Clinical Counselling In Medical Settings

Author: Susan Davison
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317835166
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Clinical Counselling in Medical Settings offers an honest examination of the possibilities and limitations of counselling in a range of medical settings and patient groups. It shows how each setting has unique features that influence the therapeutic process. With numerous clinical examples covering settings such as a rehabilitation centre, a pain relief clinic and a hospice, this book will prove essential reading not only for counsellors and psychotherapists but also to all mental health professionals.

Counsellors In Health Settings

Author: Kim Etherington
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846422892
Size: 11,13 MB
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'The book highlights many interesting discussion areas, leading toward reflection led practice. The need and value of supervision for those working for the NHS is another interesting area touched on throughout this book' - A&E 'It is recommended for all counsellors who work part-time or full-time in healthcare, and will also be invaluable for many colleagues of these counsellors and also all those who manage such services. Each chapter is written in a lively, personal way that invites the reader into a relationship with the author, raising awareness of the dilemmas counsellors may face in their work and what they need to support them, especially training and good supervision. The book represents a significant step forward in the literature on healthcare counselling and a copy should find its way into every healthcare library where counselling is a key part of the delivery of care.' - Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal 'It is recommended for all counsellors who work part-time or full-time in health-care, and will also be invaluable for many colleagues of these counsellors and also all those who manage such services. Each chapter is written in a lively, personal way that invites the reader into a relationship with the author, raising awareness of the dilemmas counsellors may face in their work and what they need to support them, especially training and good supervision. The book represents a significant step forward in the literature on healthcare counselling and a copy should find its way into every healthcare library where counselling is a key part of the delivery of care.' - HCPJ 'This thought-provoking book gives contextualisation to the growth area of counselling in the NHS and elsewhere. Each chapter provides fascinating personal insights into experiences such as palliative care, counselling, cancer care, living with HIV/AIDS, young people and sexual health, counselling in fertility problems and two chapters on counselling in the mental health services. It explores the lived experiences of clients and professionals, helping them to apply theory to practice and giving, rather than detached observations, intensely personal windows into what actually goes on between client and counsellor. Despite being centred mostly on hospital work, the book would be useful for work in the domiciliary setting, particularly for community psychiatric nurses, school nurses and for those who specialise in serious, chronic, or life-threatening conditions.' - Community Practitioner 'I very much enjoyed reading this book because of the insight it gave me into the different ways in which counsellors work in health settings. Such information can be difficult to come by because of confidentiality issues and when working with individual clients. I was also touched by the open way in which all the authors wrote when including personal details and their own reflections on their work. Throughout this book I found my attention held by the counsellors' accounts of the way in which they approached their work with clients, linking with their personal reflections and comments on their own theoretical perspectives. Each chapter is written by a different author and includes queries and questions raised by the difficulties in the work they undertake, such as balancing the medical model with a person-centred holistic model, confidentiality issues, and the importance of supervision when working with very distressed clients. I recommend this book to all counsellors wishing to gain some insight into counselling in different settings' - National Association of Cancer Counsellors Focusing on the experiences of counsellors themselves, this book is a comprehensive resource for counsellors working in health contexts and for the health professionals who work with them, and may take on counselling roles. The contributors, who include clients, health care workers, psychiatrists and academics as well as counsellors, show how counselling can and should form an integral part of a patient's health care, explaining key theoretical considerations and relevant research and applying these to suggestions for good practice. They also discuss the needs of counsellors themselves (for example for supervision and support) and the variety of roles that counsellors and health care workers are expected to fulfil. This book will inform and improve the work of professionals in a range of health care contexts including those working with patients who have cancer, HIV and AIDS or who are having treatment for infertility; and in the fields of young people's sexual health and palliative care.

Counselling In Medical Settings

Author: Patricia East
ISBN: 9780335192410
Size: 18,60 MB
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This text describes the emergence and growth of counselling in medical settings and examines the issues surrounding its incorporation into this context. Written in an accessible style, it provides an overview of counselling and counselling skills, focusing on specific issues pertinent to counsellors from a variety of medical backgrounds. The author's account of counselling in medical settings and the meaning of illness for individuals is supplemented by the extensive use of examples and case material from practitioners.

Counselling In Health Care Settings

Author: Robert Bor
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230368166
Size: 13,92 MB
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Health care settings can differ greatly from other counselling environments, requiring newcomers to become familiar with new rituals, practices and cultures. This clear and comprehensive text shows trainees and qualified practitioners how to respond positively and with confidence to the diverse situations they might face in a variety of health care settings. Practical, accessible and engaging, the book explores the ways in which the health care context – whether hospital, primary care, specialist or community setting - affects the counsellor's role and shapes the therapeutic process. The authors draw on their vast experience to give tried-and-tested advice on a variety of practice issues, from confidentiality and giving bad news to judging the pace and duration of sessions. In particular, the book: ■ provides a pluralistic model for practice, including systemic, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural and person-centred ideas; ■ shows how to work collaboratively and effectively in a multi-disciplinary team; ■ includes extensive examples, scripts of therapeutic encounters and handy checklists. Counselling in Health Care Settings makes an excellent resource for busy practitioners and is an essential handbook for newly qualified therapists and trainees.

Counselling And Communication In Health Care

Author: Hilton Davis
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471929659
Size: 14,44 MB
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Modern medical treatment can be an unpleasant, dehumanizing experience. The authors of this work believe that the available high-technology, coupled with solid counseling and communication, form the basis of the best physical and psychological care for patients. Contributors illustrate the types of patients that might benefit from counseling and potential strategies for assistance. Counseling tactics for patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, renal disease, and disfigurement as well as disabling conditions such as brain and spinal injury and multiple sclerosis are discussed. Infertility, genetic counseling, neonatal intensive care, cancer and heart disease are also covered. Will provide the medical student, instructor or physician with a better understanding of counseling and its application in a variety of medical settings.

Handbook Of Counselling

Author: Gladeana McMahon
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317857984
Size: 15,45 MB
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The Handbook of Counselling provides a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute guide for counsellors and those using counselling skills in other professions. The contributors, all experienced practitioners, explore the major arenas and settings in which counselling is practised as well as the key themes and issues faced by those working in this field. This edition of the handbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the pace of growth and change within counselling over recent years. Six new chapters have been added, covering: * brief and time-limited counselling * working with adults abused as children * trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder * counsellor-client exploitation * private practice * counselling in voluntary settings. Published in association with the British Association for Counselling, the Handbook of Counselling provides a definitive source of information and guidance for counsellors both in training and practice.

Evaluating The Cost Effectiveness Of Counselling In Health Care

Author: Keith Tolley
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415076609
Size: 14,93 MB
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Written jointly by a counsellor and an economist, the book is intended to help counsellors and service providers carry out simple cost-effectiveness analysis in their own setting, with a good understanding of the purposes, methods and limitations of the tools they are using. Practical and informative, Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Counselling in Health Care will be useful to all those who currently provide or are considering the development of a counselling service.

Counselling In The Pastoral And Spiritual Context

Author: Lyall
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335232140
Size: 11,55 MB
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This book explores the practice of counselling not only in the context of traditional ministries of pastoral care within the Christian Church but also in the context of other world religions and among counsellors with a concern for the spiritual dimension of life.

Time Limited Therapy In A General Practice Setting

Author: Glyn Hudson-Allez
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446264068
Size: 20,65 MB
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`[An] excellent book... an important source of learning, bringing clarity and insight into often isolated areas' - Counselling in Medical Settings (CMS) Journal `Glyn Hudson-Allez's book is very well researched and clearly written... time-limited therapy is an effective and professional means of offering practical help and the book is highly recommended reading for all counsellors wishing to work in this way' - Family Practice As general practitioners are increasingly capping provision of counselling sessions, time-limited therapy skills are becoming ever-more important to counsellors working alongside GPs. Time-limited therapy provides a specific set of skills which enable counsellors to cope successfully with the large number and wide range of referrals they can receive in primary care settings. This book covers both difficulties commonly presented in primary care, such as anxiety, stress, bereavement and depression, and problems not usually considered appropriate for working within a time-limited framework - such as eating disorders, medical complaints and abuse: the author shows that clients with such problems can also be helped effectively. Integrating counselling skills with psychological knowledge, Glyn Hudson-Allez outlines the psychological and physical aspects of each problem and provides concise guidelines, with illustrative case studies, on how time-limited therapy can be used efficiently in each case. She also discusses the administration and evaluation of a counselling service within primary care.

Handbook Of Group Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761924692
Size: 13,68 MB
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The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive reference guide for group practitioners and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research as well as offers suggestions for practice in the psycho educational arena, counseling, and therapy groups. The handbook encourages the notion that the field is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Through a review of cutting-edge research and practice, the handbook includes: 48 chapters by renowned experts in group work The history and theory of group work Topics across the lifespan An entire section on multicultural issues A variety of clinical problems and settings Appendices include the Association for Specialists in Group Work Training Standards, Best Practice Standards, and Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, the most comprehensive reference devoted to this rapidly growing field, is essential for graduate students, academics, researchers, professionals, and librarians serving the group therapy community.