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Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy (2nd Edition)

An Introduction to the Different Approaches

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15 April 2010

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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...

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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. 

This book will be essential reading for students of psychology and all newcomers to counselling and psychotherapy.   

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  • Shows how the psychological therapies are affected by philosophy and theory
  • Brings together psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic ideas in one clear and easily navigable structure
  • Features well-chosen case studies that are revisited in each theoretical model
  • Includes handy summary charts, new 'topics for reflection', and a full glossary




  • Offers a uniquely clear and simple framework for students to compare and contrast different therapeutic approaches 
  • Up-to-date research and new developments in theory discussed throughout 
  • Strong pedagogy, including examples, tabulated summaries, summary points and glossary, makes this a versatile resource for teaching and study purposes



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

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STEPHEN JOSEPH is Professor of Psychology, Health and Social Care at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he is co-director of the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth, and an Honorary Consultant Psychologist in Psychotherapy in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He is a senior practitioner member of the British Psychological Society's Register of Psychologists specialising in Psychotherapy.

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STEPHEN JOSEPH is Professor of Psychology, Health and Social Care at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he is co-director of the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth, and an Honorary Consultant Psychologist in Psychotherapy in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He is a senior practitioner member of the British Psychological Society's Register of Psychologists specialising in Psychotherapy.

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