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Therapy and Beyond : Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues - Martin Milton

Therapy and Beyond

Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

By: Martin Milton (Editor)

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'Anyone who needs to be convinced of the relevance and contribution of counselling psychology to modern therapeutic practice and to its vibrancy, creativity and penetration into contemporary contexts should look no further than this excellent book. It breaks new ground by challenging the reader - both trainees and experienced practitioners alike-to critically reflect on the diverse practice and meanings of modern counselling psychology and psychotherapy, Martin Milton and his colleagues are to be congratulated on this groundbreaking book.'-Professor Robert Bor, Lead Consultant Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital London and Director, Dynamic Change Consultants Ltd

'Staff and alumni from Surrey University have written about aspects of counselling psychology ranging from spirituality, sexuality, the arts and creative media, and the environment. Contemporary challenges regarding research into human individual experiences are also explored. Chapters are characterized by their depth of writing in the discipline of counselling psychology, which is in contrast to current unitheoretical and sometimes manualized ways of working with human distress.'-Pamela E. James, Professor of Counselling Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University UK

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues explores the origins, current practices, and potential future developments in the discipline of counselling psychology. In addition to acting as a summary of the profession, the book considers contemporary 'good practice' in psychological therapy, policy development, and research. It also addresses the contribution that counselling psychology is able to make throughout a wide variety of human services, and the impact it is having on individuals, couples, families, and wider society.

The book also looks to the future and explores exciting new frontiers of therapy and practice that often extend beyond the consulting room. By recognizing the valuable contributions of counselling psychology to human wellbeing, Therapy and Beyond reveals the field's vital new role within mainstream professional psychological practice.

Martin Milton is based in the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey. He is a chartered psychologist, a British Psychological Society (BPS) psychologist specializing in psychotherapy, and a UKCP registered psychotherapist. Martin worked in the British National Health Service and currently runs his own independent practice. He has also been active in the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology.

?Anyone who needs to be convinced of the relevance and contribution of counselling psychology to modern therapeutic practice and to its vibrancy, creativity and penetration into contemporary contexts should look no further than this excellent book. It breaks new ground by challenging the reader ? both trainees and experienced practitioners alike ? to critically reflect on the diverse practice and meanings of modern counselling psychology and psychotherapy. Martin Milton and his colleagues are to be congratulated on this groundbreaking book.??Professor Robert Bor, Lead Consultant Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital London and Director, Dynamic Change Consultants Ltd

?Staff and alumni from Surrey University have written about aspects of counselling psychology ranging from spirituality, sexuality, the arts and creative media, and the environment. Contemporary challenges regarding research into human individual experiences are also explored. Chapters are characterised by their depth of writing in the discipline of counselling psychology, which is in contrast to current unitheoretical and sometimes manualised ways of working with human distress.??Pamela E. James, Professor of Counselling Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Notes on Contributors.

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: Therapy and Beyond: Counseling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues.

Section 1: Fundamentals of Counseling Psychology.

1 Philosophical Pluralism: Navigating the Sea of Diversity in Psychotherapeutic and Counseling Psychology Practice (Donal McAteer).

2 Existential-phenomenological Contributions to Counseling Psychology?s Relational Framework (Elena Manafi).

3 Counseling Psychology and Research: Revisiting the Relationship in the Light of Our ?Mission? (Deborah Rafalin).

4 Understanding Human Distress: Moving beyond the Concept of ?Psychopathology? (Martin Milton, Mark Craven and Adrian Coyle).

5 Being with Humans: An Evolutionary Framework for the Therapeutic Relationship (Frances Gillies).

6 Ethics: The Fundamental Dimension of Counseling Psychology (Camilla Olsen).

Section 2: Models of Practice.

7 Different Theoretical Differences and Contextual Influences (Riccardo Draghi-Lorenz).

8 Humanistic Contributions to Pluralistic Practice (Heidi Ashley).

9 Psychodynamic Contributions to Pluralistic Practice (Debora Diamond).

10 Cognitive-behavioural Contributions to Pluralistic Practice: Reflections on an Issue of Some Contention (Terry Boucher).

11 Amor Fati: Existential Contributions to Pluralistic Practice (Elena Manafi).

Section 3: Counseling Psychology and the Wider World.

12 The Counseling Psychologist Working in a Pain Context (Natalie Hession).

13 Working with Sport and Exercise Psychologists: A Winning Combination? (Jill Owen).

14 The ?R? Word (Joanna Lofthouse).

15 Counseling Psychology Contributions to Understanding Sexuality (Colin Hicks).

16 Counseling Psychology Contributions to Religion and Spirituality (Adrian Coyle).

17 Counseling Psychology and the Media: The Highs and Lows (Lucy Atcheson).

18 Coming Home to Roost: Counseling Psychology and the Natural World (Martin Milton).

Epilogue: And Finally? .

Index.

ISBN: 9780470715482
ISBN-10: 0470715480
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 23rd July 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1