`My congratulations to Colin Feltham for assembling a set of contentious issues and lively authors which together made me forget my surroundings' - Person-Centred Practice `Editor Colin Feltham's choice of topics shows an astute, on the ground awareness of the issues that dog the industry, while still making lively reading' - New Therapist In this book, leading practitioners, critics and commentators take sides on many topical and core debates including: · Theoretical issues: Does the unconscious really exist? Is birth trauma a fiction? Should one believe in `false memories'? · Clinical issues: Is ther

Employee Assistance Programmes and Stress Counselling: At a Crossroads?

Employee Assistance Programmes and Stress Counselling: At a Crossroads?

Employee assistance programmes and stress counselling: At a crossroads?

In recent times, it has almost become requisite behaviour for employees to state that they are ‘stressed’, if not ‘stressed out’. The incorporation of the word ‘stress’ into the organizational vernacular is found almost universally in most advanced post-industrialising countries. Indeed, often the word is used untranslated from English (the French use ‘le stress’ for example), illustrating the near ubiquity of the perception of stress, if not a unanimity over the concept.

Individual stress is experienced by employees across the spectrum of blue-collar jobs (Kornhauser, 1965; Shostak, 1980; Briner and Hockey, 1988) to white-or gold-collar occupations (Kahn and Cooper, 1990), from entry-level positions to top executive posts and board-level ...

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