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Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy: An Introduction to the Different Approaches
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THEORIES OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE DIFFERENT APPROACHES

PAPERBACK BY JOSEPH, STEPHEN

£27.99

ISBN
9780230576377
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PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
2ND ED. 2010
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
200 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
19 MAR 2010

DESCRIPTION

This authoritative overview of the main approaches to counselling and psychotherapy offers a uniquely concise and systematic framework for understanding and comparing different models of working. Bringing together the philosophical and practical elements of a wide range of psychological therapies, Stephen Joseph examines the assumptions and values that unerpin different understandings of mental distress and the various approaches to psychological assessment and treatment. He sets his discussion in the context of the contemporary drive towards evidence-based practice. In particular, he: shows how the psychological therapies are affected by philosophy and theorybrings together psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic ideas in one clear and easily navigable structurefeatures well-chosen case studies that are revisited in each theoretical modelincludes handy summary charts, new 'topics for reflection', and a full glossary.

CONTENTS

List of Figures and Tables.- Acknowledgements.- Preface.- Counselling and Psychotherapy.- Biomedical and Medical Approaches.- Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Approaches.- Behavioural and Cognitive Approaches.- Humanistic and Transpersonal Approaches.- Social and Cultural Approaches.- New Developments: Evidence-Based Practice, Eclectic and Integrated Approaches.- References.- Index.