Personal and Professional Development for Counsellors

Author: Paul Wilkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803974630
Format: PDF, ePub, 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, ePub
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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: 0761962395
Format: PDF, ePub
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The author introduces counsellors to the concept of the life course as a multidemensional 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 upon their work with clients.

The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

Author: Gladeana McMahon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131783531X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Skills in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

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

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.

Anti Discriminatory Practice in Counselling Psychotherapy

Author: Colin Lago
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144624797X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a groundbreaking text which identifies the ease with which individuals can be disadvantaged merely on the basis of their gender, race, culture, age, sexuality or ability. Examining these and other areas of discrimination, leading experts highlight how vital it is for counsellors, psychotherapists - and others in the helping professions - to be aware of and engage with their own social, political and cultural attitudes, and how they must develop their skills as culturally sensitive, reflective practitioners if counselling is to be truly accessible to all members of society. This substantially revised and updated second edition now also includes chapters on working within an anti-discriminatory approach with: - refugees - people with mental health difficulties - people with disfigurement or visible differences. While each thought-provoking chapter now: - links theory to practice by providing case studies and extracts from therapeutic dialogues - assesses the most recent research findings - provides exercises for enhancing awareness and skills within each different domain or care setting - presents references for further recommended reading. Clearly written and accessible, Anti-discriminatory Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy is an indispensable addition to the toolkit of everyone either training to be or practising in the counselling and psychotherapeutic professions.

Basic Skills in Psychotherapy and Counseling

Author: Christiane Brems
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534549428
Format: PDF, Docs
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This engaging, straightforward, and easy-to-read text is designed to prepare students for beginning mental health practice by helping them develop an overall appreciation of counseling and psychotherapy, along with the basic skills they will need to work effectively with clients. Skill-building exercises throughout the text help students master four types of skills: personal and professional development skills (including cultural sensitivity), communication skills, skills associated with the client's thoughts (cognitive skills), and skills associated with the client's emotions (affective skills).

Critical Thinking in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Colin Feltham
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446247678
Format: PDF
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This innovative new textbook examines the critical debates around key topics in counselling and psychotherapy. In nine sections including Everyday Counselling Practice, Training and Curriculum Issues, and Counselling, Society and Culture, Colin Feltham explores 60 provocative questions central to counselling training and practice. Ranging from more mainstream subjects like unconditional positive regard, ethics and supervision to broader social or philosophical issues such as employment concerns and the debate on assisted suicide, entries include: - Why have we focused on core theoretical models? - What are the pros and cons of short-term, time-limited counselling? - What's wrong with CBT? - Where is research taking us? - Is statutory regulation a good and inevitable development? - Are there limits to personal change in counselling? Each section includes questions for reflection, case studies and student exercises. This comprehensive, student-friendly text is a useful resource for lecturers to stimulate seminar discussion, and for all trainees wishing to write essays or generally develop their critical thinking in counselling and psychotherapy.