Handbook of Counselling Psychology / Edition 3

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This third edition of a seminal text reflects new developments in counselling psychology. In seven sections, it covers areas such as neuroscience, narrative approaches and post-modernist thinking.

New chapters cover:

the nature of evidence

interpreting case material

attachment theory and neuroscience

community psychology

legal frameworks

testing measurement


the interface between psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches.

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

The Handbook is an essential companion for students and practitioners in the field of counselling 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847870797
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.

He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.

He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

List of Tables x

Notes on the Contributors xi

Preface xxi

Acknowledgements xxiii

Part I What is Counselling Psychology? 1

1 Counselling Psychology: Origins, Developments and Challenges Sheelagh Strawbridge Ray Woolfe 3

2 Disorder and its Discontents Barbara Douglas 23

3 What is Evidence? Sarah Corrie 44

4 Interpreting Case Material John Davy 62

Part II Tradition, Challenge and Change 83

5 Psychodynamic Approaches Rosemary Rizq 85

6 Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches Diana Sanders 105

7 Humanistic Approaches Simon du Plock 130

8 A Narrative Approach to Counselling Psychology John Davy 151

9 Towards Integration Maja O'Brien 173

Part III Difference and Discrimination 193

10 Cross-cultural Counselling Psychology Zack Eleftheriadou 195

11 Feminist Perspectives Carol Tindall Julia Robinson Carolyn Kagan 213

12 Relational Trauma Lynne Jordan 235

13 Sexual Identities: Meanings for Counselling Psychology Practice Colin Hicks Martin Milton 257

Part IV Developmental Themes 277

14 The Life Course: A Framework for the Practice of Counselling Psychology L?onie Sugarman 279

15 Children and Young People Sam Heywood 298

16 Psychological Counselling with Young Adults Cassie Cooper 317

17 Working with Families Katrina Alilovic Sarah Yassine 333

18 Midlife Issues Simon Biggs 354

19 Psychological Therapy with Older Adults Fiona Goudie 373

Part V Opportunities and Tensions in Different Contexts 395

20 Counselling Psychology in the NHS Pamela E. James Alan Bellamy 397

21 Counselling Psychology in the Workplace Stephen Palmer Kristina Gyllensten 416

22 Working in Private Practice Jacqui Porter 434

23 Counselling Psychology in Forensic Settings Clive Sims 454

24 Counselling Psychology in Educational Settings Dee Danchev 466

25 Community Psychology: Linking the Individual with the Community Carolyn Kagan Carol Tindall Julia Robinson 484

Part VI Professional and Ethical Issues 505

26 Ethical Issues in Counselling Psychology Carol Shillito-Clarke 507

27 Legal Frameworks Diane Hammersley 529

28 Training and Professional Development Peter Martin 547

29 Personal Development Rosemary Rizq 569

30 Supervision Ray Woolfe Margaret Tholstrup 590

Part VII Future Opportunities and Challenges 609

31 The Collaborative Use of Psychometric Assessment Susan van Scoyoc 611

32 The Interface between Psychopharmacological and Psychotherapeutic Approaches Diane Hammersley 630

33 Attachment and its Relationship to Mind, Brain, Trauma and the Therapeutic Endeavour Mary Brownescombe Heller 653

34 The Future of Counselling Psychology Ralph Goldstein 671

Index 681

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