The Future of Counselling and Psychotherapy

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SAGE, 4. apr. 1997 - 208 strani
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A thought-provoking volume, and one that brings an expanded perspective... Some aspects are unsettling, some frightening, some so distasteful that my reaction is to find another gig should the future be thus. But I did find myself rethinking at idle moments and rereading most of the volume. The works therein contributed to my own perspective. Well worth buying' -"American Journal of Pastoral Counseling

"I was admiring of those chapters which took a wide view... This book can be seen as a read-out of a number of attitudes within the profession and within society. Some are partisan or competitive, occupied with the self-justification and proselytizing that is likely to lead to in-fighting. Others see the larger task, the aware repositioning that needs to happen when the world is moving on... this is a book worth reading for the depth and the width of much that is written in it, and not just as a hologram of the present state of the profession. Many contributors give evidence of the self-examination, the awareness of the environment, the largeness of vision and the strictness with self that are prerequisites for humility and learning. They look cautiously forward, both to what might be reached through the profession's best work, and to the reductionist, production-line future that might be a worst outcome of regulation, of confluence and complacent self-interest' - "Self & Society

"Many authors discuss some common themes for the future... that include increased use of short-term, problem-specific, cost-efficient forms of therapy... all [chapters] were compelling... interesting and readable' - "Contemporary Psychology

"From the plethora of counselling books to be found in any reputable bookstore these days, this is one I recommend you to buy. The ten chapters give us a flavour of differing philosophical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. At the same time they provide a medium where leading exponents in the field can share their experience of practice and give their hunches as to where we may be heading as a profession. It makes for a fascinating read: it describes exciting developments already underway and gives a critique of where some developments have been less than helpful... For anyone training, practising, tutoring or designing training courses I would recommend this as a thought-provoking, timely book' - "Dialogue

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A book with many benefits... on reading this book, the reader is made very aware that the psychotherapeutic professions are embedded in a social and political world. Illustrations are plenty and exceptionally well chosen. For example, Holmes highlights how historical events such as the World Wars or the study of communication systems affected the development of psychotherapeutic systems... examples are clear and thoughtfully put' - "British Psychological Society Counselling Psychology Review

"The book is enriched by a number of American contributions... I would certainly recommend Palmer and Varma's book as one containing a good cross-section of views about what the millennium holds for counselling' - "Counselling, The Journal of The British Association for Counselling

"The contributors are... an eminent and eclectic line-up. Each chapter focuses in one way or another on professional, clinical and philosophical issues and on predictions for the field... this is a stimulating collection of views by experienced therapists. It is thoughtful, often contentious and avoids rose-tinted self-satisfaction... This book contains well-written and important polemical and prophetic material, and all trainees and reflective practitioners would benefit from engaging with the diversity of themes presented by the editors. Arguably, none of us involved in the field can practise with integrity unless we are prepared to question the basis, purpose and future of our work' -"British Journal of Guidance & Counselling

"[An] interesting book... Admirably, the authors have completed a difficult task, for predicting the future is not easy, particularly within counselling and psychotherapy where changes are frequent. The ten chapters are well written with insight... Nurses with limited knowledge of the field will find this an easily accessible book, competitively priced and worth the outlay for insights into the possible directions counselling and psychotherapy make take' -"Journal of Community Nursing

"Provides vivid and challenging foresight into the different hypothetical paths counselling and psychotherapy may follow' -"Indian Journal of Social Work

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In this challenging volume, leading British and American practitioners discuss different aspects of the future for counselling and psychotherapy as they approach the new millennium and establish themselves as professions in their own right.

The volume provides a vivid foresight into the different hypothetical paths counselling and psychotherapy may follow. Covering a range of professional, practical and philosophical issues, the predictions are realistic, although not always optimistic. The future of the different and varied counselling approaches is also assessed in terms of which are developing further, and how, and which are likely to become less popular, and why.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY AT THE MILLENIUM
15
THEN NOW AND TOMORROW
31
HARD HEADS TOUGH MINDS
48
THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
65
THE FUTURE OF PRIMAL INTEGRATION
112
PLURALISM AND THE FUTURE
132
COUNSELLING AND SOCIETY
167
INDEX
191
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Stran 83 - Common sense says, we lose our fortune, are sorry, and weep; we meet a bear, are frightened, and run; we are insulted by a rival, are angry, and strike. The hypothesis here to be defended says that this order of sequence is incorrect, that the one mental state is not immediately induced by the other, that the bodily manifestations must first be interposed between, and that the more rational statement is that we feel sorry because we cry, angry because we strike, afraid because we tremble, and not...
Stran 66 - Delphi may be characterized as a method for structuring a group communication process so that the process is effective in allowing a group of individuals, as a whole, to deal with a complex problem.
Stran 52 - I have a problem, I'll get a grant'. ‘I'm homeless, the government must house me'. They're casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first.
Stran 113 - We fear our highest possibilities (as well as our lowest ones). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments, under the most perfect conditions, under conditions of greatest courage.
Stran 31 - THE greatest trust between man and man is the trust of giving counsel. For in other confidences, men commit the parts of life ; their lands, their goods, their children, their credit, some particular affair; but to such as they make their counsellors, they commit the whole : by how much 'the more they are obliged to all faith and integrity. The wisest princes need not...
Stran 16 - ... shape with lion body and the head of a man, A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun, Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds. The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Stran 31 - Man, being the servant and interpreter of Nature, can do and understand so much, and so much only, as he had observed, in fact or in thought, of the course of Nature; beyond this he neither knows anything nor can do anything...
Stran 84 - ... especially to insist upon, namely, the immediacy with which the emotional response follows upon perception, if the perceptual disposition involved is a part of the instinctive disposition, or if it has become connected with its central part as an acquired afferent inlet in the way discussed in Chapter II. There is a world of difference between, on the one hand, the instinctive response to the object that excites fear, and, on the other hand, running away In other persons, again, fear is excited...

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