The Trouble With Psychotherapy

Author: Campbell Purton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137413697
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Current therapeutic practice is grounded in traditional theories of psychotherapy, such as the theories that underlie cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and person-centred practice. But none of these approaches has been proven to be more effective than any other, leaving the therapist with an ethical and professional dilemma: how do you advocate and practise one theory with your clients, when a completely different theoretical approach is being successfully practised down the road? In this book Campbell Purton argues that psychotherapy and counselling theories fail to provide adequate justification for their practice. Part 1 highlights the weaknesses and dangers that underlie traditional counselling theories and their derivatives, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, existential and neuroscience approaches. Having unpicked these theories, Part 2 goes on to develop an exciting new way of thinking about therapy that does not rely on theory - one that can be likened to a 'common sense' approach to therapeutic practice. This book poses important questions and offers unique insight for anyone studying or practising in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

The Sage Handbook Of Counselling And Psychotherapy

Author: Colin Feltham
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526417642
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At over 600 pages and with more than 100 contributions, this Fourth Edition brings together the essentials of counselling and psychotherapy theory, research, skills and practice. Including new content on assessment, theory, applications and settings, and with new chapter overviews and summaries, this continues to be the most comprehensive and accessible guide to the field for trainees or experienced practitioners.

Pregnancy The Commonsense Approach

Author: Pat Thomas
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717165876
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‘This book is full of wisdom … and should be required reading for all women of childbearing age.’ Marsden Wagner, M.D., M.S.P.H. Among women there used to be a ‘common’ sense of what was appropriate, effective and safe in pregnancy and birth. Today, common sense has given way to expert opinion. Pat Thomas’s excellent guide hopes to restore a little balance. It will provide women with the resources they need not only to cope with, but to enjoy their pregnancy. Pat Thomas treats pregnancy as a state of health, suggesting practical guidelines for a good diet and gentle exercises while offering sensible advice for common complaints that may occur. She also deals with the mother’s emotional wellbeing both during and after pregnancy and looks sympathetically at the role of the man and how it can be enhanced to the benefit of both parents. Written in a supportive and easy style, the book includes helpful nutritional charts, useful addresses and further reading. The CommonSense Approach series is a series of self-help guides that provide practical and sound ways to deal with many of life’s common complaints. Each book in the series is written for the layperson, and adopts a commonsense approach to the many questions surrounding a particular topic. It explains what the complaint is, how and why it occurs, and what can be done about it. It includes advice on helping ourselves, and information on where to go for further help. It encourages us to take responsibility for our own health, to be sensible and not always to rely on medical intervention for every ill. Other titles in the series include Depression – The CommonSense Approach, Headaches – The CommonSense Approach and Stress – The CommonSense Approach. Pregnancy – The CommonSense Approach: Table of Contents Foreword by Dr Marsden Wagner Pregnancy is a State of Health Diet — Your First Priority Exercise and Rest — Finding the Balance Natural Alternatives During Pregnancy Common Complaints When a ‘Problem’ Isn’t a Problem A Word About Your Partner Looking Ahead to Labour The Babymoon Essential Vitamins Essential Minerals Further Reading

What Is Counselling

Author: Mr Colin Feltham
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446240243
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The text... flows comfortably and confidently, leading the reader by the hand through the problems associated with defining counselling, counselling's cousins to the emergence of contemporary counselling... and what a stimulating, enjoyable and challenging text it is. Having read the book I experienced the same sense of buoyant optimism with which I leave my supervision sessions... Unlike live supervision, the book will sit on my shelf and be available when I need the nurture. To other practitioners I would say "go on, treat yourself..". every word is relevant and necessary. I have enjoyed reading it, learned much from it and found little to disagree with' - "Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy " For those seeking an honest appraisal of the activity and profession of counselling, the author of this rigorous examination of the talking therapies asks such key questions as: How has counselling evolved and why is it flourishing now in Western society? What are the limits on its applications? What social functions does it serve? Who benefits from it and who does not? What is its intellectual standing? Colin Feltham brings contemporary counselling into focus by comparisons with other modern and historical helping services, religious and philosophical analyses of the human condition, and the present socio-economic context. He also discusses the topical issue of professionalization, and examines the arguments concerning the alleged differences between counselling and psychotherapy. He demonstrates that it is extremely difficult to define counselling in a way which fairly, unambiguously and accurately places it beyond misunderstanding and which reasonably distinguishes it from other similar activities.

Legal Issues In Counselling Psychotherapy

Author: Peter Jenkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761954811
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Peter Jenkins is a Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Manchester and a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is author of three books on the law and counselling, including Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law (London, SAGE, 1997). Providing much-needed advice and reference, this book examines the rapidly growing range of situations in which therapists find themselves in contact with the law. The book covers the current legal context of therapeutic work, and specific implications for therapists in relation to: working with survivors of sexual abuse; false memory; and the implications of the Human Rights Act. The book also examines the implications of professional regulation.

Contracts In Counselling Psychotherapy

Author: Charlotte Sills
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1446236412
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Praise for the First Edition: `An excellently edited book... It touches upon the core philosophical bases of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive and humanistic counselling, and explores the complicated and sometimes contradictory nature of contracting within these approaches... The book is written in an accessible language and often uses very powerful imagery to underline its message... I found this book to be extremely stimulating, accessible and readable. I recommend it to all people interested in counselling, and particularly to students of counselling at all levels' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Contracts in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a practical guide to an essential area of professional knowledge and skills. Any kind of therapeutic relationship requires an agreement between practitioner and client at the outset. When contracting with clients, practitioners need to consider a whole range of factors including: " goals of counselling " theoretical orientation " brief or open-ended counselling " different personality types " ethical and legal issues. This book provides a unique guide to the nature of counselling contracts, why they are needed and how they are made. For the second edition, the book has been thoroughly updated to take account of the BACP ethical framework. Two new chapters have been added covering the legal aspects of contracting, and how to make contracts with trainees. Contracts in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition is an authoritative source of information and practical guidance for trainees and practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy. Charlotte Sills is Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, and Head of Transactional Analysis Department at Metanoia Institute, London

Psychotherapy And Counselling In Practice

Author: Digby Tantam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139439114
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The many different therapeutic models in use today can lead to blind spots in clinical practice. This important and timely book gives a balanced synthesis, based on actual cases, evidence, practice and experience, to describe the process of psychotherapy and identify the fundamental elements that lead to good outcome across all its schools. In the course of developing a consistently reliable, effective, practical psychotherapy, Digby Tantam pinpoints four essential principles: addressing the person's concerns; taking into account their values and personal morality; recognizing the role of emotions; and binding it all into a narrative treatment for symptom relief, resolution of predicaments, release from addiction or sexual problems, and finding happiness through intimacy. This book is essential reading for psychiatrists or clinical psychologists looking for a straightforward framework for short-term psychotherapy and anyone working long-term with patients using a psychotherapy model.

Asian Perspectives In Counselling And Psychotherapy

Author: Pittu Laungani
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415233002
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Pittu Laungani considers cross-cultural counselling & psychotherapy, providing a detailed analysis of the concept of culture & the relationship between culture & therapy, together with a comparative survey of Western & Eastern cultures.

The Future Of Training In Psychotherapy And Counselling

Author: John Rowan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317822250
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The Future of Training in Psychotherapy and Counselling presents a revealing and stimulating account of the current state of training that demonstrates how training will have to adapt if it is to sucessfully meet the needs and challenges of the future. In an attempt to look afresh at the whole question of training, John Rowan proposes that there are three ways of doing therapy and any examination of training has to consider each of these: * the instrumental, where the main emphasis is on the treating the client or patient * the authentic way, where the main emphasis is on meeting the client or patient * the transpersonal way, where main emphasis is on linking with the client in a more personal way. Each approach makes different assumptions about the self, about the relationship, and about the level of consciousness involved in doing therapy. By challenging the basic precepts of traditional training, John Rowan encourages the reader to reconsider subjects including the difference between counselling and psychotherapy, culture and ethics, the origins of disturbance in clients, and child development. The Future of Training in Psychotherapy and Counselling provides a much needed new perspective that will compel all psychotherapists and counsellors to take a closer look at training in the field.

Counselling And Psychotherapy With Refugees

Author: Dick Blackwell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843103165
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This concise book is an essential tool to help counsellors and psychotherapists understand and engage with the experiences of persecution, violence and exile often faced by refugees. It also includes practical information on advocacy, supervision and working with interpreters.