Critical Psychotherapy Psychoanalysis and Counselling

Author: D. Loewenthal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113746058X
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This book explores what 'critical' means for the talking therapies in a climate of increasing state influence and intervention. It looks at theoretical and practical notions of 'critical' from perspectives including queer theory, feminism, Marxism, the psychiatric survivor movement, as well as from within counsellor training and education.

Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling after Postmodernism

Author: Del Loewenthal
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134851367
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Del Loewenthal's career has been wide-ranging, spanning existentialism, psychoanalysis, critical psychotherapy, humanism, postmodernism, phototherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and childhood studies. This collection combines new and recent works with earlier writings, drawing together his outstanding research and contribution to existential theory, practice and research. Containing chapters and papers chosen by Loewenthal himself, the book is divided into the following sections: • Existentialism after postmodernism and the psychological therapies • Practice, ideologies and politics: Now you see it, now you don’t! • Practice, practice issues and the nature of psychotherapeutic knowledge • Practice and theory: Implications not applications • Thoughtful practice and research • Conclusion: Hopefully unending, continually changing and astonishing After an introduction to the overall book, each section is accompanied by the author's exploration of his further thoughts on the pieces, his own subsequent learning and his comments on developments in the field since the time of writing. Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling after Postmodernism will be inspiring reading for psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, counsellors, other mental health professionals in general, and existential therapists in particular.

The Future of Psychological Therapy

Author: John Lees
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317482425
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The psychotherapy and counselling profession has recently experienced far-reaching changes because of the development of evidence-based medicine and managed care systems. The Future of Psychological Therapy brings together leading counsellors, psychotherapists, psychological therapists and managers to address how these changes are beginning to affect all aspects of the psychotherapy and counselling profession. It evaluates the impact of these developments, shows how they affect practitioner’s capacity to care, anticipates future developments and offers a coherent and viable approach to research and practice. The book draws on psychotherapeutic theory to develop insight into managed care and engages in qualitative microphenonena research into the complexities of clinical practice drawing on cutting edge developments. It aims to establish a balanced counselling and psychotherapy profession by: opening up a debate about these far-reaching developments which threaten the profession, challenging the rhetoric of accountability, audit, transparency and measurement of care, exposing the danger of sleeping through these momentous changes in the counselling and psychotherapy profession. The Future of Psychological Therapy is a timely and important book, examining the psychotherapy profession's approach to managed care and evidence-based research, and discussing whether a balanced, coherent and viable counselling and psychotherapy research and practice culture can be established. It will be of interest to practitioners, academics and policy makers in the field, non-clinical professionals and anyone who is interested in psychological therapy and addressing the worldwide deterioration in psychological health.

Counselling Psychology

Author: David Murphy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119106850
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Published on behalf by the British Psychological Society.

Reflections on the First Year of a Critical Psychotherapy Supervision Collective

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ABSTRACT: This article is a report on the experiences of members of a Critical Psychotherapy Supervision Collective following our first anniversary. The supervision group comprises psychiatrists, psychologists, a general practitioner and 'psychiatric survivors' as well as counsellors and psychotherapists from different modalities. It arose out of a conference based on the book Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling: Implications for Practice (Loewenthal 2015). We are particularly concerned with detrimental influences on the psychotherapeutic project brought about by policies such as manualisation, 'prevent' and 'safeguarding', which we consider threaten confidentiality, water down the psychological therapist's abilities, and introduce an inappropriate ideological use of the talking therapies. The article explores eight group members' experiences of what we are doing and the processes during our first year.

Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: David Sue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471433020
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Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides an overview of the most prevalent theories of counseling within the context of a scientific model that is both practical and up-to-date. Authors David Sue and Diane Sue provide you with the best practice strategies for working effectively with your clients using an approach that recognizes and utilizes each client’s unique strengths, values, belief systems, and environment to effect positive change. Numerous case studies, self-assessment, and critical thinking examples are included.

Post modernism for Psychotherapists

Author: Del Loewenthal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781583911006
Format: PDF
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Post-modern ideas are now making an impact in psychotherapy and counselling. There is, however, nothing in the current literature that brings together thinking for those professionals who may not be aware of how post-modernism can help inform their work. Post-Modernism for Psychotherapists is a primer which takes the reader through the ideas of the most important post-modern thinkers (as well as the roots of post-modernism and critiques of post-modernism), giving a clear summary of the essential points of their ideas and how they relate to current and future psychotherapy theory and practice. It will be essential reading for psychotherapists and counsellors, as well as those in training, who need an accessible text covering the basic philosophical ideas and their relation to psychotherapy.

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Gerald Corey
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9780495595212
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Gerald Corey's bestselling text surveys 11 contemporary counseling theories and shows you how to apply them. A DVD and in-book case study, "Stan," demonstrates the application of all theories to a single case.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Author: John Sommers-Flanagan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118289048
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A comprehensive, in-depth exploration of the origins, contemporary developments, and applications to practice related to each major counseling theory Fully revised and updated, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition is complete with useful learning aids, instructions for ongoing assessment, and valuable case studies—all designed to facilitate comprehension and lead to effective, ethical practice. The Second Edition features: New chapters on Family Systems Theory and Therapy as well as Gestalt Theory and Therapy Extended case examples in each of the twelve Theory chapters A treatment planning section that illustrates how specific theories can be used in problem formulation, specific interventions, and potential outcomes assessment Deeper and more continuous examination of gender and cultural issues An evidence-based status section in each Theory chapter focusing on what we know from the scientific research with the goal of developing critical thinking skills A new section on "Outcome Measures" that provides ideas on how client outcomes can be tracked using practice-based evidence Showcasing the latest research, theory, and evidence-based practice, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition is an engaging and illuminating text. "John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan have done it again! In the revised Second Edition of their popular book, they have masterfully organized and written a compelling text that will appeal to students and faculty alike. The Second Edition is thoroughly pragmatic with careful attention to research and evidence-based literature. Much to the delight of readers, extensive case analyses that illustrate major theoretical concepts abound." —Sherry Cormier, PhD, Professor Emerita, West Virginia University, coauthor of Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers "John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan have written an exceptionally practical text for students wishing to learn usable counseling principles. Their excellent scholarship is balanced by a superb treatment of counseling theory that includes a review of the strengths, limitations, and means for implementing the systems represented." —Robert Wubbolding, EdD, Professor Emeritus, Xavier University; Director, Center for Reality Therapy; author of Reality Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy Series) "This introductory text is written with extraordinary care and attention to detail. Not only is it one of the best resources I know of for in-depth coverage of classical therapeutic theory, it is also one of the best at illuminating cutting-edge developments, both in theory and application. Readers will greatly benefit from the clarity, comprehensiveness, and personal perceptiveness of this engaging introductory guide." —Kirk J. Schneider, PhD, Faculty, Saybrook University; Vice President, Existential-Humanistic Institute; coauthor of Existential-Humanistic Therapy and editor of Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy

Essays on Philosophical Counseling

Author: Ran Lahav
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819199737
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In the first book written in English on this growing field of applied philosophy, Essays on Philosophical Counseling is a collection of 14 articles by leading philosophical counselors from five countries. The book presents the reader with the major approaches to philosophical counseling, by combing theoretical discussions with a large number of case studies. Divided into three parts, Essays on Philosophical Counseling first discusses the theoretical and historical background of philosophical counseling, then deals with the relationship between philosophical counseling and psychotherapy and last, focuses on specific types of problems and predicaments and how they are addressed philosophically. Contents: Philosophical Counseling: The General Picture; A Conceptual Framework for Philosophical Counseling: Worldview Interpretation, Ran Lahav; Philosophical Counseling in Holland: History and Open Issues, Ida Jongsma; The Training of a Philosophical Counselor, Dries Bole; Philosophical Counseling: The Arts of Ecological Relationship and Interpretation, Barbara Norman; Philosophical Counceling and Psychotherapy; Philosophy, Philosophical Practice, and Psychotherapy, Gerd A. Achenbach; Philosophical Counseling as a Critical Examination of Life-Directing Conceptions, Michael Schefczyk; Some Reflections on Philosophical Counseling and Psychotherapy, Ben Mijuskovic; Meaning Crisis: Philosophical Counseling and Psychotherapy, Steven Segal; Philosophical Counseling: Some Roles of Critical Thinking, Elliot D. Cohen; Specific Topics for Counseling; Philosophy in Marriage Counseling, Anette Prins-Bakker; Philosophical Practice, Pastoral Work, and Suicide Survivors, Will A.J.F. Gerbers; The Philosopher in the Business World as a Vision Developer, Ad Hoogendijk; On the Emergence of Ethical Counseling: Considerations and Two Case Studies, Louis Marinoff; Supplement: The Legal Perspective; Legal Issues in Philosophical Counseling, Barton Bernstein and Linda Bolin.