Personal and Professional Development for Counsellors

Author: Paul Wilkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803974630
Format: PDF, Mobi
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`A helpful guide for newly qualified counsellors. It gives some comprehensive ideas and tips for further development... a useful book' - Self & Society `Conveys valuable information... Paul Wilkins writes well... With the current emphasis by accrediting counselling organizations on the importance of ongoing personal and professional development, this book would be a salutary place to start on such a journey' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling The personal and professional development of therapists is essential to continued good practice. This book explores just what is meant by `personal and professional development' and why it is so important f

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Private Practice

Author: Roger Thistle
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761951056
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical book explores the conflicts of running a private practice that needs to be ethical and responsive to clients' needs at the same time as being a successful and profitable business. The author provides straightforward advice and guidelines about how a business can be set up and thereafter maintained successfully. Tax, VAT and accounting are explained clearly, and examples of budgets illustrate how to make the business perform. Business research, marketing and promotion, finding and using suitable premises, working from home, forming partnerships, dealing with insurance, legal and safety issues and other essential considerations are all covered in detail. The book also encourages a comprehensive assessment of th

Counselling and the Life Course

Author: Léonie Sugarman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446237257
Format: PDF, Docs
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`Essential reading for student, fledgling and experienced counsellors alike' - Mark Edwards, Nurturing Potential `Beautifully written and well researched and full of useful structured exercise for therapists and clients, this is a combination of psychology textbook and counselling handbook - theoretical a, yet practical' - Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal Counselling and the Life Course introduces counsellors to the concept of the life course as a multidimensional and multidisciplinary framework for thinking about clients' lives within and beyond the counselling setting. It aims to give counsellors an understanding of human development, and how it impacts practically upon their work with clients. The book engages with the tension between, on the one hand, recognizing age and life stage as important dimensions of difference, and on the other, avoiding the pitfalls of age stereotyping and ageist discrimination. At the same time, Counselling and the Life Course shows how the concept of the life course can be used as a framework for considering the commonalities between different life stages. This provides a focus for counsellors of how to draw on their existing skills and expertise when working with clients of a different age and life stage to those with whom they generally meet. The impact of both counsellor and client age on the counselling relationship is also considered. The book includes an `Activity Trail' of structured exercises in order to encourage reflection on the concepts discussed and their relevance to clients, the readers themselves, and their counselling practice.

Skills in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Susan Howard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446244999
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"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.

Referral and Termination Issues for Counsellors

Author: Anne Leigh
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780803974746
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book guides trainee and practising counsellors through the practical issues surrounding the referral of clients, a procedure which may be necessary at any time during the counselling process. Stressing ethical issues and the need to be aware of limits of competency, Anne Leigh provides straightforward guidelines. The sensitive, ethical handling of termination is also an important part of this book, backed up by clear examples and recognition of the emotional consequences of referral or termination for both counsellor and client. She examines the situations most frequently calling for referral, and the ways in which referral may take place responsibly and satisfactorily. The volume covers whether, how, to whom and when

Anti discriminatory Counselling Practice

Author: Colin Lago
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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`I enjoyed the read, learned a lot and thought that it is an excellent resource for counsellors and trainers who wish to review their practice. [It] should be required reading on all counselling training courses' - Disability & Society Anti-discriminatory Counselling Practice is a ground-breaking text and an enlightening introduction to the complex issues which affect all trainees and practitioners in counselling, psychotherapy and other helping professions. The book identifies the origins of discrimination, oppression and disadvantage and shows how they impinge on therapeutic relationships. Drawing together contributions from leading writers, the book shows how oppression is created not only by overt prejudice, but also by deeply ingrained social, political and cultural processes which involve us all, but of which we are often unaware. These processes cause individuals to become disadvantaged merely on the basis of their gender, race, culture, age, sexuality or ability. Examining these areas of discrimination, the contributors highlight the issues which feature frequently in therapeutic encounters and the need for counsellors to develop their skills as culturally sensitive, reflective practitioners. Anti-discriminatory Counselling Practice is a groundbreaking text and an enlightening introduction to complex issues, which affect all trainees and practitioners in counselling, psychotherapy and other helping professions.

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling

Author: Linda Seligman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306485145
Format: PDF
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Key features of the third edition: -An overview of the changing face of counseling, from emerging employment opportunities to core competencies for counselors and trainers. -A broad range of qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, with guidelines for their selection and interpretation. -A thorough review of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, including strategies for multiaxial assessment. -The DO A CLIENT MAP, a comprehensive structured approach to treatment planning. -Expanded coverage of individual, family, and group interventions -An updated chapter on documentation, report writing, and record keeping, with sample reports and forms. -Brand-new chapters on career and organizational development counseling, and ethical standards for counselors. -A predictions chapter identifying trends most likely to influence the future of the field. -Case studies, models, and examples throughout.

The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

Author: Gladeana McMahon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131783531X
Format: PDF
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Many practitioners consider setting up in private practice at some point in their career, whether full-time or alongside other employment. The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of all the major skills needed to succeed. Based on the authors' extensive experience, this book provides a valuable insight into how to minimise the risks associated with working privately, offering practical advice on how to keep a balance between self-development, personal health and meeting the needs of clients, whilst maintaining high standards and making a reasonable living. Acknowledging the fact that being a good therapist may not, in itself, be sufficient to be successful in self-employment, the authors discuss the need for sound business skills, professional development, self-knowledge and motivation. Divided into three sections, the book covers all the essential business, professional and personal skills and includes discussion of subjects such as insurance, finance, legal issues, marketing, stress management, security and retirement planning. The focus on skills and how to acquire and develop them makes this book an invaluable reference for all mental health professionals who are considering setting up their own private practice. This book will prove to be an invaluable reference for all mental health professionals who are considering setting up their own private practice.

Training the Counsellor

Author: Mary Connor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134852568
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Training the Counsellor, Mary Connor shares a decade of training experience to provide an invaluable resource for other counsellor trainers. The role of the trainer as facilitator, educator and assessor as well as key professional and ethical issues are all brought vividly to life through many case examples. The focal point of the book is the integrative, four-stage model for training competent and reflective counsellors, with the relationship between trainee and client at the core of the model. The four stages are: the development of attitudes and values; knowledge and skills; client work and supervision; reflection and evaluation. Building on this model and drawing on her own wealth of experience, the author explore the interface between being professional and being human. Training the Counsellor, offers stimulating reading and tested guidelines for good practice for all those involved in training other helping professionals.