An Introduction to the Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Stephen Paul,Divine Charura

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473908701

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The therapeutic relationship is considered to be the most significant factor in achieving positive therapeutic change. As such, it is essential that trainee and practising therapists are able to facilitate a strong working alliance with each of their clients. This book will help them do just that, by offering a practical and evidence-based guide to all aspects of the therapeutic relationship in counselling and psychotherapy. Cross-modal in its approach, this book examines the issues impacting on the therapeutic relationship true to all models of practice. Content covered includes: - The history of the therapeutic relationship - The place of the therapeutic relationship in a range of therapy settings, including IAPT - Concepts and practical skills essential for establishing and maintaining a successful working alliance - The application of the therapeutic relationship to a variety of professional roles in health and social care - Practice issues including potential challenges to the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity and personal and professional development - Research and new developments Using examples, points for reflection and chapter aims and summaries to help consolidate learning, the authors break down the complex and often daunting topic of the therapeutic relationship, making this essential reading for trainee and practising therapists, as well as those working in a wider range of health, social care and helping relationships.
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An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

From Theory to Practice

Author: Andrew Reeves

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446272214

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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This book is an authoritative introduction to everything you need to know to become a professional therapist. It takes you through the entire therapeutic process, introducing the theory and applying it to real-life practice. Drawing on years of experience as a counselling practitioner and researcher, Andrew Reeves links counselling and psychotherapy theory to the development of appropriate skills, and locates it within the context of therapeutic practice today. Engagingly and accessibly written, the book is packed with learning features including Chapter Overviews, Summaries and a Glossary -helping you navigate the book and get the most out of it. Discussion Points, 'Skills Practice' and 'Pause for Reflection' sections, helping you critically engage with and reflect on what you have learned. Case Studies and scenarios, helping you apply key ideas in practice across settings and modalities. Indicated Further Reading and Important Websites - supporting your continued learning. This groundbreaking textbook represents a benchmark in understanding - and applying - the principles and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. It's accompanied by a companion website featuring a wealth of chapter-by-chapter resources for both students and lecturers to use alongside the book. From extended case studies through to web resources, links and PowerPoint presentations, these extra resources will help aid and enhance your learning and understanding. Andrew Reeves is a counsellor at the University of Liverpool and Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.
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An Introduction to the Therapeutic Frame

Author: Anne Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134702825

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Designed for psychotherapists and counsellors in training, An Introduction to the Therapeutic Frame clarifies the concept of the frame - the way of working set out in the first meeting between therapist and client. This Classic Edition of the book includes a brand new introduction by the author. Anne Gray, an experienced psychotherapist and teacher, uses lively and extensive case material to show how the frame can both contain feelings and further understanding within the therapeutic relationship. She takes the reader through each stage of therapeutic work, from the first meeting to the final contact, and looks at those aspects of management that beginners often find difficult, such as fee payment, letters and telephone calls, supervision and evaluation. Her practical advice on how to handle these situations will be invaluable to trainees as well as to those involved in their training.
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Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

Author: Janet Tolan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446239217

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

View: 1971

`Overall this both is accessible and useful... a very readable book' - The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy `Skills in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy is not just an academic guide; it is a valuable tool-kit for the therapist regardless of the level of expertise. It provides, at times, an almost visual insight to the therapeutic process by drawing on the emotional and reflective resources of the reader through the use of the simplest languages' - Sheila Hawkins, Counselling Psychology Review `Janet Tolan has drawn on her extensive knowledge and experience to produce an accessible and imaginative introduction to the skills of person-centred therapy. Her excellent book is enlivened by useful, informative exercises and examples from practice, which convey the heart and methods of the approach to the reader. She demonstrates the practical power of Rogers' necessary and sufficient conditions, explains clearly the person-centred notion of process and also deals with structural and professional issues. She even shows how the therapeutic conditions can be applied to working with organizations. This book is a 'must' for both beginning and experienced person-centred practitioners' - Paul Wilkins, Co-Editor of British Journal of Guidance and Counselling `What is also valuable in this book is the way that the author places person-centred working within the professional context, demonstrating its practical application under the chapter headings of "beginnings and endings", "professional issues" and "managing the work in an organization". Janet writes in a very accessible style. Skills in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy will certainly be of great value to the person seeking to grasp the fundamental principles of person-centred working.... Paul effectively tackles a range of issues, under chapter headings that convey some of the challenges made towards the person-centred approach, for instance, "Self-Actualisation: A Culture-Bound, Naïve and Optimistic View of Human Nature?" and "Non-Directivity: a Fiction and Irresponsible Denial of Power?" Chapters are subtitled with further affirmations that question person-centred working: "How Can Anyone Guarantee Unconditional Positive Regard?", "Empathy - an Illusion of Shared Consciousness?", "Congruence - an Impossible Way of Being?", questions which he responds to head on, describing the truth concerning the theoretical nature and application of person-centred therapy, drawing on a range of key theoreticians and practitioners within this discipline' - Richard Bryant-Jefferies, Healthcare, Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal `[Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy] is logically ordered and deals with the central tenets of psychotherapy from a person-centred perspective.... This text is a good, solid read and will bring an opportunity for clear thinking and practice for many in the field of mental health and not only counsellors. It will be valuable for teachers and educators alike as well as anyone who is concerned with personal interactions with others' - Tom Mason, Mental Health Care Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy is a step-by-step guide to counselling practice using the person-centred approach. The book takes the reader through the counselling process, providing advice on how to structure and manage therapeutic work in ways which are thoroughly grounded in person-centred principles. The book describes all aspects of the therapeutic relationship - from the initial meeting and assessment, right through to ending the relationship well - and demonstrates how the skills and attitudes of the person-centred practitioner are used effectively in a range of counsellor-client interactions. Psychological contact, congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard - central tenets of the approach - are defined, not only as the basis of counselling, but also of the practitioner's wider role within their organization or agency. Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy is an ideal introduction for beginning practitioners and for more experienced therapists who want to extend their range. The subtleties of the person-centred approach are fully explored and examples and exercises are used to aid understanding of theory and the development of skills.
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Introduction to Jungian Psychotherapy

The Therapeutic Relationship

Author: David Sedgwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113467161X

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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The unique relationship between patient and therapist is the main healing factor in psychotherapy. This book explains the Jungian approach to the therapeutic relationship and the treatment process. David Sedgwick outlines a modern Jungian approach to psychotherapy. He introduces, considers and criticizes key aspects of Jungian and other theoretical perspectives, synthesizing approaches and ideas from across the therapeutic spectrum. Written in an accessible style and illustrated with numerous examples, this mediation on therapy and the therapeutic relationship will be invaluable to students and practitioners of both Jungian and non-Jungian therapy.
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Contracts in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Author: Charlotte Sills

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1446236412

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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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
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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.
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Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Forensic Mental Health Nursing

Author: Jenifer Clarke-Moore,Anne Aiyegbusi

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428906

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Working in any area of mental health nursing presents complex issues regarding the nurse-patient relationship. For those working in prolonged clinical contact with offenders, relationships with patients and colleagues can be particularly emotionally intense and sometimes difficult to express. This book attempts to understand and articulate the emotional labour of forensic nursing and explores the challenge of establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with offenders. The first book to consider the emotional and relational component of forensic mental health nursing, the chapters cover a number of specialist forensic areas from this psychodynamic perspective, such as women's services, services for people with personality disorders, intensive care, high security psychiatric hospitals, medium secure units and services for adolescent offenders. A chapter on therapeutic communities is also included, along with chapters on challenging relational phenomena such as working with hate and the difficulties of managing difference when working in environments that produce high levels of anxiety. Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders provides essential information for mental health nurses working in the forensic field and will be of interest to any professionals working with challenging populations and people with personality disorders.
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Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy

Author: Phil Joyce,Charlotte Sills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526450895

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 344

View: 7471

This practical guide to the gestalt approach has successfully introduced thousands of trainee therapists to the essential skills needed in gestalt practice. The authors offer practical guidance on the entire process of therapy including setting up the therapeutic session, creating a working alliance, assessment and treatment direction, managing risk, supervision, adopting a research approach, and managing difficult encounters. The new Fourth Edition has been updated to include: Some implications of working in the twenty-first century, including working virtually Updated content on trauma An enhanced discussion of mindfulness and awareness New case examples and exercises Updated references and further reading
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The Therapeutic Relationship in Psychoanalysis, Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Author: Petrūska Clarkson

Publisher: Singular Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 391

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This is a coverage of the uses and abuses of the therapeutic relationship in counselling, psychology, psychotherapy and related fields. It provides a framework for integration, pluralism or deepening singularity with reference to five kinds of therapeutic relationship potentially available in every kind of counselling or psychodynamic work.
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An Introduction to Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446201414

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 7845

Introducing the basic principles of research theory and practice, this book is the ideal starter text for any counselling trainee or practitioner learning about the research process for the first time. Structured around common training topics, the book: - Explains why you need to do research at all: what it is, why it's important and its historical and philosophical context - Guides you through the confusing mass of research literature - Covers the ins and outs of actually doing research: practical and ethical issues - Helps you get the most out of research - how to evaluate the outcomes and use research to investigate the process of therapy. Written in a language familiar to first-year trainees and using a range of features to enhance learning, this accessible introduction will equip both trainees and qualified therapists with the essential nuts and bolts to understand research. John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee and adjunct Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway.
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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.
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Introduction to Group Therapy

A Practical Guide, Second Edition

Author: Scott Simon Fehr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131778796X

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

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Provides a solid foundation for anyone interested in group therapy! Introduction to Group Therapy: A Practical Guide, Second Edition continues the clinically relevant and highly readable work of the original, demonstrating the therapeutic power group therapy has in conflict resolution and personality change. This unique book combines theory and practice in a reader-friendly format, presenting practical suggestions in areas rarely covered in academic settings. A proven resource for introductory and advanced coursework, the book promotes group therapy at the grassroots level-students-where it has the most opportunity to be put into effect. Introduction to Group Therapy: A Practical Guide, Second Edition expands on issues presented in the book's first edition and introduces new information on topics such as the historical beginnings of group therapy, theories, modalities, practical issues of how to set up an office for an effective group environment, surviving your training sites, problem clients, contemporary issues drawn from online discussion, and developing a group practice. The book also includes case studies, review questions, a glossary, appendices of relevant topics, and an extensive bibliography. Changes to Introduction to Group Therapy: A Practical Guide include: the expansion of “A Case Study” into two chapters to include analysis from 17 senior clinicians a new chapter on group therapy as a negative experience a new chapter on group psychotherapy as a specialty new material on self-protection new material on the training site and the problematic client and much more! Thorough, well organized, and based on first-hand accounts, this book is also a great resource for experienced clinicians who need proven and expert advice from colleagues in the field. Introduction to Group Therapy, Second Edition effectively combines theory and practical suggestions to help you offer improved therapy to clients.
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Foundations of Psychotherapy

An Introduction to Individual Therapy

Author: Roger Horrocks

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802362

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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This book provides a comprehensive and clear survey of the major theoretical schools of psychotherapy - including Freudian, Jungian, humanistic and cognitive. There is also some consideration of the impact of new discoveries in neuroscience upon psychotherapy, and of the status of psychotherapy as a profession. The book also provides a concrete, detailed and hands-on introduction to working with clients, with many vivid and helpful vignettes from actual sessions. Many practical issues are covered, including: - how the setting for therapy can become a safe and secure container - ways in which the therapist/client relationship can be used an invaluable tool in therapy - how client negativity can be handled - methods for dealing with the difficult or disturbed client The book also covers more controversial issues such as the authentic relationship, the role of the body in therapy, and the therapist's own self-disclosure. This book is an essential introduction to psychotherapy for all trainee psychotherapists.
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Cognitive Therapy

An Introduction

Author: Diana Sanders,Frank Wills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412907897

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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"Diana Sanders and Frank Wills explain the central concepts on which cognitive therapy is based and describe how the model can effectively be put into practice. They take the reader through the stages of the therapeutic process, emphasizing the practical skills involved and providing examples to illustrate each stage in the process."--Publisher's website.
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Counselling Couples in Relationships

An Introduction to the RELATE Approach

Author: Christopher Butler,Christopher D. Butler,Victoria Joyce

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471977780

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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RELATE (originally the National Marriage Guidance Council) is probably the largest and most successful service of its kind in the world. For over 50 years, helping many hundreds of thousands of couples and individuals, it has developed an approach to couple counselling that is based on acknowledgment of the uniqueness of individual clients and their relationships, a respect for their autonomy and cultural differences, and a commitment to counselling with empathy, genuineness and warmth. The authors of this book are excellently qualified to provide this unique account of the RELATE Approach in action: both were trained by RELATE, both have very substantial counselling experience, and both have supervised the work of other RELATE counsellors for several years. The ever-changing characteristics of relationships and family life are fully recognised in the RELATE Approach, which helps clients to find their solutions to difficulties of family life, transitions, separation, divorce, sexuality, gender and identity, by helping them to find meanings in the patterns of their relationships, and to make sense of emotions, thoughts and actions in themselves and their partner. This book is designed to enrich and stimulate the work of counsellors working within a wide range of counselling models and traditions. This is not a prescriptive manual but rather an informed guide to the RELATE Approach, which includes many illustrative examples and (invented) case studies. The RELATE Approach still depends upon the counsellor’s repertoire of counselling skills, but offers a three-stage counselling model (exploration, understanding, action) made operational within the format of brief, time-limited therapy. "The counsellors with RELATE and its predecessor, the Marriage Guidance movement, were the founders of counselling as we know it today. The approaches to counselling which they have developed have wide application. Butler and Joyce write very well and I found this book clear and full of good ideas for clinical practice. I can confidently recommend the book to all who care for couples in relationships." C. Murray Parkes OBE, MD, FRCPsych "A useful introduction to RELATE’s three-stage model of couple counselling and some of the concepts on which it is based." Christopher Clulow, Director of the Tavistock Marital Studies Institute
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Selves in Relation (RLE: Group Therapy)

An Introduction to Psychotherapy and Groups

Author: Keith Oatley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317642856

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

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Emotional crises and breakdowns are not things going wrong in individuals’ minds: they are disturbances in their relations with themselves and others. In psychotherapy an attempt is made to resolve such crises through a therapeutic relationship with an individual or in a group. First published in 1984, this book introduces the theory of individual and group therapy, and explains some of its principles in practice. Although there had been a rapid development of ideas in the area of psychotherapy at the time, it was only shortly before the original publication of this book that these had been related to theory. Keith Oatley assesses the influence of cognitive social psychology, psychoanalysis and the existential/phenomenological tradition, and considers the role of emotions, thinking and social interactions in therapeutic transformation. The theory, he argues, must also be related to the research findings on the outcomes of different therapies. This book is for those who study psychotherapy in psychology, psychiatry, counselling and social work – and for anyone who wants to know what psychotherapy was about in the 1980s.
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An Introduction to the Profession of Counseling

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 442

View: 4633

Offers beginning students an introduction to theories and techniques, and their applications to counselling services in elementary and secondary schools, colleges and the community.
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Creating the Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Judith Green

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844457700

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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At the centre of good counselling and psychotherapy practice is the relationship between therapist and client. This book is an essential guide for counselling and psychotherapy students who want to explore the personal qualities and attitudes of the therapist, and to allow the client to engage in the therapeutic process with trust. The book will consider how students of counselling can develop these qualities and enhance their awareness of their attitudes, to enable them to be fully present and emotionally available in their encounters with clients.
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The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy

Author: Mic Hunter,Jim Struve

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761903604

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

View: 8115

Is the bias against touch in psychotherapy justified? Is ethical touch an oxymoron? Can the recovery process be complete without healing touch? Mental health professionals are entrusted with the awesome responsibility of providing appropriate treatment for clients in a safe environment that nurtures trust, a necessary ingredient for optimum movement through the therapeutic process. Though treatment approaches vary, most modalities are verbally based and, in theory, exclude physical contact. Fearing that any form of touch would likely lead to sexual feelings or interaction, clinicians tend to shy away from the topic. In this book, however, Mic Hunter and Jim Struve skilfully demonstrate that touch - a most basic human need - is intrinsic to
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