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Counselling and Therapy Techniques : Theory & Practice - Augustine Meier

Counselling and Therapy Techniques

Theory & Practice

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This original and sophisticated book provides advanced students with a focused introduction to the main schools of counselling, offering detailed, accurate and highly specific information about each counselling technique. Ideal reading for postgraduate psychology students, counselling psychology trainees or trainee counsellors, I would recommend this book for my students.' Dr Fiona Starr, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Principal Lecturer, School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University

`This book is a pleasure to read. Written in an easy-to-follow format, the contents provide the reader with the theory of each technique and, more importantly, the ways in which it can be used. Therapists' will find this a useful addition to their bookshelves and to their therapeutic work in general. As someone who taught on Diploma and Masters programmes in Counselling, this book will also be of considerable use to trainee therapists and tutors alike.' Gladeana McMahon, FBACP, FIMS, FRSA, FIMS, Co-Director, Centre for Stress Management and Chair of the Association for Coaching UK

This is the first book on counselling skills to look in detail at the practical interventions and tools used to establish the therapeutic relationship. Step-by-step, the text teaches the reader exactly how to use these skills with clients to address their concerns and achieve therapeutic change.

Integrative and pluralistic in approach, the text covers the key techniques from all the major therapeutic models, placing them in their historical and theoretical contexts. Techniques covered include empathic responding, experiential focusing, Gestalt, metaphors, task-directed imagery, ego state therapy, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy and self-in-relationship therapy

This book is crucial reading for all trainees on counselling and psychotherapy courses and trainees preparing to use counselling techniques in other professional settings. It is also helpful for professionals who wish to acquire additional skills.

'This original and sophisticated book provides advanced students with a focused introduction to the main schools of counselling, offering detailed, accurate and highly specific information about each counselling technique. Ideal reading for postgraduate psychology students, counselling psychology trainees or trainee counsellors, I would recommend this book for my students.' - Dr Fiona Starr, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Principal Lecturer, School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University


'This book is a pleasure to read. Written in an easy-to-follow format the contents provide the reader with not only the theory of each technique but more importantly the ways in which it can be used. Therapists will find this a useful addition to their bookshelves and to their therapeutic work in general. As someone who taught on Diploma and Masters programmes in Counselling, this book will also be of considerable use to trainee therapists and tutors alike.' - Gladeana McMahon, Co-Director, Centre for Stress Management and Chair of the Association for Coaching UK

Author Biographiesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Theoretical Bridges and the Psychotherapy Processp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Epistemological Foundationsp. 2
Psychotherapeutic Content-Client Experiencesp. 4
Encoding Experiencesp. 5
Psychic Organisations and Processesp. 6
Target of Change: Behaviour or Reworking and Rebuilding Psychic Organizationsp. 7
Phases of the Change Process and Techniquesp. 8
Techniques and the Therapeutic Relationshipp. 9
Therapist-Client Collaborationp. 10
Discriminate Use of a Techniquep. 12
Ethical Considerations and the Use of Techniquesp. 13
Referencesp. 14
Empathic Responsesp. 16
Introductionp. 16
Empathy: Origin and Definitionsp. 17
Theoretical Aspectsp. 17
Measuring Accurate Empathyp. 21
The Technique of Empathic Respondingp. 22
Guidelines for Formulating and Communicating Empathic Responsesp. 24
Common Problems and Empathic Inhibitorsp. 25
Illustration: Taniap. 26
Referencesp. 30
The Experiential Focusing Techniquep. 32
Introductionp. 32
Theoretical Aspectsp. 33
The Practice of Experiential Focusingp. 37
Illustration: Simonep. 41
Referencesp. 45
The Gestalt Empty-Chair and Two-Chair Techniquesp. 46
Introductionp. 46
Personality Organization and Processesp. 47
Primary motivating factorp. 47
Contact and contact boundaryp. 47
Stages of personality developmentp. 48
Subsytems of personalityp. 48
Processes of personality developmentp. 48
Organismic self-regulationp. 49
Boundary disturbancesp. 49
Therapeutic goals, role of therapist and techniquesp. 50
The Gestalt Empty-Chair Techniquep. 50
Unfinished Businessp. 51
The Gestalt empty-chair technique in actionp. 52
Illustration: Robertp. 53
The Gestalt Two-Chair Techniquep. 55
Theoretical aspectsp. 55
Procedures using the Gestalt Two-Chair techniquep. 56
Illustration: Rickp. 57
Conclusionp. 59
Referencesp. 60
The Use of Metaphors in Therapyp. 61
Introductionp. 61
Metaphor: Definition, Structure, and Powerp. 62
Client-Generated Metaphorsp. 64
Types of Client-Generated Metaphorsp. 65
Techniques to Unravel Metaphorsp. 66
Eliciting and Exploring Client-Generated Metaphorsp. 67
Pitfalls in Using Metaphorsp. 69
Ethical Considerationsp. 71
Illustration: Karenp. 72
Referencesp. 75
Task-Directed Imageryp. 77
Introductionp. 77
Imagery in Contextp. 78
Task-Directed Imageryp. 80
Illustration: Maylynp. 86
Referencesp. 89
Ego-State Therapyp. 91
Introductionp. 91
Ego States: Major Concepts, Development, and Activationp. 92
The Practice of Ego-State Therapyp. 96
Illustration: Sonjap. 99
Referencesp. 104
Solution-Focused Therapyp. 105
Introductionp. 105
Theoretical Aspectsp. 106
The Practice of Solution-Focused Therapyp. 108
Procedures for Doing Solution-Focused Therapyp. 112
Illustration: Colleenp. 115
Referencesp. 119
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapyp. 120
Introductionp. 120
Theoretical Aspectsp. 121
Theory of Personalityp. 121
Theory of Psychopathologyp. 123
Psychotherapy Procedures and Techniquesp. 125
Goal of Therapyp. 125
Fundamental Clinical Processesp. 125
Psychotherapeutic Techniquesp. 127
Working with Automatic Thoughtsp. 128
Proceduresp. 128
Illustration: Sébastienp. 130
Working with Schemasp. 131
Classification of Schemasp. 131
Schema Processesp. 131
Proceduresp. 132
Illustration: Sébastienp. 133
Referencesp. 136
Narrative Therapyp. 137
Introductionp. 137
Theoretical Influencesp. 139
Theoretical Aspectsp. 141
The Practice of Narrative Therapyp. 142
Method in Working with Narrativesp. 145
Ethical Considerationsp. 147
Illustration: Sonjap. 148
Referencesp. 152
Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapyp. 154
Introductionp. 154
Major Concepts and Processesp. 155
Therapeutic Processp. 162
Illustration: Sofíap. 164
Referencesp. 170
Epiloguep. 172
Glossaryp. 175
Indexp. 180
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ISBN: 9781847879585
ISBN-10: 1847879586
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th October 2010
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 18.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.36