Metaphors in Counselor Education and Supervision provides counselor educators and supervisors with creative applications of metaphors to help students and supervisees who struggle with abstract clinical concepts or foundational clinical skills.
This teaching and supervision guide provides a variety of metaphors to clarify different areas of counselor education and supervision, including but not limited to case conceptualization, self-care, the counseling process, countertransference, suicide assessments, and advocacy. Each metaphor is accompanied by ethical and cultural considerations, group supervision modifications, and alternative uses to help emphasize diversity and ethics.
This book will prepare supervisees and students with unique methods for teaching and understanding counseling concepts and skills and supply professional counselors with creative and different perspectives to use in practice.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Using Metaphors as Tools
Stephanie L. Brooke and Jacqueline Baer
Part II: Metaphors
Chapter 1: Do You Treat Your Clients Like Fine China?
Chapter 2: The Theatre: Using Empathy for Meaning
J. Justin Cook
Chapter 3: Employing Counselors as Personal Trainers to Evoke Significant Life Changes
Chapter 4: Keep Your Eyes on the Road
Chapter 5: The Elephant Hunter
Christian J. Dean
Chapter 6: A Jigsaw Puzzle as a Metaphor for Crisis Response
Courtney M. Holmes
Chapter 7: The Circus
Linda M. Beeler
Chapter 8: The Car Mechanic
Christian J. Dean
Chapter 9: The Mine of the Mind
Chapter 10: Assimilative Integration: Selecting from One’s Theoretical Spice Cabinet
Jessica Z. Taylor
Chapter 11: The Flip Book: A Metaphor for Change
Chapter 12: Roots Not Leaves: Navigating Clinical Focus and Treatment Planning
Sarah E. Stewart-Spencer
Chapter 13: Ocean of Emotion: Exploring the Therapist Role and Countertransference
Sarah E. Stewart-Spencer
Chapter 14: Massaging the Tension: The Balance Between Balancing and Pushing Through Tension
Christian D. Chan and Brian A. Kooyman
Chapter 15: Magic Mirror on the Wall: Counseling Self-Reflection as an Ethical Obligation
Chapter 16: Counseling Substance Abuse: Ghostbusting Hungry Ghosts
Justin G. Jacques
Chapter 17: Undercurrents and Riptides: Addressing End of Life Issues
Andy Brown and Susan J. Foster
Chapter 18: Band of Counselors: Winning the Battle of Turning Raw Recruits into Skilled Counselors
Candace Marie McLain-Tait, Joelle Paris France Lewis, and Kelly Dunbar Davison
Chapter 19: Internship is a Circus!
Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett and Melissa Shiplett-Jupe
Chapter 20: The Coach and the Quarterback in the Therapeutic Relationship
Patricia A. Robey and Victoria A. Harris
Chapter 21: Counselor as Advocate: Getting in the Arena
Staci L. Born and Jennifer K. Londgren
Chapter 22: Channeling Your Inner Beyoncé: A Guide to Enhancing Self-Efficacy for Beginning Counselors
Dr. Rebekah Reysen
Chapter 23: Connect Through the Door of Your Competency, Not the Window of Your Pain
Katie Miley and Sarah E. Stewart-Spencer
Chapter 24: Self-Care: Staying off the Island
Stephen B. Fortson and Leslie Neyland-Brown
Chapter 25: Strikes, Spares, and Self-Care
Victoria Berenato and Diana L. Wildermuth
Sarah E. Stewart-Spencer, PhD, is a licensed and certified mental health counselor who specializes in trauma, emergency, and crisis response.
Christian J. Dean, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, NCC, is a clinical faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program at Southern New Hampshire University.
"This book is magic! Its focus on the use of metaphors in supervision and education is important and engaging. Ample examples of metaphors that can be used with trainees abound and are sure to freshen up even the most seasoned supervisors' professional toolkit." —Victoria Kress, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC, CCMH, director of the clinical mental health and addictions counseling programs at Youngstown State University
"Metaphors in Counselor Education and Supervision is the very best book of its kind for supervisors, clinicians, and educators. The compilation of unique metaphors provides a roadmap to negotiate a variety of therapeutic concepts for students as well as new and seasoned clinicians. This book is an important and well-written resource for mental health professionals worldwide." —Michael Dubi, EdD, LMHC, NCC, president of The International Trauma Training Institute