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Handbook of Counselling Psychology

Handbook of Counselling Psychology

Third Edition
Edited by:

712 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This Third Edition of a seminal text reflects new developments with counseling psychology. It covers areas such as neuroscience, narrative approaches and post-modernist thinking. In six sections which include tradition, challenge and change in counseling psychology, difference and discrimination, and professional and ethical issues, the authors have added new chapters including:

  • The nature of evidence
  • Interpreting case material
  • Attachment theory and neuroscience
  • Community psychology
  • Legal frameworks
  • Testing measurement and diagnosis
  • The interface between psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches

Special attention has been paid to the research evidence, current issues and debates, theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, political and resource issues, and illustrative case material.

The Handbook is an essential companion for students and practitioners in the field of counseling psychology, at all stages of their career and across the whole range of settings— NHS, education, private and voluntary.

Sheelagh Strawbridge and Ray Woolfe
The Nature and Development of Counselling Psychology
Barbara Douglas
'Disorder' and Its Discontents
Sarah Corrie
What Is Evidence?
John Davy
Interpreting Case Material
Rosemary Rizq
Psychodynamic Approaches
Diana Sanders
Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches
Simon Du Plock
Humanistic Approaches
John Davy
A Narrative Approach to Counselling Psychology
Maja O’Brien
Towards Integration
Zak Eleftheriadou
Cross-Cultural Counselling Psychology
Carolyn Kagan, Carol Tindall and Julia Robinson
Feminist Perspectives
Lynne Jordan
Relational Trauma
Martin Milton and Colin Hicks
Sexual Identities: Meanings for Counselling Psychology Practice
Leonie Sugarman
The Life Course: A Neo-Pragmatic Meta-Model of Usefulness
Samantha Heywood
Children and Young People
Cassie Cooper
Psychological Counselling with Young Adults
Katrina Alilovic and Sarah Yassine
Working with Families
Simon Biggs
Midlife Issues
Fiona Goudie
Psychological Therapy with Older Adults
Pam James and Alan Bellamy
Counselling Psychology in the NHS
Stephen Palmer and Kristina Gyllensten
Counselling Psychology in the Workplace
Jacqui Porter
Working in Private Practice
Clive Sims
Forensic Settings
Dee Danchev
Counselling Psychology in Educational Settings
Carolyn Kagan, Carol Tindall and Julia Robinson
Community Psychology: Linking the Individual with the Community
Carol Shillito-Clarke
Ethical Issues
Diane Hammersley
Legal Frameworks
Peter Martin
Training and Professional Development
Rosemary Rizq
Personal Development
Ray Woolfe and Margaret Tholstrup
Susan van Scoyoc
The Collaborative Use of Psychometric Assessment
Diane Hammersley
The Interface between Psychopharmacological and Psychotherapeutic Approaches
Mary Heller
Attachment and Its Relationship to Mind, Brain, Trauma and the Therapeutic Endeavour
Ralph Goldstein
The Future of Counselling Psychology

An absolute must-read for any trainee or qualified counselling psychologist seeking to update the core of the profession's identity

Dr catherine athanasiadou-lewis
Faculty of Life Sciences, London Metropolitan University
September 4, 2015

The Handbook is comprehensive up to date textbook that helps to confirm counselling psychology as a unique discipline both theoretical and applied.

Dr Hana Smitkova
Psychology, Faculty of Arts Comenius University
September 28, 2014

This third edition is a very much up to date handbook which informs of recent developments in the field of Counselling Psychology relevant to all Counselling Psychologists as well as trainees.

Ms Malin Sellden
Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan Uni (City Campus)
September 23, 2013

This Handbook provides the reader with an accessible and engaging text which does not overwhelm with the intracacies of the topic area but leads the reader on a journey of discovery and exploration. A good read for an important topic.

Mr Ian Llewellyn-Nash
Public Health, Birmingham City University
July 5, 2013

Excellent book that includes many useful elements. Needs to include something about EMDR for the next edition though

Dr Derek Farrell
Department of Psychology, Worcester University
July 4, 2013

This is an excellent book to supplement Dryden's Handbook of Individual Therapy. It is comprehensive in its coverage and the expertise of the authors shines through.

Dr Sanjay Joban
Dept of Psychology, University of Westminster
April 26, 2013

Have used and studied similar handbooks, which were preferential to this i.e. The Sage handbook of counselling and psychotherapy

Miss Vicky Calvert
Dept of Health & Social Science, Preston College
March 19, 2013

Many people struggle with defining counselling psychology so it is good
to have a definitive text specifically for the discipline. Introduces much relevant material that the reader can follow up in more detail.

Ms Clare Jolly
Childrens services, Spurgeons
October 27, 2012

Ray Woolfes book fills an obvious gap in the literature with clear linkage between the worlds of applied psychology and that of 'the talking cures'. Each mode, model and interpretation (including those not frequently encountered) is systematically examined and the psychological undercurrents and relationships laid bare. A fantastic work to keep 'at hand'.

Mr Arthur Dixon
Professional Studies, Darlington College
September 27, 2012

Excellent resource for final year undergraduate counselling students.

Mr Kevin Hogan
Psychology & Counselling, Newman University College
May 17, 2012

New to the 3rd Edition:

  • The latest edition has considered the major developments within counselling psychology since 2003
  • Includes all new content and structure to the book
  • Includes greater amount of case study material from a variety of perspectives
  • Now has 7 new chapters: The Nature of Evidence, Interpreting Case Material, Attachment Thoery and Neuroscience, Community Psychology, Legal Frameworks, Testing Measurement and Diagnosis, The Interface Between Psychopharmacological and Psychotherapeutic Approaches.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Ray Woolfe

Ray Woolfe is a Counselling Psychologist in private practice.  More About Author

Sheelagh Strawbridge

Sheelagh Strawbridge is a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Counselling Psychologist.  More About Author

Barbara Douglas

Windy Dryden

Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach.  He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. More About Author

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