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Supportive yet challenging, this volume contains 30 useful hints and reminders to help both students and professionals in counseling examine and improve key areas of ther work. Developing Gestalt Counseling encourages counselors to focus on areas that they feel need special attention by covering topics such as relationship and dialogue, assessment in the Gestalt approach; contact, awareness, proactivity, and responsibility; and experimental and creative methods. Author Jennifer Mackewn provides an easy-to-read and informative book for readers who are already familiar with the fundamentals of counseling and have begun work with clients in counseling psychology and social work settings.

Shaping Therapeutic Work over Time
Shaping therapeutic work over time

Gestalt counselling and therapy require you to be able to stay with the present exchange and explore the unfolding moment without goals, assumptions or direction. You also need to know how to sustain, stay with and shape counselling and therapy over a period of time. The way you do this will be greatly influenced by the type, duration and circumstances of the therapeutic counselling you offer. For example if you are a counsellor within a health centre who is required to limit counselling to six or twelve sessions, this will impose a framework, structure and sense of timing. Such focused counselling can be extremely effective and life changing, especially if the clients are highly motivated to ...

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