- Subject index
Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering: • Development of the Therapy • Theory and Basic Concepts • Practice • Which Clients Benefit Most? • Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, and research, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and a comprehensive glossary help you consolidate your learning. So look no further if you want to know the differences between counselling and psychotherapy, compare psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories, discover how constructivist approaches can be applied in practice, learn about third wave CBT therapies, or just get an general overview of the field; this second edition of a bestseller gives you a whirlwind tour of the breadth, complexity, fascination and problems of the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
Chapter 18: Psychosynthesis
Psychosynthesis is a psychology that addresses not only human problems but also our potential. While few ever reach their potential, in the searching we can learn to live our lives more fully. Psychosynthesis therefore has an optimistic view of the human race, but it is not a new approach. It is based on thousands of years of consideration of what people are truly like, both in the West and in the East.
Psychosynthesis is a spiritual, or transpersonal psychotherapy. It has been called ‘a psychology with a soul’. A core principle is that we share an inner wisdom and a transcendent nature that is common to all peoples, but is often unrecognized in the modern world, particularly in our rushed and materialistic ...