Challenging Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling: A Revised Edition is a hugely pragmatic text that draws on humour and experience to explore and help to demystify some of the issues and dilemmas that counsellors find themselves in today. Offering diverse approaches and skills to help practitioners and trainees see through the 'challenging' or 'sticky' moments in conventional therapeutic practice, Janice Russell and Graham Dexter offer practical advice for moving forward.
Topics are presented in terms of an argument: key concerns, the underlying assumptions and beliefs about the topic; exploration of possible counsellor responses (relating potential interventions to the assumptions and beliefs of the counsellor); and concluding with general guidelines for professional and ethical practice.
Well referenced and researched, this revised edition updates the discourse on many current themes with new sections including:
" negative consequences of counselling
" issues of mental health and illness
" professional issues
" warnings for practitioners to heed
" challenges to concepts of selfhood
Challenging Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling: A Revised Edition addresses the skills and issues associated with all levels of counselling, enabling practitioners to reflect on their profession, with the ultimate goal of best possible practice. The text is down to earth, solidly grounded in theory, rich in practical skills and represents an engaging upper level text for trainees on a variety of courses as well as professionals.
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)|
About the Author
Janice Russell is a freelance trainer and researcher in counselling and supervision. She is an Associate Tutor at the University of Durham and has undertaken extensive work in issues of sexuality and sexual abuse.
Table of Contents
Welcome to the Concepts Introduction and OverviewThe Inside Story or Trapped and Alone with the Couch......Me and You, You and Me Interpersonal IssuesChallenging Do I Really Have to Sit Here And Listen to Anything, Even When I Think it's Drivel?Tight Lips, Heavy Hearts Articulating Without WordsCounselling Clients With Mental Health ProblemsLet's Get all this Counselling Stuff into Perspective We Can Only Do what We Can Do!They Seek it Here, They Seek it There, They Seek for Counselling Everywhere...Talk, Talk, Talk What is all this About?Philosophy, Psychology, Faith, and GoodwillGetting in and Out of Counselling Professional IssuesBlank Minds - Hardly Ever Sticky Moments - Not Any More!