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Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Author: Mick Cooper,John McLeod
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446259818
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 208
  • View: 9731
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Mick Cooper and John McLeod pioneer a major new framework for counselling theory, practice and research - the 'pluralistic' approach. This model breaks away from the orientation-specific way in which counselling has traditionally been taught, reflecting and responding to shifts in counselling and psychotherapy training. As accessible and engaging as ever, Cooper and McLeod argue that there is no one right way of doing therapy and that different clients need different things at different times. By identifying and demonstrating the application of a range of therapeutic methods, the book outlines a flexible framework for practice within which appropriate methods can be selected depending on the client's individual needs and the therapist's knowledge and experience. This is a must-read for anybody training or practising in the counselling or helping professions - it should not be missed!

The Handbook of Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

The Handbook of Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Author: Mick Cooper,Windy Dryden
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 147394368X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 376
  • View: 1855
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A practical resource that your students can return to again and again to guide and coordinate their pluralistic practice, it provides: Hands-on guidance to developing pluralistic practice: providing the tools, skills and practice frameworks A step-by-step understanding of how the ideas and methods of different orientations can contribute towards a pluralistic way of working The tools and understandings needed to work with clients to achieve the most common goals The tools and understandings needed to work with clients wishing to address particular issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, health issues, suicidal thoughts An understanding of a range of professional and practice issues relevant to pluralistic practitioners. Each chapter offers definitions of key terms, several case studies, exercises and points for reflection, further reading, chapter introductions and summaries of key learning points, and overviews of relevant research.

Pluralistic Therapy

Pluralistic Therapy

Distinctive Features

  • Author: John McLeod
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315398249
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 146
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Pluralistic Therapy: Distinctive Features offers an introduction to what is distinctive about this increasingly popular method. Written by one of the co-founders of pluralistic therapy, and a leading UK figure in counselling and psychotherapy, this book describes 15 theoretical features and 15 practical techniques for practitioners. Pluralistic therapy is a flexible, integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy, which has also found applications in fields such as mental health, life coaching and careers guidance. Pluralistic Therapy: Distinctive Features will provide an essential guide to students and practitioners of psychotherapy, or an allied area of practice, who are open to learning about new ideas and techniques from current interdisciplinary research.

Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling

Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling

Contributions to a Pluralistic Practice

  • Author: Mick Cooper
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473918456
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 264
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This book is for trainees and practitioners across the orientations who wish to incorporate an existential approach into their practice. Using a pluralistic perspective that recognises the diversity of clients and their individual needs, it shows trainees how and when existential concepts and practices can be used alongside other approaches. A wealth of resources and the author’s writing style make this is one of the most accessible and inspiring introductions to existential therapy. Videos of existential counselling in practice and written case studies ensure existential theory is illustrated in practice, while reflective questions and exercises help trainees relate notoriously complex existential themes to their own knowledge and experience. A companion website offers relevant journal articles, video tutorials on existential counselling skills, the results of the author’s survey of the ‘Top 10’ existential films, novels and songs, and much more. This passionate and insightful book is the ideal guide to help your trainees understand existential therapy and learn how to integrate its ideas and practices into their therapeutic work. Mick Cooper is Professor of Counselling Psychology at University of Roehampton.

Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Author: Dave Mearns,Mick Cooper
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526416905
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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Looking in depth at the therapeutic meeting between therapist and client, this now includes an updated preface, new content on recent research and new developments and debates around relational depth, and new case studies.

Working with Goals in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Working with Goals in Psychotherapy and Counselling

  • Author: Mick Cooper,Duncan Law
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198793685
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 224
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Recent evidence has shown that the successful setting of goals brings about positive outcomes in psychological therapy. Goals help to focus and direct clients' and therapists' attention in therapeutic work. They also engender hope and help energise clients. No longer are clients victims of their circumstances, but through goal setting they become people who have the potential to act towards and achieve their desired futures. Through the discussing and setting of goals, clients develop a deeper insight into what it is that they really want in life: a crucial first step towards being able to get there. Recent policies in both child and adult mental health services have supported the use of goals in therapy. However, the differing cultures, histories, psychologies, and philosophical assumptions of each form of therapy has brought about varying attitudes and approaches to goal setting. Working with Goals in Counselling and Psychotherapy brings the attitudes of all the major therapeutic orientations together in one volume. With examples from cognitive behaviour therapy, psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, interpersonal therapy, and systemic therapy Working with Goals in Counselling and Psychotherapy truly is the definitive guide for therapists seeking to work with goals in any of the psychological therapies.

The Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

The Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Author: Rosanne Knox,Mick Cooper
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473916852
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 168
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Unravelling the issues surrounding the therapeutic relationship, this book highlights the importance of the relationship itself, of the client as a proactive agent in the process, and of the need for partnership and collaboration for effective therapy to take place. It will provide trainees and newly qualified therapists with the knowledge and skills they need to practice on a level of deep understanding and confidence.

Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy

The Facts are Friendly

  • Author: Mick Cooper
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446242650
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 256
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Are some therapies more effective than others? How important is the relationship? Which clients do best in therapy? Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy answers these questions and many more, providing trainees, practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive introduction to the latest findings in the field. The book sets out in a jargon-free way the evidence for the effectiveness of therapy and the factors associated with positive therapeutic outcomes. It gives suggestions for further reading, definitions of key terms and questions for discussion, making this an ideal text for use in training. The book is also designed for practitioners who increasingly need to justify their therapeutic work on empirical grounds. Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy gives them the knowledge and confidence to do just that. More than that, it makes research findings accessible and provides information on how to practice counselling and psychotherapy in an effective way. Watch Mick Cooper talking about this book on YouTube: To view the Part 1 - Click Here To view the Part 2 - Click Here To view the Part 3 - Click Here

Existential Therapies

Existential Therapies

  • Author: Mick Cooper
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473987644
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 232
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What does it mean to practice therapy in an existential way? What are the different existential approaches? What are their strengths and limitations? Focusing on practical, face-to-face work with clients, the book introduces students to six existential therapies, highlighting areas of commonality and difference, and discusses key figures and their contributions, including Yalom, van Deurzen, Spinelli, Frankl and Laing. It outlines the critical perspectives and key debates, and presents implications for practice, reflection and further reading. Fully updated to reflect current issues, this book now includes: · Sections presenting research evidence for each approach · An extended case study running through the book, demonstrating how different therapies might approach the same case · Chapter overviews, questions for reflection, and additional case studies of actual existential practice.

The Plural Self

The Plural Self

Multiplicity in Everyday Life

  • Author: John Rowan,Mick Cooper
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446238332
  • Category: Multiple personality
  • Page: 288
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[This book's] fundamental thesis is a rather challenging one - the idea that the unified, singular "self," which we all take for granted we possess, does not exist... fascinating and important... I will certainly revisit the book... when you're ready for a challenge, this book is certainly worth dipping into' - "Counselling News " I thoroughly recommend this book. I found it challenging, provocative, exciting and full of delights. (It makes such a change to be told that ideal personality characteristics would include a Monty Pythonesque sense of humour and a tolerance of mind-altering drugs!) While reading it I often felt nourished and refreshed'" - The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy "With the emergence of postmodern thinking, the notion of a unified, singular self' appears increasingly problematic. Yet for many, postmodernism's proclamation of the death of the subject' is equally problematic. As a response to this dilemma, there has been a rise of interest in pluralistic models of the self' in which the person is conceptualized as a multiplicity of subpersonalities, as a plurality of existential possibilities or as a being' which is inextricably in-dialogue-with-others. Bringing together many disciplines, and with contributions from foremost writers on self-pluralism, The Plural Self overviews and critiques this emerging field. Drawing together theory, research and practice, the book expands on both the psychological and philosophical theories underlying and associated with self-pluralism, and presents empirical evidence in support of the self-pluralistic perspective, exploring its application within a clinical and therapeutic setting.

Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy

Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Author: Nick Midgley,Jacqueline Hayes,Mick Cooper
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526421275
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
  • View: 3420
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What can child and adolescent counsellors and therapists learn from research? What evidence is there for the effectiveness of different therapies and techniques? How can developmental or neuroscience research inform or inspire therapeutic work with young people? This book provides the answers to these questions, and more. Leading experts in the field take you through the latest research findings in child and adolescent therapy, discussing how each is relevant to the work of practitioners. Today, both therapists and trainees need to be aware of, and engage with, research findings. The book presents, accessibly, the current best knowledge and its implications for practice.

Counselling and Therapy Techniques

Counselling and Therapy Techniques

Theory & Practice

  • Author: Augustine Meier,Micheline Boivin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446200582
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 192
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This is the first book on counselling skills to look in detail at the practical interventions and tools used to establish the therapeutic relationship. Step-by-step, the text teaches the reader exactly how to use these skills with clients to address their concerns and achieve therapeutic change. Integrative and pluralistic in approach, the text covers the key techniques from all the major therapeutic models, placing them in their historical and theoretical contexts. Techniques covered include empathic responding, experiential focusing, Gestalt, metaphors, task-directed imagery, ego state therapy, solution focused therapy, cognitive behvioral therapy, narrative therapy and self-in-relationship therapy. The book: - presents each technique from the perspective of its underlying theory; - gives practical instruction on how to deliver each intervention; - provides extracts from counselling sessions to demonstrate the technique in action. This book is crucial reading for all trainees on counselling and psychotherapy courses or preparing to use counselling techniques in a range of other professional settings. It is also helpful for professionals who wish to acquire additional skills. Augustine Meier, certified clinical psychologist, professor Emeritus, Faculty of Human Sciences, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario and Founder and President of the Ottawa Institute for Object Relations Therapy. Micheline Boivin, certified clinical psychologist, Psychological Services of the Family, Youth and Children's Program at the Centre for Health and Social Services, Gatineau, Québec.

The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy

The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Author: Colin Feltham,Ian Horton
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446289486
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 736
  • View: 496
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'At about 700 pages and with contributions from more than 100 authors the editors have shown considerable skill, not to mention application, in sculpting a text that is economically delivered and lucid in its writing' - Dave Mearns, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 'The field of counselling and psychotherapy moves on but The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy keeps up!' - Professor Sue Wheeler, Director of the Doctoral Programme, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester 'This book is the definitive text on the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. The editors are to be commended!' - Professor Robert Bor CPsychol FBPsS CSci UKCP Reg FRAeS, Lead Consultant Clinical, Counselling & Health Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital and Co-Director, Dynamic Change Consultants www.dccclinical.com 'The what's what from the who's who in counselling in psychotherapy' - Professor Del Loewenthal, RCTE, University of Roehampton This long-awaited third edition brings together the fundamentals of counselling and psychotherapy theory, research, skills and practice. It addresses what every successful trainee or practitioner needs to know, do, think, feel, and use in a way that is entirely comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free. Including new material on interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy, pluralistic therapy and mindfulness, as well as body psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, and low self-esteem, this book continues to be essential reading for trainees or experienced practitioners alike. Colin Feltham is Emeritus Professor of Critical Counselling Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP Senior Registered Practitioner and former co- editor of the British Journal for Guidance and Counselling. Ian Horton is now retired and was Principal Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of East London, Chair of the UKRC Executive, a BACP accredited counsellor and UKRC registered independent counsellor. He is a fellow of the BACP.

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

A Relational Approach

  • Author: Ariana Faris,Els van Ooijen
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446253708
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 192
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This is an accessible and user friendly guide to the theory and practice of relational counselling and psychotherapy. It offers a meta-theoretical framework for the integration of the three most popular counselling and psychotherapy modalities: humanistic, psychodynamic and Cognitive-behavioural including mindfulness and compassion based approaches This exciting new text: - outlines the history of integration in the field of psychotherapy and counselling - clarifies the nature of psychotherapeutic integration - defines different models of integration - provides a clear and rich discussion of what it means to work relationally - outlines a coherent and flexible framework for practice, in terms of theory as well as technique - demonstrates how this framework can be successfully utilised both in brief and long term therapy for a wide range of client issues and problems - provides a detailed guide to working with the Relational-Integrative Model (RIM) for a range of professional issues, including ethics, research, supervision, therapist self-care and personal development Brimming with vivid case examples, mind-maps and therapeutic dialogue, this invaluable book will help develop the theoretical knowledge and skills base of students, trainers and practitioners alike.

The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling

The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling

  • Author: Mick Cooper,Maureen O'Hara,Peter F. Schmid,Arthur Bohart
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137329009
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 544
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Building on the success of the first edition, this substantially revised and extended new edition is set to remain the most in-depth and wide-ranging book available on person-centred psychotherapy and counselling. The book is thoroughly updated to reflect the latest trends in theory and practice: • It extends its coverage of professional settings and applications, including brand new chapters on children, older people, arts-based therapies, addiction and bereavement. • It engages systematically with urgent contemporary issues, such as evidence-based practice, political and medical discourses, and theoretical integration. • It uses case illustrations, therapist-client dialogues, points of reflection and further resources to bring person-centred therapy to life for the reader, in a user-friendly way. • It includes contributions by an increasingly extensive group of writers, thinkers, teachers and practitioners.

Person-Centered and Experiential Therapies Work

Person-Centered and Experiential Therapies Work

A Review of the Research on Counseling, Psychotherapy and Related Practices

  • Author: Mick Cooper,Jeanne C. Watson,Dagmar Holldampf
  • Publisher: P C C S Books
  • ISBN: 9781906254254
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 272
  • View: 7875
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A comprehensive, systematic and accessible review of the evidence base for person-centered and experiential approaches to psychotherapy and counselling.

Existential Perspectives on Human Issues

Existential Perspectives on Human Issues

A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice

  • Author: Emmy Van Deurzen,Claire Arnold-Baker
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230216242
  • Category: Counseling
  • Page: 326
  • View: 4449
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Existential Perspectives on Human Issues offers students, teachers and practitioners alike a definitive handbook for the practice of existential psychotherapy. For the first time leading figures from the existential field have been brought together to discuss a wide range of issues fundamental to human existence and consequently therapeutic work with clients. Divided into four parts, the book presents different dimensions of living; physical, social, personal and spiritual. Each chapter gives a brief overview of the literature on the topic under discussion as well as a historical background. Theory and practice are addressed with case illustrations highlighting particular relevance. Critical considerations, possible drawbacks and research needs are additionally detailed and suggested further reading is given.

Therapy and Beyond

Therapy and Beyond

Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

  • Author: Martin Milton
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470797584
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 346
  • View: 5811
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Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues presents an overview of the origins, current practices, and potential future of the discipline of counselling psychology. Presents an up-to-date review of the knowledge base behind the discipline of counselling psychology that addresses the notion of human wellbeing and critiques the concept of ‘psychopathology’ Includes an assessment of the contributions that counselling psychology makes to understanding people as individuals, in their working lives, and in wider social domains Offers an overview of counselling psychology's contributions beyond the consulting room, including practices in the domain of spirituality, the arts and creative media, and the environmental movement Critiques contemporary challenges facing research as well as the role that research methods have in responding to questions about humanity and individual experience

The Beginner's Guide to Counselling & Psychotherapy

The Beginner's Guide to Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Author: Stephen Palmer
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473918030
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 480
  • View: 4087
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Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering: · Development of the Therapy · Theory and Basic Concepts · Practice · Which Clients Benefit Most? · Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, and research, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and a comprehensive glossary help you consolidate your learning. So look no further if you want to know the differences between counselling and psychotherapy, compare psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories, discover how constructivist approaches can be applied in practice, learn about third wave CBT therapies, or just get an general overview of the field; this second edition of a bestseller gives you a whirlwind tour of the breadth, complexity, fascination and problems of the field of counselling and psychotherapy.