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Thinking of Becoming a Counsellor?

Thinking of Becoming a Counsellor?

  • Author: Jonathan Ingrams
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • ISBN: 1780499914
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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If you are thinking of becoming a counsellor, you may be wondering if you could put to good use your own life experience by offering support and understanding to those trying to cope with difficulties that you may have encountered and worked through yourself.The ancient Greek aphorism "know thyself" is immensely important in this regard. For unless counsellors are in harmony with themselves they cannot truly relate to the needs of those they seek to help. It is not enough for the counsellor to play the role of the therapist. He or she has to be the therapist - a very different concept.This book explores the journeys of self-discovery that prompted the pioneering practitioners to direct their skills in particular ways and the influence exerted by their backgrounds, ambitions, and personal histories. The overall objective is to help intending therapists to arrive at an understanding of the inner resources they will need to embark on a counselling career, and to help them determine which approach might best accord with their temperament and lifetime's experience. The strategies these practitioners devised are investigated, and case studies used to demonstrate how the different modalities are applied, and how clients may benefit from them.

An Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling

An Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling

  • Author: Laurence Spurling
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137141921
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 192
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This new edition of Laurence Spurling's highly regarded introduction to psychodynamic counselling gives readers a detailed understanding of the aims and principles of psychodynamic therapy. From basic concepts to advice on more complex cases, the book examines a range of issues that challenge therapists at all levels. Spurling draws on his wide experience as a psychotherapist to offer practical guidance across a variety of settings and illustrates this with a wealth of vivid case examples. In particular, this second edition ■ provides a solid grounding in the basics of a theoretical approach; ■ offers an important new chapter on the different phases of the therapeutic relationship; ■ discusses organizational settings in order to give insight into managing the demands of your institution; ■ explores the challenges of working with clients with more severe emotional and psychological problems. This authoritative, engaging and practical text continues to be an essential guide both for trainees and practitioners in counselling or psychotherapy, as well as for those working in related psychological and mental health professions.

An Introduction To Counselling

An Introduction To Counselling

  • Author: John McLeod
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335247237
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 778
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This bestseller provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.

Critical Thinking in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Critical Thinking in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Author: Colin Feltham
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446247678
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 240
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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.

Becoming a Therapist

Becoming a Therapist

A Manual for Personal and Professional Development

  • Author: Malcolm C. Cross,Linda Papadopoulos
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113459867X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 120
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Personal development is fundamental to professional development and therapeutic practice. Until now, the unstructured personal or reflective journal has by default become the sole vehicle for recording reflection through training. Becoming a Therapist is a unique practical manual, facilitating the movement and growth of the reader, whilst raising awareness of resistance to change. With challenging questions and exercises, it forces the reader to consider his or her own personal value systems, strengths and limitations as they relate to the practice of therapy, tackling vital issues such as: family; culture; gender; and ethics. Indispensable to counsellors, counselling psychologists and psychotherapists in training, Becoming a Therapist is a thought-provoking companion to personal and professional development.

Skills Training for Counselling

Skills Training for Counselling

  • Author: Francesca Inskipp
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412901802
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 128
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Skills Training for Counselling is written primarily for counsellors trainers. It is clear and useful survey by one of the most experienced and respected counsellor trainers in the UK' - Psychology Teaching Review The demand for qualified counsellors is increasing and there exists a need to train and develop individual with the skills and competencies they need to deliver this vital service. For those who are responsible for delivering and developing courses, quality is a paramount issue. This invaluable guide is intended to help those who are training counsellors, as well as those training to be counsellors, and deals with: teaching and learning skills, curriculum development; preparation and setting up of courses; teaching ideas, competencies and assessment; with a final chapter of the competencies of the trainer. Useful appendices contain further practical ideas for learning skills and identifying competencies as methods of assessment.

How to Survive Counsellor Training

How to Survive Counsellor Training

An A-Z Guide

  • Author: Rowan Bayne,Gordon Jinks
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137047208
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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Training to be a counsellor can be an intense and demanding experience, full of stresses and anxieties. It can also be positive and fulfilling. This easy-to-use guide can help you make the most of your training so that you survive - and, importantly, enjoy - your course. From choosing a course to writing a report, the book examines the biggest and passively most daunting issues you will face on the way to becoming qualified. The information is presented in easily digestible, bite-size chunks, so that you can dip in and out of the text as your training programme – and your understanding – progresses. Drawing on the authors' extensive teaching experience and the wider literature, How to Survive Counsellor Training: • Provides a realistic and reassuring advice at every stage, in order to reduce anxiety and allow you to grow in confidence • Informs your choices and suggests possible actions and strategies • Explains the rationale behind some aspects of training, offering hints about how to get the most out of the experience • Helps and encourages you to take care of yourself and pay attention to your own personal development • Warns you about some of the challenges you might face and suggests strategies for coping with them. Clearly structured and a pleasure to read and use, this text is aimed at prospective and beginning trainees and will prove a practical and stimulating reference for counsellors throughout their training and beyond.

Working Inter-Culturally in Counselling Settings

Working Inter-Culturally in Counselling Settings

  • Author: Aisha Dupont-Joshua
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134587767
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 256
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What does it mean to work inter-culturally? Our multi-cultural society is changing the parameters of counselling. Working Inter-Culturally in Counselling Settings explores how racial issues can be recognised and worked within a practical, clinical setting. The book looks at how the counselling setting can influence practice, and the book includes chapters in a range of settings, including: * counselling training and supervision * social work * the probation service and prisons * setting up counselling services in culturally diverse communities. Aisha Dupont-Joshua, together with contributors of diverse cultural heritage, moves away from exclusive white models of thought, and adopts more of a world view, inclusive of cultural difference. Working Inter-Culturally in Counselling Settings will be invaluable for counsellors, trainers, supervisors and other mental health professionals.

Supervision in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Supervision in Counselling and Psychotherapy

An Introduction

  • Author: Ms Liz Omand
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230364497
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 208
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Supervision is essential for counsellors and psychotherapists, but it can create emotional pressures and practical dilemmas. This book offers a sympathetic introduction to supervision that helps the reader to think through these complex issues. Rooted in the psychodynamic tradition, this book provides the reader with a sophisticated understanding of theory whilst exploring the principles that underpin good practice. The text gives useful insights into the conflicts and possibilities offered by supervision to both supervisor and supervisee. Drawing on case studies taken directly from the author's own experience, the individual chapters consider issues in a variety of settings, from group supervision and supervising in institutions, to working with difference and supervising those with clients in crisis. Thought-provoking and enjoyable to read, this book encourages the reader to reflect on their own practice. It is an ideal text for those beginning to supervise as well as for experienced practitioners looking to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Young People

Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Young People

An Introduction

  • Author: Sue Kegerreis
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137156759
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 216
  • View: 8164
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Introducing key psychodynamic theory, concepts and techniques, this text examines the challenges and opportunities of counselling adolescents and children. The book explores a wide variety of settings and contexts, from schools to community projects and mental health services. It is an invaluable guide for counsellors and therapists at all levels.