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Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors

Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors Author Brian Daines
ISBN-10 9781848607552
Release 2007-09-27
Pages 152
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Praise for the First Edition: `An interesting overview of medical and psychiatric issues that may arise for counsellors... readable, lucid and free of jargon. The issues addressed include referral and assessment, ongoing counselling and supervision, medical conditions and their treatment, psychiatric conditions and their treatment, and ethical and legal issues... it raises awareness of some important issues to consider when working with clients with medical and psychiatric conditions' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Medical or psychiatric issues frequently arise during counselling and counsellors need to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to respond appropriately. Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors, Second Edition is the perfect guide to this challenging area of practice. It provides a clear introduction to: " the nature of mental illness, " the relationship between mental and physical health and " the role of counselling in relation to both. Highly practical and right up-to-date, this Second Edition examines how to manage medical or psychiatric issues as they emerge, whether during assessment or at a later stage in the counselling process. Guidance is given on: " how to recognise serious mental health problems " the effects of psychiatric drugs " assessement and referral to other services, and " legal and ethical issues. The Second Edition covers changes in the context of counselling practice - particularly in health care settings - such as the use of tools to measure outcomes, evidence-based practice and clinical governance. The common principles of care and working with other professionals are also explored. This Second Edition is essential reading both for counsellors in health care settings and those practising in more general contexts. It is also suitable for all mental health workers needing a clear, practical introduction to working with clients. Brian Daines is an independent practitioner, Clinical Tutor in Psychosexual Medicine at University of Sheffield and a college counsellor. Linda Gask is Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry at University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Salford. Amanda Howe is Professor of Primary Care at the Institute of Health, University of East Anglia.



Counselling and Psychotherapy in Private Practice

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Private Practice Author Roger Thistle
ISBN-10 0761951059
Release 1998-08-24
Pages 144
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This practical book explores the conflicts of running a private practice that needs to be ethical and responsive to clients' needs at the same time as being a successful and profitable business. The author provides straightforward advice and guidelines about how a business can be set up and thereafter maintained successfully. Tax, VAT and accounting are explained clearly, and examples of budgets illustrate how to make the business perform. Business research, marketing and promotion, finding and using suitable premises, working from home, forming partnerships, dealing with insurance, legal and safety issues and other essential considerations are all covered in detail. The book also encourages a comprehensive assessment of th



Counselling Psychotherapy and the Law

Counselling  Psychotherapy and the Law Author Peter Jenkins
ISBN-10 9780857022967
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 256
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`Jenkins' book makes the law relevant, understandable and manageable to counsellors and psychotherapists. It makes clear, reassuring and essential reading for therapists in training as well as those in practice. [All] counsellors and psychotherapisys need to be up to speed with the law and with how it relates to their work. This book is more than timely with the impending introduction of regulation, and the fact that increasingly the work of counsellors and psychotherapists is being subjected to legal scrutiny' - Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law is the long-awaited Second Edition of Peter Jenkins' comprehensive introduction to legal issues in relation to counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. This text has been fully updated to include coverage of the key developments in the law that have had major impact on therapists' practice with regard to data protection and the management of confidentiality. The book breaks new ground by exploring in detail the relationship of ethics to the law and providing a framework for relating the BACP Ethical Framework to legal decision-making. Key features of this new edition include: " extensive use of case studies. These bring legal examples to life and give a human dimension to powerful ethical dilemmas such as seeking agreement to end medical treatment, or client's gaining access to their own confidential records " key points, which provide quick summaries of complex material and reference guides for professional practice " the multiple points of crossover and intersection of law and therapy. These are identified and explored, ranging from the use of narrative theory, to the provision of pre-trial therapy for abused children, to the role of the therapist as expert witness. This new edition provides clarity and reassurance for practitioners at all levels about the exact nature of their responsibilities, and how these can best be managed, in order to enable them to comply with the law and focus on their therapeutic work with clients. Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law, Second Edition provides an essential source of reference in a single volume, making a fascinating and complex topic understandable and bringing it to life. Peter Jenkins, formerly a member of the BACP Professional Conduct Committee and currently a member of the Ethics Committee of the UKCP, has been described by Counselling at Work as 'probably the foremost authority on legal issues in counselling'. He is Co-Director of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Directorate at the University of Salford. More reviews: `Despite requiring real concentration, this is an essential read for counsellors and psychotherapists irrespective of background and theoretical orientation. Trainers, supervisors and agency coordinators especially would benefit from the up to date material contained here' - Therapy Today `Peter Jenkins has consulted widely over the content of this book, both within the psychological therapies field and with legal eagles. [His] use of clear flow diagrams and comparison boxes enable the reader to identify the similarities and differences between professional and moral/ethical debates. It is a thoroughly researched and accessible text' - Association for University and College Counselling Journal `a comprehensive overview of a rapidly evolving field. This book represents a helpful addition to practitioners' bookshelves as a reference work, but also a beneficial read to stimulate thoughtful responses to practical dilemmas. It provides a good support to both therapeutic and supervision practices across the spectrum of experience and theoretical models' - The Psychotherapist



Referral and Termination Issues for Counsellors

Referral and Termination Issues for Counsellors Author Anne Leigh
ISBN-10 0803974752
Release 1998-06-28
Pages 150
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This book guides trainee and practising counsellors through the practical issues surrounding the referral of clients, a procedure which may be necessary at any time during the counselling process. Stressing ethical issues and the need to be aware of limits of competency, Anne Leigh provides straightforward guidelines. The sensitive, ethical handling of termination is also an important part of this book, backed up by clear examples and recognition of the emotional consequences of referral or termination for both counsellor and client. She examines the situations most frequently calling for referral, and the ways in which referral may take place responsibly and satisfactorily. The volume covers whether, how, to whom and when



Client Assessment

Client Assessment Author Stephen Palmer
ISBN-10 9780857022806
Release 1997-03-18
Pages 208
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`This chunky little book is packed with interesting approaches to the currently fashionable area of client assessment.... This is a book for any counsellor or counsellor trainee's shelf, a necessary reference for the sound professional' - Counselling News `The comprehensive series of essays... is a timely contribution.... This book is about being professional and effective... a valuable multimodal life inventory for use with clients is provided' - Counselling, The Journal of The British Association for Counselling What information will help you assess the therapeutic needs of a client? Could you identify a suicidal client? How can you tell whether or not you are working with appropriate clients? Answering these and other questions, this book sheds light on a crucial, but often neglected, area of counselling. The authors provide clear guidelines, backed up by practice points, which clarify the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of clients. The book adopts a broad approach, transcending specific counselling theories and covering the main issues involved at key stages in the client/counsellor relationship - from the initial contact, through monitoring of the therapeutic programme, to ending the counselling process. Areas examined include: assessing the best type of therapy for each client; identifying the client's therapeutic goals; history taking; referral; and evaluating goal achievement. Gladeanna McMahon is presenter of the ITV programme Dial A Mum.



Counselling by Telephone

Counselling by Telephone Author Maxine Rosenfield
ISBN-10 1446225224
Release 1996-11-25
Pages 160
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`Well written, well researched... [the book] contributes to undermining ideas of professional hierarchy, in which long-term face-to-face is top of the pile, and short-term and the phone are the province of the amateur who knows not what they are up to. On the contrary, the counselling process as well as the use of counselling skills are resources that can be much more widely used than is possible if they are restricted to relatively long-term counselling. This is an excellent book covering a great deal of recent thinking about confidentiality, skills, training, quality and supervision in relation to the telephone [with] a useful chapter on its technology in relation to counselling' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy This book explores the essential skills needed to carry out effective telephone counselling - such as welcoming and establishing a relationship with clients; listening and responding; understanding silences; working with transference and fantasy; and recognizing and reacting to feelings - which are necessarily very often distinct from those involved in face-to-face counselling. Maxine Rosenfield challenges the view that telephone counselling is a poor relation to face-to-face counselling, arguing that for certain clients it may be the therapeutic medium of choice. She examines the benefits to both clients and counsellors of working by telephone, and highlights the technical and practical issues of which counsellors should be aware. She also covers the relatively new concepts of group counselling by telephone and counselling by other media, such as e-mail or letter.



Integrative Mental Health Care

Integrative Mental Health Care Author James Lake
ISBN-10 0393705366
Release 2009
Pages 359
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Making sense of complementary and alternative treatments in mental health care. More and more mental health clinicians are turning to unconventional therapeutic approaches to help their patients. This practical guide, geared to the nonmedically trained, explains how to integrate traditional modes of therapy with an array of alternative approaches -- from vitamin and mineral supplements to mindfulness training, light therapy, and acupuncture.



Anti Discriminatory Practice in Counselling Psychotherapy

Anti Discriminatory Practice in Counselling   Psychotherapy Author Colin Lago
ISBN-10 9781446247976
Release 2010-09-21
Pages 184
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Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a groundbreaking text which identifies the ease with which individuals can be disadvantaged merely on the basis of their gender, race, culture, age, sexuality or ability. Examining these and other areas of discrimination, leading experts highlight how vital it is for counsellors, psychotherapists - and others in the helping professions - to be aware of and engage with their own social, political and cultural attitudes, and how they must develop their skills as culturally sensitive, reflective practitioners if counselling is to be truly accessible to all members of society. This substantially revised and updated second edition now also includes chapters on working within an anti-discriminatory approach with: - refugees - people with mental health difficulties - people with disfigurement or visible differences. While each thought-provoking chapter now: - links theory to practice by providing case studies and extracts from therapeutic dialogues - assesses the most recent research findings - provides exercises for enhancing awareness and skills within each different domain or care setting - presents references for further recommended reading. Clearly written and accessible, Anti-discriminatory Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy is an indispensable addition to the toolkit of everyone either training to be or practising in the counselling and psychotherapeutic professions.



Counselling in Medical Settings

Counselling in Medical Settings Author Patricia East
ISBN-10 0335192416
Release 1995
Pages 153
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This text describes the emergence and growth of counselling in medical settings and examines the issues surrounding its incorporation into this context. Written in an accessible style, it provides an overview of counselling and counselling skills, focusing on specific issues pertinent to counsellors from a variety of medical backgrounds. The author's account of counselling in medical settings and the meaning of illness for individuals is supplemented by the extensive use of examples and case material from practitioners.



The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice Author Gladeana McMahon
ISBN-10 9781317835318
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 160
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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.



Controversies in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Controversies in Psychotherapy and Counselling Author Colin Feltham
ISBN-10 0761956417
Release 1999-08-28
Pages 310
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`My congratulations to Colin Feltham for assembling a set of contentious issues and lively authors which together made me forget my surroundings' - Person-Centred Practice `Editor Colin Feltham's choice of topics shows an astute, on the ground awareness of the issues that dog the industry, while still making lively reading' - New Therapist In this book, leading practitioners, critics and commentators take sides on many topical and core debates including: · Theoretical issues: Does the unconscious really exist? Is birth trauma a fiction? Should one believe in `false memories'? · Clinical issues: Is ther



Understanding the Counselling Relationship

Understanding the Counselling Relationship Author Colin Feltham
ISBN-10 0761957855
Release 1999-09-13
Pages 244
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`This book presents contrasting views of the relationship between the counsellor, or therapist, and the client, as held by practioners from diverse theoretical orientations. Each chapter clarifies and considers the elements of the counselling relationship which have the most bearing on therapeutic practice and the strengths of each are highlighted in terms of understanding, theory and skills' - The New Therapist It is now widely accepted that the therapeutic relationship - referred to here as the counselling relationship - may be the most significant element in effective practice. Understanding the Counselling Relationship presents contrasting views of the relationship between the counsellor or therapi



Anti discriminatory Counselling Practice

Anti discriminatory Counselling Practice Author Colin Lago
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056826483
Release 2003-02-18
Pages 154
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`I enjoyed the read, learned a lot and thought that it is an excellent resource for counsellors and trainers who wish to review their practice. [It] should be required reading on all counselling training courses' - Disability & Society Anti-discriminatory Counselling Practice is a ground-breaking text and an enlightening introduction to the complex issues which affect all trainees and practitioners in counselling, psychotherapy and other helping professions. The book identifies the origins of discrimination, oppression and disadvantage and shows how they impinge on therapeutic relationships. Drawing together contributions from leading writers, the book shows how oppression is created not only by overt prejudice, but also by deeply ingrained social, political and cultural processes which involve us all, but of which we are often unaware. These processes cause individuals to become disadvantaged merely on the basis of their gender, race, culture, age, sexuality or ability. Examining these areas of discrimination, the contributors highlight the issues which feature frequently in therapeutic encounters and the need for counsellors to develop their skills as culturally sensitive, reflective practitioners. Anti-discriminatory Counselling Practice is a groundbreaking text and an enlightening introduction to complex issues, which affect all trainees and practitioners in counselling, psychotherapy and other helping professions.



Counseling Clients Near the End of Life

Counseling Clients Near the End of Life Author James L. Werth, Jr., PhD
ISBN-10 9780826108500
Release 2012-12-05
Pages 256
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"I found this book to be a well-written, sensitively presented, and important resource for those engaged in this critical area of work. Thank you, Dr. Werth, for making such a substantial contribution to this field."--Journal of Palliative Care "[This book offers] over 20 contributors, all with impeccable credentials, covering many perspectives that we need to consider more frequently and in greater depth...There is much that awaits you in this book."--Illness, Crisis, and Loss "Counseling Clients Near the End of Life is a marvelous resource for mental health providers who are searching for useful information in areas such as the following: resolving ethical dilemmas; assisting clients in planning for the end of life; counseling caregivers of clients who are near the end of life; and assisting people in dealing with grief. The editor of this work, Dr. James Werth, has done a splendid job of gathering various experts to share their perspectives on end of life care and choices at this time of life--and he has also written an excellent chapter on counseling clients who are dying." Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling California State University, Fullerton This highly accessible guide to counseling people who are terminally ill and their families fills a critical need in the counseling literature. Written for front-line mental health professionals and counseling graduate students, the text integrates research with practical guidance. It is replete with the experiences of contributing authors who are leaders in counseling terminally ill individuals , real-life case examples, clinical pearls of wisdom, and tables of practice pointers that provide quick access to valuable knowledge. The text offers information that is requisite for all counselors who provide services to persons who are terminally ill and their families. It addresses common issues that influence different types of counseling approaches, such as how the age, ethnicity, or religion of a client affects counselor conceptualizations and actions. The book discusses how to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment near the end of life. It explains how advance directives can be used to assist dying individuals and their loved ones. The counseling needs of family members before and after death are addressed as well as counseling loved ones experiencing complicated grief. The text also examines the particular concerns of counselors regarding self-care and the benefits of working as part of a professional team. Woven throughout are important considerations such as cultural diversity, ethical challenges, laws, and regulations; and advocacy at client and social policy levels. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of additional references for more in-depth study. Key Features: Integrates research with practical and accessible information Provides clinical ìpearlsî that can be put to use immediately Provides a reader-friendly format that includes real-life case studies and tables with important pointers Describes the counseling experiences of leading practitioners that include examples of successful and unsuccessful interventions Based on a comprehensive framework developed by a Working Group of the American Psychological Association



Infertility

Infertility Author Sandra Risa Leiblum
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040639653
Release 1997-01-15
Pages 278
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Infertilit As the rate of infertility continues to climb worldwide, so does the need for psychological counseling among infertile individuals and couples attempting to cope with the pressures that infertility can bring to a relationship. At the same time, a bold new generation of fertility restoration, in-vitro fertilization, and surrogate parenting technologies have opened a Pandora's box of knotty ethical, moral, and psychological issues. Without the helping hand of a mental health professional, conflicts over these highly charged issues can tear apart relationships and cause considerable emotional and psychological suffering. bl1 Infertility is an indispensable resource for family therapists and all mental health practitioners "The field of infertility counseling has never been more exciting. The opportunity to work with physicians and patients is stimulating and meaningful. The opportunities for clinical research could not be greater....Hopefully, this book will provide clinicians with the latest theoretical, research, and practice considerations to guide them in these endeavors."—Sandra R. Leiblu



Counselling Skills for Health Professionals

Counselling Skills for Health Professionals Author Philip Burnard
ISBN-10 0748793844
Release 2005
Pages 275
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The new edition of this popular text has been updated to reflect research, changes and developments in counselling. Written by one of the country's most experienced counselling authors, this text combines theory and practice to give students a full understanding of the complexities of counselling.



A Therapist s Guide to Understanding Common Medical Conditions

A Therapist s Guide to Understanding Common Medical Conditions Author Andrew Kolbasovsky
ISBN-10 0393705358
Release 2008
Pages 363
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Everything mental health clinicians need to know about the medical conditions of their patients. Examining a variety of frequent medical conditions?diabetes, heart failure, cancer, obesity, and more?this handbook gives clinicians a better understanding of how physical health issues play out in the context of mental health problems and how knowledge of them can be effectively incorporated into a psychotherapeutic treatment regimen.