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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 Professional Knowledge Base of Counselling Psychology
The professional knowledge base of counselling psychology

In this chapter we address a number of the specifics of counselling psychology's knowledge base as defined by the profession itself. Our previous chapter highlighted the complexity of the philosophical ideas that may be considered as a backdrop to the more overt knowledge base, as well as drawing attention to the different kinds of knowledge that result from different underlying positions. We would encourage the reader to view what is presented here with those points in mind. The Division of Counselling Psychology has articulated several different areas of knowledge that a professional in this field should have. These include: philosophical knowledge, psychological knowledge, knowledge about theoretical models in psychological therapy, knowledge about ...

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