`Useful for the insights about introducing a new service into the general practice environment' - Family Practice Counselling practitioners in primary care settings have unique circumstances to contend with. This book offers practical guidance for managing the issues these counsellors face, exploring the complex dynamics of health care teams and providing a guide to the safe and effective practice of counselling in primary health care contexts. The book highlights potential sources of difficulty for this group, from needing to maximize therapeutic contact while using time-limited techniques, to working with a wide range of patients and problems and relying increasingly on evidence-based practi

Doing Therapy Briefly in Primary Care: Theoretical Concepts

Doing Therapy Briefly in Primary Care: Theoretical Concepts

Doing therapy briefly in primary care: Theoretical concepts

Traditionally, people have viewed therapy as a long process, an engagement of many sessions over a lengthy period of time. This view dates back to psychology's beginnings, when in-depth psychoanalysis was the standard of therapeutic practice. However, the First World War created the need for more immediate psychological services and, as such, the development of briefer approaches emerged. Today, the need for brief perspectives is more salient than ever. It is not only a contemporary trend but a necessary method in handling the realities of today's modern health care environment.

Primary care settings, whether private or NHS-governed, place demands upon mental health professionals which can not always be managed effectively by ...

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