An Introduction To Counselling

Author: John McLeod
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247237
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This bestseller provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.

Basic Counselling Skills

Author: Richard Nelson-Jones
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949619
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Basic Counselling Skills is a step-by-step guide for all who use counselling skills as part of their role. Counselling skills are used by professionals and volunteers to help others in a wide range of circumstances and settings - including health care, social work, education and agencies which provide specific advice and support to the public. This book supports the training and practice of such helpers, by providing a straightforward introduction. Divided into concise learning units, the book describes each skill and gives examples of its use in practice. Activities are also provided for practicing skills as they are introduced.

Counselling Skills and Studies

Author: Fiona Ballantine Dykes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526414198
Format: PDF
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Are your students looking to use counselling skills to enhance their existing helping role? Are they taking the first steps towards becoming a professional counsellor? This practical guide will provide readers with the ideal ‘way-in’, showing them what helping and counselling is all about. Part 1: Counselling Skills will introduce readers to the underpinning knowledge and practical tools needed to develop a range of helping skills for use in a variety of helping roles, showing what it means to work safely and ethically. Part 2: Counselling Studies will help them take their understanding further by considering in detail important theories and professional issues, preparing them to work as a professional counsellor. Part 3: Counselling Study Skills will offer practical advice and hints and tips to help them make the best start on their counselling portfolio, including journal and essay writing skills, research skills and how to get inspired and overcome blocks to learning. The new edition now includes a more detailed discussion of key theories, has a new chapter on self care, and is fully up to date with the occupational and professional standards and ethical frameworks. Packed full of practical activities and written in a supportive conversational style, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn counselling skills or embarking on their first stage of training to be a counsellor.

A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions

Author: Nicki Weld
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005410
Format: PDF
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Supervision is a valuable protected space for personal and professional development that has the potential to contribute greatly to positive transformative change. This book explores what is meant by transformative supervision and how it can be undertaken. It examines the key factors that contribute to the transformative function, such as the role of observation and questioning, the importance of working with emotions, and exploring intuition. The book takes an in-depth look at the supervisory relationship and offers real examples from practice to illustrate the ideas in action. Offering a range of practical strategies, techniques, and approaches to enhance current supervision practice, this book brings a new voice to the topic of supervision by emphasising how it can contribute to continuous learning and self-development. Suitable for all those in the helping professions including social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and probation officers, this practical book is an invaluable guide to enhancing supervision and promoting both individual and social change.

Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling

Author: Kenneth S. Pope
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119195462
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The ethics book no psychology student or professional should be without Thoroughly updated and expanded to include recent research findings, landmark legal decisions, the Hoffman Investigation Report, and changes in the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association, the new 5th edition of Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling covers the latest developments in ethical thinking, standards, and practice. You'll learn how to strengthen your ethical awareness, judgement, and decision-making. Distinguished Emeritus Professor Don Meichenbaum described the 5th edition as 'a MUST READ book for both beginning and seasoned clinicians' and Professor David H. Barlow wrote, 'A stunningly good book. . . . If there is only one book you buy on ethics, this is the one.' Covers the many changes and challenges brought about by new technology, EHRs, videoconferencing, and texting, as well as practicing across state and provincial borders Discusses moral distress and moral courage Includes 5 chapters on different aspects of critical thinking about ethical challenges, including a chapter on 'Ethics Placebos, Cons, and Creative Cheating: A User's Guide' Deals with complex issue of culture, race, religion, sexual identity, sexual orientation, and politics Provides steps to strengthen ethics in organizations Offers guidance on responding to ethics, licensing, and malpractice complaints—not to imply that you'll need to after reading this book! Keeps the focus on practical, creative approaches to the responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities encountered by therapists and counselors in their work

Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446244593
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The need to show how and why counselling works has led to an explosion of research activity, and a growing focus on research in counselling and psychotherapy teaching and practice. Yet this book, even now in its second edition, stands alone in addressing qualitative research in therapy. Leading expert John McLeod helps readers through each stage of the research process, explaining techniques for gathering data, writing up the study and evaluating the findings. Each qualitative method is clearly described and critically assessed in terms of its own strengths and weaknesses. Examples from actual research studies are given to show how the methods work in practice. This new edition incorporates developments in qualititative research over the last ten years and includes eight new chapters, covering: - interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) - autoethnographic methods - action research - case study methods For all those involved in research - whether as part of academic study or in practice -this book will be essential reading. As an introduction to qualitative methods, it is the perfect course text for all training programmes in counselling, counselling psychology and psychotherapy, and will also be of interest to those who work in areas such as psychiatry, clinical psychology and mental health nursing, or who provide counselling in other professional areas such as teaching, nursing and social work. McLeod is Professor of Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee.

Counselling Skills For Dummies

Author: Gail Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111865756X
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Discover the practical skills for helping others. Whether you are considering becoming a counsellor, have to provide some form of counselling as part of your job, or are simply interested in communicating well, Counselling Skills For Dummies provides the perfect introduction to the practical basics of counselling. Starting with a thorough guide to the qualities, knowledge and skills needed to become a ‘listening helper’, the book goes on to provide a framework for a counselling session, helping you to successfully manage a potentially daunting process. Counselling Skills For Dummies, 2nd Edition: Illustrates how you can create a positive relationship between listener and speaker Teaches you how to structure a helping conversation Explains how asking the right questions are important to the progression of the relationship between speaker and listener Shows how you can better understand yourself, which is a crucial step in ensuring that you break down your own barriers to listening

The Counsellor s Workbook

Author: John McLeod
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
ISBN: 033524002X
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Explores the issues that may emerge during your development as a therapist. This title helps you become an effective counsellor or psychotherapist by: deepening and consolidating personal learning and development; facilitating the integration of theory, practice and personal experience; and, providing arenas for collaborative dialogue.