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Effective Homework in Counseling


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“The counselor says: Homework. The response from the counselee is: slumped shoulders, glazed eyes, slack jaw. It feels like one more burden. It does not feel like “help.” Why is that? Why is something that is supposed to be helpful viewed so negatively?”

So begins Robyn Huck’s toolbox article. In “Effective Homework in Counseling,” Huck sets out to rescue homework from its bad reputation. Through helpful guidelines for the counselor and case studies that demonstrate those guidelines being applied to real counseling situations, Huck is able to do just that. You’ll leave this article with a vision for how to productively incorporate homework into the counseling process.