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Therapy and Beyond. Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

  • ID: 2171118
  • Book
  • July 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 346 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Anyone who needs to be convinced of the relevance and contribution of counseling psychology to modern therapeutic practice and to its vibrancy, creativity and penetration into contemporary contexts should look no further than this excellent book It breaks new ground by challenging the reader both trainees and experienced practitioners alike to critically reflect on the diverse practice and meanings modern counseling psychology and psychotherapy Marin Milton and his colleagues are to be congratulated on this groundbreaking book.
Professor Robert Bor, lead Consultant Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital London and Director, Dynamic Change Consultants Ltd

Staff and alumni from Surrey University have written about aspects of counseling psycholgy ranging from spirituality, sexuality, the arts and creative media, and the environment Contemporary challenges regarding research into human individual experiences are also explored Chapters are characterized by their depth of writing in the discipline of counseling psychology, which is in contrast to current unitheoretical and sometimes manualized ways of working with human distress. Pamela E James, Professor of Counseling Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Therapy and Beyond: Counseling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues explores the origins, current practices, and potential future developments in the discipline of counseling psychology In addition to acting as a summary of the profession, the book considers contemporary good practice in psychological therapy, policy development, and research It also addresses the contribution that counseling psychology is able to make throughout a wide variety of human services, and the impact it is having on individuals, couples, families, and wider society.

The book also looks to the future and explores exciting new frontiers of therapy and practice that often extend beyond the consulting room By recognizing the valuable contributions of counseling psychology to human wellbeing, Therapy and Beyond reveals the field s vital new role within mainstream professional psychological practice.

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Notes on Contributors.



Introduction: Therapy and Beyond: Counseling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues.

Section 1: Fundamentals of Counseling Psychology.

1 Philosophical Pluralism: Navigating the Sea of Diversity in Psychotherapeutic and Counseling Psychology Practice (Donal McAteer).

2 Existential–phenomenological Contributions to Counseling Psychology s Relational Framework (Elena Manafi).

3 Counseling Psychology and Research: Revisiting the Relationship in the Light of Our Mission (Deborah Rafalin).

4 Understanding Human Distress: Moving beyond the Concept of Psychopathology (Martin Milton, Mark Craven and Adrian Coyle).

5 Being with Humans: An Evolutionary Framework for the Therapeutic Relationship (Frances Gillies).

6 Ethics: The Fundamental Dimension of Counseling Psychology (Camilla Olsen).

Section 2: Models of Practice.

7 Different Theoretical Differences and Contextual Influences (Riccardo Draghi–Lorenz).

8 Humanistic Contributions to Pluralistic Practice (Heidi Ashley).

9 Psychodynamic Contributions to Pluralistic Practice (Debora Diamond).

10 Cognitive–behavioural Contributions to Pluralistic Practice: Reflections on an Issue of Some Contention (Terry Boucher).

11 Amor Fati: Existential Contributions to Pluralistic Practice (Elena Manafi).

Section 3: Counseling Psychology and the Wider World.

12 The Counseling Psychologist Working in a Pain Context (Natalie Hession).

13 Working with Sport and Exercise Psychologists: A Winning Combination? (Jill Owen).

14 The R Word (Joanna Lofthouse).

15 Counseling Psychology Contributions to Understanding Sexuality (Colin Hicks).

16 Counseling Psychology Contributions to Religion and Spirituality (Adrian Coyle).

17 Counseling Psychology and the Media: The Highs and Lows (Lucy Atcheson).

18 Coming Home to Roost: Counseling Psychology and the Natural World (Martin Milton).

Epilogue: And Finally .


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