Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy

Author: Phil Joyce,Charlotte Sills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526450895

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 344

View: 788

This practical guide to the gestalt approach has successfully introduced thousands of trainee therapists to the essential skills needed in gestalt practice. The authors offer practical guidance on the entire process of therapy including setting up the therapeutic session, creating a working alliance, assessment and treatment direction, managing risk, supervision, adopting a research approach, and managing difficult encounters. The new Fourth Edition has been updated to include: Some implications of working in the twenty-first century, including working virtually Updated content on trauma An enhanced discussion of mindfulness and awareness New case examples and exercises Updated references and further reading

Skills in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy

Author: Susan Howard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473944325

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 1000

This is a step-by-step guide to the key skills and techniques of the psychodynamic approach used at each stage of the therapeutic process. Updated in a second edition, the book includes a new chapter on neuropsychology and its implications for theory and practice, new content on working in the NHS and other settings, additional case material and updates to all chapters reflecting recent literature, research and understanding.

Developing Gestalt Counselling

Author: Jennifer Mackewn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473914027

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 7821

`In this eminently sensible, practical and thought-provoking book, Jennifer Mackewn takes gestalt light years forward towards a synthesis and integration of psychological styles and away from what she describes as "Perlism". I agree with her: this is a book for therapists, not principally for gestaltists... In inviting the reader to "pick and choose" from the many and varied, always practical, hands-on approach chapters... Jennifer Mackewn hopes we will both enjoy her book and find it of use. This reader, commending the book to you all, has no doubt that both her hopes will be fulfilled' - Self & Society Describing contemporary integrative Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, this book addresses 30 key issues which will help both trainee and practising counsellors examine and improve crucial areas of their work. The field theoretical and relational model which underpins the book suggests that therapy is a complex process which requires therapists to be intuitive and self-aware while engaging in a number of interrelated therapeutic tasks. The importance of meeting clients person-to-person in a meaningful relationship is highlighted. Jennifer Mackewn encourages counsellors to focus on areas that they may feel need special attention, and shows them how to blend their skills into a subtle and versatile art form. The book covers vital aspects of Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, such as: appreciating the significance of beginnings; understanding the client's context; the dialogic relationship; contact and awareness; exploring life themes and support systems; and experimental and creative methods.

Clarkson: Fritz Perls (paper)

Author: Petruska Clarkson,Jennifer Mackewn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803984530

Category: Psychology

Page: 205

View: 9213

`A well-researched, clearly written book... Clarkson and Mackewn did a splendid job organising the theoretical material... Their judicious use of graphics enhances their discussions... The chapter on Perls' contributions to practice is nicely peppered by samples of his actual therapy work and this is true for other chapters. This, I imagine, is how Fritz would have liked it: to let his work speak for itself... Clarkson and Mackewn have carefully crafted and produced a powerfully informative book. Its pages are crammed with up-to-date facts and issues relating to Perls... The work is lean, not one word is wasted. Congratulations!' - The British Gestalt Journal Fritz Perls was the co-founder of Gestalt

Gestalt Counselling in a Nutshell

Author: Gaie Houston

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446268853

Category: Psychology

Page: 120

View: 5890

New to the bestselling Counselling in a Nutshell Series, this pocket-sized book is the beginners guide to the essentials of Gestalt Therapy, from its principles to practice. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the book introduces: - the origins of the approach - the key theory and concepts - the skills and techniques important to practice. Written in an accessible, jargon-free style, this book includes vivid case examples, end of chapter exercises and a glossary of terms to help aid understanding. Gaie Houston is a writer, UKCP-registered psychotherapist and senior lecturer at The Gestalt Centre, London.

Body Process

A Gestalt Approach to Working with the Body in Psychotherapy

Author: James I. Kepner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 131775817X

Category: Psychology

Page: 262

View: 2634

Traditional psychotherapy approaches, focusing on working with and correcting mental events and conditions, have placed little importance on the fundamentally physical nature of the person. Yet many of the problems people bring to therapy are linked with or manifested in the body--such as obesity, psychosomatic distress, chronic tension, and sexual problems. This book provides a therapeutic approach that addresses both the physical and mental nature of clients. In this book, James Kepner shows that a client's posture, movements, and bodily experiences are indeed relevant to therapy, and he offers an insightful framework for incorporating these aspects into a therapeutic framework. This comprehensive treatment explains how body work can be integrated with the aims, methods, and philosophy of psychotherapy, offering a framework within which practitioners of different theoretical approaches can better appreciate body processes in the context of the whole person, rather than as isolated events. This book, including an updated introduction by the author, explores the range of body work in psychotherapy, from the development of body awareness to intensive work with physical structure and expression. And it demonstrates how this approach can be particularly effective with a range of clients, including survivors of sexual abuse, recovering drug addicts or alcoholics, or those suffering from chronic illness.

Gestalt Counselling in Action

Author: Petruska Clarkson,Simon Cavicchia

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293084

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 1532

Simon Cavicchia has oriented Clarkson’s seminal work of Gestalt Counselling in Action within a more contemporary context, adding voices of significant and divergent thinkers as counter-point and extensions of the author’s work. Michael Clemmens, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, USA This popular and well written book which is now in its 4th edition provides an accessible and thorough introduction to the Gestalt approach. Danny Porter, Manchester Gestalt Centre Now 24 years old with over 40,000 copies sold worldwide, Petruska Clarkson’s classic text is the definitive introduction to Gestalt therapy. This fourth edition, updated by Simon Cavicchia, covers the latest in Gestalt theory, research and practice. It includes: An extended case study running through the book to help you understand the process of therapy and the techniques used in each of the phases. Learning features and case examples translating theory into practice. New ‘reflection sections’ showing you the most recent developments in the field. New material on the relational turn and research. As a student of Gestalt therapy, this is the one book you need to buy; it offers a uniquely practical and accessible approach to an often complex topic. Petruska Clarkson was a professor and fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Petruska sadly passed away in 2006. Simon Cavicchia is a primary tutor on the MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy and Joint Programme Leader of the MSc in Coaching Psychology/MA in Psychological Coaching, both at Metanoia Institute, London.

Contracts in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Author: Charlotte Sills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412920667

Category: Psychology

Page: 187

View: 4352

Contracts in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a practical guide to an essential area of professional knowledge and skills. It provides a unique and informative guide to the nature of counseling contracts, why they are needed and how they are made. For the Second Edition, the book has been thoroughly updated to take account of the BACP ethical framework. New chapters have been added covering legal aspects and making contracts with trainees.

Gestalt Therapy

100 Key Points and Techniques

Author: Dave Mann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136930612

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 2744

Gestalt therapy offers a present-focused, relational approach, central to which is the fundamental belief that the client knows the best way of adjusting to their situation. By working to heighten awareness through dialogue and creative experimentation, gestalt therapists create the conditions for a client's personal journey to health. Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise guide to this flexible and far-reaching approach. Topics discussed include: the theoretical assumptions underpinning gestalt therapy gestalt assessment and process diagnosis field theory, phenomenology and dialogue ethics and values evaluation and research. As such this book will be essential reading for gestalt trainees, as well as all counsellors and psychotherapists wanting to learn more about the gestalt approach.

An Introduction to Gestalt

Author: Charlotte Sills,Phil Lapworth,Billy Desmond

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144627134X

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 6117

This thoroughly revised edition of Gestalt Counselling introduces the fundamental concepts of Gestalt and systematically demonstrates how to apply and use these in practice. Taking a relational perspective, the expert authors explore how Gestalt can be used in a wide variety of 'helping conversations' from counselling, psychotherapy and coaching to mentoring, managing, consulting and guiding. A Each chapter contains case examples from the therapeutic world and a 'running case study' featuring ongoing coaching work moves throughout the book, with diagrams and lists for further reading making this the ideal text for use in training. The accessible, engaging writing style will appeal to undergraduates and postgraduates alike. Charlotte Sills is a practitioner and supervisor in private practice, a tutor at Metanoia Institute and a tutor and supervisor of coaching at Ashridge CollegeBusiness School. She is the author or co-author of many books and articles on therapeutic work. Phil Lapworth is a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice near Bath and has written extensively in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Billy Desmond is a Gestalt psychotherapist, executive coach and organisational development consultant. He is a member of Ashridge College and a Programme Director of Partnering and Consulting in ChangeHead of the Gestalt Department at Metanoia Insititute, and tutor and consultant at Ashridge Business School.

Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Fay Short,Phil Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444167294

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 3129

Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive guide to the four main psychological approaches (Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Behavioural and Cognitive) and introduces several of the most common therapies used today. This textbook contains sufficient coverage to explain all of the most important elements of these core approaches and sufficient depth to provide a detailed analysis of the ten main therapies: Person-Centred Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Multimodal Therapy and Neurolinguistic Programming. The book focuses on the development of each approach and presents the associated therapy in its historical and psychological context, giving a deeper insight into the theories and clarifying the overlap between different therapies. Presented in a unique style, with a clear layout, rigorous content and extensive resources available online, Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy is an invaluable asset for undergraduate and postgraduate students at all levels of study and is the ideal textbook for any degree or higher-level module in counselling.

Gestalt Therapy

A Guide to Contemporary Practice

Author: Dr. Philip Brownell, M.Div., Psy.D.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826104557

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 3952

This book is a practical, professional reference on the practice of Gestalt Therapy (GT) by Philip Brownell, a leading practitioner and scholar in the field. The book covers the philosophical basics of GT and contrasts it with various types of psychotherapeutic approaches. The book also provides guidelines on how to apply GT principles to therapeutic practice with clients. Lastly, the authors cover training on a post-graduate level, certification, and continuing education issues relevant for the practicing therapist. Key Features: Explains Martin Buber's use of "dialogue" in gestalt therapy and how to practice in a dialogical manner Compares and contrasts the features of a gestalt system of diagnosis with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Provides GT treatment planning and case management practices

Gestalt Therapy

Therapy of the Situation

Author: Georges Wollants

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857029851

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 4471

This seminal textbook on Gestalt therapy refreshes the theory of by revisiting its European roots. Taking the basic premise that people do the best they can in relation to their own situation, leading European therapist Georges Wollants explains Gestalt theory and provides a useful critique of commonly taught concepts. Each section approaches a key area of psychotherapy theory in context, while chapter summaries, illustrations and worked-through case examples help to make the theory accessible to all those training in Gestalt therapy. Commentaries from current experts in different areas of Gestalt provide a balanced overview of Gestalt therapy today.

Gestalt Therapy

Roots and Branches - Collected Papers

Author: Peter Philippson

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780490720

Category: Psychology

Page: 261

View: 8796

There has been a renewed interest in the last ten years in the underpinnings - theoretical, philosophical, and historical - of the Gestalt approach. Often in the past, these have been lost in oversimplified versions of the therapy. The author's aim in his writings has been to provide a full and coherent account of Gestalt theory, and to emphasize our links to our therapeutic and philosophical heritage, particularly psychoanalysis and existentialism. His theme is a field-relational theory of self as the centrepiece of the approach, and how this has been placed within a structure that is still recognizably psychoanalytic. In this approach, self is understood as meaningful only in relation to what is taken as other, and how that other is contacted. The formation of a relatively coherent self-concept is a task, not a given, and can be problematic as well as helpful (when it no longer supports the person's life-situation). Thus therapy is not an attunement to a self inherent in the client, but an exploration of contacting and awareness; and the therapist's stance can never truly be seen as neutral. Many of these ideas have found their way in some form into other therapeutic approaches (Intersubjectivity Theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and the actual relationship between therapist and client is acknowledged as highly significant. However, this has usually happened without the underpinning of a systematic field-relational approach to psychotherapy, and Gestalt Therapy, which has one, has for historical reasons not been in a position to engage with these developments. Fortunately this is now changing, and it is hoped that this work will help that development.

Gestalt Therapy

History, Theory, and Practice

Author: Ansel L. Woldt,Sarah M. Toman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761927913

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 9475

Gestalt Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice is an introductory text, written by major Gestalt theorists, that will engage those new to Gestalt therapy. Editors Ansel Woldt and Sarah M. Toman introduce the historical underpinnings and fundamental concepts of Gestalt therapy and illustrate applications of those concepts to therapeutic practice. The book is unique in that it is the first Gestalt text specifically designed for the academic and training institute settings. Gestalt Therapy takes both a conceptual and a practical approach to examining classic and cutting-edge constructs.

Integrative Counselling Skills in Action

Author: Sue Culley,Tim Bond

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857023535

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 9370

'As a counsellor, supervisor and trainer I find this book such an excellent resource. It is invaluable in my teaching as well as supporting learning in supervision. Culley and Bond use their extensive experience as practitioners to demystify potentially complex ideas, instead presenting them in an accessible and engaging way. Counselling skills are described clearly and case study material is relevant to practice. The third edition brings new and contemporary content that further enhances the value of the book. Buy it now!' - Dr Andrew Reeves, Counsellor, Supervisor, Trainer and Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal. Integrative Counselling Skills in Action, third edition, is a bestselling introduction to the core counselling skills. It takes you step-by-step through the skills and strategies needed at each stage of the counselling process -- beginning, middle and end - using illustrative case examples and providing practical checklists and summaries. New to the third edition: · Negotiating and managing a counselling contract · Using self-disclosure · Preparing for and using supervision · An example of supervision included in extended case study · A new preface Integrative Counselling Skills in Action is used by many thousands of students and practitioners who need guidance on using counselling skills in a variety of helping settings.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Skills, Strategies, and Techniques

Author: John Sommers-Flanagan,Rita Sommers-Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470617934

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

View: 3892

Student-friendly and comprehensive, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of the origins, development, and key figures of each major theory and strongly emphasizes the application of these theories in real-world practice. Pedagogical features include opening chapter outlines, "Putting It In Practice" boxes, practitioner reflections, ethical highlights, case examples, as well as chapter summaries, chapter glossaries, and recommended readings and resources. The Second Edition includes a new section on treatment planning in each chapter and increased coverage of multicultural issues. A Study Guide for students is also available (978-0-470-90437-4).

Skills in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy

Author: Emmy van Deurzen,Martin Adams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473984890

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 5825

This is the definitive practical introduction to a skills-based approach in existential therapy. Accessible for those without a philosophical background, it describes the concrete and tangible skills, tasks and interactions of existential practice. It covers the theoretical background and history of existential therapy, along with taking a phenomenological approach to practice and individual clients. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent thinking, and expanded to include: * A new chapter on the applications of existential therapy in wider contexts, such as supervision and coaching. * A new chapter covering professional issues and challenges, such as working in the NHS, engaging with research and the use of the Internet in existential therapy. * A companion website which includes video content, featuring the authors explaining each chapter’s underpinning theory, and demonstrating the principles in practice. A much needed resource for trainees as well as experienced practitioners keen to expand their knowledge, the authors make the existential approach accessible to all those who wish to find out what it has to offer.

Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

Author: Janet Tolan,Rose Cameron

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473994306

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 3356

This bestselling classic has guided thousands of students and practitioners step-by-step through the skills and theory of the person-centred approach. Fully updated, this Third Edition includes numerous new exercises and case studies, a thoroughly-revised chapter on recent debates and developments, as well as two important new chapters on: · Politics, Prejudice, Power and Privilege · Client Perception It remains an essential introduction for those beginning their training as well as more experienced practitioners keen to expand their range.