There are a bewildering number of counselling and psychotherapy courses on offer: yet often trainees are not fully aware of the implications of their choice of course for their time, finances and future career until they have already begun training. Choosing a Counselling or Psychotherapy Training takes the reader through all the stages of the therapeutic training path, looking at everything from starting a course to employment prospects. Informative and realistic, the book includes: * Theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy * Preparation for starting a course: costs and course content *Qualifications, registration, accreditation and research *Careers in therapy Choosing a Counselling or Psychotherapy Training is essential preparatory reading for all those embarking on counselling or psychotherapy courses, as well as for trained counsellors and therapists considering their career development.
Author: Robert Bor Publisher: SAGE ISBN: 1848608608 Size: 75.25 MB Format: PDF View: 4632
'This book will be of interest to anyone who may be considering training for a career in counselling and psychotherapy.... This text provides the reader with a considerable amount of information that may be used to select and hopefully successfully complete the right programme of study pertinent to their specific requirements. It maintains a good balance of being honest about the often rigorous and intense task of completing training, as well as being kindly reassuring that success can be achieved if approached in the right manner with sound advice being given throughout on how this may be carried out effectively' - Jacqueline A Lawrence, Counselling Psychology Review This highly practical and informative book is designed for all who are considering training in counselling, counselling psychology or psychotherapy. To secure work within these increasingly professional and competitive fields, candidates need to have the appropriate training and qualifications. While theoretically, and in practice, the professional groups have much in common, each has its own distinct training routes and qualifications which can be confusing for the newcomer. A Beginner's Guide to Training in Counselling & Psychotherapy sets out clearly the range of options for trainees including the professional pathways and main theoretical models available to them. Drawing on their vast experience as trainers, practitioners and former trainees, the contributors provide insights into what to expect from training and offer clear advice to help the reader: - select the right training - identify personal qualities which make them suitable or unsuitable - make a successful application - get the most out of training This book is the ideal starting point for anyone considering training in counselling, counselling psychology or psychotherapy. Trainers who want to provide students with an overview of the training process will find this an excellent text to recommend as initial or pre-course reading.
Author: Kenneth S. Pope Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 1119195462 Size: 20.27 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Docs View: 1460
The ethics book no psychology student or professional should be without Thoroughly updated and expanded to include recent research findings, landmark legal decisions, the Hoffman Investigation Report, and changes in the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association, the new 5th edition of Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling covers the latest developments in ethical thinking, standards, and practice. You'll learn how to strengthen your ethical awareness, judgement, and decision-making. Distinguished Emeritus Professor Don Meichenbaum described the 5th edition as 'a MUST READ book for both beginning and seasoned clinicians' and Professor David H. Barlow wrote, 'A stunningly good book. . . . If there is only one book you buy on ethics, this is the one.' Covers the many changes and challenges brought about by new technology, EHRs, videoconferencing, and texting, as well as practicing across state and provincial borders Discusses moral distress and moral courage Includes 5 chapters on different aspects of critical thinking about ethical challenges, including a chapter on 'Ethics Placebos, Cons, and Creative Cheating: A User's Guide' Deals with complex issue of culture, race, religion, sexual identity, sexual orientation, and politics Provides steps to strengthen ethics in organizations Offers guidance on responding to ethics, licensing, and malpractice complaints—not to imply that you'll need to after reading this book! Keeps the focus on practical, creative approaches to the responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities encountered by therapists and counselors in their work
This pocket guide to modality approaches in counselling & psychotherapy is a one-stop-shop for trainees on introductory counselling courses. It describes 12 models of therapy, as well as introducing the origins of counselling 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 counselling training in which to specialise, or if you just want an overview of other counselling modalities outside of your own. Those trained or training in wider metal health and psychology will also find it an useful overview of counselling approaches. Adrian Pennington is a Counselling Psychologist, Performance Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer in Counselling and Mediator.
Author: Kate Anthony Publisher: SAGE Publications ISBN: 0761940804 Size: 23.37 MB Format: PDF, ePub View: 5979
The plethora of online services now available has led to a growing demand for practitioners to look beyond traditional face-to-face therapy and take advantage of the flexibility which email and the Internet can offer them and their clients. The guide gives up-to-the minute information and research, ethical and legal advice, on the practicalities of setting up or joining a service, and the essential therapeutic skills needed to be an effective online therapist. Writing for an international audience, the authors discuss the issues for practitioners using the Internet today, as well as in the future.
Training to be a counsellor can be an intense and demanding experience, full of stresses and anxieties. It can also be positive and fulfilling. This easy-to-use guide can help you make the most of your training so that you survive - and, importantly, enjoy - your course. From choosing a course to writing a report, the book examines the biggest and passively most daunting issues you will face on the way to becoming qualified. The information is presented in easily digestible, bite-size chunks, so that you can dip in and out of the text as your training programme – and your understanding – progresses. Drawing on the authors' extensive teaching experience and the wider literature, How to Survive Counsellor Training: • Provides a realistic and reassuring advice at every stage, in order to reduce anxiety and allow you to grow in confidence • Informs your choices and suggests possible actions and strategies • Explains the rationale behind some aspects of training, offering hints about how to get the most out of the experience • Helps and encourages you to take care of yourself and pay attention to your own personal development • Warns you about some of the challenges you might face and suggests strategies for coping with them. Clearly structured and a pleasure to read and use, this text is aimed at prospective and beginning trainees and will prove a practical and stimulating reference for counsellors throughout their training and beyond.
Author: Val Harding-Davies Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education ISBN: 1137226927 Size: 78.78 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi View: 1201
This book is an anthology of narratives about the experience of counsellor education. Writing shortly after completing their training, the contributors describe the challenges and surprises of training, changes they underwent and their achievements. Collectively, the narratives illustrate the richness and diversity of training, and provide a picture of contemporary counsellor education, through the eyes, hearts and minds of trainees. Written with candour and insight, the narratives confirm that counsellor training often has significant personal and professional consequences in a person's life. The book will be a valuable resource for trainees, to help set their own experience within a wider context, and as a guide on how to survive as a trainee. It will also be of interest to would-be trainees, as preparatory reading, and to trainers as clear evidence of the potential for profound learning and personal change through the process of training. In the Preface, Professor John McLeod extols the value of narratives in order to understand counsellor education as an individual, social or cultural phenomenon, and as a basis for sound professional advice.
In this Third Edition of their bestselling text, Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard provide a practical introduction to the principles and practices required for successful counseling, to show that working with young people can be both challenging and effective. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated, and includes two new chapters. The book is divided into three main parts, covering: How to understand the young client as a person The pro-active approach of working with young people The counseling skills and strategies needed
Author: Louis Cozolino Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company ISBN: 0393708985 Size: 70.80 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi View: 1388
Lessons from the personal experience and reflections of a therapist. The difficulty and cost of training psychotherapists properly is well known. It is far easier to provide a series of classes while ignoring the more challenging personal components of training. Despite the fact that the therapist's self-insight, emotional maturity, and calm centeredness are critical for successful psychotherapy, rote knowledge and technical skills are the focus of most training programs. As a result, the therapist's personal growth is either marginalized or ignored. The Making of a Therapist counters this trend by offering graduate students and beginning therapists a personal account of this important inner journey. Cozolino provides a unique look inside the mind and heart of an experienced therapist. Readers will find an exciting and privileged window into the experience of the therapist who, like themselves, is just starting out. In addition, The Making of a Therapist contains the practical advice, common-sense wisdom, and self-disclosure that practicing professionals have found to be the most helpful during their own training.The first part of the book, 'Getting Through Your First Sessions,' takes readers through the often-perilous days and weeks of conducting initial sessions with real clients. Cozolino addresses such basic concerns as: Do I need to be completely healthy myself before I can help others? What do I do if someone comes to me with an issue or problem I can't handle? What should I do if I have trouble listening to my clients? What if a client scares me?The second section of the book, 'Getting to Know Your Clients,' delves into the routine of therapy and the subsequent stages in which you continue to work with clients and help them. In this context, Cozolino presents the notion of the 'good enough' therapist, one who can surrender to his or her own imperfections while still guiding the therapeutic relationship to a positive outcome. The final section, 'Getting to Know Yourself,' goes to the core of the therapist's relation to him- or herself, addressing such issues as: How to turn your weaknesses into strengths, and how to deal with the complicated issues of pathological caretaking, countertransference, and self-care.Both an excellent introduction to the field as well as a valuable refresher for the experienced clinician, The Making of a Therapist offers readers the tools and insight that make the journey of becoming a therapist a rich and rewarding experience.
Author: Robert Bor Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education ISBN: 0230368042 Size: 44.10 MB Format: PDF, Kindle View: 2622
Working in independent practice can be attractive to therapists for a myriad of reasons; however, the practical challenges can also seem considerable. How can you negotiate these challenges to build a thriving counselling practice that fits with your personal aims and professional ambitions? For example: • What do you need to consider when choosing your practice location? • Where does marketing and promoting your practice fit in? • How can you build a support network when working independently? These questions, and many more, are discussed in this compact guide. Written by two highly regarded authors and practitioners, the book gives hands-on advice and support in planning, setting up and running independent practice. Packed with tips, tools and practical strategies for you to find your own way of working, the book: • Explores issues of engaging with clients, from the first client intake interview to practical arrangements for holiday periods • Discusses managing your finances, including setting fee structures and the pros and cons of doing your own accounts • Pinpoints risk factors for working in independent practice and discusses practical ways to manage these • Encourages you to assess your own practice through reflective exercises An in-depth and practical guide to working independently, this is an indispensable tool for both counselling and psychotherapy trainees considering their career options post-qualification, and established practitioners looking to refine their practice and revisit their skills in light of changing ambitions and circumstances.