Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: The Essential by Professor Stephen Palmer

By Professor Stephen Palmer

Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy is the basic consultant to the diversity of ways utilized in present practice.All of the foremost colleges of counselling and psychotherapy are coated, in addition to many who are much less popular.

Ideal as a primary textual content for pupil counsellors or psychotherapists, this accomplished creation may also help them find their preliminary education in the extensive context of other healing techniques and support them to find the explicit components to which they suppose the best leaning. The booklet additionally incorporates a giant word list of phrases with a purpose to proceed to supply an invaluable resource of reference for destiny reading.

Each bankruptcy introduces a selected process and includes:

В· a transparent rationalization of the center innovations and their use in practice

В· an illustrative case study

В· profiles of the consumers who profit so much from the approach

В· recommendation on additional reading

В· concerns for dialogue.

This e-book should be of huge price to each person doing an introductory education direction in counselling or psychotherapy, and in addition to power consumers who are looking to come to a decision what kind of counselling or treatment could gain advantage them most.

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Problem focused counselling This term can be used to describe any of the approaches used, often by psychologists, to help increase clients' coping skills. Problem focused counselling aims to identify exactly what clients' problems really are, what change goals arise from these, what steps can be taken towards these goals, what decisions and actions are required, and what action and evaluation. To this extent the approach has much in common with Egan, Nelson-Jones, Glasser and others. The form of problem focused counselling presented in this book adds the important dimension of separating out the emotional from the practical aspects of clients' problems, by ®rst using rational emotive behaviour therapy to dispel emotional obstacles to problem-solving strategies.

Perhaps this shows that counselling is indeed a dynamic, ever-changing ®eld. INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY 15 Hypnosis Forms of hypnosis have existed for centuries and Freud experimented with and later discarded hypnotic techniques. Hypnotherapy has sometimes attracted misplaced interest, being caricatured as an almost magical process conducted by mysterious, master practitioners, and associated sometimes with unscrupulous, exploitative and super®cially trained practitioners. It is adaptable for use with other approaches such as REBT, is often successful for pain control (for example in dentistry) and some habit disorders (for example smoking), and is often preferred by clients seeking rapid results or who have not found predominantly talking approaches helpful.

3 Which of the approaches seem to rely most on the relationship between client and counsellor, which on the expertise, theory and techniques of the counsellor? 4 Which of the approaches do you personally ®nd most compelling, and why? How would you go about ®nding objective evidence that any approach is superior to another? 2 ADLERIAN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY Jenny Clifford and Gerhard Baumer A dlerian therapy is a cognitive approach which means that clients are encouraged to look at and understand and possibly change the ideas and beliefs that they hold about themselves, the world and how they will behave in that world.

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