Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice

Paperback | December 6, 2015

byCarolyn Noble, Elizabeth Day

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Counselling and Psychotherapy: Reflections on Practice comprises of 23 chapters from the practice of psychotherapy and counselling in Australia, its genesis comes from discussion between members of the Research Committee of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) in2012. PACFA is a peak body for the psychotherapy and counselling profession in this country. The profession of psychotherapy and counselling in Australia continues to develop new and renewed modalities of practice across various disciplinary fields. The diversity of approaches and modalities arises for many reasons - historical, disciplinary, political - as well as from consumer input.Therapeutic approaches draw from frameworks across a spectrum of disciplines from the philosophically informed to the science-practitioner approaches. While each approach claims to be effective in its own domain, there is no single approach that proves to be most effective for most clients. Therapyis inherently intersubjective work, and the diversity of client bases will continue to call for diversity of therapeutic approaches as well as responses. Moreover clients will increasingly and rightly be the main arbiters of the effectiveness of the therapy they co-create in dialogue with theirtherapist.

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Counselling and Psychotherapy: Reflections on Practice comprises of 23 chapters from the practice of psychotherapy and counselling in Australia, its genesis comes from discussion between members of the Research Committee of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) in2012. PACFA is a peak body for the psychother...

Professor Carolyn Noble is Inaugural Head of School of Social Work and Professor of Social Work at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. She has a PhD, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work (University of New South Wales). Dr Elizabeth Day is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School in Counselling and Psychotherapy at...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.65 × 7.48 × 0.01 inPublished:December 6, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Psychotherapy and CounsellingPart 1: Contemporary Horizons of PracticeIntroduction2. Feminist therapy: theories and practices3. First Nations Healing: Indigenous Approaches to Counselling.4. Diagnosis gone mad: Being present at the edge of 'difference'5. The ethics of touch in contemporary psychotherapy6. Using Film in Counselling and PsychotherapyPart 2: Relational TherapiesIntroduction7. Therapy that fits: Feedback informed, client directed counselling8. The Relational World of Existential Therapy and Counselling9. Transforming anger in a colourful life10. Adaptation and change in both client and counsellor, in a sexual abuse case11. Kim: A case study demonstrating recovery from complex traumaPart 3: Expressive TherapiesIntroduction12. Play Therapy13. Dance movement therapy as a specialized form of counselling and psychotherapy14. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)15. From Fragmentation to Integration: Re-storying professional identity as a narrative therapistPart 4: Integrative ApproachesIntroduction16. Metaphor in Counsellor Training17. Stories of Constancy and Change: A Narrative Odyssey18. The Artistry and Therapeutic Practice of Hypnotherapy19. Moving Beyond Embodiment to 'Animation'-based Psychotherapy and Counselling20. In search of myself: An integrative approach to working with a transgendered womanPart 5: Psychodynamic TherapiesIntroduction21. Embodied imagination: Working with dreams and memories to facilitate therapeutic change22. Mental Illness or Complex Trauma? : From diagnosis to recovery23. 'Forget Me Not'- My Journey through Jungian Analysis - a Case Presentation