Reflective Writing in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Jeannie Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526457032

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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In this book Jeannie Wright takes readers on a journey from how to start writing, through the various approaches, on to how to deal with obstacles, and how to maintain reflective enquiry as a professional habit. Reflective writing exercises, case studies and ideas for self-directed learning will help readers practice and apply their skills. This second edition includes more content on: the new Ethical Framework technological developments impacting counselling diversity and difference in the therapeutic relationship This book is an essential how-to guide for trainees and practitioners that provides them with all the tools they need to develop writing for reflective practice.

Reflective Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Sofie Bager-Charleson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844456943

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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A good understanding of reflective practice is essential for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy, and is a criterion for accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This book takes students on a step-by-step journey through the history of reflective practice, from its origins with Donald Schon through to ideas of knowledge and power and how the counsellor or psychotherapist deals with issues surrounding the 'self'. A central theme of the book is the concept of self-reflection and what motivates a therapist to do an often difficult and sometimes emotionally complex job.

Writing Cures

An Introductory Handbook of Writing in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Gillie Bolton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1583919120

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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Writing is our cultural medium and can be used to enhance counselling and psychotherapy - just writing in itself can be therapeutic. The onset of online therapy means that increasing numbers of therapists need to know about this valuable means of communication. Writing Cures demonstrates power of expressive and reflective writing in the context of therapy, whether online or text-based, enabling the practitioner to undertake writing methods with clients. It introduces the reader to therapeutic writing in a range of settings and contexts, and from a range of approaches. Chapters from an impressive list of contributors include: • 'Ethical and Practical Dimensions of Online Writing Cures' by Stephen Goss and Kate Anthony • 'Writing by Patients and Therapists in Cognitive and Analytic Therapy' by Anthony Ryle • 'Reflective and Therapeutic Writing in Counsellor Training' by Colin Feltham and Jacquie Daniels. Illustrated throughout from clinical experience Writing Cures will be of benefit to all counsellors and psychotherapists.

Personal Development in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Sofie Bager-Charleson

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857259369

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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There is an increased emphasis on self awareness and self care in counselling and psychotherapy training, with a focus on how the therapist as a person affects the therapeutic outcome. This timely book responds to these complex issues and is designed to help counselling students, trainees and graduates with integrating their personal development into their professional planning. There are chapters on bringing the Self into therapy, choosing the right training and how to succeed as an accredited practitioner. Activities and research summaries throughout give this book a fully-integrated approach ideal for busy students.

Reporting in Counselling and Psychotherapy

A Trainee's Guide to Preparing Case Studies and Reports

Author: Linda Papadopoulos,Malcolm C. Cross,Robert Bor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415231947

Category: Psychology

Page: 275

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Trainee therapists need to show practical competence through the production of client reports and case studies. Reporting in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a unique hands-on guide to this element of practical work. Using clinical examples to guide the reader, and a detailed analysis of case study and process report writing, it will show how to present clear, concise and properly presented reports. The book will be an invaluable tool, not only for those embarking on practical training in psychotherapy, counselling and psychology, but also for trainers in these areas and for clinicians writing clinical reports or case presentations.

Why Therapists Choose to Become Therapists

A Practice-Based Enquiry

Author: Sofie Bager-Charleson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429924038

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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Almost two decades ago, the psychoanalyst Sussman concluded that the therapist's motivation for practicing was a neglected area. Is this maybe a question best left alone? This book revisits the question. The authors support Sussman's rationale for raising the issue in the first place and wonder if much has changed since he referred to it as a 'neglected' area twenty years ago? This is an inquiry that moves from personal musing to collaborative and systematic inquiry. At the heart of the book lie six separate accounts as told by counsellors and psychotherapists in a reflective writing- and peer support group. Each therapist represent a different modality and all come with very different backgrounds. These accounts are put into context of ongoing literature and viewed with reference to a survey where 238 other therapists provide their perspective on the question. Like in the case of, for instance, Feltham (1999), Rowan & Jacobs (2003) and Val Wosket (1999) 'the therapist's use of self', is a key theme.

Reflective Practice In Psychotherapy And Counselling

Author: Stedmon, Jacqui,Dallos, Rudi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335233619

Category: Psychology

Page: 219

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"Contributors provide a rich variety of examples from their own reflective practices. These are taken from a variety of clinical contexts and problem presentations, such as working with children and families, adult mental health, trauma, abuse, bereavement and loss. The mix of theory, along with practical examples and exercises, makes this book an essential resource for students and practitioners undertaking the reflective practice element in their training." --Book Jacket.

Understanding Assessment in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Sofie Bager-Charleson,Biljana van Rijn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857254740

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

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This book offers students and trainees a thorough guide to clinical assessment. It covers different types of clinical assessment and explores the implications of the alternative views on clients' needs and treatment. It explores clinical assessment as an 'art and science' and brings the reader up to date with new requirements placed on therapists in both organisational and clinical practice based settings. In addition to outlining models for clinical assessment, it looks at the use of evidence-based practice in assessments. There are sections on doing assessments within organisations as well as from private practice.

Researching, Reflecting and Writing about Work

Guidance on Training Course Assignments and Research for Psychotherapists and Counsellors

Author: Fiona Gardner,Steven J. Coombs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135198403

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

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Researching, Reflecting and Writing about Work provides a guide to the research skills and critical thinking required to complete a research project for professional learning courses in counselling and psychotherapy. Written at a level easily accessible to those enrolled on a work-based qualification as well as those considering postgraduate research at master's level, this book includes: how we reflect on our work discussion on preparation and structuring of a case study how to present work in supervision with advice on process recording essay plan structures and appropriate methodologies for research ethical considerations and critical linking dilemmas and tensions involved in ‘research at work’. Key learning points and reflective exercises are included throughout and theory is supported by contributions detailing specific learning experiences from a variety of work settings, including the public sector, an organisation, in the community, and as an independent counsellor in a voluntary agency. There is also a section on how to prepare your research for consideration for publication and how to present your findings to colleagues. Researching, Reflecting and Writing about Work will be of interest to all those on counselling courses, or training as psychotherapists, as well as people involved in professional learning linked to the helping professions, including those interested in work-based research linked to therapy in any setting.

Die nicht-direktive Beratung

Author: Carl R. Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596421763

Category: Nichtdirektive Psychotherapie

Page: 359

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Dieses Buch ist nach den Worten des Verfassers Ausdruck seiner Überzeugung, daß die Beratung ein erlernbarer, überschaubarer und verstehbarer Prozeß ist, ein Prozeß, der vermittelt, überprüft, verfeinert und verbessert werden kann. Es soll angehende wie erfahrene Berater und Therapeuten zu weiterer Erforschung von Theorie und Praxis anregen. Rogers ist überzeugt, daß wir eher zu wenig als zuviel Vertrauen in die Wachstumsmöglichkeiten des Individuums haben, und er möchte mit seinem Buch dazu beitragen, die im Individuum beschlossenen Wachstums- und Entwicklungspotentiale zu erkunden und zu fördern. Das Buch ist" im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes ein praktisches Buch, geschrieben von einem Mann, der über langjährige und erfolgreiche Erfahrung als Berater und Psychotherapeut verfügt."Leonard Carmichael in seinem Vorwort.

Getting the Most from Supervision

A Guide for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Author: Alan Dunnett,Caroline Jesper,Máire O'Donnell,Kate Vallance

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137239034

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

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Counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK are required to have a supervisor to support them in their work. Yet few books consider the experience of supervision from the perspective of the supervisee. This book fills the gap by focusing on what supervisees need to bear in mind in order for the process of supervision to be both constructive and productive. • It acts as a 'how-to' guide, offering advice on all aspects of the supervisory relationship, from finding the right supervisor through to dealing with interpersonal tensions and ethical dilemmas • It is packed with tips and advice grounded in the authors' years of real-life practice and vividly illustrated by brief examples throughout. Reflective questions at regular intervals will help readers to apply what they read to their personal experience. Perfect for all stages of development, whether you are a trainee, novice practitioner or seasoned professional, this is an essential handbook for everyone working in the counselling and psychotherapy fields.

Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy

The Facts are Friendly

Author: Mick Cooper

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242650

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Are some therapies more effective than others? How important is the relationship? Which clients do best in therapy? Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy answers these questions and many more, providing trainees, practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive introduction to the latest findings in the field. The book sets out in a jargon-free way the evidence for the effectiveness of therapy and the factors associated with positive therapeutic outcomes. It gives suggestions for further reading, definitions of key terms and questions for discussion, making this an ideal text for use in training. The book is also designed for practitioners who increasingly need to justify their therapeutic work on empirical grounds. Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy gives them the knowledge and confidence to do just that. More than that, it makes research findings accessible and provides information on how to practice counselling and psychotherapy in an effective way. Watch Mick Cooper talking about this book on YouTube: To view the Part 1 - Click Here To view the Part 2 - Click Here To view the Part 3 - Click Here

Confidentiality & Record Keeping in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Author: Tim Bond,Barbara Mitchels

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473909252

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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This indispensible text is your students' first point of reference when faced with a situation or dilemma of a legal nature regarding record keeping or confidentiality issues. Reflecting changes in policy and law and developments in practice since its last publication in 2008, this new edition has been expanded into 14 new and thoroughly revised chapters. New content includes: - The latest Data Protection Act guidance including data protection implications when working with technology and for online therapy - Greater content on sharing information, including sharing information in supervision, training, research, audit and, crucially, across professions - Expanded content on mental capacity with separate chapters for children and vulnerable adults - A new chapter on pre-trial therapy with adults and children, including Special Measures, Crown Prosecution Service guidance and victim support - A new chapter on practice dilemmas, providing advice and encouraging further discussion and reflection - The role of supervision and of the supervisor Using reflective questions, sample dilemmas and case scenarios throughout, the authors illustrate how to practically address the difficult confidentiality and record keeping issues that therapists regularly face. Current legal guidelines and frameworks are interspersed throughout the book which, along with revised disclosure checklists and links to useful organisations and contacts, ensure trainee and practising therapists are well versed in current best-practice.

Prayer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Exploring a Hidden Meaningful Dimension

Author: Peter Madsen Gubi

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427510

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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'Peter Gubi's book, the fruit of both his own extensive research and a detailed study of the available literature, explores in depth the way prayer is, and could be, used in counselling and psychotherapy. This book would provide excellent material for a group of counsellors to share and reflect on. Gubi's book is a fine guide to anyone ready to seriously explore these issues.' - Thresholds '... [A] challenge to all therapists to examine their own presuppositions and prejudices and to discover, in so doing, an enhanced flexibility without losing their integrity. It is not recommended reading for those settled in their ways or unwilling to acknowledge their own spiritual yearnings or their lack of courage in the face of another's spirituality. Prayer can be a tough discipline and Peter Gubi demonstrates that its incorporation into the work of the therapist requires no little courage and a willingness to explore afresh what constitutes ethical behaviour as opposed to following the rule book.' - from the foreword by Brian Thorne, Professor Emeritus, University of East Anglia, and Honorary Lay Canon, Norwich Cathedral Within mainstream counselling and psychotherapy there is growing interest in the spiritual dimension of counselling. Prayer is at the centre of most spirituality and prayer is important to many people's psychological well-being. Peter Madsen Gubi argues that philosophically, all counselling can be regarded as prayer, particularly when working at relational depth; that prayer plays an important part in maintaining many mainstream counsellors' well-being and, with caution and considered ethical awareness, prayer can be integrated ethically into counselling when working with people of faith. The use of prayer in counselling is not the antithesis of counselling as some have argued, but can be identified with many accepted therapeutic practices. Grounded in his doctoral research among mainstream counsellors whose work includes prayer, this book encourages counselling and psychotherapy practitioners, and those with an interest in the welfare of others, to consider carefully the ethical place of prayer in counselling.

Case Study Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446241622

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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To read the foreword by Daniel B. Fishman, PhD, Rutgers University, click here. Case-based knowledge forms an essential element of the evidence base for counselling and psychotherapy practice. This book provides the reader with a unique introduction to the conceptual and practical tools required to conduct high quality case study research that is grounded in their own therapy practice or training. Drawing on real-life cases at the heart of counselling and psychotherapy practice, John McLeod makes complex debates and concepts engaging and accessible for the trainees and practitioners at all levels, and from all theoretical orientations. Key topics covered in the book include: - the role of case studies in the development of theory, practice and policy in counselling and psychotherapy - strategies for responding to moral and ethical issues in therapy case study research - practical tools for collecting case data - 'how-to-do-it' guides for carrying out different types of case study - team-based case study research for practitioners and students - questions, issues and challenges that may have been raised for readers through their study. Concrete examples, points for reflection and discussion, and recommendations for further reading will enable readers to use the book as a basis for carrying out their own case investigation. All trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and clinical psychology are required to complete case reports, and this is the only textbook to cover the topic in real depth. The book will also be valuable to people who intend to use existing case studies to inform their practice, and it will help experienced practitioners to generate publishable case reports.

Skills in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Susan Howard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620619X

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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"Well written and thoughtfully structured, this highly accessible, lively text offers the reader a contemporary and comprehensive introduction to psychodynamic practice. Howard provides lucid explanations of core psychodynamic ideas and skills rooted in engaging clinical illustrations. It will be an invaluable companion both during and beyond training" Prof Alessandra Lemma, Trust-wide Head of Psychology and Visiting Professor, Essex University This practical text is the first to systematically address the competencies and techniques identified as central to the delivery of effective psychodynamic practice. It provides a framework for the therapist to develop their skills and apply them to their practice by: - discussing the personal and professional growth which underpins a professional and ethical attitude to the therapist's work - linking specific competencies to the theory base underpinning them - describing competencies in a systematic way - including a chapter on how to use supervision - using case material to illustrate competencies and dilemmas. Addressing not only how to implement skills, but why they are being implemented, this book is a must-read for all trainees on psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy courses. It is also useful reading for trained practitioners who want an accessible introduction to psychodynamic skills in practice.