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The Handbook of Psychotherapy - Petruska Clarkson

The Handbook of Psychotherapy

By: Petruska Clarkson (Editor), Michael Pokorny (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd June 1994
ISBN: 9780415077231
Number Of Pages: 568

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Psychotherapy is a fast-growing profession and The Handbook of Psychotherapy offers a unique and comprehensive overview of its many aspects. The editors and contributors are all highly experienced practitioners who articulate, singularly or jointly, a particular viewpoint, approach or opinion to produce an overall perspective on psychotherapy today. Each brings a different emphasis to the relevant issues and the creative tension of this dialogue contributes to a lively and well-informed picture of theory and practice. Presented under five main headings - the nature of psychotherapy and its research, its culture, modalities, settings and issues - the book offers a rich source of information and reference. It has been written for all health professionals, including nurses and general practitioners; for social workers; for psychotherapists in training; for anyone considering psychotherapy as a career or seeking psychotherapy; for voluntary organizations; in short, for all those who need or wish to know more about psychotherapy. Petruska Clarkson is a consultant clinical psychologist, Head of School and Founder Director of both the metanoia Psychotherapy Training Institute and of metanoia Organisations International. Michael Pokorny is a psychoanalyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, past Chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and currently Chair of the Registration Board.

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
The nature and range of psychotherapyp. 3
The psychotherapeutic relationshipp. 28
A practitioner-scientist approach to psychotherapy process and outcome researchp. 49
Psychotherapy and racep. 75
Psychotherapy and genderp. 86
Therapy with survivors of the Nazi Holocaustp. 100
Psychotherapy and sexual orientationp. 119
Individual adult psychotherapyp. 135
A spectrum of psychological therapies for childrenp. 158
Analytical psychotherapy with childrenp. 172
Adolescent psychotherapyp. 195
Short-term psychotherapyp. 208
Marital psychotherapyp. 225
Family therapyp. 231
Group psychotherapyp. 249
Psychotherapy in and with organisationsp. 267
Psychotherapies within the NHSp. 286
Psychotherapy and social servicesp. 300
Psychotherapeutic communities: the contemporary practicep. 314
Psychotherapy in the voluntary and independent sectorp. 338
Psychotherapy in private practicep. 351
Psychotherapy and learning disabilityp. 365
The personal and the political: power, authority and influence in psychotherapyp. 384
Psychotherapeutic work with adult survivors of sexual abuse in childhoodp. 403
Sexual contact between psychotherapists and their patientsp. 431
An approach to the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)p. 451
Forensic psychotherapyp. 470
Psychotherapy with the dying and the bereavedp. 494
Appendix A Structure of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and list of its member organisationsp. 515
Appendix B The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy: ethical guidelinesp. 521
Name indexp. 527
Subject indexp. 534
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ISBN: 9780415077231
ISBN-10: 0415077230
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 568
Published: 2nd June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.7  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1