Rehabilitation Counselling in Physical and Mental Health / Edition 1

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Individuals experiencing rehabilitation are subject to profound life adjustments, and the contributors to this book explore how the relationship between counselor and client can be a source of support during that time. Describing pioneering initiatives in a range of rehabilitation settings, the authors draw out the historical background and theoretical implications of their work and make recommendations for good practice.

Rehabilitation experiences in both physical and psychological health care are described, including those of survivors of strokes, problematic drug or alcohol users, people who have sustained hearing loss or head injury and those affected by chronic bowel disorder and multiple sclerosis. Contributors describe the innovative work they are undertaking in NHS rehabilitation settings such as a head injury unit and a post-operative rehabilitation counseling service. Other contributions include a chapter from the perspective of a counselor within a voluntary organization, the Bristol Area Stroke Foundation, and a chapter by a counselor working with clients undergoing community rehabilitation. Several chapters are written from the client's perspective by authors who have themselves received counseling as part of their program of rehabilitation.

This pioneering book introduces the reader to creative approaches to research and counseling, including the use of poetry, groupwork and narrative ideas, and will inform the work of counselors, clients, health care workers and policy makers.
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Etherington (U. of Bristol, UK) presents 12 contributions which attempt to redress a perceived lack of attention to the emotional needs of disabled people. Focusing on counseling in physical and mental health and in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, the articles approach the issue from a biopsychosocial viewpoint that recognizes how physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs impinge upon each other. Specific topics include the professionalization of counselors, the rehabilitation of people with multiple sclerosis, the impact of counselors attitudes and assumptions, the experience of stroke for younger people, and the development of hearing loss. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853029684
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/18/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Preface 9
Introduction 13
1 Counselling in Rehabilitation: the UK story 27
2 Counselling People with Multiple Sclerosis 47
3 Counselling in a Head Injury Unit 63
4 Counselling Young Stroke Survivors during Rehabilitation 79
5 Counselling in Stroke Rehabilitation: A Client's Account 99
6 Counselling after Hearing Loss 109
7 Counselling People with Ulcerative Colitis Choosing an Internal Pouch - Rehabilitating the Hidden Self 131
8 Counselling in Mental Health Rehabilitation 147
9 Rehabilitating the Problematic Drinker in the Community 165
10 Counselling People Recovering from Drug Addiction 185
11 Counselling for Recovery from Addiction: A Personal Account 205
12 Narrative Ideas and Stories of Disability 219
The Contributors 241
Author Index 245
Subject Index 249
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