Training and Training Standards: Psychological Therapies in Primary Care

Author(s) : Douglas Hooper, Author(s) : Philippa Weitz

Training and Training Standards: Psychological Therapies in Primary Care

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : October 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 288
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 22718
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855754911
  • ISBN 10 : 1855754916
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The surge of interest in psychological therapies in GP settings makes this book timely and important for the development of this field in the 21st century. As well as the suggested syllabus for training counsellors and psychotherapists (agreed by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Forum for Primary Care), the book deals with much wider issues. Chapters deal with practitioner issues - both student and professional - management issues, and the provision of supervision and mentoring for the new counsellor as well as planning Continuous Professional Development. Chapters dealing with the history of the remarkable rise in these services help set the context of the rapid development of primary care counselling.

The term 'primary care counselling' denotes the context of primary care within which psychological therapies take place and encompasses practitioners from a wide variety of therapeutic traditions. The emphasis throughout is on thorough going preparation of the new counsellor/therapist to meet the proper counselling standards required in primary care practice. It will be of value to students, course providers, counselling practice managers, supervisors as well as those who commission services and general practice doctors.

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'Patients referred to counselling services are often in a vulnerable state and need rigorous protection as well as care. There has been a steady improvement in defining and adhering to quality standards by the counselling profession over the last decade or two and this is readily apparent from this book.'
- Andre Tylee, from the Preface; Professor of Primary Care Mental Health, King's College, London

'An indispensable book for anyone who wants to inform themselves about [understand] the current issues concerning counselling in primary care.'
- Professor Tim Bond, University of Bristol, Fellow of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

About the Author(s)

Douglas Hooper is a clinical and counselling psychologist with a long interest in psychological therapy in primary health care and the need for good training and competent practice. He has chaired the Forum for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Care for a number of years, bringing together all the main professional groups.

Philippa Weitz has special interests in counselling and psychotherapy online, especially in the success of the online therapeutic relationship, security, confidentiality and jurisdiction. She lectures and teaches widely around working therapeutically and safely online to both independent practitioners and organisationally. She works internationally both as an online therapist and an online supervisor. She is a qualified teacher, trainer and psychological counsellor with more than 25 years in the mental health sector. Pip is currently Training Director for the Academy for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy, Director of UK Counselling Online, and Director of Psychotherapy Services for Dr Julian. She is one of the professionals advising the Private Practice Hub’s Online Therapy section. She is author/editor of Psychotherapy 2.0: Where Psychotherapy and Technology Meet as well as series editor for the Routledge Psychotherapy 2.0 series. She was Commissioning Editor for the UKCP Book Series from 2005-2016. Pip is also Vice Chair and Research & Development Director for ACTO, the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.

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