Fritz Perls

Author: Petruska Clarkson Jennifer Mackewn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446224564
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A well-researched, clearly written book... Petruska Clarkson and JenniferMackewn did a splendid job organizing the theoretical material... Their judicious use of graphics enhances their discussions... The chapter on Perls' contributions to practice is nicely peppered by samples of his actual therapy work and this is true for other chapters. This, I imagine, is how Fritz would have liked it: to let his work speak for itself... Petruska Clarkson and Jennifer Mackewn have carefully crafted and produced a powerfully informative book. Its pages are crammed with up-to-date facts and issues relating to Perls... The work is lean, not one word is wasted. Congratulations!' - " British Gestalt Journal " Fritz Perls was the co-founder of Gestalt Therapy, which is based on a holistic view of people and their relationship to the environment, and which remains one of the most influential approaches in counselling and psychotherapy today. This book provides a clear account of the diverse life of this popular but controversial psychotherapist and discusses his ideas simply and lucidly. The book includes examples of Perls' work, drawn from transcripts and films of his demonstration sessions. A further feature is a full acknowledgement of the criticisms and appreciations which Perls' life and work have attracted and an honest evaluation of whether and to what extent they are justified.

Key Issues for Counselling in Action

Author: Windy Dryden
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803980525
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`A stimulating and valuable book' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling This concise and practical book tackles the key issues which all counsellors, regardless of their theoretical orientation, encounter in the counselling process from its beginning to its termination. It assesses and provides views on some of the major challenges common to any counselling process such as structuring, trust, evaluation, the reluctant client, improving the counselling relationship, transference and countertransference.

Albert Ellis

Author: Joseph Yankura
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446230787
Format: PDF, ePub
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Seminars by Professor Windy Dryden. See the man live and in action. To find out more and to book your place go to www.cityminds.com ________________________________________ Albert Ellis founded and has spent a lifetime practising and teaching rational emotive behaviour therapy. REBT (previously RET) is important not only in its own terms as an effective therapeutic approach to emotional disturbance, but also as the precursor of the cognitive-behavioural therapy movement which now exerts such an influence on the mental health field. Joseph Yankura and Windy Dryden present a lucid overview of the life and contributions of Albert Ellis. Using excerpts from Ellis's own writings to clarify the discussion, they look in particular at the famous ABC analysis which enables people to understand and deal with their problems, the key concepts of ego disturbance and discomfort disturbance, and Ellis's views on therapeutic efficiency.

The Reality Game

Author: John Rowan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415164344
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The Reality Game is for people who are, or who want to be, counsellors or psychotherapists. It is particularly useful for those training in humanistic or integrative psychotherapy and counselling. Discussing the skills and techniques used in both individual and group therapy, this is an essential guide to good practices for the professional humanistic counsellor or psychotherapist and also responds to the questions most often asked by those training in these disciplines.

Developing Gestalt Counselling

Author: Jennifer Mackewn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473914027
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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`In this eminently sensible, practical and thought-provoking book, Jennifer Mackewn takes gestalt light years forward towards a synthesis and integration of psychological styles and away from what she describes as "Perlism". I agree with her: this is a book for therapists, not principally for gestaltists... In inviting the reader to "pick and choose" from the many and varied, always practical, hands-on approach chapters... Jennifer Mackewn hopes we will both enjoy her book and find it of use. This reader, commending the book to you all, has no doubt that both her hopes will be fulfilled' - Self & Society Describing contemporary integrative Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, this book addresses 30 key issues which will help both trainee and practising counsellors examine and improve crucial areas of their work. The field theoretical and relational model which underpins the book suggests that therapy is a complex process which requires therapists to be intuitive and self-aware while engaging in a number of interrelated therapeutic tasks. The importance of meeting clients person-to-person in a meaningful relationship is highlighted. Jennifer Mackewn encourages counsellors to focus on areas that they may feel need special attention, and shows them how to blend their skills into a subtle and versatile art form. The book covers vital aspects of Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, such as: appreciating the significance of beginnings; understanding the client's context; the dialogic relationship; contact and awareness; exploring life themes and support systems; and experimental and creative methods.

J L Moreno

Author: A Paul Hare
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780803979680
Format: PDF, Kindle
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J L Moreno, the founder of sociodrama and sociometry, is best known for the impact he had on group psychotherapy, out of which he created psychodrama. This is now one of the most important and popular of the `creative' therapies, practised throughout the world. The concept of `role' was central to Moreno's theory and throughout his life he played many himself. A Paul Hare and June Rabson Hare describe a man who was, among other things, a psychiatrist, dramatist, theologian, inventor and educator, who made significant contributions in all of these areas in addition to being a major influence on social science and group psychotherapy. Moreno's theoretical and practical contributions to therapy also cover a br

An Introduction To Counselling

Author: John McLeod
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247237
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This bestseller provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.

Six Key Approaches to Counselling and Therapy

Author: Richard Nelson-Jones
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780826449696
Format: PDF, ePub
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`This excellent book contains information about six key therapeutic approaches. Six Key Approaches to Counselling and Therapy gives the reader a good understanding of the therapeutic approach in question. This book may well become a key text of counsellor training programmes' - Counselling Psychology Review `Although designed as a text book, this introduction to the main schools and methods of psychotherapy is one of the most engaging pieces of psychological theory I have ever encountered. I was initially skeptical, having found similar books both narrow and hard work, conceptually. Due to the fact I have never studied the fundamentals of psychology and therapy, I have often found secondary source material too high level, presuming prior knowledge, and therefore it was useless to me. This book changed that, profoundly. The chapters on Jung and Rogers were both lucid and interesting, and gave me a keen insight into the fundamentals of their theories and the processes of therapy based upon them. However, what truly threw me was the excellence of the chapter on Gestalt therapy. I cannot put into words to how inspirational this section was' - Amazon Review `Richard Nelson-Jones's achievement is to make accessible to the interested reader in one chapter the complexity of Jung's metapsychology' - Ann Casement, Jungian Psychoanalyst `Excellent. A lively introduction to person-centred therapy' - Professor Brian Thorne, Director, Centre for Counselling Studies, University of East Anglia `A very clear, accurate and thorough introduction to person-centred therapy' - Professor Petruska Clarkson, PHYSIS and University of Surrey `I find the chapter on REBT to be excellent' - Dr Albert Ellis, President, Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, New York City `Clear, thorough... succinctly summarizes CT's most important concepts and principles' - Dr Judith S Beck, Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia This is an authoritative and accessible textbook for use on introductory courses in the theory and practice of counselling and therapy. It presents two approaches from each of the three main schools of contemporary therapy practice: } the psychodynamic school- Freud's psychoanalysis and Jung's analytical therapy } the humanistic school - person-centred and Gestalt therapy; and } the cognitive-behavioural school - rational-emotive behaviour therapy and cognitive therapy. In addition, the book discusses the structure and functions of theories, reviews issues in evaluating therapeutic approaches, and contains a glossary.