Trainees in all mental health professions need basic knowledge of the key therapeutic approaches in counseling & psychotherapy. This is the essential companion, placing specific emphasis on practical application to guide the reader in the how to of conducting each therapeutic model.

Approaches covered include established models such as CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, systemic therapy and solution-focused brief therapy, and more recent additions to mainstream therapy like mindfulness and narrative therapy. Each chapter is written by an up-and-coming name in the field, offering a unique insight into the challenges and possibilities of training in each model. The book:

Includes case examples from a wide range of mental health care settings; Embedded with worksheets, sample questions and diagrams; Highlights challenges, strengths and weaknesses of each approach; Details the background and practical application of therapeutic models; Discusses evidence-based practice and outcomes

Written in language familiar to first-year trainees and using a range of features to enhance learning, this pocket guide is ideal for those embarking on training across counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, health, nursing, and social work.

Outcomes in Therapy

Outcomes in therapy
StephenWeatherhead and GraemeFlaherty-Jones

Talking therapies, regardless of their philosophical underpinning, and practical application should be considering whether or not they are useful to those who access therapy. In this final chapter, we discuss how to define what an outcome is, and various ways in which to measure outcomes. We highlight some of the factors that influence how to select, gather and disseminate different forms of evidence in therapy

What do you personally think is the best way to show whether therapy has been useful?

What are Outcomes?

Outcome measurement is one of those topics that seems to cycle into and out of the awareness of therapists, and others who have a part to play in therapy. At times of financial constraints it is particularly important, probably because if pennies are being counted then ...

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