The need for time-limited counseling--the provision of effective counseling with limited resources under strict time pressures--is growing more important due to insurance paradigm and other systemic changes. In this clearly written book, Colin Feltham outlines the practical, technical skills, strategies, and knowledge counselors must have in order to undertake time-limited counseling. Incorporating useful illustrative examples, he takes readers step by step through the counseling process and describes the most appropriate models of time-limited counseling for different clients and problems. Further chapters assess the management of time-limited counseling in different settings--including private practice--and look at research, training, and supervision issues. Time-Limited Counseling addresses the issues facing trainee and experienced counselors and is an invaluable guide for those who choose or are obliged to work within a time-limited framework.
Attitudes to Time in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Kinds and Models of Short-Term and Time-Limited Counselling and Psychotherapy
The Appropriateness of Time-Limited Counselling for Different Clients
Key Ingredients, Skills and Strategies
Problems and Troubleshooting
Management of Time-Limited Counselling in Context
Training, Supervision, Evaluation and Research Issues