Counselling And Therapy: An Introductory Survey by R.B. BurnsCounselling And Therapy: An Introductory Survey by R.B. Burns

Counselling And Therapy: An Introductory Survey

byR.B. Burns

Paperback | March 30, 2012

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In discussing psychology and psychotherapy with students in both formal and informal settings, it has become obvious to me that many professionals and trainees in health, social service and education spheres often have misinformed, erroneous and often biased views of the aims, objectives and techniques involved in counselling and psychotherapy. There is a proliferation of therapies, some old, some new, which produce a confusing kaleidoscope of treatments on offer to a bewildered public. The purpose of this text is to present in a relatively brief, objective form various current theories and practices in counselling or psychotherapy. This is difficult to do because brevity can itself bring about misunder­ standing, misrepresentation or biased perception. The writer hopes that such has not occurred. The text surveys the bewildering range of therapies available within and outside the Health, Social and Educational Services, to enable intelligent professionals in those services to be more aware of and sensitive to the treatments their clients are undergoing, may undergo or have undergone. Accounts of psychotherapeutic help are often buried in recondite journals, usually inaccessible to doctors, nurses, paramedics, social workers and teachers functioning at 'the coal face'. Few articles ever attempt a comprehensive surveyor rapprochement; most simply argue for one therapy in a biased promotion.
Title:Counselling And Therapy: An Introductory SurveyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:March 30, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I Introduction.- 1 Some background and issues.- Section II Psychoanalytic Approaches.- 2 Psychoanalysis.- 3 Neo-Freudian approaches.- 4 Primal therapy.- Section III Behaviourist Approaches.- 5 Behaviour therapy: an overview.- 6 Operant conditioning and token reinforcement.- 7 Systematic desensitization.- 8 Modelling.- 9 Aversion therapy.- 10 Behaviour modification: a panacea or an evil?.- 11 Cognitive restructuring.- Section IV Humanistic Approaches.- 12 Humanistic-existential therapies - an overview.- 13 The existential approach.- 14 Rogers' client-centred therapy.- 15 Encounter groups.- 16 Gestalt therapy.- 17 Transactional analysis.- Section V Some Eclectic Approaches.- 18 Group therapy.- 19 Family and marital therapy.- 20 Social and environmental therapy.- Section VI Some Issues in Evaluation.- 21 Effective psychotherapies or effective therapist?.- References.