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Practitioner Research In Counselling

Author : John McLeod
ISBN : 144623455X
Genre : Psychology
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`This is a practical guide to carrying out research in counselling and the helping professions generally. It covers all major aspects of research and guides the reader through the essential processes involved, from setting up and conducting a study, to analyzing data and evaluating findings' - New Therapist This practical, informative and encouraging guide to doing research in counselling and the helping professions generally has been written with practitioners firmly in mind. The book is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction which covers all major aspects of research and guides the reader through the essential processes involved, from setting up and conducting a study, to analyzing data and evaluating findings. In addition, the author provides guidelines for accessing research information and resources. With an emphasis on the acquisition of research skills and their practical application to counselling issues, Practitioner Research in Counselling shows how research can be used in a meaningful way by all practitioners.

The Reflective School Counselor S Guide To Practitioner Research

Author : Vicki Brooks-McNamara
ISBN : 9781412951098
Genre : Education
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Provides a step-by-step process for conducting practitioner inquiry projects by collecting, analyzing, and using data, and offers guidelines for developing counselors' advocacy, leadership, and collaboration skills.

Contracts In Counselling Psychotherapy

Author : Charlotte Sills
ISBN : 9781847878465
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 85. 98 MB
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Praise for the First Edition: `An excellently edited book... It touches upon the core philosophical bases of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive and humanistic counselling, and explores the complicated and sometimes contradictory nature of contracting within these approaches... The book is written in an accessible language and often uses very powerful imagery to underline its message... I found this book to be extremely stimulating, accessible and readable. I recommend it to all people interested in counselling, and particularly to students of counselling at all levels' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Contracts in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a practical guide to an essential area of professional knowledge and skills. Any kind of therapeutic relationship requires an agreement between practitioner and client at the outset. When contracting with clients, practitioners need to consider a whole range of factors including: " goals of counselling " theoretical orientation " brief or open-ended counselling " different personality types " ethical and legal issues. This book provides a unique guide to the nature of counselling contracts, why they are needed and how they are made. For the second edition, the book has been thoroughly updated to take account of the BACP ethical framework. Two new chapters have been added covering the legal aspects of contracting, and how to make contracts with trainees. Contracts in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition is an authoritative source of information and practical guidance for trainees and practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy. Charlotte Sills is Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, and Head of Transactional Analysis Department at Metanoia Institute, London

Counselling And The Life Course

Author : Léonie Sugarman
ISBN : 0761962409
Genre : Political Science
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The author introduces counsellors to the concept of the life course as a multidemensional and multidisciplinary framework for thinking about clients' lives within and beyond the counselling setting. It aims to give counsellors an understanding of human development and how it impacts upon their work with clients.

Understanding The Counselling Relationship

Author : Colin Feltham
ISBN : 9781446266212
Genre : Psychology
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`This book presents contrasting views of the relationship between the counsellor, or therapist, and the client, as held by practitioners from diverse theoretical orientations. Each chapter clarifies and considers the elements of the counselling relationship which have the most bearing on therapeutic practice and the strengths of each are highlighted in terms of understanding, theory and skills' - New Therapist It is now widely accepted that the therapeutic relationship - referred to here as the counselling relationship - may be the most significant element in effective practice. Understanding the Counselling Relationship presents contrasting views of the relationship between the counsellor or therapist and the client, as held by practitioners from diverse theoretical orientations. Each chapter clarifies and considers the elements of the counselling relationship which have most bearing on therapeutic practice. The strengths of each position are highlighted in terms of understanding, theory and skills. The relevance of certain psychological, sociological and research-based issues for practitioners from a variety of theoretical backgrounds are also considered.

Counselling Psychotherapy And The Law

Author : Peter Jenkins
ISBN : 9781446241950
Genre : Psychology
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`Jenkins' book makes the law relevant, understandable and manageable to counsellors and psychotherapists. It makes clear, reassuring and essential reading for therapists in training as well as those in practice. [All] counsellors and psychotherapisys need to be up to speed with the law and with how it relates to their work. This book is more than timely with the impending introduction of regulation, and the fact that increasingly the work of counsellors and psychotherapists is being subjected to legal scrutiny' - Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law is the long-awaited Second Edition of Peter Jenkins' comprehensive introduction to legal issues in relation to counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. This text has been fully updated to include coverage of the key developments in the law that have had major impact on therapists' practice with regard to data protection and the management of confidentiality. The book breaks new ground by exploring in detail the relationship of ethics to the law and providing a framework for relating the BACP Ethical Framework to legal decision-making. Key features of this new edition include: " extensive use of case studies. These bring legal examples to life and give a human dimension to powerful ethical dilemmas such as seeking agreement to end medical treatment, or client's gaining access to their own confidential records " key points, which provide quick summaries of complex material and reference guides for professional practice " the multiple points of crossover and intersection of law and therapy. These are identified and explored, ranging from the use of narrative theory, to the provision of pre-trial therapy for abused children, to the role of the therapist as expert witness. This new edition provides clarity and reassurance for practitioners at all levels about the exact nature of their responsibilities, and how these can best be managed, in order to enable them to comply with the law and focus on their therapeutic work with clients. Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law, Second Edition provides an essential source of reference in a single volume, making a fascinating and complex topic understandable and bringing it to life. Peter Jenkins, formerly a member of the BACP Professional Conduct Committee and currently a member of the Ethics Committee of the UKCP, has been described by Counselling at Work as 'probably the foremost authority on legal issues in counselling'. He is Co-Director of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Directorate at the University of Salford. More reviews: `Despite requiring real concentration, this is an essential read for counsellors and psychotherapists irrespective of background and theoretical orientation. Trainers, supervisors and agency coordinators especially would benefit from the up to date material contained here' - Therapy Today `Peter Jenkins has consulted widely over the content of this book, both within the psychological therapies field and with legal eagles. [His] use of clear flow diagrams and comparison boxes enable the reader to identify the similarities and differences between professional and moral/ethical debates. It is a thoroughly researched and accessible text' - Association for University and College Counselling Journal `a comprehensive overview of a rapidly evolving field. This book represents a helpful addition to practitioners' bookshelves as a reference work, but also a beneficial read to stimulate thoughtful responses to practical dilemmas. It provides a good support to both therapeutic and supervision practices across the spectrum of experience and theoretical models' - The Psychotherapist

Anti Discriminatory Practice In Counselling Psychotherapy

Author : Colin Lago
ISBN : 9781848607699
Genre : Psychology
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Rev. ed. of: Anti-discriminatory counselling practice. 2003.

Medical And Psychiatric Issues For Counsellors

Author : Brian Daines
ISBN : 9781848607552
Genre : Psychology
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Praise for the First Edition: `An interesting overview of medical and psychiatric issues that may arise for counsellors... readable, lucid and free of jargon. The issues addressed include referral and assessment, ongoing counselling and supervision, medical conditions and their treatment, psychiatric conditions and their treatment, and ethical and legal issues... it raises awareness of some important issues to consider when working with clients with medical and psychiatric conditions' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Medical or psychiatric issues frequently arise during counselling and counsellors need to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to respond appropriately. Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors, Second Edition is the perfect guide to this challenging area of practice. It provides a clear introduction to: " the nature of mental illness, " the relationship between mental and physical health and " the role of counselling in relation to both. Highly practical and right up-to-date, this Second Edition examines how to manage medical or psychiatric issues as they emerge, whether during assessment or at a later stage in the counselling process. Guidance is given on: " how to recognise serious mental health problems " the effects of psychiatric drugs " assessement and referral to other services, and " legal and ethical issues. The Second Edition covers changes in the context of counselling practice - particularly in health care settings - such as the use of tools to measure outcomes, evidence-based practice and clinical governance. The common principles of care and working with other professionals are also explored. This Second Edition is essential reading both for counsellors in health care settings and those practising in more general contexts. It is also suitable for all mental health workers needing a clear, practical introduction to working with clients. Brian Daines is an independent practitioner, Clinical Tutor in Psychosexual Medicine at University of Sheffield and a college counsellor. Linda Gask is Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry at University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Salford. Amanda Howe is Professor of Primary Care at the Institute of Health, University of East Anglia.

Counseling Research

Author : Richard S. Balkin
ISBN : 9781119375425
Genre : Education
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This introductory text for counselors-in-training and emerging researchers focuses on research methodology, design, measurement, and evaluation. Richard Balkin and David Kleist explain the primary research methods used in counseling while emphasizing the importance of ethics and multicultural issues, demonstrating a professional counselor identity within the framework of research, and outlining the specific approaches used to inform counseling practice. The book contains four parts: The Essence of Research in the Counseling Profession, Quantitative Research Designs, Qualitative Research Designs, and Practice-Based Research. Key features include case examples that bridge the technicalities of research and the realities of practice; strategies for designing research; guidelines for counselors considering topics for a thesis, a dissertation, or the development of an initial study; examples of current counseling research articles; and suggested activities to enhance understanding of the material in each chapter and facilitate classroom discussion. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.

Introduction To Counselling Skills

Author : Richard Nelson-Jones
ISBN : 9781446243312
Genre : Psychology
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'This book is a superb reference for counselling skills trainers and students. It presents practical key skills that are described and discussed clearly and concisely' - Dr Margaret E Smith, Programme Leader, University of Derby 'This Third Edition interestingly adds two relevant sub-themes to its impressive range of subject matter. The text offers a sound, practical and accessible introduction that serves to ground the purpose, application and practice of counselling skills' - Gerry Skelton, Social Work and Counselling educator, trainer and practitioner Introduction to Counselling Skills, Third Edition is designed to help readers acquire and develop the counselling skills key to effective helping relationships, using an easy-to-follow, three-stage model. Richard Nelson-Jones details each stage in the helping process, using examples to demonstrate counselling skills in a variety of contexts. Showing how skills work in practice and the diversity of issues they can help to address, this book covers: " what counselling skills are " improving listening skills " assessing feelings, thinking and communication " improving thinking skills and communication skills " conducting sessions " ethical issues. For the Third Edition, Introduction to Counselling Skills has been fully updated, adding new material on relaxation techniques and managing crises. Combining a clear explanation of skills with a host of practical activities, this is the ideal text for introductory courses in counselling skills, counselling and other professional areas including health care, management, education and social work. Richard Nelson-Jones is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the BACP. He divides his time between London and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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