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'An introductory text that applies a down-to-earth approach to a diversity of 23 therapeutic approaches within counselling and psychotherapy, it was actually a pleasure conducting the review and having to read over the outlined models...It is a definite entry for counselling training courses and will offer plenty of ideas for those teaching as well as training. It is fun to read and offers numerous ideas of how to put into place counselling techniques' - Counselling Psychology Review This essential guide to the range of approaches used in current practice covers all of the major schools of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as many that are less well known. Ideal as a first textbook for student counsellors or psychotherapists, Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy will help them locate their initial training within the broad context of different therapeutic approaches and help them to discover the specific areas to which they feel the greatest leaning.Each chapter introduces a specific approach and includes: a clear explanation of the core concepts and their use in practice; an illustrative case study; profiles of the clients who benefit most from the approach; advice on further reading; and issues for discussion. The book also features a substantial glossary of terms.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761955443
ISBN-10: 0761955445
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 17-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen Palmer

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is an award winning psychologist. He is Founder Director of the Centre for Coaching and Centre for Stress Management, London. He is the UK's first Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at the Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University. He has authored over 225 articles and 40 books on counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, coaching and coaching psychology, and stress management. He is UK Coordinating Editor of International Coaching Psychology Review, Executive Editor of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research & Practice, and Consulting Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion of Health Promotion & Education. He is actively involved in a number of professional bodies. Currently he is Honorary President of the International Stress Management Association (UK); President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology; Founder Co-Chair of the London Branch of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies; a Founder Director and Vice President of the Society of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; a Director and Deputy Chair of the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. He is a Former President and now Honorary Vice President of the Institute for Health Promotion & Education. He was the 1st Chair of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology and was the 1st Honorary President of the Association for Coaching. His interests include jazz, art and coastal walking.

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