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An Introduction to Counselling


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Part 1:Introduction to Counselling
What is counselling?
The social and historical origins of counselling
The interdisciplinary knowledge base for counselling theory and practice Part 2: Counselling approaches
Theory in counselling: using conceptual tools to facilitate understanding and guide action
Themes and issues in the psychodynamic approach to counselling
The cognitive-behavioural approach to counselling
Theory and practice of the person-centred approach
Transactional analysis: a comprehensive theoretical system
Gestalt therapy
Existential therapy
Constructivist, narrative and collaborative approaches: counselling as conversation
Working with family systems
Multicultural counselling
Feminist therapy
Art-making as a therapeutic practice
Therapy in nature: using the outdoor environment Part 3: Integrating approaches
The challenge of therapeutic integration
Pluralism: an organizing framework for counselling practice
The counselling relationship
The process of counselling Part 4: Professional issues in counselling
The politics of counselling
Virtues, values and ethics in counselling practice
Different formats for the delivery of counselling services
Being and becoming a counsellor
The role of research in counselling and psychotherapy
The future of counselling: international perspectives References

About the Author

John McLeod is Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee, having previously taught at Keele University and Wolverhampton University. He has practised in a range of counselling settings, as well as being involved in training, research and consultancy with many occupational groups, including nurses, social workers and emergency services personnel. The author of six books and more than fifty articles and chapters on various aspects of counselling and psychotherapy, he is currently editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

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