This fourth edition provides the most comprehensive guide to the field of counselling psychology, exploring a range of theories and philosophical underpinnings, practice approaches and contexts, and professional issues. It has been updated to reflect current issues and debates and to map onto the training standards, and offers the ultimate companion for your journey through counselling psychology training and into the workplace.
New to the fourth edition:
Chapters on: Person-Centred Therapy; Mindfulness; Neuroscience; Engaging with and Carrying out Research; Reflective Practice; International Dimensions; and Ecopsychology
A companion website offering hours of video and audio, including conversations with counselling psychology practitioners and trainees, and articles, exercises and case studies
Other new features include: Further Reading, `Day in the Life of' dialogues with practitioners; Reflective Exercises, and Discussion Points, and new case studies.
Special attention has been paid to the topic of research, both as a theme throughout the book, and through four new chapters covering the use, carry out and publication of research at different stages of training and practice.
The handbook is the essential textbook for students and practitioners in the field of counselling psychology and allied health professions, at all stages of their career and across a range of settings, both in the UK and internationally.
Barbara Douglas is an independent practitioner based in Edinburgh. Ray Woolfe is a Counselling Psychologist in private practice. Sheelagh Strawbridge is a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Counselling Psychologist. Elaine Kasket is Programme Director of the DPsych in Counselling Psychology at Regent's University London. Victoria Galbraith is Registrar for the British Psychological Society's Qualification in Counselling Psychology and works in independent practice.
Section I: Situating Counselling Psychology Chapter 1: Mapping the world of helping: the place of counselling psychology - Ray Woolfe Chapter 2: Science, craft and professional values - Sheelagh Strawbridge Section II: Setting Out on the Journey Chapter 3: Designing your life map - Leonie Sugarman Chapter 4: Becoming a reflective practitioner - Mark Donati Chapter 5: Engaging with academia and training programmes - Victoria Galbraith Chapter 6: Entering clinical placements - Jane Lawrence Chapter 7: Becoming a supervisee - Paul Hitchings Chapter 8: Engaging with research - Isabel Henton Section III: Finding Your Way Chapter 9: Conceptualising in client work - Barbara Douglas Chapter 10: Diagnosis and formulation in medical contexts - David Pilgrim Chapter 11: Forming a relationship: a phenomenological encounter - Martin Milton Chapter 12: Working with difference and diversity - Simon Parritt Chapter 13: Developing self-care and resilience - Victoria Galbraith Chapter 14: Carrying out research - Elaine Kasket Chapter 15: Towards ethical maturity in counselling psychology - Elisabeth Shaw and Michael Carroll Chapter 16: The interface between psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches - Diane Hammersley Section IV: Encountering the Landscapes Chapter 17: Person-centred therapy in the twenty-first century: growth and actualization - Andrew Hill and Mick Cooper Chapter 18: The evolving world of cognitive and mindfulness-based interventions - Diane Sanders Chapter 19: Psychodynamic interpersonal model - a perfect fit for Counselling Psychology? - Sarah Bartlett Chapter 20: The Practice of therapeutic letter writing in narrative therapy - Anja Bjoroy, Stephen Madigan and David Nylund Chapter 21: Neuropsychology and counselling psychology - Hamilton Fairfax Chapter 22: Community psychology and the counselling psychologist - Paul Moloney Chapter 23: Psychological practice in a time of environmental crisis: counselling psychology and ecopsychology - Martin Milton Section V: Different Territories Chapter 24: Counselling psychology and its international dimensions - Pam James Chapter 25: Therapeutic work with children - Gail Sinitsky Chapter 26: Counselling psychology in educational settings - Dee Danchev Chapter 27: Counselling psychology in organizations: from problem fixing to emergence and growth - David Lane Chapter 28: Working as a counselling psychologist in forensic contexts - Clive Sims Chapter 29: Journeying through physical health - Rachel Davies Chapter 30: Working as a counselling psychologist in primary care - Garrett Kennedy and Yesim Arikut-Treece Chapter 31: The role of counselling psychology in secondary adult mental health care - Hamilton Fairfax Chapter 32: Research: from consumer to producer - Terry Hanley, Edith Steffen and Denis O'Hara Section VI: Becoming a Guide Chapter 33: The transition from trainee to qualified counselling psychologist - Lewis Blair Chapter 34: Leading and managing - Nicola Gale Chapter 35: Becoming a supervisor - Ray Woolfe Chapter 36: Becoming a trainer - Stelios Gkouskos Chapter 37: Becoming an entrepreneur - practitioner - Caroline Vermes Chapter 38: Researching across the career span - Elaine Kasket