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The BACP Counselling Reader

First Edition
Edited by:

August 2001 | 680 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This Second Volume of Counselling is a comprehensive array of articles which convey the breadth and depth of the specialty as it grew during the 1990s. The volume brings together the most important and influential papers published in Counselling, the official journal of the BACP as it then was, over the last decade.

In all, 92 articles have been chosen and scrupulously checked by the editors and, in most cases, the original authors, to fill the 680 pages of the Second Volume. These provide direct access to the main theories, practices and issues which underpin and continue to shape counselling and psychotherapy today. Each article concludes with discussion points to provoke further thought and study. For ease of access these papers are clustered in five sections: counselling approaches; contexts and practice; counselling issues; research: and the future. We can expect the number of research articles to double in the next volume as the way opens up for all practitioners to consider research a crucial part of professional life. The final section on the future has been written by the past Chief Executive of the BACP, and contains insight and wisdom on the challenges facing the profession at the dawn of the new century, with statutory regulation only a few years away.

BACP receives many requests for back copies of the journal, Counselling, upon which this Reader is based, for use in training courses and programmes. The Second Volume of the Reader merits at least one copy in every medical library across the land for use not only in counselling and psychotherapy training, but for all those healthcare workers who use counselling skills in their work' - Maggie Pettifer, past Head of Publishing of BACP for Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

Counselling provides direct access to the main theories, practices and issues which have underpinned and which continue to shape the development of counselling today. Combining accessible research studies with professional and personal reflections, the Reader draws on a diverse and authoritative range of articles to cover the key aspects of counselling, including:

· counselling approaches

· contexts and practice

· counselling issues

· research; and

· future trends

The Reader is ideal for use in training. It provides a wealth of source material and each article concludes with discussion issues to help initiate further thought and study. Students, trainees and practitioners in counselling and other professions will find this essential reading which challenges them to think deeply about counselling as it is practised today, and as it will be in the future.

Introduction to Part One
Colin Feltham
Challenging the Core Theoretical Model
Sue Wheeler
A Sound Foundation for Counsellor Competence
The Case for a Core Theoretical Model

Ivan Ellingham
On the Quest for a Person-Centred Paradigm
Christina Saunders
Solution-Focused Therapy in Practice
A Personal Experience

Jonathan Hales
Person-Centred Counselling and Solution-Focused Therapy
Michael Neenan and Stephen Palmer
Problem-Solving Counselling
John Lees
On Becoming a Psychodynamic Counsellor
Learning about Countertransference

John O'Brien
Mentoring as Change Agency
A Psychodynamic Approach

Richard Nelson-Jones
Towards Cognitive-Humanistic Counselling
Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
An Overview

Diana Whitmore
A Psychology With a Soul

Stephen Palmer interviews Professor Arnold A Lazarus
In the Counsellor's Chair
Multi-Modal Therapy

Sydney Klugman
From Education to Art Therapy
Gillie Bolton
Writing - A Therapeutic Space
Opening the Box

Geoff Pelham, Stephen Paul and Peter Holmes
A Relational Model of Counselling
Introduction to Part Two
Irene Bloomfield
Counselling Holocaust Survivors
Tuck Chee Phung
An Experience of Intercultural Counselling
Views from a Black Client

Aisha Dupont-Joshua interviews Lennox Thomas
In the Counsellor's Chair
Inter-Cultural Counselling

Tom[um]as Campbell, Tashisho Chabala and Gita Sheth
Issues Raised in a Counselling Support Group for HIV+ People in Zambia
Cathy Richards and Catherine McKisack
Group Therapy for Women with Eating Problems
Peter Ross
A Further Look at Group Therapy for Women with Eating Disorders in a University Setting
Richard House
General Practice Counselling
A Plea for Ideological Engagement

Janet Boakes
Alice Middleton and David I Williams
The Aftermath of Suicide
Peter Farrell
The Limitations of Current Theories in Understanding Bereavement and Grief
Tony Makin
The Social Model of Disability
Pauline Monks and Linda Martin
A Deaf Counselling Trainee
Can It Work?

Angela Devlin
Counselling Women in Prison
Calvin Bell
Counselling Intervention with Men Who Batter
Partner Safety and the Duty to Warn

Cordelia Galgut
A Fair Deal for Lesbians in Therapy
A Point of View and an Ethical Issue?

Lyndsey Moon
Working with Lesbian and Gay Clients
Lesley Marks
Adopted and at home With the World
A Message for Coubsellors

Birgit Carolin
Working with Children in a Family and Divorce Centre
Frank Parkinson
Critical Incident Debriefing
Suzanna Rose
Psychological Trauma
An Historical Perspective

Michael Neenan and Stephen Palmer
Stress Management and Counselling
Moira Walker
The Aftermath of Abuse
The Effects of Counselling on the Client and the Counsellor

Colin Crawford and Billy McCullough
Child Sexual Abuse
The Wider Context

Yvonne Craig
Attitudes to Ageing
Its Social Construction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction

Jane Robins
Some Effects of Childhood Scripts on Intimate Relationships

Introduction to Practical Approaches
Gladeana McMahon
Reflective Practice
Gabrielle Syme
Assessment and Contracting
Sue Warren-Holland
Referral Letters
Mary Parker
Case-Study Writing
Gladeana McMahon
Note-taking and Administration for Counselling Supervisors
Introduction to Part Three
Raj Persaud
The Wisest Counsel?
Pittu Laungani
Can Psychotherapies Seriously Damage Your Health?
Stephen Palmer and Kasia Szymanska
Therapy Checklist for Clients and Those Already in Therapy
Sheila Dainow
Making the Most of Therapy
How to Help Clients Get the Best from You

Judith Longman interviews Professor Ernesto Spinelli
In the Counsellor's Chair
Counselling and the Abuse of Power

Petruska Clarkson
Ethics for the Counselling Office
Janice Russell and Graham Dexter
'Menage a Trois'
Accreditation, NVQs and BAC

John Foskett
Whither Are We Led and by Whom?
A Reaction to 'Menage a Trois'

Judi Irving and Dave I Williams
The Role of Group Work in Counsellor Training
Amelia Lyons
The Case for Group Work in Counsellor Training
A Response

Tim Bond
HMIs Powers to Inspect Student Counsellors
Stephen Palmer interviews Ms Ling Gui Rui and Ms Hou Zhijin
In the Counsellor's Chair
Student Counselling and Counsellor Training in China

Pemma Littlehailes
Counsellor in Court
Roger Litton, Mark Scoggins and Stephen Palmer
Confidentiality and the Law
Peter Jenkins
From Transference to False Memory
Counsellor Liability in an Age of Litigation

Bill O'Connell and Caroline Jones
Solution-Focused Supervision
Gertrud Mander
Supervising Short-Term Psychodynamic Work
Maureen Murphy
On the Death of a Client
Jackie de Smith
Farewell Sonia
Susan Ridge, David Martin and William Campbell
Empathy and the 'As If' Condition
Any Room for Conscious Identification

Paul Wilkins
Congruence and Countertransference
Similarities and Differences

Marie Adams
Humour in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship
Not to Be Trifled with

Introduction to Counselling Dilemmas
Fiona Palmer-Barnes, Gabrielle Syme, Stephen Crawford, Michael Jacobs and Joy Schaverien
Clients Ending Counselling
Fiona Palmer-Barnes, Gill Westland, Diana Whitmore, Caroline Jones and May Brun
To Hug a Client - Or Not?
Caroline Jones, Fiona Palmer-Barnes, Hillary Ratna and Anne Garland
Suicide Threat
Susie Lendrum, Roger Casemore, Janet Watson and Simon Needs
Clients Becoming Counsellors?
Roger Casemore, Cathy Carroll, Janet Tolan, Gaye Giles and Derek Hill
Student Appeals
Simon Needs, Derek Hill, Dawn Collins, Carole Pucknell and Val Potter
Counsellors Ending Counselling
Gladeana McMahon, Bill O'Connell, Roger Casemore and Fiona Purdie
A Bereaved Counsellor and Supervision
Introduction to Part Four
Gordon Lynch
What is Truth?
A Philosophical Introduction to Counselling Research

William West
Critical Subjectivity
Use of the Self in Counselling Research

Judith M Brech and Peter L Agulnik
Do Brief Interventions Reduce Waiting Times for Counselling?
Mary Burton, Penny Henderson and Graham Curtis Jenkins
Primary Care Counsellors' Experiences of Supervision
Margaret Ward and Del Lowenthal
On What Basis Do General Practitioners Make Referrals?
David King and Sue Wheeler
Counselling Supervision
To Regulate or Not to Regulate?

Andrew Grayson, David Clarke and Hugh Miller
Students' Everyday Problems
A Systematic Qualitative Analysis

Roy Moodley and Shukla Dhingra
Cross-Cultural / Racial Matching in Counselling and Therapy
White Clients and Black Counsellors

Kim Etherington
Therapeutic Issues for Sexually Abused Adult Males
Patricia Hunt
Marketing Counselling Courses
Introduction to Part Five
Brian Thorne
The Move Towards Brief Therapy
Its Dangers and Its Challenges

Sue Wheeler
The Professionalisation of Counselling
Is it Possible?

John McLeod
Counselling as a Social Process
Roy Moodley
Counselling and Psychotherapy in a Multicultural Context
Some Training Issues

Colin Lago
Computer Therapeutics
Steve Page
Counselling by e-mail
Stephen Goss, Dave Robson and Deborah E Renard
The Challenge of the Internet
Introduction to Part Six
Kenneth J Lewis
Preparing the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for a New Future

Excellent reference, full of detail and collection of articles - very helpful!

Teresa Johnson
Health, Social Care & Access Dept, Swindon College
September 6, 2012

I will be recommending this book to my Level 3 students if they are considering continuing on to Level 4 study. It contains a huge amount of information that they will find very useful at higher levels of study.

Ms Su Illingworth
Teacher Training, Craven College
August 20, 2012

This is an excellent book, which is easily accessible and provides widespread, relevant and up-to-date information.

Mr Chris Wohlers
Counselling, KGV College
May 23, 2011

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