An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 0335243193

Category: Counseling

Page: 718

View: 514

John McLeod's bestseller provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. This new edition covers core areas like current debates around neuroscience and integration; third-wave cognitive-behavioural therapies such as ACT and mindfulness; motivational interviewing techniques; and the importance of the therapeutic relationship, while also exploring key counselling and therapeutic skills and techniques. This sixth edition has been fully updated and revised throughout and is separated into a four-part structure for easy navigation. Each chapter also enhances learning with the following resources: . Case studies . Landmark and contemporary research studies . Cross-referencing notes . Topics for reflection and discussion . Suggested further reading An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy has been the book of choice for students and tutors on introductory courses for over 25 years.

An Introduction to Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

An Introduction to Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446201411

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

View: 385

Introducing the basic principles of research theory and practice, this book is the ideal starter text for any counselling trainee or practitioner learning about the research process for the first time. Structured around common training topics, the book: - Explains why you need to do research at all: what it is, why it's important and its historical and philosophical context - Guides you through the confusing mass of research literature - Covers the ins and outs of actually doing research: practical and ethical issues - Helps you get the most out of research - how to evaluate the outcomes and use research to investigate the process of therapy. Written in a language familiar to first-year trainees and using a range of features to enhance learning, this accessible introduction will equip both trainees and qualified therapists with the essential nuts and bolts to understand research. John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee and adjunct Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway.

An Introduction to Counselling

An Introduction to Counselling

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 0335225519

Category: Psychology

Page: 800

View: 553

This bestseller provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and therapy. The book has been thoroughly updated with new references and examples and now has information on topics such as: Transactional analysis The use of natural environment in counselling The contribution of arts-based approaches Integrating theory into practice To help readers, the author has extended the introduction to the book in order to outline the aims of the book and explain its structure so that this is clear to the reader from the outset. The pedagogy of this edition has also been improved in order to enhance learning. Each chapter includes: Topics for further discussion Key terms and concepts Suggested further reading Case studies and illustrations This book remains the book of choice for students and tutors on introductory counselling courses.

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Andrew Reeves

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529786361

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

View: 258

This book introduces readers to everything they need to know about counselling and psychotherapy theory, skills and practice. Features including chapter summaries, discussion questions, prompts for reflection, case examples and further reading help students to apply what they′ve learnt and give them the confidence to progress into practice. The book covers: - key theoretical approaches - personal development - counselling skills - professional settings - law, policy, values and ethics - working with difference and diversity - client and present issues, and more This new edition includes: - Updated and revised theory chapters, now covering: Historical Overview and Key Developments; Key Theoretical Assumptions of the Model; Diversity and Inclusion in Practice; The Model In Action; Assessment and case formulation; Case Example; Limitations and criticisms of the approach; Key Research opportunities - Discussion of SCoPEd - More content on online counselling and psychotherapy - Discussion of the political positioning of therapy and social justice approaches - Further content on issues of difference, diversity, inclusivity and intersectional - Updated Further Reading lists that address issues of diversity, inclusivity and decolonising. Your learning is supported by a wealth of online resources including case studies and videos that show what theory looks like in practice, as well as journal articles to help extend knowledge. This is the essential text for any trainee practitioner, or for anyone needing an introduction to the foundations of counselling theory and practice.

EBOOK: An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Researc h and Practice

EBOOK: An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Researc h and Practice

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335243204

Category: Psychology

Page: 718

View: 397

John McLeod’s bestseller provides a comprehensive, research-informed overview of the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. This new edition has been expanded to cover emerging aspects of contemporary practice, such as debates around neuroscience and integration; third-wave cognitive–behavioural therapies such as ACT, mindfulness and FAP; the experience of being a client; motivational interviewing; interpersonal psychotherapy; social dimensions of therapy; leaving therapy; gender and sexuality; spirituality; and key counselling and therapeutic skills and techniques. This sixth edition has been fully updated and revised throughout and is separated into a four-part structure for easy navigation. Each chapter also enhances learning with the following resources: • Case studies • Landmark and contemporary research studies • Topics for reflection and discussion • Suggested further reading An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy has been the book of choice for students and tutors on introductory courses for over 25 years. “Professor John McLeod’s Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy is a classic text. In providing a comprehensive perspective on the field, it goes well beyond being a mere ‘introduction’. Not only does it deliver an encyclopaedic amount of information, but it also presents this information in an incredibly captivating manner. There is simply no other book on the topic to match it. This new edition, truly faithful to its predecessors, maps new innovations in the context of previous generations’ viewpoints. This is ‘the’ book on counselling and psychotherapy.” Ladislav Timulak, PhD, Course Director, Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Trinity College Dublin “John McLeod has a talent for bringing readers into intimate contact with the experience of another person's experience. Through his evocative descriptions, accessible language, and plentiful examples you will find yourself looking through the eyes of both clients and therapists and developing a depth of understanding about important processes in psychotherapy. His position at the vanguard of psychotherapy research allows him to bring to life the practice of psychotherapy while posing research questions and stimulating curiosity about findings. His valuing of varied approaches to psychotherapy invites the reader to connect with diverse perspectives and consider their own beliefs.” Heidi M. Levitt, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Andrew Reeves

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857020550

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 966

This book is an authoritative introduction to everything you need to know to become a professional therapist. It takes you through the entire therapeutic process, introducing the theory and applying it to real-life practice. Drawing on years of experience as a counselling practitioner and researcher, Andrew Reeves links counselling and psychotherapy theory to the development of appropriate skills, and locates it within the context of therapeutic practice today. Engagingly and accessibly written, the book is packed with learning features including Chapter Overviews, Summaries and a Glossary -helping you navigate the book and get the most out of it. Discussion Points, 'Skills Practice' and 'Pause for Reflection' sections, helping you critically engage with and reflect on what you have learned. Case Studies and scenarios, helping you apply key ideas in practice across settings and modalities. Indicated Further Reading and Important Websites - supporting your continued learning. This groundbreaking textbook represents a benchmark in understanding - and applying - the principles and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. It's accompanied by a companion website featuring a wealth of chapter-by-chapter resources for both students and lecturers to use alongside the book. From extended case studies through to web resources, links and PowerPoint presentations, these extra resources will help aid and enhance your learning and understanding. Andrew Reeves is a counsellor at the University of Liverpool and Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling

Author: Padmasiri De Silva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137287557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

View: 152

This book, now in its fifth edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist psychology and counselling, exploring key concepts in psychology and practical applications in mindfulness-based counselling techniques using Buddhist philosophy of mind, psychology, ethics and contemplative methods.

An Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling

An Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling

Author: Laurence Spurling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137606105

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 675

This key book in the Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy series is an authoritative and accessible introduction to psychodynamic counselling and its basic principles. The author, Laurence Spurling, is a leading figure in the discipline and, here, he examines the underlying psychodynamic approach, its main theoretical ideas and principles of practice, the techniques associated with it and ways of thinking about the conduct of counselling. Looking at two major themes in particular, namely the involvement of counsellors working with clients with severe emotional and psychological problems and the influence of organisational settings on counselling work, this book is an essential guide for students and practitioners of counselling or psychotherapy, along with those from other professions, such as nurses and teachers, who are called upon to use counselling skills in their work. New to this Edition: - Includes a brand-new chapter on developing competence in working with social difference and diversity within the therapeutic relationship - Discusses the different phases of counselling work, from referral through to the final session and beyond - Examines the role of organisational settings in therapists' everyday practice, providing insight into managing institutional demands - Explores the challenges of working with clients with more severe emotional and psychological problems

A Short Introduction to Counselling

A Short Introduction to Counselling

Author: Sally Aldridge

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446297438

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 335

Are you thinking of embarking on professional counselling training and in need of a clear overview of the therapy profession? Well look no further! This down-to-earth guide will provide you with the ideal ‘way-in’ by explaining what it really means to become a professional counsellor – what is involved in training and real-life practice. Sally Aldridge, Director of Registers at BACP, will take you step-by-step though what ‘counselling’ actually is; introducing its basic concepts, historical development, research base and structure of the profession. Demonstrating the far-reaching influence of counselling, the book will show you how its concepts have been applied beyond the consulting room and examine the recent place of counselling in the NHS and wider mental health care.