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Macmillan Higher Education

Counselling in Health Care Settings

A Handbook for Practitioners

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Palgrave

Pages: 312
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Professional Handbooks in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Paperback - 9780230549425

15 December 2008

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This solution-focused guide shows how to provide effective counselling with clients who are physically ill. Combining theory, real life examples and evidence-based approaches, the authors draw on their own experience to...

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This solution-focused guide shows how to provide effective counselling with clients who are physically ill. Combining theory, real life examples and evidence-based approaches, the authors draw on their own experience to offer invaluable advice on highly complex and sensitive issues. This book gives tried-and-tested advice for all busy counsellors.

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Provides practical advice for trained?professionals,?newly qualified practitioners and?trainees alike


Uses extensive case studies, scripts of therapeutic encounters and handy checklists

Written by four very experienced practitioners, who all work within health care settings and private practice

PART I: A FRAMEWORK FOR PRACTICE
Introduction
Theoretical Concepts
Beliefs about Health and Counselling
Adapting Psychotherapeutic Practice to the Health Care Context
Models of Consultation and Collaboration
PART II: CORE SKILLS
Counselling Objectives in Health Care
Exploring and Defining Problems in Counselling
The Structure of the Counselling Session
PART III: SPECIALIST SKILLS
Promoting Coping and Resilience in the Patient
Reframing and Creating Balance in Patient Beliefs
Working with the Family in Mind
Application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Health Care Settings
PART IV:  ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
Dealing with Confidentiality and Secrets in the Course of Counselling
Giving Information and Breaking Bad News
Counselling for Loss, Terminal Care and Bereavement
Counselling the 'Worried-Well' and Patients with Health Anxieties
When Progress in Counselling Seems Elusive
Counselling for the Prevention of Ill Health
Work Stress and Staff Support

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ROBERT BOR is Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Medical Specialities at the Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. He is a fellow of the British Psychological Society and works in hospital, specialist and primary care settings.

RIVA MILLER is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. She has a background in social work, and is now also a Systemic Psychotherapist and a Family Therapist in the Haemophilia Centre, London. She has contributed to many books, including 'Doing Therapy Briefly', with Robert Bor and Sheila Gill.

SHEILA GILL is a counsellor for the Keats Group Practice, London, UK, and a student counsellor at the London School of Economics. She has worked in health care settings...

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ROBERT BOR is Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Medical Specialities at the Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. He is a fellow of the British Psychological Society and works in hospital, specialist and primary care settings.

RIVA MILLER is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. She has a background in social work, and is now also a Systemic Psychotherapist and a Family Therapist in the Haemophilia Centre, London. She has contributed to many books, including 'Doing Therapy Briefly', with Robert Bor and Sheila Gill.

SHEILA GILL is a counsellor for the Keats Group Practice, London, UK, and a student counsellor at the London School of Economics. She has worked in health care settings for many years and is co-author of a number of books on therapy in primary care contexts.

AMANDA EVANS is a chartered psychologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. She has over 20 years of experience as a psychologist in health care settings and in private practice. She has contributed to many publications in the areas of evidence based practice issues, ethical dilemmas in health care settings and psychological interventions in HIV management.

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