Practicing Counseling and Psychotherapy: Insights from Trainees, Supervisors and Clients [NOOK Book]

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Practicing Counseling and Psychotherapy: Insights From Trainees, Supervisors, and Clients offers a framework for understanding the counseling and psychotherapy process that can be used in any training program. Clinical examples and discussion questions are included throughout the book, and are based on a large-scale empirical study that qualitatively and quantitatively examines the experiences of trainees, clients, and supervisors. This volume is an excellent resource for those who want an insider's view and ...
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Overview

Practicing Counseling and Psychotherapy: Insights From Trainees, Supervisors, and Clients offers a framework for understanding the counseling and psychotherapy process that can be used in any training program. Clinical examples and discussion questions are included throughout the book, and are based on a large-scale empirical study that qualitatively and quantitatively examines the experiences of trainees, clients, and supervisors. This volume is an excellent resource for those who want an insider's view and conceptualization from the perspectives of psychotherapy trainees, their clients, and their supervisors.
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"This book does much to help dispel myths, and also to empower and inspire new counselors. It also serves as a cautionary tale for beginnings therapists and supervisors alike about very real obstacles and roadblocks to effective counseling and supervision. At times using humor, at times simple candor, but mostly using sound clinical wisdom and practical advice derived from their own years of experience as trainees, educators, supervisors, researchers, and practitioners, the authors do an excellent job of illuminating the first steps that a trainee typically takes on his or her professional path.[I] highly recommend this book for anyone working with counseling and therapy trainees, particularly for trainees themselves, and for both new and seasoned supervisors. I also look forward to hearing more from the authors, perhaps Practicing Counseling...Psychotherapy Part II?" -Barbara Thompson, in Psychotherapy Research, September 2008; 18(5): 625-627

"The idea for the book was straightforward - the authors asked their students what type of book they wished they had had when they started their client work practice during their training, and then set out to write something that met the requirement of 'a practical, how-to book that included real life examples' (p.ix). It is a tribute to the authors that they have not only succeeded, but succeeded well in producing a book that is eminently readable, sensibly structured and liberally illustrated with anecdotes. Furthermore, the book is as descriptive as any book can possibly be in describing a perennially unique experience of what it is like for a beginning therapist in the counseling room with a real-life client in front of them. In short, I wish that I had had this book when I was training...I strongly recommend the book to all practitioners, since I think that everyone, new or experienced, will gain something from it." - Carl Stonier, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135908126
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/13/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Nicholas Ladany, Ph.D., is Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He has served as Counseling Psychology Program Coordinator & Director of Doctoral Training, and Chair of the Department of Education and Human Services, Prior to his affiliation with Lehigh University, he was an Assistant Professor at Temple University and a Visiting Faculty member at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. at the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1992. He has published numerous articles and presented nationally and internationally in the area of psychotherapy supervision and training. His primary research interest and activity include the interrelationships between supervision process and outcome and psychotherapy process and outcome, including such issues as the working alliance, self-disclosures and nondisclosures, multicultural training, and ethics. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and currently is the Associate Editor of Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, and Training. He is the author of two books: Critical Events in Psychotherapy Supervision: An Interpersonal Approach and Counselor Supervision: Principles, Process, and Practice. He is a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania.


Jessica A. Walker, Ph.D., is a staff psychologist at the University of North Carolina Charlotte’s Counseling Center, where she provides leadership in the areas of outreach programming and graduate training. Prior to her affiliation with UNC-C, she served as a psychologist and instructor at UNC-Wilmington. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Lehigh University after completing her pre-doctoral internship at Appalachian State University's Counseling Center. Jessica has published and presented nationally and internationally in her areas of research including psychotherapy supervision, countertransference and multicultural variables in counseling.


Lia Pate-Carolan, Ph.D., is a Psychologist with the ACT Medical Group, PA in North Carolina. She conducts psychotherapy with those currently residing in nursing homes and assisted living settings north of Raleigh. She completed a post-doctoral position at the New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs focusing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an intervention to reduce medical over-utilization. Her research interests include the process within therapy, and the parallel process between therapy and supervision. She is a Licensed Psychologist in New York and North Carolina.


Laurie Gray Evans, Ph.D., is a Staff Psychologist and the Director of Clinical Training at Lehigh University Counseling and Psychological Services, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. at Lehigh University and has published articles and presented nationally and internationally primarily in the area of psychotherapy supervision and training. Her primary research interests and activities include the interrelationships between supervision and psychotherapy processes and outcomes, with particular interest in critical incidents, parallel processes, and transferential and character dynamics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Introduction to Therapy Process and Outcome. Conceptualizing the Client. Understanding Yourself as a Therapist. The Therapeutic Work. Therapy Outcome. How to Best Use Supervision. Lydia’s Story. Next Steps in the Journey. Appendices. Resources & References.
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    Posted April 20, 2014

    Nitro

    "Good. Although i wish me and sonic would race. Otherwise great."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Sombra's Revenge: Chapter 4

    SONIC POV<p>I didn't know what to expect, but I didn't expect this navy blue horse to laugh. "You got to be kiddin'! Sonic is a HEDGEHOG, not a PONY," she said. I became somewhat annoyed, but I tried to keep my temper. "Ahhh, my name is Game Guide, even though you didn't tell me your real name, 'Sonic'," said Game Guide. "Right. Hey, can you help me look for someone? He's a yellow winged-horse," I asked her. Game Guide evidently knows about Mobius, so it doesn't seem like a good idea to say his name was Tails. "Sure," she said, and Game Guide and I looked for Tails.<p>GAME GUIDE POV<p>I'm sorry if I was rude for laughing at "Sonic", but it seemed so ri<_>diculous! The actual blue hedgehog is fictional. But suddenly I weren't so sure. The stallion said "horse", not "pony", like I did when I first stumbled through the mirror to this world. To be sure, I quizzed "Sonic". He didn't know what place this is (didn't even say "Equestria"), nor he knew what a Cutie Mark is, nor the two rulers of Equestria. I narrowed it down to this: Either Sonic is real, or this stallion used to be a human who was the ultimate "Sonic the Hedgehog" fan. "Hi, Game Guide!" a familiar voice said, breaking through my thoughts. It was Autumn Leaf, who was standing with Nitro. "Hi, Autumn Leaf! Hi, Nitro!" I shouted back. "You know these guys?" The stallion who calls himself "Sonic" said. "Ya think?" I whispered back to him, and said to my friends "How you been doin'?" "Doing good. You?" Autumn replied. "Same. Looking for this stallion's friend," I said. "May we help?" asked Nitro. "Sure." And thus, Autumn Leaf and Nitro joined to help.<p>SONIC POV<p>I'm started to notice that all the ponies in town knew each other. Meanwhile, they are total strangers to me. Game Guide, Autumn Leaf, and Nitro were talking to each other. Suddenly, Tails ran/galloped up to us, panting. The detector he held in his hand/hoof was beeping like crazy. "Tails! I finally found you!" I said, while the three ponies were looking at us like we were in<_>sane. Tails had to catch his breath for a moment before he said "Sonic, the Chaos Emerald is here. But it isn't anywhere in sight!"<p>GAME GUIDE POV<p>Sonic said "What!? Do you think..." I took out my purse and brought out the thing I previously thought was an amethyst. "I have the Chaos Emerald. But first, prove to me you are the real Sonic. And don't simply go at super speed, because Nitro can do that, too." Sonic replied, "I'm going to need the Chaos Emerald." As I handed it to him, I said "This better not be a trick, or I will hu<_>nt you down and use your in<_>testines for cupcakes." Autumn Leaf muttered "Too much information." Sonic held the Chaos Emerald. "Chaos..."<br>Okay, maybe-<br>"...Control!"<br>Too late. Everypony disappeared and teleported to Celestia-knows-where.<p>((Sorry Nitro, I'll let anyone put in an application, but only I determine where the story goes.))

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