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Questions and Answers on Counselling in Action

Questions and Answers on Counselling in Action

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192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What are the advantages and disadvantages of brief psychotherapy? Is it easy to start your own practice? Should only women counsel women? Questions such as these, and others contained in this volume, reflect many of the current concerns of both experienced and new therapists as they work or study in the field today. In Questions and Answers on Counseling in Action, leading experts provide clear and thoughtful answers to their concerns--which cover all aspects of psychotherapy--from theoretical issues to personal and ethical matters. Some questions have straightforward solutions. Others, however, are more provocative and less easily tackled. Either way, the contributors' opinions will go a long way toward encouraging deeper thinking and promoting much needed-discussions about the daily problems facing professionals at all stages and of all disciplines. Topical and thought-provoking, Questions and Answers on Counseling in Action will provide a useful resource for all practitioners of psychotherapy. "This is a welcome and useful addition the 'Counselling in Action' series." --Clinical Psychology Forum
Dave Mearns
The Core Conditions
Michael Jacobs
The Use of Audio-Tapes in Counselling
Julia Segal
Against Self-Disclosure
Peter Ross
Using Hypnosis in Counselling
Michael Barkham and John Rowan
Counselling for a Brief Period
Michael Jacobs
Client Resistance
Dave Mearns
The Ending Phase of Counselling
Mark Aveline
Advising on the Most Suitable Counselling Arena
Jocelyn Chaplin
Women Counselling Women
Waseem J Alladin
Ethnic Matching in Counselling
Michael Carroll
Trainee Counsellors' Clients
Vanja Orlans
The Counsellor's Life Crisis
Elke Lambers
When the Counsellor Shares the Client's Problem
Brian Thorne
Spirituality and the Counsellor
Moira Walker
When Values Clash
John C Norcross and Thomas J Tomcho
Choosing an Eclectic, Not Syncretic, Psychotherapist
Sue Wheeler
Reservations about Eclectic and Integrative Approaches to Counselling
Francesca Inskipp
Beyond Egan
Jennifer Elton Wilson
Towards a Personal Model of Counselling
Tim Bond
Counsellor/Client Sex
Tim Bond
Reporting a Colleague's Misconduct
Brian Thorne
Body and Spirit
Tim Bond
When to Protect a Client from Self-Destruction
Michael Carroll and Emmy van Deurzen-Smith
Psychology and Counselling
Michael Barkham
Research and Practice
Michael Barkham
Evaluating Counselling
Guidelines for Practice

Gladeana McMahon and Ken Powell
Starting Your Own Private Practice
David Pilgrim
Objections to Private Practice
Dave Mearns
Against Indemnity Insurance
Colin Feltham
Making a Living as a Counsellor

`This book probably answers all the questions you often wanted but never dared to ask about counselling. It covers numerous aspects of the counselling process from specific aspects of practice, orientation, ethical and professional... The section on personal issues regarding the counsellor is very interesting as it is an opportunity to hear what the experts have to say on such issues as the counsellor's life crisis, spirituality and what happens when values clash. Overall, this book provides a flavour of the problems which may be encountered by those involved in counselling' - The International Journal of Social Psychiatry

`This is a welcome addition to the series... On a couple of occasions, two practitioners present different views on the same issue: I found this particularly stimulating... Most of the counselling issues covered are of equal interest to clinical psychologists. I was especially struck by J E Wilson's chapter in response to the question, "What factors do I need to consider in developing a personal model of counselling?" Substitute clinical psychology for counselling, and the views expressed on finding a personal theory of meaning are just as important and applicable to our profession' - Clinical Psychology Forum

`The kind of book where any time you open it, you're likely to find something of current interest that relates to your practice and to issues you've been thinking about... If we regard the questions and answers as serving to stimulate thought and discussion... then the collection serves a useful purpose indeed' - Self & Society

`Covering a very wide range of topics... the book contains useful, interesting chapters' - International Review of Psychiatry

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