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Asked 9th Mar, 2016

Can you help me out about tools and techniques and its importance in guidance and counseling?

I'm kinda bombarded in my work and then after work i have still my class in graduate school, that is why i'm basically drowning and kinda thinking of giving up my schooling...
I really need a help for my subjects about counseling theories, tools and techniques. group process and guidance for exceptional children.
thank you so much and God Bless!! 

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Maro,
I have several friends studying counseling currently and set to graduate this July (they, like me, earned their Undergraduate degrees in Psychology and are in the Marriage and Family Therapy program). They may be able to help you. I will send you their contact information in a private message.
11th Mar, 2016
Lisa Wascher
Vanderbilt University
I'm not sure what you are asking? When you say subjects, are you referring to people in your research studies? Are they needing counseling? There are too many theories, techniques and tools to summarize here. The main therapy modality for people that are needing traditional counseling I would explore first would be Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (CBT). Anyone can look up books by Albert Ellis or David Burns and learn about practical and effective coping strategies for life. If the person is dealing with addiction of any type or perhaps a personality disorder, Dialetical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by Shapiro is effective for more serious regulation of impulsivity and character issues. I am answering this as though you need help for people you encounter in your research. There is a plethora of information on youtube demonstrating mindfulness, stress management, and relaxation techniques. Combining the best of CBT and mindfulness techniques, along with other concepts and research backed outcomes, Acceptance Committment Therapy (ACT) is an excellent choice of modality for anyone, as well. Your subjects would need to find a therapist doing these types of therapy or begin to read and research them for themselves. There are even apps now available on cell phones that teach most of the basic techniques for combatting anxiety and depression with coping skills, relaxation and mindfulness activities. The above should be a start in getting someone on the road to better mental health. Feel free to ask any specific questions, if needed. I'm not sure my answer was helpful.
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11th Mar, 2016
Ella Mizzi
Hello Maro,
I have found http://counsellingtutor.com/ very helpful. Rory Lees-Oakes from CounsellingTutor has loads of videos on YouTube to help you with tools and techniques; here is the link to the videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/CounsellingResource/videos
Hang in there! :) Sending you blessings!

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