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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.

Professional Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Professional Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Carina EriksenRobert BorMargaret Oakes

Therapists are often required to deal with a diverse range of professional issues that may not always be easy to manage. What knowledge and support network can, for example, facilitate safe practice when working with suicidal clients? What are the ethical issues that counsellors and psychotherapists may need to consider for ensuring good practice? How can therapists ensure that they continue to develop both on a professional and personal level? These are some of the topics to be covered in this chapter. The chapter starts with discussing contemporary styles of supervision before proceeding to give helpful tips on how to gain the most from supervision. It will then do a ...

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