Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell explains in clear, jargon-free style, the concepts at the heart of the psychodynamic approach, and, drawing on case material, describes the therapeutic practice which rests on those ideas. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the book introduces: - the history of the approach, - the key main concepts, and - practical techniques used by practitioners In the first chapter, the author introduces a client, John, whose case is revisited throughout the book, connecting together theory and practice for the reader. This new and revised edition also now includes new material on supervision and ethics, on Freud and Jung, and on outcome research and the most recent developments in the field. Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start for anyone reading about the psychodynamic approach for the first time.
What is counselling and how does it work? Counselling in a Nutshell provides the answers to these questions and more, as part of a step-by-step guide to the counselling relationship and the therapeutic process. Drawing together theory from the psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive-behavioural approaches, Windy Dryden explores: - bonds between counsellor and client - goals and tasks of counselling - stages of the therapeutic process - core therapeutic change. This revised and updated second edition also includes new material on person centred and psychodynamic counselling, further discussion of the influence of counselling contexts on the work of counsellors, and five discussion issues at the end of each chapter to stimulate thinking. Counselling in a Nutshell provides a concise introduction to core components of the therapeutic relationship and process and is suitable for counsellors of all orientations.
Release on 2005-12-15 | by Michael Neenan,Windy Dryden
Author: Michael Neenan,Windy Dryden
Students embarking on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy training are often faced with lengthy and complicated texts from which to learn the theory and practice of the approach. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell provides a relief from this by providing a concise and comprehensive guide to all the key elements of REBT. The authors believe that students of REBT can enhance their knowledge of the approach only if they have fully grasped the basics first. They offer a succinct introduction to REBT which students can use as a starting point before adding to their knowledge through further reading and learning. The book opens with an explanation of the ABCDE Model of Emotional Disturbance and Change which is the centrepiece of REBT theory and practice. The authors present the model in a way which is easy to grasp, but also has the depth of coverage needed for full understanding.
"Well written and thoughtfully structured, this highly accessible, lively text offers the reader a contemporary and comprehensive introduction to psychodynamic practice. Howard provides lucid explanations of core psychodynamic ideas and skills rooted in engaging clinical illustrations. It will be an invaluable companion both during and beyond training" Prof Alessandra Lemma, Trust-wide Head of Psychology and Visiting Professor, Essex University This practical text is the first to systematically address the competencies and techniques identified as central to the delivery of effective psychodynamic practice. It provides a framework for the therapist to develop their skills and apply them to their practice by: - discussing the personal and professional growth which underpins a professional and ethical attitude to the therapist's work - linking specific competencies to the theory base underpinning them - describing competencies in a systematic way - including a chapter on how to use supervision - using case material to illustrate competencies and dilemmas. Addressing not only how to implement skills, but why they are being implemented, this book is a must-read for all trainees on psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy courses. It is also useful reading for trained practitioners who want an accessible introduction to psychodynamic skills in practice.
Becoming a Counsellor is a one-stop reference book for all new counselling trainees. Whether starting out on an introductory course or tackling a postgraduate diploma, this book will make the journey to professional qualification that little bit easier. It addresses the complexities and challenges of counselling training by confronting and unpicking the many potentially daunting issues and questions faced by students throughout their training. The book covers a comprehensive range of topics, including - choosing a course and theoretical orientation - clarifying roles - who's who on the course? - explaining common pedagogical activities and expectations, including the personal development journal - assessment, supervision and support - ethical and legal issues. While earlier chapters introduce methods of learning and developing for those new to the field, later sections addressing research, supervision and placements will be of interest to students who are studying at a higher level. This engaging, straightforward introduction to counselling will be an essential companion for students new to counselling throughout their training, whether on basic introductory or postgraduate diploma courses.
Release on 2004-12-31 | by Thomas L. Shaffer,James R. Elkins
Author: Thomas L. Shaffer,James R. Elkins
Pubpsher: West Academic Publishing
In today's world, lawyers tend to become identified more with law and less with people, the public interest, social welfare and the common good. However, many lawyers are sensitive, people-oriented professionals who relate to their clients as persons and not as problems. The authors argue that counseling is the heart and soul of lawyering, and that it is an integral part of the legal education.
Supervising the Counsellor and Psychotherapist considers how to meet the supervision needs of trainee and experienced counsellors, psychotherapists and other helping professionals using an integrative approach that will appeal to practitioners from a broad range of backgrounds and theoretical persuasions. The book charts the development of the supervisor as he or she moves through making the transition from therapist to supervising the work of others and includes consideration of the advanced competencies required to supervise experienced practitioners. This third edition brings a number of contemporary perspectives to a well-known and widely respected core text for the training and development of supervisors. The Cyclical Model at the heart of the book has established its relevance in the UK as one of the best known frameworks for teaching and learning the steps and stages of supervision. All chapters in this new edition have been extensively revised and updated, and key elements include: - Two brand new chapters on deepening supervision practice and moving beyond supervising counsellors and psychotherapists - Updates on recent developments in supervision, including research outcomes, the use of technology and supervising short-term work - Creativity, play and the use of metaphor and imagery in supervision - Developing the use of self through relational supervision. Supervising the Counsellor and Psychotherapist is a key text for trainee and experienced supervisors of counsellors and psychotherapists, those who train supervisors, and supervisees wishing to better understand the supervisory process.