The Beginner's Guide to Counselling and Psychotherapy: Second Edition

Editor : Stephen Palmer

The Beginner's Guide to Counselling and Psychotherapy: Second Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Sage
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 480
  • Category :
    Counselling
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 37770
  • ISBN 13 : 9780857022356
  • ISBN 10 : 0857022350
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Are your students interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in their training? If they are trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which is right for them then this book can help!

An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering:

* Development of the Therapy

* Theory and Basic Concepts

* Practice

* Which Clients Benefit Most?

* Case study

Three further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, andresearch, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and acomprehensive glossary help you consolidate your learning. So look no further if you want your students to know the differences between counselling and psychotherapy, compare psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories, discover how constructivist approaches can be applied in practice, learn about third wave CBT therapies, or just get an general overview of the field; this second edition of a bestseller will give them a whirlwind tour of the breadth, complexity, fascination and problems of the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

About the Editor(s)

Stephen Palmer Ph.D. is Honorary Professor of Psychology at City University, London and Director of the Centre for Stress Management, England.

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