Handbook of Counselling Psychology / Edition 3

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This Third Edition of a seminal text reflects new developments with counseling psychology. It covers areas such as neuroscience, narrative approaches and post-modernist thinking. In six sections which include tradition, challenge and change in counseling psychology, difference and discrimination, and professional and ethical issues, the authors have added new chapters including:

  • The nature of evidence
  • Interpreting case material
  • Attachment theory and neuroscience
  • Community psychology
  • Legal frameworks
  • Testing measurement and diagnosis
  • The interface between psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches

Special attention has been paid to the research evidence, current issues and debates, theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, political and resource issues, and illustrative case material.

The Handbook is an essential companion for students and practitioners in the field of counseling psychology, at all stages of their career and across the whole range of settings— NHS, education, private and voluntary.

Appropriate for: Psychology Graduate Students, Psychologists.

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Editorial Reviews

A detailed survey of contemporary counseling psychology in Britain, its theories and practices, its methodology, contexts of practices, psychological interventions, and social, professional, and ethical issues. A section on perspectives on practice outlines paradigms in the field including psychodynamic, humanistic, feminist, and constructivist counseling. For trainee counseling psychologists and experienced practitioners. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847870780
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 712
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies as well as being the Programme Co-ordinator of the MSc in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Notes on the Contributors
Pt. I Setting the Scene 1
1 Counselling Psychology in Context 3
Pt. II Research and Evaluation 23
2 Quantitative Research on Psychotherapeutic Interventions: Methods and Findings across Four Research Generations 25
3 Qualitative Research Methods in Counselling Psychology 74
4 Establishing Practice-based Evidence for Counselling Psychology 93
Pt. III Perspectives on Practice 119
5 The Psychodynamic Paradigm 121
6 The Humanistic Paradigm 140
7 The Cognitive-Behavioural Paradigm 161
8 The Existential-Phenomenological Paradigm 180
9 Feminist Approaches to Counselling Psychology 199
10 Counselling Psychology Practice: a Transpersonal Perspective 221
11 The Constructivist Paradigm 241
12 The Systems Paradigm 261
13 The Eclectic and Integrative Approach 277
Pt. IV Psychological Interventions: Developmental Themes 301
14 The Life Course as a Meta-model for Counselling Psychologists 303
15 Psychological Counselling of Children and Young People 322
16 Psychological Counselling with Young Adults 343
17 Counselling Psychology and Mid-life Issues 363
18 Psychological Therapy with Older Adults 381
Pt. V Issues and Contexts 399
19 Counselling Psychology in Primary Care Settings 401
20 Counselling Psychology and Naturally Occurring Systems (Families and Couples) 419
21 Psychological Therapy in Groups 442
22 Career Development Work with Individuals 461
23 Sexual Identity: Affirmative Practice with Lesbian and Gay Clients 481
24 Cross-cultural Counselling Psychology 500
25 Time-limited Practice 518
26 Counselling Psychology in the Workplace 536
27 Enhancing Learning Skills 552
28 Stress Management and Prevention Programmes 572
29 Counselling Psychology and the Body 592
Pt. VI Social, Professional and Ethical Issues 613
30 Ethical Issues in Counselling Psychology 615
31 Training and Professional Development in the Context of Counselling Psychology 637
32 Counselling Psychology: the Next Ten Years 656
Index 671
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