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.
Origins and Background
Integrative counselling wasn't ‘invented’ as such; it came about via ideas merging from different theorists over roughly the last 60–70 years. For example, the philosophy of Carl Rogers is significant (say, 1940s onwards) since he espoused the therapeutic benefits of treating clients as discrete individuals and working in a person-centred fashion. Gerard Egan was influenced by Rogers, introducing the Developmental Approach to counselling (1970s), which drew on both the person-centred and cognitive behavioural orientations. During the 1970s the cognitive revolution took place, another influence on the concept of incorporating and merging ideas, methods and techniques from different therapeutic perspectives. In the 1990s in the UK, Sue Culley worked on her integrative model which aims to teach a range of counselling ...