This pocket guide to modality approaches in counseling & psychotherapy is a one-stop-shop for trainees on introductory counseling courses. It describes 12 models of therapy, as well as introducing the origins of counseling and providing guidance and tips on practical issues like time-keeping, supervision, endings and boundaries. Each short approach-specific chapter has a consistent structure which allows easy comparison and cross-referencing between the modalities.

The chapters cover: Origins & background; Big names & big ideas; How the approach works & who it's for; Critical considerations; Identifying features; Reflection & summary; Learning ideas & suggested reading

This book is essential reading when choosing a professional counseling training in which to specialize, or if you just want an overview of other counseling modalities outside of your own.

Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy

Origins and Background

Psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy is the child of psychoanalysis, whose original introduction is credited to Sigmund Freud around the turn of the 20th century. During this period a profusion of psychoanalytic theorists and practitioners appeared. Today, psychoanalysis maintains itself as a discipline in its own right while providing the foundation ideas of its broader and more flexible derivative, the psychodynamic approach.

Psychodynamic counselling gives major significance to relationships, and within this, early relationships and experiences of a person which shape psychological development, maturation and later adult dynamics. Thus, individuals are influenced by underlying emotions, thoughts and images. A person's development and future functioning will be determined by these experiences. If they were negative, then adult relationships and ...

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