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An Introduction to Counselling : 5th Edition - John Mcleod

An Introduction to Counselling

5th Edition

Paperback Published: 1st September 2013
ISBN: 9780335247226
Number Of Pages: 856

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This bestseller provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new research, examples from practice and case studies. An extended introduction is used to explain the new 4-part structure and help readers to track key themes across each section of the book.

Now includes 7 new chapters:

  • The interdisciplinary knowledge base for counselling theory and practice
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Art-making as a therapeutic practice
  • Therapy in nature: using the outdoor environment
  • Pluralism: an organizing framework for counselling practice
  • The future of counseling: international perspectives
Each chapter enhances learning with the following pedagogy:
  • Topics for further discussion
  • Key terms and concepts
  • Suggested further reading
  • Case studies and illustrations
  • Landmark research studies
Enhanced by current debates around evidence-based practice, third wave CBT therapies such as ACT and mindfulness, recent developments within psychodynamic theory, motivational interviewing, reality therapy and embedded counselling, this new edition also explores the political context of counselling and provides coverage of key professional issues. An Introduction to Counselling remains the book of choice for students and tutors on introductory counselling courses.

About the Author

John McLeod holds positions at the University of Abertay, Dundee, UK, and University of Oslo, Norway. He has extensive experience as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer and researcher. His many publications include the following books with Open University Press, Counselling Skills, 2nd Edition and Personal and Professional Development for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Mental Health Practitioners.


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Acknowledgments

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

ISBN: 9780335247226
ISBN-10: 0335247229
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Counselling and Psychotherapy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 856
Published: 1st September 2013
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 19.0  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.37
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised

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