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A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology brings together a wide range of relevant information on the theory and practice of counseling psychology, written through the lens of direct practitioner experience and incorporating a global perspective. This accessible text provides concrete information on historical developments in the field as a whole, on training requirements and paths, on careers and domains of practice, and on the kinds of tasks and challenges that practitioners deal with in different settings.

The Social and Historical Context of Counselling Psychology
The social and historical context of counselling psychology

Our aim in this opening chapter is to set the scene for the reader, to locate the profession of counselling psychology within its wider historical, social and occupational context both within the UK and internationally, and to facilitate an understanding of the framework in which counselling psychology operates. We shall also include a review of the value base of a profession which is now established in the UK, its preoccupation historically with well-being as opposed to illness, with context, and with the inclusion in its practice of a range of theoretical perspectives. When we state that the profession is now an established one, we are talking about a span of ...

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