Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues / Edition 1

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"'Anyone who needs to be convinced of the relevance and contribution of counselling psychology to modern therapeutic practice and to its vibrancy, creativity and penetration into contemporary contexts should look no further than this excellent book. It breaks new ground by challenging the reader - both trainees and experienced practitioners alike - to critically reflect on the diverse practice and meanings of modern counselling psychology and psychotherapy. Martin Milton and his colleagues are to be congratulated on this groundbreaking book.'-Professor Robert Bor; Lead Consultant Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital London and Director, Dynamic Change Consultants Ltd" "'Staff and alumni from Surrey University have written about aspects of counselling psychology ranging from spirituality, sexuality, the arts and creative media, and the environment. Contemporary challenges regarding research into human individual experiences are also explored. Chapters are characterized by their depth of writing in the discipline of counselling psychology, which is in contrast to current unitheoretical and sometimes manualized ways of working with human distress.'-Pamela E. James, Professor of Counselling Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK" "Therapy and beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues explores the origins, current practices, and potential future developments in the discipline of counselling psychology. In addition to acting as a summary of the profession, the book considers contemporary 'good practice' in psychological therapy, policy development, and research. It also addresses the contribution that counselling psychology is able to make throughout a wide variety of human services, and the impact it is having on individuals, couples, families, and wider society" "The book also looks to the future and explores exciting new frontiers of therapy and practice that often extend beyond the consulting room. By recognizing the valuable contributions of counselling psychology to human wellbeing, Therapy and beyond reveals the field's vital new role within mainstream professional psychological practice." Martin Milton is based in the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey. He is a chartered psychologist, a British Psychological Society (BPS) psychologist specializing in psychotherapy, and a UKCP registered psychotherapist. Martin worked in the British National Health Service and currently runs his own independent practice. He has also been active in the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology.

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‘Anyone who needs to be convinced of the relevance and contribution of counselling psychology to modern therapeutic practice and to its vibrancy, creativity and penetration into contemporary contexts should look no further than this excellent book. It breaks new ground by challenging the reader – both trainees and experienced practitioners alike – to critically reflect on the diverse practice and meanings of modern counselling psychology and psychotherapy. Martin Milton and his colleagues are to be congratulated on this groundbreaking book.’—Professor Robert Bor, Lead Consultant Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital London and Director, Dynamic Change Consultants Ltd

‘Staff and alumni from Surrey University have written about aspects of counselling psychology ranging from spirituality, sexuality, the arts and creative media, and the environment. Contemporary challenges regarding research into human individual experiences are also explored. Chapters are characterised by their depth of writing in the discipline of counselling psychology, which is in contrast to current unitheoretical and sometimes manualised ways of working with human distress.’—Pamela E. James, Professor of Counselling Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470715475
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/22/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN MILTON is based in the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey. He is a chartered psychologist, a British Psychological Society (BPS) psychologist specializing in psychotherapy, and a UKCP registered psychotherapist Martin worked in the British National Health Service and currently runs his own independent practice He has also been active in the BPS Division of Counseling Psychology.
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

Section 1: Fundamentals of Counselling Psychology 1

1 Philosophical Pluralism: Navigating the Sea of Diversity in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology Practice 5

2 Existential-phenomenological Contributions to Counselling Psychology's Relational Framework Donal McAteer McAteer, Donal 21

3 Counselling Psychology and Research: Revisiting the Relationship in the Light of Our 'Mission' Elena Manafi Manafi, Elena 41

4 Understanding Human Distress: Moving beyond the Concept of 'Psychopathology' Deborah Rafalin Rafalin, Deborah 57

5 Being with Humans: An Evolutionary Framework for the Therapeutic Relationship Adrian Coyle Coyle, Adrian 73

6 Ethics: The Fundamental Dimension of Counselling Psychology Frances Gullies Gullies, Frances 89

Section 2: Models of Practice Camilla Olsen Olsen, Camilla 101

7 Different Theoretical Differences and Contextual Influences Camilla Olsen Olsen, Camilla 105

8 Humanistic Contributions to Pluralistic Practice Riccardo Draghi-Lorenz Draghi-Lorenz, Riccardo 123

9 Psychodynamic Contributions to Pluralistic Practice Heidi Ashley Ashley, Heidi 139

10 Cognitive-behavioural Contributions to Pluralistic Practice: Reflections on an Issue of Some Contention Debora Diamond Diamond, Debora 155

11 Amor Fati: Existential Contributions to Pluralistic Practice Terry Boucher Boucher, Terry 171

Section 3: Counselling Psychology and the Wider World Elena Manafi Manafi, Elena 189

12 The Counselling Psychologist Working in a Pain Context Elena Manafi Manafi, Elena 195

13 Working with Sport and Exercise Psychologists: A Winning Combination? Natalie Hession Hession, Natalie 213

14 The 'R' Word Jill Owen Owen, Jill 229

15 Counselling Psychology Contributions to Understanding Sexuality Joanna Lofthouse Lofthouse, Joanna 243

16 Counselling Psychology Contributions to Religion and Spirituality Colin Hicks Hicks, Colin 259

17 Counselling Psychology and the Media: The Highs and Lows Adrian Coyle Coyle, Adrian 277

18 Coming Home to Roost: Counselling Psychology and the Natural World Lucy Atcheson Atcheson, Lucy 293

Epilogue: And Finally... Martin Milton Milton, Martin 309

Index Martin Milton Milton, Martin 313

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