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Counsellor's Workbook Developing a Personal Approach

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ISBN-10: 0335228712

ISBN-13: 9780335228713

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: John McLeod, John Mcleod

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List price: $48.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 11/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

How to use this Workbook
Learning to offer a therapeutic relationship
Using the Workbook
Some practical suggestions
Working alone and with others
Taking responsibility and taking care of yourself
Building a portfolio of experiences and reflections
The basic assumptions informing the design of this Workbook
Notes for tutors
Building on life experience: the foundations of a personal approach
Writing your autobiography: getting started
Keeping a personal journal
The story of a helping relationship
The origins and development of your interest in therapy
Your favourite story
The self puzzle
Thickening your autobiography: early memories
An inquiry into sexuality
Your personal experience of therapy
What you bring to counselling
Exploring cultural identity
Feeling really understood
Mapping your relationship patterns
Engaging with difference
How do you cope with crisis in your own life?
The experience of changing your own behaviour
The role of therapy in your life story
Knowing how your emotions are organized
What is your psychopathology?
How relevant is spirituality?
How do you cope under pressure?
Do you have a preferred learning style?
What motivates you?
Reflecting on the experience of writing about yourself
Being a member of a learning group: working together to develop self-awareness
Exploring your feelings, fantasies and expectations about the group
Using the group to experiment with new ways of relating to others
Making connections and being responsive to others
First impressions of group members
Talking about yourself in the group
Reflecting on significant events in the group
Endings: reflecting on the life of the group
A brief introduction to concepts of group dynamics
Making sense: constructing a framework for understanding
What are the key theoretical ideas that you use?
What is your relationship with theory?
Identifying different levels of theorizing
Meta-theories: how do they shape the way you think about counselling?
Applying theory: making sense of personal experience
Empathy: a key concept in counselling
Making sense of self
How theory is applied in practice: key cases
Applying cognitive-behavioural concepts
Irrational beliefs and dysfunctional self-talk
Developing a cognitive-behavioural case formulation
Congruence: the use of self in counselling
Experiencing authenticity
The balance between problems and solutions
Specific techniques or common factors
Positioning your practice in relation to social and political factors
The idea of the unconscious
What brings about change? The relative importance of cognition and emotion
Behind the theory: the life of the theorist
The cultural context of understanding
What kind of therapeutic relationship?
Dialogue between theorists
Are you postmodern?
Letter to a theorist
The concept of transference
Putting theory to use: thinking about cases
Student counselling: the case of Ms B
A client's opening statement
Cynthia: making life choices
The case of Glenys - first session
The case of Glenys - later sessions
'I hear these voices telling me what to do'
A case of work stress
Thelma: a victim of therapist boundary violation
Geoffrey: deconstructing demons
The case of Mrs Y
Charles: therapy as a 'last resort'
The case of Ida
Anna: moving on in life
Case scenarios for working with emotions
David: tackling self-blame
Reflecting on practice: challenges and possibilities within the therapeutic relationship
Exploring moral values
The implications of your moral values for your approach as a counsellor
What is your personal philosophy?
Moral dilemmas presented by clients
Ethical decision-making
Deconstructing the meaning of confidentiality
Creating and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with a client
Expanding your relational responsiveness
Touching and being touched
Making sense of stories
Working therapeutically with metaphors
Responding to client interest in dreams
The meaning of boundary
What does 'counselling' mean to people in your community?
Writing letters
The therapeutic use of reading
Using Internet resources to support therapy
Counselling in the media
Online counselling
Indoors or outdoors? Using nature in therapy
How to be really ineffective
Working with clients who are difficult or challenging
Developing a professional identity: putting it all together
Reviewing your skills and qualities as therapist
Images of therapy
What are you aiming to achieve as a therapist?: selecting criteria for evaluating your effectiveness
What's in your toolbox?
Marketing yourself as a counsellor: your one-minute intro
Are you a counsellor or psychotherapist?
Your therapy room
Building an effective support network
Your position in relation to research and inquiry
What does it mean to be 'personal'?: some questions from Carl Rogers
Ten years from now
Critical issues for counselling and psychotherapy
Internet resources and further reading
A narrative approach to personal and professional development in counselling/psychotherapy training