 themselves in the role of a carer to profoundly improve the emotional and psychological health of people in distress.
About the Editor
Hugh Irons is a registered nurse, who holds a master’s degree in community-health nursing and qualifications in workplace assessment and training. He has nearly 20 years of experience in this field and also has substantial experience in teaching and coordinating undergraduate nursing students at the University of Ballarat, where he is a teaching fellow. In addition to this, Hugh is a qualified relaxation massage therapist. He is a member of both the Royal College of Nursing, Australia and the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing, and is an associate member of the Australian Counselling Association.
Hugh runs his own consultancy in workplace and community mental-health behavioural training. In this role, Hugh conducts seminars, runs workplace in-service sessions, and facilitates conferences on a multitude of related topics.
Hugh’s motivation for writing this book springs from his conviction that all caring persons, with or without formal training, can have a significant therapeutic impact on the mental health and wellbeing of people who find themselves in distressing circumstances.
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