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Basic Personal Counselling 8th Ed : A Training Manual for Counsellors with Student Resource Access 12 Months - David Geldard

Basic Personal Counselling 8th Ed

A Training Manual for Counsellors with Student Resource Access 12 Months

Book with Other Items Published: 28th July 2016
ISBN: 9780170364362
Number Of Pages: 400

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Basic Personal Counselling is an easy to read introduction to counselling that reflects current best practice. It teaches core interviewing skills and provides a framework of practical examples and training group exercises to enable students to progressively build a skill repertoire.

The book is designed to prepare students for field placement and therefore has a strong vocational focus.

  • Introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action
  • Discusses the process of change involved in counselling
  • Provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, suicidal ideation
  • Discusses professional issues including: confidentiality, ethics, record keeping


New to the Edition

  • New author brought on to ensure alignment with current best practice


  • Additional content addressing internet counselling


  • Rewrite and expansion of the self-care chapter


  • New ancillary teacher and support material, including PowerPoints and a mapping grid


  • Update and reposition of group training exercises




About the Authors

David Geldard worked for many years as a counselling psychologist in private practice, mental health and community health in Queensland. He specialised in counselling children, young people and their families.

Dr. Kathryn Geldard retired from teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the University of the Sunshine Coast at the end of 2013. Kathryn was responsible for establishing the Master of Counselling and the Master of Counselling Practice programs, and prior to her retirement had extensive experience in mental health settings and private practice, initially working at the Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

Rebecca Yin Foo is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who is experienced in providing psychological support for children with developmental disabilities and their families at the Cerebral Palsy League. Her work has led her to take a high level of practical and academic interest in ways of working with children to promote optimal positive outcomes. She currently works in private practice in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to obtaining her honours degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology she completed a Bachelor of Medical Engineering. She has published a number of journal articles and presented conference papers nationally and internationally in relation to her studies in both Engineering and Psychology. She is the third author of the book, Counselling Children: A Practical Introduction.


Part 1. The nature and purpose of counselling

1. What is counselling

2. The counselling relationship

3. Influence of the counsellor’s values



Part 2. Foundation skills

4. Learning foundation skills

5. Joining and listening

6. Reflection of content (paraphrasing)

7. Reflection of feelings

8. Reflection of content and feelings

9. Use and abuse of questions

10. Summarising

11. Matching language and metaphor

12. Creating comfortable closure



Part 3. Promoting change

13. Various approaches to counselling

14. Working collaboratively

15. An integrative approach to helping a person to change

16. Combining skills to facilitate the change process



Part 4. Additional skills for promoting change

17. Normalising

18. Using the ‘here and now’ experience

19. Confrontation

20. Challenging self-destructive beliefs

21. Externalising

22. Solution-focused counselling skills

23. Exploring polarities

24. Reframing

25. Making decisions

26. Facilitating action

27. Experiential counselling skills

28. Facilitating relaxation



Part 5. Dealing with particular problems

29. Counselling those troubled by addiction

30. Counselling those troubled by anger

31. Counselling those troubled by depression

32. Counselling those troubled by grief and loss

33. Crisis intervention

34. Responding to suicidal intentions



Part 6. Technology and counselling

35. Telephone counselling

36. Internet counselling



Part 7. Professional issues

37. The counselling environment

38. Keeping records of counselling sessions

39. Cultural issues

40. Confidentiality and other ethical issues

41. Counsellor training and the need for supervision

42. Looking after yourself

ISBN: 9780170364362
ISBN-10: 0170364364
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28th July 2016
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 8
Edition Type: Revised

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