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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 ...

Behaviour Therapy
Behaviour Therapy
Berni CurwenPeter RuddellStephen Palmer

Behaviour therapy is aimed at changing observable and measurable human behaviour. These changes are chosen by the therapist and the client together. As this approach is aimed at behaviour change, some problems, such as phobias, are better suited to behaviour therapy than others. The therapist is psychoeducational and directive, giving the client clear guidelines about what to do in order to bring about such changes. This direction is guided by the therapist’s detailed assessment. The assessment considers three main areas: the factors immediately preceding the problem, the problem behaviour itself and the consequences of the behaviour for the client (as well as those people around him or her).

There has been a gradual decline in the teaching of behaviour ...

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