What Is Psychotherapy

This book attempts to explain psychotherapy: why it is needed by us all, how those needs are addressed by treatment and what the outcome of a therapeutic intervention could be.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781999747176

Category: Psychotherapy

Page: 120

View: 350

An in-depth look at a much misunderstood practice, offering a fresh viewpoint on how this science can be a universally effective route to our better selves.

What is Counselling and Psychotherapy

Written specifically for students on counselling and psychotherapy courses, this book gives an overview of the profession from its early beginnings in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis through the development of the different schools and ...

Author: Norman Claringbull

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844456226

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 188

Written specifically for students on counselling and psychotherapy courses, this book gives an overview of the profession from its early beginnings in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis through the development of the different schools and approaches of talking therapies including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person-centred approaches. Working within various sectors, such as the commercial, educational and public, is also considered and discussed. The author concludes the book by looking at where counselling and psychotherapy is heading in the future.


What Is Counselling

There are many conversational and helping activities and relationships that
resemble counselling. There are also activities which may appear different but
have the same intentions or outcomes. These issues were analysed
inconclusively by ...

Author: Mr Colin Feltham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446240243

Category:

Page: 192

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The text... flows comfortably and confidently, leading the reader by the hand through the problems associated with defining counselling, counselling's cousins to the emergence of contemporary counselling... and what a stimulating, enjoyable and challenging text it is. Having read the book I experienced the same sense of buoyant optimism with which I leave my supervision sessions... Unlike live supervision, the book will sit on my shelf and be available when I need the nurture. To other practitioners I would say "go on, treat yourself..". every word is relevant and necessary. I have enjoyed reading it, learned much from it and found little to disagree with' - "Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy " For those seeking an honest appraisal of the activity and profession of counselling, the author of this rigorous examination of the talking therapies asks such key questions as: How has counselling evolved and why is it flourishing now in Western society? What are the limits on its applications? What social functions does it serve? Who benefits from it and who does not? What is its intellectual standing? Colin Feltham brings contemporary counselling into focus by comparisons with other modern and historical helping services, religious and philosophical analyses of the human condition, and the present socio-economic context. He also discusses the topical issue of professionalization, and examines the arguments concerning the alleged differences between counselling and psychotherapy. He demonstrates that it is extremely difficult to define counselling in a way which fairly, unambiguously and accurately places it beyond misunderstanding and which reasonably distinguishes it from other similar activities.


What You Really Need to Know about Counselling and Psychotherapy Training

BABCP (2012a) Minimum Training Standards for The Practice of Cognitive
Behavioural Psychotherapy. Bury: British Association for Behavioural and ...
BACP (2010a) What is Counselling and Psychotherapy? Online. Available at:
www.bacp.

Author: Cathy McQuaid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317815394

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 931

Becoming a counsellor or psychotherapist is a transformative and life-changing experience. Some trainees manage this process well, while others struggle to come to terms with the personal impact of their training. In What You Really Need to Know about Counselling and Psychotherapy Training, Cathy McQuaid provides an in-depth but accessible guide to the processes of understanding individual motivations for wanting to undertake training and choosing the most appropriate course. Backed by extensive research, the book explains the training process from beginning to end, covering topics including: entry requirements, course curriculum and terms and conditions of training; the training relationship and group process; the challenges of training; the outcomes of counselling and psychotherapy training. McQuaid leads the reader through the process of choosing a course, working with the course leader and with a group of peers and considering potential employment prospects upon completion. Prompting the reader to consider their own personal, professional and educational needs within the framework of training, this is essential reading for anyone thinking of training as a counsellor or psychotherapist and for trainers and training course providers.

Basics of Psychotherapy

Beginning therapists and experienced clinicians alike will find in this book practical, straightforward advice based on the core principles that underlie all psychotherapies.

Author: Richard B. Makover, M.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1615370765

Category: Medical

Page: 332

View: 267

Scripted excerpts of therapy sessions not only reproduce the dialogue; they also contain notes and commentary that explain exactly what is happening between therapist and patient. The improved efficiency that results from the application of these essential concepts will lead to more effective therapy and better patient outcomes.

Psychotherapy

The rise of psychotherapy has been one of the defining features of the 20th century.

Author: Tom Burns

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689369

Category: Psychology

Page: 127

View: 980

Over the last century, psychotherapy has transformed from an obscure treatment for wealthy, intellectual neurotics in fin-de-siècle Vienna to a widely used treatment for emotional and psychological difficulties. In this compendium, the authors map the development of psychotherapy, from its origins in Freud's psychoanalysis to the range of approaches available today, including counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, and group therapies.--From publisher description.

What Works with Children Adolescents and Adults

The review demonstrates that the evidence base for psychotherapy and
psychological interventions is a large rigorous body of scientific work, which has
clear implications for practice, policy and future research. The implications of the
current ...

Author: Alan Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134054572

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 461

What Works with Children, Adolescents, and Adults? provides an up-to-date review of research on the effectiveness of psychotherapy and psychological interventions with children, adolescents, adults, people in later life, and people with intellectual and pervasive developmental disabilities. Drawing on recent meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and key research studies in psychotherapy, this volume presents evidence for: the overall effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy the contribution of common factors to the outcome of successful psychotherapy the effectiveness of specific psychotherapy protocols for particular problems. This comprehensive, user-friendly guide will inform clinical practice, service development and policy. It will be invaluable to psychotherapists, service managers, policymakers, and researchers. What Works with Children, Adolescents, and Adults? offers a review of the evidence base for three Handbooks published by Routledge: The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology (Carr, 2006), The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology (Carr & McNulty, 2006), and The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice (O’Reilly, Carr, Walsh, & McEvoy, 2007).

The Great Psychotherapy Debate

The second edition of The Great Psychotherapy Debate has been updated and revised to expand the presentation of the Contextual Model, which is derived from a scientific understanding of how humans heal in a social context and explains ...

Author: Bruce E. Wampold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136672672

Category: Medical

Page: 334

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The second edition of The Great Psychotherapy Debate has been updated and revised to expand the presentation of the Contextual Model, which is derived from a scientific understanding of how humans heal in a social context and explains findings from a vast array of psychotherapies studies. This model provides a compelling alternative to traditional research on psychotherapy, which tends to focus on identifying the most effective treatment for particular disorders through emphasizing the specific ingredients of treatment. The new edition also includes a history of healing practices, medicine, and psychotherapy, an examination of therapist effects, and a thorough review of the research on common factors such as the alliance, expectations, and empathy.

Psychotherapy and Medication

Psychotherapy and Medication is an exceptionally valuable and timely volume that provides psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals with information on how to work with medication theoretically, clinically, and ...

Author: Fredric N. Busch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113664833X

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

View: 104

Over the past two decades, the use of medication combined with psychotherapy or psychoanalysis has shifted from an infrequent occurrence to common practice. Concurrently, attitudes toward medication have changed from viewing this intervention as disruptive or as a last resort to a welcome aid in the psychotherapeutic or psychoanalytic process. However, this relatively rapid change has created difficulty in the integration of medication use into the psychotherapeutic setting. Psychotherapy and Medication is an exceptionally valuable and timely volume that provides psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals with information on how to work with medication theoretically, clinically, and technically in the context of a psychotherapeutic or psychoanalytic treatment. Important areas of discussion include evidence that a change in the use of medication has taken place, an examination of the factors that have led to this shift, as well as a review of the issues and questions about combining treatments. Psychotherapy and Medication also serves as a framework in how to best answer the many questions that have arisen as the willingness of analysts to use medication increases. Such significant questions include: How should analysts introduce patients to medication? What are the clinical advantages of combined treatment? What is the impact of medication discussions and prescribing on the analyst’s role and how is this best handled?

Integral Psychotherapy

or “What is enlightenment?” we have to spell out some specifics before trying to
describe what psychotherapy is or how to do it. In the spirit of General Semantics,
2 we also try to avoid any is of identity because psychotherapy seems to manifest
 ...

Author: R. Elliott Ingersoll

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438433530

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 355

Introduces integral psychotherapy to scholars, practicing psychotherapists, and general readers.

Which Psychotherapy

I consider the experiential approach to be more effective and more
comprehensive, in being able to bring about what it is designed to bring about,
than any other approach. Experiential psychotherapy may be so different that it
falls outside the ...

Author: Colin Feltham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446240281

Category: Psychology, Comparative

Page: 224

View: 111

This controversial book argues that 20th century psychotherapy has been fundamentally characterized by serious disagreement on views of human nature, treatment rationales and goals. Focusing on the differences rather than the commonalities in therapy, eight eminent practitioners demonstrate the diversities in therapies and why, for the most part, it is not possible to tolerate or integrate with other approaches. The book awakened me to understanding more about how a core belief or orientation can result in polarised attitudes towards the person. At the same time, in some cases, there is fundamental common ground which could potentially lead to genuine integration' - "[ac]Eisteach, The Journal of the Irish Association for Counselling and Therapy "Eight distinguished practitioners address twelve different questions, aimed at identifying the distinctive qualities of their own approach and demonstrating how it has been arrived at. The result is a book that will allow both experienced practitioners and trainees to become familiar with and compare the current thinking of these well-known people... the very passion of these opposing and sometimes exclusive convictions may be the well-spring for the efficacy and achievements of these eminent practitioners and trainers' -"Self & Society " Each therapist highlights the distinctive properties of his or her orientation, and discusses questions such as: why and how they came to found, adapt or choose the approach they currently practise; what criticisms of the approach they consider to be valid; which approaches they consider to be ineffective, misleading or dangerous, and, conversely, more promising or effective; why their approach is more effective or comprehensive, and why it may be more suited to certain clients or client problems; and how they account for research which suggests that no one approach seems more effective than any other.

Psychotherapy Isn t What You Think

Psychotherapy is concerned with life , with living . That means it is concerned
with what is going on , with what is changing and evolving , with what is about to
be recognized . A book is much more static than is actual , vital psychotherapy .

Author: James F. T. Bugental

Publisher: Zeig Tucker & Theisen Publishers

ISBN: 9781891944130

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

View: 649

This book draws on the author's half century of experience in teaching, consulting with, and supervising psychotherapists throughout the world. He begins with the premise that the field has become too preoccupied with information: collecting information from the client and then feeding that information back to the client in different forms. The author then explains how and why shifting away from information gathering to attending to what is actually happening in the therapy room increases the effectiveness of the therapeutic interaction.



Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

how the field of counseling and psychotherapy deals with conflicts and
challenges inherent in this process will be fascinating. ... In this section we
explore three confusing and sometimes conflict-ridden questions: What is
psychotherapy? What ...

Author: John Sommers-Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118289048

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

View: 813

"Student-friendly and comprehensive, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of the origins, development, and key figures of each major theory and strongly emphasizes the application of these theories in real-world practice. Pedagogical features include opening chapter outlines, "Putting It In Practice" boxes, practitioner reflections, ethical highlights, case examples, as well as chapter summaries, chapter glossaries, and recommended readings and resources. The Second Edition includes a new section on treatment planning in each chapter and increased coverage of multicultural issues. A Study Guide for students is also available (978-0-470-90437-4)"--


Time Limited Counselling

He also discusses some of the different contexts in which this work operates... Many of the questions and issues he poses

Author: Colin Feltham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803979758

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

View: 965

`Excellent... [the book] explores the "provision of effective counselling with limited resources and under strict time pressures"... with some excellent writing on the nature of time and attitudes to time in counselling and psychotherapy... the evidence in favour [of short-term counselling] is put strongly. Colin Feltham favours it as an approach of choice for certain clients, which should coexist with (rather than adversarially seek to oust and replace) longer-term therapy... he draws from a wide range of literature, while identifying those key ingredients, skills and strategies that he has found especially significant. He also discusses some of the different contexts in which this work operates... Many of the questions and issues he poses

Introducing Counselling

Counselling. –. what. is. it? Entering the world of counselling for the first time can
be very confusing. It's like arriving in a foreign country where everything is
different and it is hard to communicate in another language. There is a world of ...

Author: Alistair Ross

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848316283

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 640

Introducing Counselling: A Practical Guide is an accessible and practical route into counselling techniques. What is it? How does it work? And how can it change your life? With expert advice on everything from the ethics of counselling to identifying steps forward, this book offers an invaluable guide to anyone who is interested in counselling others, or in having counselling themselves. Introducing Practical Guides bring you the world's greatest theories and research to improve your life, your skills and your well-being. Packed full of straightforward, realistic advice that has immediate results, Practical Guides are engineered by experts in their fields to help you achieve your goals.