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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 ...

Stephen Palmer

Why an introductory book focusing on different counselling and psychotherapy approaches? Over the years I have trained many counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists in a range of therapeutic approaches. So often, the questions ‘What is cognitive behaviour therapy?’ or ‘What exactly is multimodal therapy?’ are asked by prospective trainees before they attend a course at the training centre at which I work. On other occasions trainees have admitted that they attended their first training course elsewhere without even realizing that many different approaches of counselling and psychotherapy existed. For beginner counsellors, counselling psychologists and psychotherapists entering into this profession it can appear similar to walking into unknown and possibly hostile terrain. If they refer to a counselling or psychotherapy textbook then prior knowledge of ...

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