Working with Risk in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Publication Year: 2015
The wide-ranging contexts in which counselling and psychotherapy is now practiced means clients present with a range of risks that therapists have to respond to. Risk is an ever-present issue for counsellors and psychotherapists and, in an increasingly litigious culture, the need for trainees to develop a sound understanding of how the right tools and the right knowledge can support their practice has never been greater. In this book Andrew Reeves takes trainees, newly qualified practitioners, and more experienced practitioners step-by-step through what is meant by risk, offering practical hints and tips and links to policy and research to inform good ethical practice along the way.
This book tackles: The definition of risk and how risk is linked to social, psychological and relational factors; Working with ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: What Do We Mean by Risk?
- Chapter 3: Risk Assessment: Talking and Ticking Boxes
- Chapter 4: Working with a Risk of Suicide
- Chapter 5: Working with Self-Injury and Self-Harm
- Chapter 6: The Danger of Violence and Harm to Others
- Chapter 7: Safeguarding and Child Protection
- Chapter 8: Mental Health Crisis: Danger and Opportunity
- Chapter 9: Using Supervision to Manage Risks in the Therapeutic Process
- Chapter 10: Positive Risk-Taking
- Chapter 11: Conclusion: Bringing It Together
Essential Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy[Page ii]Edited by
Counsellors and psychotherapists consider a number of important factors in their work with clients. Some are defined by training and theoretical orientation, some by context, and others by the client group with whom they work. However, across all these areas there are a number of essential issues – those that sit at the very core of practice – that must be considered by all therapists.
Essential Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a series that brings together a number of new, accessible and practice-informed books that carefully and thoroughly address those considerations: the essential issues of practice that can challenge and shape all aspects of counselling and psychotherapy.
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First published 2015
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