`Excellent... [the book] explores the "provision of effective counselling with limited resources and under strict time pressures"... with some excellent writing on the nature of time and attitudes to time in counselling and psychotherapy... the evidence in favour [of short-term counselling] is put strongly. Colin Feltham favours it as an approach of choice for certain clients, which should coexist with (rather than adversarially seek to oust and replace) longer-term therapy... he draws from a wide range of literature, while identifying those key ingredients, skills and strategies that he has found especially significant. He also discusses some of the different contexts in which this work operates... Many of the questions and issues he poses

Kinds and Models of Short-Term and Time-Limited Counselling and Psychotherapy

Kinds and Models of Short-Term and Time-Limited Counselling and Psychotherapy

Kinds and models of short-term and time-limited counselling and psychotherapy

Estimates vary as to how many current models of counselling or therapy exist, but the figure is probably around 300 or 400. If each of these models could be offered on a short-term, time-limited basis, then of course the number of time-limited models would be around 300 or 400 too. (For a sample of very different short-term approaches, see Marteau, 1986; Zeig and Gilligan, 1990; Ryle, 1990; Gersie, 1996; Dryden, 1995; and Molnos, 1995.) But many models, particularly within the depth psychology camp, do not naturally lend themselves to short-term treatment. Even designated short-term psychoanalytic therapy has been recorded as taking up to 40 sessions (Malan, ...

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