This second edition of Anti-discriminatory counselling practice demands a place on every counsellor's bookshelf. Through examining discrimination in such areas as sexuality, gender, race and class, and exploring how counsellors can face these challenges in constructive and effective ways, it makes a major contribution to the advancement of counselling practice.
Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling, University of Strathclyde
This book challenges the reader to examine their own beliefs and cultural stereotypes. It is daring and still timely and for anyone passionate about social justice this is a must read,
An invaluable book that addresses various facets of discrimination in Counselling and Psychotherapy. It acknowledges and examines discrimination in clinical practice and guides trainees and practitioners in addressing them.
Highly recommended reading
Essential reading for students training in counselling and psychotherapy. Well written and accessible.
Clearly written and accessible book informing counsellors, & other helping professionals, on all aspects of anti-discriminatory practice. Case studies and exercises add dimension & illustration. This is an in-depth look at discrimination in many areas of contemporary society, which may be suited to students of diploma level, & above. There is much of interest for everyone, though, and the exercises would certainly be relevant for skills level students.
Very helpful to have an up to date edition. Valuable material for teaching our Difference and Diversity course.
Good for our Module on Respect in the IAPT course for Psychological Well being Practitioners
Useful volume covering the legal and ethical issues around the diversity of client practice.
A thorough examination of the issue of discrimination in areas such as gender, sexuality, race and class.
Interesting reading, valid chapters - particularly like the reflective exercises for students in some chapters
this is an essential read for anyone in counselling training
A useful reference with both background research and contextually focussed information.
A very necessary addition to the literature surrounding anti discriminatory practice in counselling and psychotherapy. However, even within this book, there is a reference to people "suffering" from their disability. It would be good to see all traces of such language eradicated in a future reprint.
This publication demonstrates perfectly the link between law and practice.
It is helpfully divided into sections that represent different organisational settings with clear examples that support this.
very relevant for Diversity module. Excellent.
Like the linking of theory to practice and the case studies. Presentation in boxes helpful. Short chapters on specific topics make it useful for students to tip into as well as read in a more systematic way. Range of topics helpful to identify plethora of ways in which individuals can experience discrimination. Edited volume exposes readers to a range of views and writers
An excellent text that is both academic in content and practical in use thanks to the various exercises detailed within the pages. The depth of knowledge shown by all of the authors brought together with the range of topics covered under the umbrella term 'anti-discriminatory practice' highlights the point that a lot of these areas tend to be left out of difference and diversity training schedules. This book has now been taken on as a core text for the Diversity unit within our Foundation Degree.
An excellent text on a much under-appreciated and under-applied subject. Far too many people assume good practice whereas it deserves the level of attention and change in best practice recommended in this fascinating and thoughtful book.