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Critical Thinking In Counselling And Psychotherapy

Author : Colin Feltham
ISBN : 9781446247679
Genre : Psychology
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This innovative new textbook examines the critical debates around key topics in counselling and psychotherapy. In nine sections including Everyday Counselling Practice, Training and Curriculum Issues, and Counselling, Society and Culture, Colin Feltham explores 60 provocative questions central to counselling training and practice. Ranging from more mainstream subjects like unconditional positive regard, ethics and supervision to broader social or philosophical issues such as employment concerns and the debate on assisted suicide, entries include: - Why have we focused on core theoretical models? - What are the pros and cons of short-term, time-limited counselling? - What's wrong with CBT? - Where is research taking us? - Is statutory regulation a good and inevitable development? - Are there limits to personal change in counselling? Each section includes questions for reflection, case studies and student exercises. This comprehensive, student-friendly text is a useful resource for lecturers to stimulate seminar discussion, and for all trainees wishing to write essays or generally develop their critical thinking in counselling and psychotherapy.

Critical Psychotherapy Psychoanalysis And Counselling

Author : D. Loewenthal
ISBN : 9781137460585
Genre : Psychology
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This book explores what 'critical' means for the talking therapies in a climate of increasing state influence and intervention. It looks at theoretical and practical notions of 'critical' from perspectives including queer theory, feminism, Marxism, the psychiatric survivor movement, as well as from within counsellor training and education.

The Handbook Of Transcultural Counselling And Psychotherapy

Author : Lago, Colin
ISBN : 9780335238491
Genre : Psychology
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This fascinating book examines recent critical thinking and research findings in the field of transcultural counselling and psychotherapy.

Essays On Philosophical Counseling

Author : Ran Lahav
ISBN : 0819199737
Genre : Philosophy
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In the first book written in English on this growing field of applied philosophy, Essays on Philosophical Counseling is a collection of 14 articles by leading philosophical counselors from five countries. The book presents the reader with the major approaches to philosophical counseling, by combing theoretical discussions with a large number of case studies. Divided into three parts, Essays on Philosophical Counseling first discusses the theoretical and historical background of philosophical counseling, then deals with the relationship between philosophical counseling and psychotherapy and last, focuses on specific types of problems and predicaments and how they are addressed philosophically. Contents: Philosophical Counseling: The General Picture; A Conceptual Framework for Philosophical Counseling: Worldview Interpretation, Ran Lahav; Philosophical Counseling in Holland: History and Open Issues, Ida Jongsma; The Training of a Philosophical Counselor, Dries Bole; Philosophical Counseling: The Arts of Ecological Relationship and Interpretation, Barbara Norman; Philosophical Counceling and Psychotherapy; Philosophy, Philosophical Practice, and Psychotherapy, Gerd A. Achenbach; Philosophical Counseling as a Critical Examination of Life-Directing Conceptions, Michael Schefczyk; Some Reflections on Philosophical Counseling and Psychotherapy, Ben Mijuskovic; Meaning Crisis: Philosophical Counseling and Psychotherapy, Steven Segal; Philosophical Counseling: Some Roles of Critical Thinking, Elliot D. Cohen; Specific Topics for Counseling; Philosophy in Marriage Counseling, Anette Prins-Bakker; Philosophical Practice, Pastoral Work, and Suicide Survivors, Will A.J.F. Gerbers; The Philosopher in the Business World as a Vision Developer, Ad Hoogendijk; On the Emergence of Ethical Counseling: Considerations and Two Case Studies, Louis Marinoff; Supplement: The Legal Perspective; Legal Issues in Philosophical Counseling, Barton Bernstein and Linda Bolin.

Introducing Counselling And Psychotherapy Research

Author : Terry Hanley
ISBN : 9781847872470
Genre : Psychology
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Introducing the language of research in counseling and psychotherapy, this book will help students begin to identify as researchers and develop their research literacy and awareness. Worked examples of research in action demystify the process, rooting it in critical pedagogy and the professional context of counseling. Introducing Counselling & Psychotherapy Research introduces research through a model of collaborative and experiential learning, with training exercises, student reflections, further reading, practical guidance on how to complete a thesis or dissertation, study skills and tips on how to use research supervision and dissemination.

Key Concepts In Counselling And Psychotherapy

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ISBN : 9780335242221
Genre : Psychology
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This A-Z guide is a concise, readable and critical review of the main concepts in the four dominant approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

Principles And Practice Of Grief Counseling

Author : Howard R. Winokuer, PhD
ISBN : 9780826108739
Genre : Social Science
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"The book is well-written, interesting, informative, thorough, and useful! As an educator for 43 years, this is the sort of text that I would be pleased to use in my classroom!....I would highly recommend this book! It is an important contribution to the field!"--Gerry R. Cox, PhD, in Illness, Crisis and Loss This core, introductory textbook for undergraduate and graduate level courses is the first volume to combine the knowledge and skills of counseling psychology with current theory and research in grief and bereavement. It is grounded in the belief that grief counseling is distinct from other therapeutic issues because grief is an adaptive response rather than a form of pathology. The book describes the unique aspects of grief as a normal response to loss, and views the goal of counseling bereaved individuals as one of facilitating the unfolding of the healthy and adaptive aspects of the process as it manifests itself within each client. Grief is considered a response to losses that are both death- and non-death-related; and psychological, physical, social, economical and practical experiences of grief are addressed. The text introduces various theories of bereavement and examines different therapeutic modalities that can be used in the context of grief and loss. Specific counseling practices that facilitate successful interventions are discussed, particularly that of "presence," considered by the authors to be the primary therapeutic stance when working with bereaved individuals. The text also addresses grief counseling with special populations, ethical issues, and self-care concerns for counselors. Case studies, discussion and reflection questions, and suggested additional resources are included in each chapter. Key Features: Regards grief therapy as a unique form of counseling based on grief as an adaptive response rather than as a form of pathology Combines the knowledge and skills of counseling psychology with current research in grief and bereavement Written by a prominent clinician and an educator with over 60 years of combined experience in grief counseling Focuses on the importance of "presence" as the most important therapeutic foundation for working with bereaved individuals

The Sage Handbook Of Counselling And Psychotherapy

Author : Colin Feltham
ISBN : 1412902754
Genre : Social Science
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`This all inclusive, comprehensive book may, on first glance, appear to have little that is relevant to emergency nurses. On closer scrutiny it covers many of the emotional problems and crises you will encounter in the emergency department…. [It] is a useful resource and reference book and will be valued by students and practitioners of emergency nursing' - Accident and Emergency Nursing Praise for the First Edition: `An amazingly comprehensive, well-written, balanced and pluralistic handbook that manages to present the rainbow field of psychotherapy and counselling in an accessible and reliable way. This state-of-the-art volume will become absolutely indispensable for anyone involved in this work, whether in training or qualified' - Andrew Samuels, Professor of Analytical Psychology, University of Essex `This remarkable book is more than an elegant presentation of contemporary counselling and psychotherapeutic theory. It is packed full of practical skills and hints - all written by highly experienced practitioners - and presented in an accessible and jargon-free format. No idea is left unturned. This is a practical handbook in every sense of the word and essential reading for trainees and practitioners alike' - Professor Robert Bor, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital, London `Well organized, fully inclusive and skilfully edited, it is going to be impossible not to buy this handbook. Basically it has something on everything which people might ask about the counselling and psychotherapy profession' - Dave Mearns, Professor of Counselling, University of Strathclyde `This is an immensely useful source book for therapists to keep near at hand in order to update knowledge and to satisfy curiosity about new ways of working. It will also be extremely helpful for trainees as they strive to gain an over-arching perspective in a rapidly proliferating field' - Professor Helen Cowie, School of Psychology and Counselling, University of Surrey Roehampton The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition is the most comprehensive text of its kind and an essential resource for trainees and practitioners alike. Comprising succinct and easy-to-access contributions, the Handbook describes not only the traditional skills and theoretical models, but also the most common client concerns brought to therapy and the particular skills required for different practice settings and client groups. Written and edited by those at the very forefront of counselling and psychotherapy, the Handbook has been substantially updated for this, the Second Edition and includes new material on evidence-based practice, psychopharmacology, counselling by email, psychodrama, solution-focused therapy, quality evaluation, and attachment theory. For trainees The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition provides the ideal companion to each stage of their studies, while for practitioners the Handbook is an indispensable source of professional reference.

Doing Counselling Research

Author : John McLeod
ISBN : 1446232557
Genre : Psychology
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`This is a great starting point for anyone studying or interested in counselling research. I would thoroughly recommend the Second Edition of this book' - Terry Hanley, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal Doing Counselling Research, Second Edition is a practical and accessible introduction to the research process within counselling and psychotherapy. Written both as a guide to carrying out research, and to using existing findings to inform practice, it provides essential information for all trainees and practitioners. John McLeod guides the reader through the principles and practice of undertaking a successful research project, explaining how to: - review the literature - select appropriate methods (qualitative and quantitative) - collect data - design and implement an effective study plan - evaluate findings. Taking account of developments in research methods, the book has been fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on evidence-based practice and practitioner research. Research literacy is now within the skillset of all counsellors and psychotherapists and, as a practical introduction to the subject, Doing Counselling Research will be indispensable to trainees and practitioners alike.

Researching Reflecting And Writing About Work

Author : Fiona Gardner
ISBN : 9781135198404
Genre : Psychology
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Researching, Reflecting and Writing about Work provides a guide to the research skills and critical thinking required to complete a research project for professional learning courses in counselling and psychotherapy. Written at a level easily accessible to those enrolled on a work-based qualification as well as those considering postgraduate research at master's level, this book includes: how we reflect on our work discussion on preparation and structuring of a case study how to present work in supervision with advice on process recording essay plan structures and appropriate methodologies for research ethical considerations and critical linking dilemmas and tensions involved in ‘research at work’. Key learning points and reflective exercises are included throughout and theory is supported by contributions detailing specific learning experiences from a variety of work settings, including the public sector, an organisation, in the community, and as an independent counsellor in a voluntary agency. There is also a section on how to prepare your research for consideration for publication and how to present your findings to colleagues. Researching, Reflecting and Writing about Work will be of interest to all those on counselling courses, or training as psychotherapists, as well as people involved in professional learning linked to the helping professions, including those interested in work-based research linked to therapy in any setting.

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