This is an accessible and user friendly guide to the theory and practice of relational counselling and psychotherapy. It offers a meta-theoretical framework for the integration of the three most popular counselling and psychotherapy modalities: humanistic, psychodynamic and Cognitive-behavioural including mindfulness and compassion based approaches This exciting new text: - outlines the history of integration in the field of psychotherapy and counselling - clarifies the nature of psychotherapeutic integration - defines different models of integration - provides a clear and rich discussion of what it means to work relationally - outlines a coherent and flexible framework for practice, in terms of theory as well as technique - demonstrates how this framework can be successfully utilised both in brief and long term therapy for a wide range of client issues and problems - provides a detailed guide to working with the Relational-Integrative Model (RIM) for a range of professional issues, including ethics, research, supervision, therapist self-care and personal development Brimming with vivid case examples, mind-maps and therapeutic dialogue, this invaluable book will help develop the theoretical knowledge and skills base of students, trainers and practitioners alike.
Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Textbook is an engaging and comprehensive guide to integrative counselling, providing an explanation of the theoretical ideas underpinning person-centred, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioural (CBT) and hypnotherapeutic modalities. Divided in two major sections, this book first provides a detailed exploration of the key integrative concepts - presence, emotional and psychological processing, attachment, thinking, and the unconscious – and then practically applies these concepts to the issues commonly brought by clients to therapy. With the help of case studies, exercises and chapter questions, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy will be essential reading for students on integrative counselling and psychotherapy courses and for integrative practitioners.
Stephen Palmer is Joint award winner of the Annual Counselling Psychology Award for outstanding professional and scientific contribution to Counselling Psychology in Britain for 2000. `The editors' support for the integrative project is clear, but the book will hold its own with the sceptics too. I recommend it' - Counselling at Work This innovative and timely book examines the issues and ideas surrounding integration and eclecticism in a therapeutic context, and provides a detailed account of a wide range of approaches in use. Following an exploration of the origins of integrative and eclectic processes, 10 approaches are explained in detail. Chapters on each approach: describe its central concepts, assumptions and therapeutic goals; outline its view of how psychological disturbance is acquired, perpetuated and resolved; examine how the theory relates to practice - including examples of typical sessions and case studies; and consider which clients might benefit. Further chapters explore the implications of using integrative and eclectic approaches for training, supervision, for working in a time-limited context and from a multicultural perspective.
Integrative Counselling in Schools and other Settings
Author: Colleen McLaughlin
Therapy with Children and Young People addresses the practice of child therapy in school settings in a unique level of detail. The authors adopt a broad ecosystematic, integrative approach that considers the influence of family, school and the wider community, placing emphasis on significant development and attachment issues. As well as providing a solid ground in developmental theory, the authors explore the contextual and professional issues of working in a school setting. A wide range of activities and exercises (including using the creative arts to engage with young people through play, story, metaphor and imagery) help you to apply theory to practice in a new way. Challenging ethical dilemmas, such as sharing sensitive information and communicating with parents and teachers, are explored with the support of lively case studies. Covering therapy with children from infant to secondary school, this book will be your essential resource if you wish to work therapeutically in schools.
A Practical A-Z Guide to Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Author: Rowan Bayne
Maintaining a popular alphabetical style, this leading title outlines key information within the counselling profession over the last few years. The clear, accessible writing style makes this handbook a must-have for every practising counsellor.
Now in its second edition, this book is established reading for any practitioner or trainee wishing to develop their own personal style of working. As well as examining contemporary integrative approaches, the authors show how to develop an individual approach to integrating theories and methods from a range of psychotherapies. Offering clear strategies for integration rather than a new therapeutic model , this practical new edition: - puts added emphasis on the integrative framework, and procedural strategies, extending discussion of the individual practitioner as integrator - is accessible for the new trainee, whilst posing questions for discussion and reflection for the more experienced practitioner - integrates recent thinking and research in psychotherapy, human development and neuroscience - discusses how developments in relational approaches impact on integration in practice - addresses integration within humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and existential approaches. This book should be on the desk of every trainee studying integrative counselling and psychotherapy, as well as on the shelves of practitioners wanting to develop their own personal frameworks for therapy.
`The book is comprehensive, and extensively researched and referenced. ....[The] last chapter contains some excellent training resources for trainers of counsellors/psychotherapists. I would therefore endorse it as a useful textbook, especially as there is an excellent in-depth example of an assessment form, and guidance on how this can be used for trainees. These were useful revision points to me as an experienced counsellor' - The Independent Practitioner `The book would be useful to practitioners who want to start thinking 'outside the box' of a particular orientation. It is also aimed at students and trainers - the last 40 pages in particular are full of practical training exercises. Overall, I would recommend it as a well-reasoned argument for therapy to be rooted in an integrative base' - Therapy Today `Throughout the book it is assumed that we can learn from each other and that we need to, whatever orientation we were trained in, in the service of the client. I find this pragmatic approach open and refreshing in a period when some of us have polarised around the 'what works best' debate. Both authors are experienced practitioners and trainers and their commitment to integrative counselling and psychotherapy shines through' - AUCC Journal Integration rather than a single theory has become accepted and widely recommended as a way forward in psychotherapy and counselling. Integrative Therapy, Second Edition, a timely and innovative guide for practitioners, is based on the view that training and practice methods should be evaluated for their usefulness to the client instead of their adherence to a particular model. Drawing from research on therapy process and outcome, and on human development respectively, the authors highlight striking similarities between the change processes involved in these two areas of study. The findings provide a basis for an adaptable framework for integrative practice. The authors pinpoint what is common as well as what is different in various approaches, using case illustrations to make comparisons throughout between the three major models: psychodynamic, humanistic-existential and cognitive-behavioural. What emerges is the central importance of the therapeutic relationship in the process of change - 'how to be with clients' as opposed to 'what to do'. Fully revised and updated, this Second Edition includes new material on neuroscience and practitioner-oriented research methodology showing how the processes of doing research and doing therapy have many things in common. The book aims to cultivate a spirit of willingness amongst therapists trained in one model to learn from colleagues trained in others. It also features exercises to support its use on courses and will thus be invaluable to trainees of counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology. Maja O'Brien is a chartered counselling psychologist and psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer based in Oxford and a Principal Lecturer on the Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies run jointly by the Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University. Gaie Houston is a writer, UKCP-registered psychotherapist and senior lecturer at The Gestalt Centre, London.
'As a counsellor, supervisor and trainer I find this book such an excellent resource. It is invaluable in my teaching as well as supporting learning in supervision. Culley and Bond use their extensive experience as practitioners to demystify potentially complex ideas, instead presenting them in an accessible and engaging way. Counselling skills are described clearly and case study material is relevant to practice. The third edition brings new and contemporary content that further enhances the value of the book. Buy it now!' - Dr Andrew Reeves, Counsellor, Supervisor, Trainer and Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal. Integrative Counselling Skills in Action, third edition, is a bestselling introduction to the core counselling skills. It takes you step-by-step through the skills and strategies needed at each stage of the counselling process -- beginning, middle and end - using illustrative case examples and providing practical checklists and summaries. New to the third edition: · Negotiating and managing a counselling contract · Using self-disclosure · Preparing for and using supervision · An example of supervision included in extended case study · A new preface Integrative Counselling Skills in Action is used by many thousands of students and practitioners who need guidance on using counselling skills in a variety of helping settings.
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'At about 700 pages and with contributions from more than 100 authors the editors have shown considerable skill, not to mention application, in sculpting a text that is economically delivered and lucid in its writing' - Dave Mearns, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 'The field of counselling and psychotherapy moves on but The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy keeps up!' - Professor Sue Wheeler, Director of the Doctoral Programme, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester 'This book is the definitive text on the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. The editors are to be commended!' - Professor Robert Bor CPsychol FBPsS CSci UKCP Reg FRAeS, Lead Consultant Clinical, Counselling & Health Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital and Co-Director, Dynamic Change Consultants www.dccclinical.com 'The what's what from the who's who in counselling in psychotherapy' - Professor Del Loewenthal, RCTE, University of Roehampton This long-awaited third edition brings together the fundamentals of counselling and psychotherapy theory, research, skills and practice. It addresses what every successful trainee or practitioner needs to know, do, think, feel, and use in a way that is entirely comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free. Including new material on interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy, pluralistic therapy and mindfulness, as well as body psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, and low self-esteem, this book continues to be essential reading for trainees or experienced practitioners alike. Colin Feltham is Emeritus Professor of Critical Counselling Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP Senior Registered Practitioner and former co- editor of the British Journal for Guidance and Counselling. Ian Horton is now retired and was Principal Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of East London, Chair of the UKRC Executive, a BACP accredited counsellor and UKRC registered independent counsellor. He is a fellow of the BACP.
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.