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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.

Careers and Practice in Counselling Psychology
Careers and practice in counselling psychology

In terms of practice settings, trainees of accredited programmes are encouraged to develop skills and experience in a number of different contexts and modalities. This is highlighted, for example, in the BPS guidelines for accreditation of courses (BPS, 2006) which state that trainees need to provide services in different settings and ‘operate safely and professionally in a range of modalities, contexts and time-frames of therapeutic practice’ (p. 10). Modalities are defined as work with individuals, couples, groups, families and organizations. In relation to BPS-accredited training programmes in the UK, we can discern a wide range of philosophical positions, as well as the offer of different combinations of therapeutic approaches. In practice, trainees in the ...

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