The Making of a Counsellor

  • Filename: the-making-of-a-counsellor.
  • ISBN: 9781134917310
  • Release Date: 2002-09-11
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Ms Ellen Noonan
  • Publisher: Routledge

In The Making of a Counsellor case studies illustrate work done with `impossible' clients; other essays about orphans and debtors, accountancy trainees and expatriate employees explore new ways of thinking about these groups of people. More traditional, perhaps, are essays about work with neurological patients, adolescent youth club members, traumatised families, and the chronically mentally ill. Each essay breaks fresh ground in understanding the complexity of the problems and the richness of the counselling relationship. In vivid narrative, The Making of a Counsellor. conveys the experience of thinking and working as a counsellor. The original and thoughtful essays make this an invaluable source of ideas and techniques.

The Making of a Therapist

  • Filename: the-making-of-a-therapist.
  • ISBN: 9780393704242
  • Release Date: 2004-07-17
  • Number of pages: 213
  • Author: Louis Cozolino
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Lessons from the personal experience and reflections of a therapist. The difficulty and cost of training psychotherapists properly is well known. It is far easier to provide a series of classes while ignoring the more challenging personal components of training. Despite the fact that the therapist's self-insight, emotional maturity, and calm centeredness are critical for successful psychotherapy, rote knowledge and technical skills are the focus of most training programs. As a result, the therapist's personal growth is either marginalized or ignored. The Making of a Therapist counters this trend by offering graduate students and beginning therapists a personal account of this important inner journey. Cozolino provides a unique look inside the mind and heart of an experienced therapist. Readers will find an exciting and privileged window into the experience of the therapist who, like themselves, is just starting out. In addition, The Making of a Therapist contains the practical advice, common-sense wisdom, and self-disclosure that practicing professionals have found to be the most helpful during their own training.The first part of the book, 'Getting Through Your First Sessions,' takes readers through the often-perilous days and weeks of conducting initial sessions with real clients. Cozolino addresses such basic concerns as: Do I need to be completely healthy myself before I can help others? What do I do if someone comes to me with an issue or problem I can't handle? What should I do if I have trouble listening to my clients? What if a client scares me?The second section of the book, 'Getting to Know Your Clients,' delves into the routine of therapy and the subsequent stages in which you continue to work with clients and help them. In this context, Cozolino presents the notion of the 'good enough' therapist, one who can surrender to his or her own imperfections while still guiding the therapeutic relationship to a positive outcome. The final section, 'Getting to Know Yourself,' goes to the core of the therapist's relation to him- or herself, addressing such issues as: How to turn your weaknesses into strengths, and how to deal with the complicated issues of pathological caretaking, countertransference, and self-care.Both an excellent introduction to the field as well as a valuable refresher for the experienced clinician, The Making of a Therapist offers readers the tools and insight that make the journey of becoming a therapist a rich and rewarding experience.

School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff

  • Filename: school-counsellors-working-with-young-people-and-staff.
  • ISBN: 9780857008381
  • Release Date: 2013-10-21
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Nick Luxmoore
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What is it like to work as a counsellor in schools? What relationship might a counsellor have with staff? How can a counsellor become a positive, integral part of school life? In this book, Nick Luxmoore shows how school counsellors can make a positive difference to the whole life of the school. Rather than being a service hidden behind closed doors, he shows how to take a whole-school approach to counselling, making it a normal part of school life. The book demonstrates how staff as well as students can benefit from counselling, and how professional boundaries and relationships can be maintained. Key therapeutic aims and how to develop the service are also covered. Drawing on over 26 years' experience as a school counsellor, Luxmoore combines vivid case material with psychotherapeutic theory to show counsellors how to provide an excellent service and make a positive contribution to the school. The book will be essential reading for school counsellors, headteachers, teachers, and anyone interested in effective counselling in schools.

The Making of a Pastor Chaplain

  • Filename: the-making-of-a-pastor-chaplain.
  • ISBN: 9781493150304
  • Release Date: 2013-12
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Barbara Helen Maisonneuve-Wilson
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

CAUTION This book may introduce you to the stark realities of a modern-day pilgrim who seeks the fuller life at the feet of Jesus. No pat answers. No attempt to resolve the mysterious interface between God's will and his willingness to let us muddle through the mess of life. The author tells the simple but engaging story of her struggles, aspirations, frustrations, and satisfaction of walking with Jesus the best that she could. Don't be annoyed at her humanity¯accept it as a humble gift and insight into your own experience. Barb brings us fascinating insights into the different stages of her faith's development and a challenge to reflect upon our own. Certainly good food for great thoughts! Rev. Stephen W. Chaloner, B.Th M.T.S. Regional Director PAOC Africa ----------------------------------------------------------- As I read through this book I kept thinking that this evolution should be read and even studied as a reflection, which is necessary for a person entering the ministry. As Wilson shares her life, family, and ministry events and memories, she has taken the opportunity to openly expose her experiences centered against the backdrop of the seven life stages of recurrent development (1) in the context of her Faith walk. The transparency is refreshing, when in my reading, I found that generally speaking, clergies have a hard time sharing openly their life experiences. Wilson, in her book, encourages pastors, ministers, and clergies to come clean as we live and preach and teach in our respective contexts. By the "storytelling" of her life and faith development, she has given the reader a glimpse of her faith and relationship with Jesus Christ and how this relates to family, friends, community, and ministry interaction with other people; thus, allowing the reader to face life with hope. I would recommend anyone entering a ministry in any context to read this book in order to gain an appreciation of what shapes a ministry and some ways of processing our lived experiences, and forgiving ourselves for our sins and shortcomings. Thank you, Barbara, for giving us your readers, insights from a distance in the "Making of a Pastor/Chaplain" (1) Robert Kegan, "The Evolving Self, Problem and Process in Human Development." Phillip J. Robillard, Minister of "Faith Community" in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ----------------------------------------------------------- Sometimes, we may take the events of our lives for granted; and, we may be lulled into leaving well enough alone, even though deep down we have a sense that something is missing or not quite right. At other times, we may thirst for a greater depth of meaning in what we are about. As we examine our lives, we may become more aware of experiences, good or bad, associated with past, present or foreseen events. What we may be less aware of, in the moment, is the part we can play in shaping our personal experience of whatever takes place into a more satisfying life journey. This book illustrates how the author, Barbara Wilson, reflected deeply on pivotal life events which, if left unexamined, would have diminished greatly the personal meaning she was able to harvest in her journey through life. She believed in and exercised her inner capacity to move beyond the erstwhile story line of the world into which she was born, by re-visioning and re-shaping experienced events into a living story with satisfactory space both for personal meaning-making and for enabling her to live her preferred values. Her candid reflection on events in her life, many of them painful, others full of joy, as well as her insightful evaluations of these stepping stones and her courageous choices for new directions will inspire and motivate many to take a second look at how they, too, can answer for themselves the pivotal questions: Am I satisfied with my life experience? Who do I want to be now? Who do I want to become? How do I reshap

The Heavenly Counsellor in Isaiah Xl 13 14

  • Filename: the-heavenly-counsellor-in-isaiah-xl-13-14.
  • ISBN: 0521080444
  • Release Date: 1971
  • Number of pages: 90
  • Author: Roger Norman Whybray
  • Publisher: CUP Archive

One of the most rewarding of recent approaches to the study of Deutero-Isaiah has been the attempt to understand his teaching against the background of his ministry to the second generation of Jewish exiles in Babylonia. Two factors have been taken into account: the nature of the Israelite religious tradition which the exiles had inherited from the past, and the actual circumstances of their life in Babylonia, where they were subject to the cultural and religious pressures of their environment. Each of these may be expected to have exercised some influence on the teaching of Deutero-Isaiah. Dr Whybray's study of this one short passage has been made in order to explore the relationships between the two factors. The passage, which has long been the subject of vigorous controversy, admirably raises the question of the sources of Deutero-Isaiah's theology. This detailed study, which employs as far as possible all the techniques of modern critical investigation, is an attempt to shed some light on the interpretation of Deutero-Isaiah as a whole.

Counselling For Young People

  • Filename: counselling-for-young-people.
  • ISBN: 9780335192984
  • Release Date: 1995-05-01
  • Number of pages: 138
  • Author: Mabey, Judith
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

This book gives a wide picture of the diversity of counselling services available to young people in Britain today, with special focus on schools and young people's counselling services. It sets these services in their historical context and describes how they have evolved. The book puts forward theoretical models for working with young clients and discusses counselling issues as they relate to work with this age group. In addition it considers some of the pitfalls counsellors may encounter in working alongside other professionals and within agencies. It includes discussion on ethical issues, non discriminatory practice, confidentiality and child protection. The book is enlivened by case material and by examples of good practice and interesting initiatives from around the country. It will be of particular interest to counsellors, teachers, youth workers, social workers and counselling students interested in working with this age group. FeaturesIllustrated throughout with case material * Wide discussion of ethical issues * Examples of good practice and new initiatives * Gives theoretical models for counselling young people

The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

  • Filename: the-essential-skills-for-setting-up-a-counselling-and-psychotherapy-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781317835318
  • Release Date: 2013-12-19
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Gladeana McMahon
  • Publisher: Routledge

Many practitioners consider setting up in private practice at some point in their career, whether full-time or alongside other employment. The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of all the major skills needed to succeed. Based on the authors' extensive experience, this book provides a valuable insight into how to minimise the risks associated with working privately, offering practical advice on how to keep a balance between self-development, personal health and meeting the needs of clients, whilst maintaining high standards and making a reasonable living. Acknowledging the fact that being a good therapist may not, in itself, be sufficient to be successful in self-employment, the authors discuss the need for sound business skills, professional development, self-knowledge and motivation. Divided into three sections, the book covers all the essential business, professional and personal skills and includes discussion of subjects such as insurance, finance, legal issues, marketing, stress management, security and retirement planning. The focus on skills and how to acquire and develop them makes this book an invaluable reference for all mental health professionals who are considering setting up their own private practice. This book will prove to be an invaluable reference for all mental health professionals who are considering setting up their own private practice.

Counselling Me

  • Filename: counselling-me.
  • ISBN: 9781780498232
  • Release Date: 2011-04-05
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Jonathan Ingrams
  • Publisher: Karnac Books

Although exact figures are hard to come by, statistical surveys suggest that as many as one in four of us in Britain suffer mental distress at some time in our lives. This is reflected in the increasing numbers who turn to counselling for help. But for the majority of people considering this approach there is the added concern of not knowing what they might be letting themselves in for. How does this form of therapy work, and why? How do they choose a counsellor? What qualifications should the therapist have? What happens in a counselling session? How long does it take? What sort of results can they expect? When does it end?Without knowing the answers to questions like these, going for counselling is a something of a leap into the unknown; not an ideal situation for someone who may already be under considerable stress. As a consequence, many who could benefit from counselling may hold back and so delay dealing with their difficulties.This book sets out to address the most frequently asked questions about counselling to help readers decide whether this form of therapy could be helpful to them. Through an understanding of the processes involved, what they should expect from a counsellor, and the part they will need to play, they should be better placed to make an informed decision about the best course to take.

Thinking of Becoming a Counsellor

  • Filename: thinking-of-becoming-a-counsellor.
  • ISBN: 9781780490168
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Jonathan Ingrams
  • Publisher: Karnac Books

People in their later years sometimes wonder if they could put to good use a lifetime's experience in raising a family, following a career, dealing with mid-life crises or generally coping with fortune's slings and arrows. Becoming a counsellor may well be perceived as an accessible way of offering support and understanding for those trying to cope with difficulties that they themselves may have encountered and worked through. But embarking on counselling training can be very unsettling because of the extensive emotional demands made on the participants and for which they may be poorly prepared. Students are routinely introduced to the theory of unconditional positive regard, genuineness and empathy; the core conditions of Rogerian therapy. But as Rogers made clear, it is not enough for the counsellor to play the role of the therapist. He or she has to be the therapist -- a very different concept. This book explores with the reader the journeys of self-discovery which prompted pioneering practitioners to direct their skills in particular ways and the influence exerted by their backgrounds, ambitions and personal histories. The strategies they evolved and the conflicts they sometimes engendered are investigated, and case studies used to demonstrate how the different modalities are applied, and how clients may benefit from them. The book also reviews how some of these techniques have been modified by later practitioners to accommodate the counselling environment of today. The overall objective is to help would-be therapists arrive at an understanding of the inner resources needed to embark on a counselling career, and to help them determine which approach might best accord with their temperament and lifetime's experience.

Genetic Counselling

  • Filename: genetic-counselling.
  • ISBN: 0521672309
  • Release Date: 2006-03-09
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: Christine Evans
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This manual is essential reading for genetic counsellors and counsellors of all disciplines.

Career Endeavour

  • Filename: career-endeavour.
  • ISBN: 0754646211
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 164
  • Author: Charles P. Chen
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Adopting a qualitative research framework, this book examines trainee professionals' search for meaning through the determined and creative pursuit of a cross-cultural career transition.

Supervision Of Psychotherapy And Counselling

  • Filename: supervision-of-psychotherapy-and-counselling.
  • ISBN: 9780335195121
  • Release Date: 1997-05-01
  • Number of pages: 159
  • Author: Shipton, Geraldine
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

This volume brings together authors from a variety of different perspectives and orientations to comment on supervision. Although strongly influenced by psychoanalytic ideas, the book also offers humanistic insights into good supervision practices.

Assessment in Counselling

  • Filename: assessment-in-counselling.
  • ISBN: 9780230802650
  • Release Date: 2003-11-17
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Judith Milner
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This text helps clarify the nature and purpose of assessment in counselling. It explores the theoretical underpinnings of assessment across the core therapeutic schools and addresses critical differences in the meanings and importance deferred to it.

Person centred Counselling for People with Dementia

  • Filename: person-centred-counselling-for-people-with-dementia.
  • ISBN: 9781843109785
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 122
  • Author: Danuta Lipinska
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Although currently many people with dementia are not given the opportunity to receive professional counselling, this book explores the value of counselling for people living with this condition and how it enables them to make sense of themselves. The author shows how counselling can have positive outcomes for those with dementia and their carers.

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