The Student Guide to Counselling & Psychotherapy Approaches
This pocket guide to modality approaches in counseling & psychotherapy is a one-stop-shop for trainees on introductory counseling courses. It describes 12 models of therapy, as well as introducing the origins of counseling and providing guidance and tips on practical issues like time-keeping, supervision, endings and boundaries. Each short approach-specific chapter has a consistent structure which allows easy comparison and cross-referencing between the modalities.
The chapters cover
- Origins & background
- Big names & big ideas
- How the approach works & who it's for
- Critical considerations
- Identifying features
- Reflection & summary
- Learning ideas & suggested reading
This book is essential reading when choosing a professional counseling training in which to specialize, or if you just want an overview of other counseling modalities outside of your own.
Good basic book that provides sufficient information on the mainstream approaches
A good basic foundation to give a flavour of the methodology under consideration.
The book contains many of the author's personal opinions, some of which are misleading e.g. p.95 paragraph 3.
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