An Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling

Author: Laurence Spurling

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113760610X

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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This engaging and accessible text explores the key assumptions, main theoretical ideas and principles of practice behind psychodynamic counselling. Looking at evidence-based practice, supervision, and the different stages of counselling, this new edition continues to be a valuable text for counsellors and psychotherapists from all disciplines.

Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Young People

An Introduction

Author: Sue Kegerreis

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137057114

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Introducing key psychodynamic theory, concepts and techniques, this text examines the challenges and opportunities of counselling adolescents and children. The book explores a wide variety of settings and contexts, from schools to community projects and mental health services. It is an invaluable guide for counsellors and therapists at all levels.

Skills in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Susan Howard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244999

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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"Well written and thoughtfully structured, this highly accessible, lively text offers the reader a contemporary and comprehensive introduction to psychodynamic practice. Howard provides lucid explanations of core psychodynamic ideas and skills rooted in engaging clinical illustrations. It will be an invaluable companion both during and beyond training" Prof Alessandra Lemma, Trust-wide Head of Psychology and Visiting Professor, Essex University This practical text is the first to systematically address the competencies and techniques identified as central to the delivery of effective psychodynamic practice. It provides a framework for the therapist to develop their skills and apply them to their practice by: - discussing the personal and professional growth which underpins a professional and ethical attitude to the therapist's work - linking specific competencies to the theory base underpinning them - describing competencies in a systematic way - including a chapter on how to use supervision - using case material to illustrate competencies and dilemmas. Addressing not only how to implement skills, but why they are being implemented, this book is a must-read for all trainees on psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy courses. It is also useful reading for trained practitioners who want an accessible introduction to psychodynamic skills in practice.

Supervision in Counselling and Psychotherapy

An Introduction

Author: Ms Liz Omand

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364497

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Supervision is essential for counsellors and psychotherapists, but it can create emotional pressures and practical dilemmas. This book offers a sympathetic introduction to supervision that helps the reader to think through these complex issues. Rooted in the psychodynamic tradition, this book provides the reader with a sophisticated understanding of theory whilst exploring the principles that underpin good practice. The text gives useful insights into the conflicts and possibilities offered by supervision to both supervisor and supervisee. Drawing on case studies taken directly from the author's own experience, the individual chapters consider issues in a variety of settings, from group supervision and supervising in institutions, to working with difference and supervising those with clients in crisis. Thought-provoking and enjoyable to read, this book encourages the reader to reflect on their own practice. It is an ideal text for those beginning to supervise as well as for experienced practitioners looking to refresh their knowledge and skills.

The Psychoanalytic Craft

How to Develop as a Psychoanalytic Practitioner

Author: Laurence Spurling

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137377119

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 9782

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Why is developing as a psychoanalytic practitioner so often laden with anxiety? A simple answer is that psychoanalytic work is intrinsically complex and difficult. But Laurence Spurling argues traditional accounts of practice make these difficulties even worse for students and practitioners: he shows that case descriptions and examples in psychoanalytic textbooks often give a misleading picture of practice, because they explore what practitioners ought to do rather than what they actually do. The Psychoanalytic Craft uniquely identifies and explores what is missing in these accounts of therapy, namely the 'craft' aspects of skilled psychoanalytic work: how theories and models are actually used in practice, what kind of reasoning is employed in conducting a session, how interventions are composed and evaluated. The book draws on recent research, as well as the wider craft literature to show how these features of clinical thinking, which normally operate below the level of awareness, can be identified and explored in clinical practice, in supervision and in teaching. This book has been written specifically for those students and practitioners moving beyond beginner level towards skilled and resourceful practice.

Counselling Adults with Learning Disabilities

Author: Sally Hodges

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137196963

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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'The major barrier in the way of competent counselling provision for people with learning disabilities is not the presence of a learning disability, but the lack of understand of the relevance of counselling by potential referrers... Sally Hodges has written for a wide range of professionals who work with people with learning disabilities, and introduces theoretical concepts in an accessible way by using clinical vignettes to illustrate each point. An introduction to theory and some time spent thinking about different life stages, personal histories, presenting problems and relationship issues will provide an invaluable introduction to the emotional worlds of people with learning disabilities.' - from the Foreword by Sheila Hollins, Professor of Psychiatry of Learning Disability, St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London. Counselling Adults with Learning Disabilities draws on a psychodynamic framework to bring toegher current ideas and thinking in an approachable and practical way. Through vivid clinical material and case examples, the book creatively illustrates how complex theories can be translated into clinical practice. Common problems are tackled and addressed within a lifespan framework, with attention given to key issues such as: · bereavement · abuse · mental illness · challenging behabiour · sexual relationships · relationships with peers, families and staff. Additionally, given the increasing importance of evidence-based pratice, the book concludes with a review of the literature in the area of learning disabilities, and its efficacy. SALLY HODGES is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic with their Learning Disabilities Service. Previously she worked for learning disabilities services in Redbridge and Plymouth.

Introduction to Chemical Dependency Counseling

Author: Jerome David Levin,Joseph Culkin,Richard S. Perrotto

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765702890

Category: Medical

Page: 391

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This book is a basic resource of knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. The authors cover the scientific and clinical aspects of chemical dependency in a balanced way with case vignettes to illustrate clinical issues. The book is suitable for a number of student needs. Students preparing for the Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) examination will find topics discussed that are drawn from the certification examination requirements. The text can stand as a main source for college-level courses in addictions or chemical dependancy in the mental health health programs, and can be used as a college or stand-alone introduction to chemical dependancy and counseling. Psychologists, social workers, clergy, and other professional counselors who wish to supplement their knowledge about chemical dependancy will find this text serves as a valuable reference. After an introduction to the general problems of substance abuse counseling, the authors delineate the different types of drugs and their effects, organize the relevant information used in the assessment and diagnosis of addictions, integrate knowledge of human development with causes of dependancy and addiction, and explore the impact of addiction on health and the family. They then focus on the principles of chemical abuse counseling, including treatment planning, the different schools of counseling, how to understand and manage relapse, and special populations. They conclude with ethical considerations involved in treating chemical abusers. The authors believe that chemical dependency counseling is the only profession that treats substance abuse as a primary disorder and disease with its own causes, course, progression and complication. Chemical dependency counseling must deal with and absorb a complex and intriguing web of fact and theory drawn from sciences, medicine, and other fields. But the practical side of chemical dependency counseling remains an art and a science. This book offers a whole set of specific techniques

Counselling Students

A Psychodynamic Perspective

Author: Ravi Rana

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333790519

Category: Case studies

Page: 188

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An introduction to the main psychological and developmental factors that affect students, and how these typically influence and shape their experiences at university. Using a psychodynamic model, it provides a clear account of the various emotional and developmental issues that underlie the problems that students encounter, and of the role of counselling in dealing with these problems. The book will be of use to individuals with a personal or professional interest in student welfare, as well as those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the psychological issues that affect the development and well being of students.

Counseling Older Adults

Author: John Blando

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135854092

Category: Psychology

Page: 442

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Counseling older adults is not equivalent to counseling the general population, and specialized skills and knowledge, as well as sensitivity to the contexts in which older adults live, are essential in working successfully with this population. This text provides an introduction to gerontological counseling, integrating the basic skills of working with older adults with theories of counseling and aging. Specific counseling issues discussed include mental health counseling, career counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and family counseling. Along with these, important contextual factors such as race/culture, social class, social justice, spirituality, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and family issues are considered in light of the latest research. Each chapter contains case studies, discussion questions, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading to reinforce the material presented.