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Integrating Counselling & Psychotherapy
Directionality, Synergy and Social Change

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April 2019 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

How can therapists integrate theories and practices from across the psychological therapies?  

This book presents a framework for understanding distress and change that can unite different orientations, along with sociopolitical perspectives.

Its starting point is that therapy aims to help clients move towards the things they most deeply want.  It shows how the actualisation of these ‘directions’ leads to greater well-being, and how this can be brought about through the development of internal and external synergies. 

Using in-depth cases, the book provides detailed guidance on how this framework can be applied. After reading this book, you’ll feel better equipped to understand, and work with, your clients’ directions—tailoring the therapy to their unique wants.



 
Chapter 1: Introduction: Towards a Common Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy
 
Part I: A Common Framework for Counselling Psychotherapy and Social Change: Describing the elephant
 
Chapter 2: Directionality: Philosophical foundations
 
Chapter 3: A phase model of directionality: From fantasy to action
 
Chapter 4: Wellbeing and emotions: Life 'on track'
 
Chapter 5: Goal dimensions: What we strive for counts
 
Chapter 6: A structural model of directionality: What we really, really want
 
Chapter 7: Effectiveness: Better ways of getting where we want to be
 
Chapter 8: Synergies are good
 
Chapter 9: From intrapersonal to interpersonal levels of organisation: playing to win-win
 
Part II: Resources for an integrative practice: Putting the elephant back together
 
Chapter 10: Psychodynamic approaches within a directional framework: Change through awareness
 
Chapter 11: Humanistic approaches within a directional framework
 
Chapter 12: Existential approaches within a directional framework
 
Chapter 13: Cognitive-behavioural approaches within a directional framework
 
Part III: Directional practices: Riding the elephant
 
Chapter 14: Goal-oriented practices
 
Chapter 15: Working with directions in counselling and psychotherapy
 
Chapter 16: Developing interpersonal synergies
 
Chapter 17: Conclusion: Towards better

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This book is a powerhouse of insight and information. Cooper has an insightful and direct approach with the subject matter making it both engaging and highly relevant to the world of psychotherapy today. I shall be wholeheartedly recommending this key texts to students over the coming years ahead.

Mr Dominic Games
Health & Social Care Team, Amersham And Wycombe College
March 26, 2019

Mick Cooper writes with simple eloquence and the authority of a leader in the field, offering up to date guidance and inspiration for a pluralistic approach to counselling and related fields. Highly recommended for advanced level students and practioners.

Mr Julian Bowers-Brown
Education, Barnsley College
February 27, 2019

Mick Cooper provides a fabulous insight into contemporary issues within the field, allowing learners to gain a feel for the many essential and debateable concepts that are brought into focus in this area of practice. A highly thought provoking piece of literature that is invaulabe for evalauting controverses in the sector.

Mr Graham Carter
UCBC, Blackburn College
January 25, 2019
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