Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293203
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Selling over 25,000 copies across three editions, this book provides an unrivalled introduction to the core concepts and basic techniques of Transactional Analysis (TA). Ian Stewart guides the reader step-by-step through the successive stages in using TA to create therapeutic change, building understanding of the way the approach works in real-life practice. Key features of this new edition include: -a single extended case study running through the book -'Key ideas' panels to summarize the main ideas in each section -Detailed discussion of 'closing the escape hatches': TA's distinctive approach to resolving the issues of suicide, self-harm or violence -Practice Checklists offering suggested questions readers can use to appraise their own work with clients at strategic points in the text - Space for Reflection sections and Further Reading lists to conclude each chapter. This bestselling textbook offers trainee and practising psychotherapists and counsellors a concise, hands-on exploration of current concepts and techniques in Transactional Analysis. Ian Stewart is Co-Director of The Berne Institute, Nottingham. He is the author of Eric Berne (SAGE, 1992) and Developing Transactional Analysis Counselling (SAGE, 1996), and co-author of TA Today (2nd edn, Lifespace, 2012).

Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action

Author: Diana Whitmore
Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)
ISBN:
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How can counselors and therapists help clients realize their potential and purpose in life? In Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action, Diana Whitmore explains how the psychosynthesis approach helps clients interpret what is going on in their lives in a positive way. From the initial interview through the final session, she illustrates the creative and challenging aspects of being a counselor. She also stresses the importance of tailoring therapeutic techniques to a client's needs, phase of treatment, and temperament. This exciting, pragmatic approach to therapy is especially effective when counseling abused women and children, drug offenders, delinquents, and people with panic attacks, psychosomatic symptoms, phobias, eating disorders, and depression.

Personal Construct Counselling in Action

Author: Fay Fransella
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN:
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How can you help clients get the most out of the counseling experience? The authors of this clear and accessible volume outline the key principles of Personal Construct Theory. They discuss and illustrate how the starting point of counseling is a careful exploration of the ways in which a client construes his or her world through credulous listening to all the client says and does not say. They describe the range of methods which may be used to help a counselor and client learn about these constructions and their implications, including self characterizations and the repertory grid technique. In addition, the authors show how the counselor and client, together devise experiments for change through which the client can try out new and more rewarding ways of interpreting and acting. A number of approaches to facilitate change are discussed and exemplified, . The book concludes with a detailed case-study of the counseling process with one particular client. "This is an informative book which is concise, well written and with no shortage of clinical examples. It should be relevant to all who are interested in counselling and psychotherapy and it may just whet some appetites for more." --British Journal of Psychology "One of the excellent series 'Counselling in Action'. . . . If you want to know about Personal Construct counselling, this is for you." --Self and Society "The book provides a very readable introduction that is to be commended. The authors provide useful summaries of repertory grids, fixed role therapy, self-characterization, and other methods for helping people change." --International Review of Psychology

Key Issues for Counselling in Action

Author: Windy Dryden
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
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`The book's strength is the stimulus to discussion encouraged by its variety of approaches and topics and its clear and economical writing. Windy Dryden's intelligent discussion questions (such questions are so often done badly) at the end of each article seem especially valuable in this connection: they not only focus squarely on each reader's experience of the issues in question, but often subtly encourage the reader to question the premises of the article just read... a stimulating and valuable book, well suited to its intended readership' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling This concise and practical book tackles the key issues which all counsellors, regardless of their theoretical orientation, e

The Stresses of Counselling in Action

Author: Windy Dryden
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780803989955
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Counsellors frequently work with people who are under stress or who are distressed - but counselling them can itself be a highly stressful activity. This supportive book examines the sources of stress for counsellors and the practical strategies that they can use to overcome it. Stress may emerge in the work that counsellors do with specific client groups, in the contexts in which counselling takes place and in the educational process both for counsellor educators and for counsellors in training. In this book, practising counsellors with first-hand experience of dealing with stress examine the nature of the stresses that counsellors face in these different areas, detail the typical responses (both healthy and unhealthy) tha

Hard Earned Lessons from Counselling in Action

Author: Windy Dryden
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849207194
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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 ________________________________________ SAGE celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Counselling in Action in November 2008. To view the video - click here ----------------------------------------------------------- `This is a very honest book and should be essential reading for anyone beginning training as a counsellor. It will also be useful for experienced therapists to stimulate reflections on their own practice... to examine their work and to learn from errors. It is refreshing to witness the honesty and openness of the writers - especially so in the present culture, where many therapists set themselves up as flawless experts... I would recommend this book... it provides an informed and open discussion on the problems encountered by therapists' - Clinical Psychology Forum Counsellors often struggle in their work with clients, convinced that their more experienced colleagues have not encountered similar problems and worries. In this volume, some of Britain's leading counsellors give the lie to this myth. Writing openly and frankly, they share the painful lessons they have learned over the course of their careers as practitioners. The contributors' combined experience proves that all counsellors, no matter how expert or well-known, have made mistakes, or faced challenges, and from them have had to learn aspects about the process of counselling - the hard way. The five `lessons' from each contributor are placed in the context of the counsellor's own particular circumstances, and a concluding section in each chapter links the connecting themes that emerged throughout their learning process.

Gestalt counselling in action

Author: Petrūska Clarkson
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN:
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For counselors and students looking for a concise introduction to Gestalt counseling, you can find no better--or more practical--guide than this vivid, well-written volume. From the first encounter with a client to the successful completion of the counseling process, Clarkson takes the reader through all stages of Gestalt. She clearly outlines preconditions for counseling, demonstrates how a counselor can incorporate Gestalt techniques, and discusses the possible limitations of this technique. In addition, the responsibilities of the counselor are explored and guidelines and standards for training in Gestalt therapy are thoroughly examined. "This volume is worth recommending to students who want to know more about gestalt counseling." --Contemporary Psychology "This is one of the best books in this excellent series. It gives an up-to-date and sophisticated view of the Gestalt approach to counselling, and shows how Gestalt is far more than a 'two-chair' method. . . . All in all, this is an excellent introduction to the Gestalt method, and could be used on any course which requires people to be aware of such approaches." --British Journal of Medical Psychology "A handy update on Gestalt in the '80's. . . . The book has an excellent reference section on Gestalt and helps make it a very useful sourcebook as well as a good general guide." --Self and Society "Petruska Clarkson has given us a unique introduction to Gestalt counselling. There is an ease in the way she sets Gestalt counselling within the context of contemporary psychotherapeutic thinking and navigates among the divergent perspectives of various Gestalt colleagues. Hers is a mature Gestalt Therapy, repened in long years of responsible clinical experience and freed of offensive exaggerations and superficialities which sometimes have occurred in the Gestalt literature....easy to understand, yet profound in its simplicity....this work can be recommended whole heartedly." --British Gestalt Journal

Transactional Analysis

Author: Mark Widdowson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135282889
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Transactional Analysis (TA) is a versatile and comprehensive system of psychotherapy. Transactional Analysis: 100 Key Points and Techniques synthesises developments in the field, making complex material accessible and offering practical guidance on how to apply the theory and refine TA psychotherapy skills in practice. Divided into seven manageable sections, the 100 key points cover: the philosophy, theory, methods and critique of the main approaches to TA TA perspectives on the therapeutic relationship diagnosis, contracting and treatment planning using TA a trouble shooting guide to avoiding common pitfalls refining therapeutic skills As such this book is essential reading for trainee TA therapists, those preparing for examinations as well as experienced practitioners who will find much practical guidance on the skilful and mindful application of this cohesive system of psychotherapy.

Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery E Book

Author: Philippa Sully
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044385
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice - this book will enable readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and midwifery and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of situations.