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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.

Professional Training in Counselling Psychology
Professional training in counselling psychology

We turn now to the issue of training in counselling psychology, the nature of the programmes that are available, and some recent professional developments in the field. Counselling psychology is now an established profession in a number of countries around the world, with established curricula for postgraduate training. In some other countries certain developments represent work in progress towards such a goal. In the UK we have seen quite a few ‘goal post’ shifts, especially with the advent recently of the BPS requirement for all accredited programmes to offer a doctoral qualification. In the sections below we firstly consider a global perspective on the nature of training in counselling psychology, with a consideration of the academic-level ...

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