ISBN 9780071074094,Brief Counselling : A Practical Integrative Approach

Brief Counselling : A Practical Integrative Approach

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Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780071074094

ISBN-10 0071074090


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)


Almost two thirds of counselors and psychotherapists work with clients in up to twenty sessions each: this book reflects that reality and the challenges involved. The bestselling first edition of this book, by two of the UK's leading counselor trainers and academics, was praised by trainers and tutors for its accessibility, comprehensiveness and practicality. It was also a leading contribution to the movement towards time-conscious counseling and to an understanding of the therapeutic alliance across time. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to include significant recent professional developments and new thinking in the counseling field. Additions include more detailed discussion of: Assessment Contracting Very brief counseling Clinical reasoning Clients' modalities Technical repertoire Depression and realism Supervision of brief counseling In the rapidly maturing profession of counseling, this book's sensitivity to time as a precious resource, clients' perceptions, evidence-based guidelines and integration of some of the best thinking from several counseling models make it an ideal core text for beginners and reflective practitioners. Thoughtful and busy practitioners in primary care, employee counseling, educational, voluntary and private practice settings will find many immediately helpful ideas and examples in this classic text. TABLE OF CONTENTS Figures and tables Acknowledgements Introduction to the second edition Introduction to brief counseling Part one: Orienting the client to counseling Part two: Assessing the client's concerns Part three: Initiating change Part four: Encouraging change through homework Part five: Counseling in the middle phase Part six: Ending counseling After word Appendices References Index