Challenging Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling: A Revised Edition is a hugely pragmatic text that draws on humour and experience to explore and help to demystify some of the issues and dilemmas that counsellors find themselves in today. Offering diverse approaches and skills to help practitioners and trainees see through the 'challenging' or 'sticky' moments in conventional therapeutic practice, Janice Russell and Graham Dexter offer practical advice for moving forward. Topics are presented in terms of an argument: key concerns, the underlying assumptions and beliefs about the topic; exploration of possible counsellor responses (relating potential interventions to the assumptions and beliefs of the counsellor); and concluding with general guidelines for professional and ethical practice. Well referenced and researched, this revised edition updates the discourse on many current themes with new sections including: " negative consequences of counselling " issues of mental health and illness " professional issues " warnings for practitioners to heed " challenges to concepts of selfhood Challenging Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling: A Revised Edition addresses the skills and issues associated with all levels of counselling, enabling practitioners to reflect on their profession, with the ultimate goal of best possible practice. The text is down to earth, solidly grounded in theory, rich in practical skills and represents an engaging upper level text for trainees on a variety of courses as well as professionals.
Chapter 12: Blank Minds – Hardly Ever Sticky Moments – Not Any More!
Blank Minds – Hardly Ever Sticky Moments – Not Any More!
Abstract: This final chapter is a short organisation of the important issues attended to in the previous chapters. It is designed to enable the whole story to be seen, in much the same way as the unveiling of a finished picture enables the importance of the component parts to be seen.
Principles, theory, philosophy, skills and techniques may provide some food for thought, and in themselves can provide significant help for the practitioner and subsequently the client. However, it is our strong belief that practitioners who are largely familiar and competent in these areas, yet still suffer from stuckness and experience blank minds from time ...