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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 ...
Chapter 3: Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy
Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy
Adlerian therapy is a cognitive approach, which means that clients are encouraged to look at and understand, and possibly change, the ideas and beliefs that they hold about themselves, the world and how they will behave in that world. In addition, Adlerian therapists set assignments with their clients that challenge existing ideas and beliefs and which represent changes in their habitual pattern of behaviour. The Adlerian approach has an optimistic view that people have created their own personalities and therefore can choose to change. Clients are encouraged to value their strengths and to acknowledge that they are equal members of society who can make a worthwhile contribution.
Development of the Therapy
Alfred Adler, who was a medical ...