This book offers a helping hand to trainees wishing to make the transition to the next level in their counselling and psychotherapy training. With wide-ranging content closely aligned to actual practice, this intermediate level text covers the research-informed skills, interventions, processes and issues that students need to know once they've covered the basics. It includes:
- Specific techniques from different therapeutic orientations
- How to tailor the skills or approach used to the specific client problem
- Case conceptualisation and management
- Therapeutic alliance; establishing and exploring the relationship
- Multidisciplinary working
- How to deal with situations such as silence, crying, and aggression.
Integrating cognitive, behavioural, person-centred/experiential and psychodynamic approaches, the author provides research-informed practical instructions on how to deliver therapy and includes extracts from counselling sessions to demonstrate the skills in action.
This is essential reading for postgraduates on Counselling and Psychotherapy Diplomas and Masters courses, and will also be of benefit to Clinical and Counselling Psychology students.