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An Introduction to Counselling : 5th Edition - John Mcleod

An Introduction to Counselling

5th Edition

Paperback

Published: 1st September 2013
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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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      How to use this book
      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): 24.8 x 18.8  x 4.3
      Weight (kg): 1.46
      Edition Number: 5
      Edition Type: Revised