This book offers a helping hand to trainees wishing to make the transition to the next level in their counseling and psychotherapy training. With wide-ranging content closely aligned to actual practice, this intermediate level text covers the research-informed skills, interventions, processes and issues that students need to know once they've covered the basics. It includes:
- specific techniques from different therapeutic orientations
- how to tailor the skills or approach used to the specific client problem
- case conceptualization and management
- therapeutic alliance; establishing and exploring the relationship
- multidisciplinary working
- how to deal with situations such as silence, crying, and aggression
Integrating cognitive, behavioral, person-centered/experiential and psychodynamic approaches, the author provides research-informed practical instructions on how to deliver therapy and includes extracts from counseling sessions to demonstrate the skills in action.
This is essential reading for graduates studying Counseling and Psychotherapy, and will also be of benefit to Clinical and Counseling Psychology students.
Ladislav Timulak is course director of the Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin. He previously worked at the University of Trnava, Slovakia, and has extensive research and practical experience in the field of counseling and psychotherapy, as well as experience in conducting psychotherapy and counseling psychology training.