`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

Key Ingredients, Skills and Strategies

Key ingredients, skills and strategies

I am not discussing an approach-specific model of time-limited counselling and what is written here must be adapted to whatever approach the reader does espouse. What follows in this chapter might be called a common factors brief therapy approach (Garfield, 1989,1995). Also, the matter of whether the counselling you offer is limited to two, six, twelve or twenty sessions is an important consideration. Practitioners of cognitive analytic therapy, for example, place a particular emphasis on assessment, on paperwork exercises and reformulations, and, often working to an expected 16 sessions, have a sense of a certain pattern and dynamics in the therapeutic relationship. In CAT, CMT and similar planned therapies, it can be predicted that certain ingredients ...

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