By John McLeod

ISBN-10: 0335225519

ISBN-13: 9780335225514

This bestseller offers a complete advent to the idea and perform of counselling and remedy. The publication has been completely up to date with new references and examples and now has details on issues similar to: Transactional research using average setting in counselling The contribution of arts-based methods Integrating idea into perform to assist readers, the writer has prolonged the advent to the e-book so as to define the goals of the booklet and clarify its constitution in order that this is often transparent to the reader from the outset. The pedagogy of this variation has additionally been superior for you to improve studying. every one bankruptcy contains: issues for additional dialogue key phrases and ideas instructed additional examining Case experiences and illustrations This publication is still the e-book of selection for college students and tutors on introductory counselling classes.

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Dibs: In Search of Self (Axline 1971) is a classic account of therapy with a troubled young boy. Love’s Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy (Yalom 1989) is an international best-seller and contains a series of sensitive portraits of his encounters with clients. On Being a Client by David Howe (1993) offers a unique insight into the client perspective on counselling. The Client Who Changed Me: Stories of Therapist Personal Transformation, edited by Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson (2005), includes a series of intriguing accounts of the impact that clients have on the lives of the counsellors who work with them.

The defeat of moral treatment can be seen as a key moment in the history of psychotherapy: science replaced religion as the dominant ideology underlying the treatment of the insane. During the remainder of the nineteenth century the medical profession consolidated its control over the ‘trade in lunacy’. Part of the process of consolidation involved rewriting the history of madness. Religious forms of care of the insane were characterized as ‘demonology’, and the persecution of witches was portrayed, erroneously, as a major strand in the pre-scientific or pre-medical approach to madness (Kirsch 1978; Spanos 1978; Szasz 1971).

It is a depiction of counselling at a particular point in time, and there is no doubt that a similar survey carried out 20 or 30 years in the future would be rather different. The current picture may, on the surface, look fragmented and confused. There are many different areas of application of counselling, models of counselling, and ideas about the aims of counselling. Nevertheless, there are some unifying themes behind the multiplicity of theories and areas of application. It is possible to understand counselling from the point of view of the user or client, as a conversational space that enables problems in living to be explored and resolved.

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