Transcultural Counselling in Action

Author: Patricia d'Ardenne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761963158
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`A useful resource for counsellors wishing to improve their efforts at transcultural counselling.' - New Therapist `I found I enjoyed this edition because of the political analysis that the authors pose, and the understanding that racism and particularly institutional racism, do still occur and "that change will only happen if we all act more proactively...training bilingual counsellors and promoting anti-racism in the workplace. In the wider world, counsellors have a responsibility to advocate best practices for diverse communities"...it is a treasure trove for anyone interested in understanding the complex issues or working with and across cultures. The dynamics, patters and interactions Roger Herring descri

Person Centred Counselling in Action

Author: Dave Mearns
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206084
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Watch Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne's video on YouTube to hear the story behind the writing of the Third Edition, and to find out about Dave's time spent under the stewardship of Carl Rogers. SAGE celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Counselling in Action series in November 2008. To view the video - click here ---------------------------------------------------------- REVIEWS `Thank you for revising the bible! I am a tutor on a so-called "integrative counselling course" and I thoroughly endorse the idea that Carl Rogers would have welcomed this honesty and new interpretatation of his model. Your SAGE book is indeed a bible and I have repeatedly recommended it to the students' - lecturer, YouTube `For students and those new to person-centred counselling, there is a clear exposition of person-centred theory. For experienced practitioners, there are new and challenging theoretical developments within the person-centred approach. If new to counselling, this is a 'must have'. If wondering whether to invest in this edition when there is a already a copy of the earlier one on the shelf, the challenge of the new theoretical material is persuasive, but if that is not enough, then the updated practice guidance, the practical questions and answers, and the comprehensive references must make this new edition another bestseller' - Therapy Today ---------------------------------------------------------- It is now almost twenty years since the first edition of Person-Centred Counselling in Action appeared. In that time this SAGE bestseller has maintained enormous popularity with trainees and practitioners and has achieved world-wide acclaim. This substantially revised Third Edition provides an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of person-centred counselling while incorporating exciting new developments in the approach. Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne have preserved the compelling and accessible style of its predecessors. At the same time they provoke reflection on many of the key issues which concern not only person-centred practitioners but those across the whole counselling and psychotherapy field. New to this edition is: - the inclusion of "relational depth", a key development for the person-centred approach and counselling generally - extended discussion of the counsellor's use of self - a new chapter containing the authors' answers to frequently-asked-questions - the inclusion of diversity issues covering religion, gender and sexual orientation - further reading suggestions. Much has changed in the person-centred orientation since the death of Carl Rogers in 1987. Not only have new schools of thought emerged with different emphases and therapeutic possibilities but the authors of this book have themselves been responsible for significant advances in key areas of person-centred theory and practice. These developments are fully reflected in the revised text. Continuing to offer a clear exposition of the theory and practice of the approach, Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Third Edition will be invaluable for those embarking on their first stages of training. Well-established practitioners and even seasoned scholars will continue to find much to interest and stimulate them. Praise for previous editions: `An important book... a most sophisticated text. Mearns and Thorne have written a book for all counsellors and psychotherapists. The reader will be left both grateful and hungry for more' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling `The discussion of empathy, acceptance and congruence is central and should be required reading for all trainees working to understand the richness of these core concepts... outstanding' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy `Without doubt the clearest description of the person-centred approach to counselling that I have read, apart from Carl Rogers' own writings. I felt that I had got to know both Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne through their offering the reader their own congruence and I found this aspect of the book at times quite moving' - Social Work Today `Gives real insight into person-centred counselling... This is a gentle book; an absolute delight to read (I couldn't put it down) as it held me in the realm of my own feelings. I would like to thank both authors for sharing so much of their intimate selves. I recommend this book to trainee counsellors, trained counsellors, clients and those involved in the helping professions. It is a book that has influenced me and that I would not want to be without' - BPS Counselling Psychology Review `Excellent "all rounder" for practitioners to learn and build upon counselling skills with young offenders' - lecturer, Guidance, Youth and Youth Justice, Nottingham Trent University `An excellent text. Student friendly and covering all main issues' - lecturer, Psychology Swansea Institute of HE `Stimulates a re-exploration of the doctor-patient relationship' - British Medical Journal `I felt understood by this book!' - Ann Weiser, PCA Letter Network `This book could very sensibly be placed on the reading lists of all counselling trainers and trainees.... this is the most informative and useful book I have read in a long time and I have no doubt that if Carl Rogers were still alive today, he would not only agree but also acknowledge experiencing some envy' - Changes `The skilful conveying of tenderness and building of trust are well explained and described with lots of case study examples' - Guidance Matters `Excellent book - a useful and practical way to underpin current emphasis on humanism in nursing' - lecturer, West London NHS Mental Health Trust `Continues to be an excellent, easy introduction but with depth. Deserves to be a bestseller!' - lecturer, Preston College `The book conveys the profound respect for the person, for his/her autonomy and uniqueness, which is inherent in the Rogerian approach' - British Journal of Medical Psychology `A marvelous book; highly recommended. Someone has finally written an easily accessible book about the theory and practice - mostly practice - of the kind of therapy that makes the most sense to many focusers. Hurrah!' - The Focusing Connection `Truly allows the reader to enter the world of the person-centered counsellor' - Contemporary Psychology `Person Centred Counselling in Action, written by Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne was originally published in 1988 about a year after the death of Carl Rogers. It has helped to maintain and stimulate interest in this approach and has become a best-seller in the Counselling in Action series' - The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy

Personal Construct Counselling in Action

Author: Fay Fransella
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761966159
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In Paise of the First Edition `In Britain, few people can have contributed more to the development of a personal construct approach than Fay Fransella and Peggy Dalton... Their book is primarily written for those who may wish to incorporate Kelly's ideas into their existing counselling framework... This is an informative book which is concise, well-written and with no shortage of clinical examples, relevant to all who are interested in counselling and psychotherapy' - British Journal of Psychology The revised and updated edition of this practical, accessible book gives a clear introduction to personal construct counselling for counselling trainees and practitioners alike.

Psychodynamic counselling in action

Author: Michael Jacobs
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781412902144
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`One of the most reliable (and readable) guides to what is involved in counselling that stems from the various psychoanalytic traditions. Jacobs' well-organized and comprehensive summaries of the main theories and his illustrations of psychodynamic counselling drawn from his own work will inspire students and trainees on counselling and therapy courses. They will also interest (and create envy) in more experienced readers' - Professor Andrew Samuels, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex Psychodynamic Counselling in Action is widely regarded as the most accessible introduction to the psychodynamic approach, making it ideal for readers who are new to the subject. In this Third Edition of his bestselling book, Michael Jacobs describes the psychodynamic counselling process from initial meeting right through to the end of the relationship. He sets out the main theory and principles involved in psychodynamic work and - through two case studies - a man and a woman - shows how these can be applied creatively and effectively within the process. In updating the book, he has also extended his discussion of defences and the therapeutic relationship. Psychodynamic Counselling in Action has been instrumental in training many thousands of counsellors. Now in its Third Edition, it continues to be the essential text for a wide range of courses.

Counselling in Transcultural Settings

Author: Patricia d'Ardenne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446271579
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Drawing on over 40 years experience, Patricia d'Ardenne provides the reader with a unique and practical introduction to counselling and psychotherapy in a world on the move, where ethnic, linguistic, religious, economic, political and environmental differences collide and create a rich and complex setting for contemporary therapeutic practice. Positioning counselling within the shifting contexts of the modern world, this book: - Examines anti-discriminatory practice - its origins and development - The complexities of working effectively with refugees, asylum seekers, vulnerable migrants, and the victims of human trafficking - Considers the needs of the cultural traveller - Address the intricacies of faith and spirituality - Provides a guide to assessing language and the role of interpreters - Addresses ethics, the law and transcultural issues in Healthcare - Looks at the importance of supervision, personal development and self care. Counselling in Transcultural Settings is an essential companion for counsellors and psychotherapists at all stages of professional training looking to work beyond their own culture, where the demands of therapy are as dynamic as the political and social contexts within which people seek help. Patricia D'Ardenne is a consultant clinical and counselling psychologist.

Feminist Counselling in Action

Author: Jocelyn Chaplin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761963110
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For counsellors, therapists, trainees and others who want a deeper understanding of how society affects them psychologically, the revised and updated edition of Feminist Counselling in Action is the ideal resource. Drawing on feminist theory, Jocelyn Chaplin points to the deeply entrenched, hierarchical ways of thinking which permeate every level of our lives. The author presents an alternative rhythm model that when applied in counselling increases self-confidence, `wholeness' and improved relationships. In this model, the counsellor is not seen as the expert or the doctor, and the client is not a patient. They are two equal but different people using `clues' to understand and improve the life of the client. To illu

Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action

Author: Tim Bond
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761963080
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In Paise of the First Edition... `Essential reading for therapists, counsellors, supervisors, trainers and health care workers... It is a book which will help us all to guard the high professional and ethical standards to which responsible workers aspire, and which all our clients are entitled to expect' - British Journal of Guidance & Counselling `Highly recommended. Essential on every counselling course reading list as well as on counsellors' own bookshelves' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling This highly acclaimed guide to the major responsibilities which trainees and counsellors in practice must be aware of be

Gestalt counselling in action

Author: Petrūska Clarkson
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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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 counselling in action

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN:
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Transactional analysis, with its simplicity of language and clarity of concept, offers an approach to counseling that promotes understanding and immediately catches the imagination. Yet, below this surface appeal is a profound theoretical structure. In Transactional Analysis Counselling In Action, Stewart explains these theoretical principles by relating them to direct practice. He clearly illustrates the process of transactional analysis counselling form the first contact, through initial diagnosis and treatment planning, to contact-making and the planned treatment sequence. In addition, he offers useful suggestions for how best to deal with changing behavior patterns and emotions of clients. "This is valuable for everyone interested in TA since many concepts can only be fully assimilated when linked to actual examples. Even if you are not in clinical practice, this book would be a useful addition to your library and, for anyone in training or beginning practice, this is required reading." --Group Relations "A skillful synthesis of techniques developed over 25 years in response to a great theory with little implied methodology. . . . The thorough sections on contract making are extremely valuable for starting practitioners. . . . The inclusion of a self-supervision sequence, which invites the reader to work using her own taped sessions with a client, are an excellent teaching aid." --Institute of Transactional Analysis News "Useful to both practitioners and students of counselling. . . . I found reading the book an excellent aide-memoir with regard to the basic tenets of Transactional Analysis, and a useful introduction to current thinking and practice in the subject. It provides a secure base on which to build." --British Journal of Medical Psychology "The book succeeds in presenting TA as in important, interesting, and intelligible framework for understanding and promoting constructive psychological change. It is written primarily for counselors or counselors-in-training whose backgrounds have been in counseling methods other than TA and who are interested in adding TA resources to their counseling skills." --Choice "I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent account of a practical application of TA and I am sure that it will become a standard reference book. Stewart's style is wonderfully clear, methodical and also interesting and he introduces complicated material in short, accessible units. [He] offers the reader a real model of counselling and shows how to use it. His tone is one of respect for himself, his clients and his readers. . . . It is a fine contribution to the TA literature." --EATA Newsletter "Provides a lucid and comprehensive account of transactional analysis theory and practice. An accurate if inelegant description of the book would be 'user friendly'. Complex theoretical material is made accessible by a clear layout, the opportunity to relate the reader's understanding to their own experience with clients, and an internal logic that echoes the process of helping. . . . In publishing this volume Stewart has made my life as a teacher of counselling easier." --British Journal of Guidance and Counselling "Stewart has tackled a significant task and has managed to include a tremendous amount of information. . . . He deserves much credit for his efforts." --Transactional Analysis Journal

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