John McLeod's An Introduction to Counselling, 4th Edition PDF

By John McLeod

ISBN-10: 0335225519

ISBN-13: 9780335225514

This bestseller offers a accomplished advent to the speculation and perform of counselling and remedy. The ebook has been completely up to date with new references and examples and now has info on subject matters similar to: Transactional research using average surroundings in counselling The contribution of arts-based methods Integrating concept into perform to assist readers, the writer has prolonged the creation to the booklet so as to define the goals of the ebook and clarify its constitution in order that this can be transparent to the reader from the outset. The pedagogy of this version has additionally been stronger on the way to increase studying. each one bankruptcy contains: issues for additional dialogue key words and ideas recommended extra examining Case reports and illustrations This e-book is still the e-book of selection for college students and tutors on introductory counselling classes.

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Less extreme forms of emotional or interpersonal problems were dealt with by the local priest: for example, through the Catholic confessional. McNeill (1951) refers to this ancient tradition of religious healing as ‘the cure of souls’. An important element in the cure of souls was confession of sins followed by repentance. McNeill (1951) points out that in earlier times confession of sins took place in public, and was often accompanied by communal admonishment, prayer and even excommunication. The earlier Christian rituals for helping troubled souls were, like the Iroquois festival of dreams, communal affairs.

As a result there emerged in the 1950s a whole series of writers who reinterpreted Freud in terms of their own cultural values. Foremost among these were Carl Rogers, Eric Berne, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck and Abraham Maslow. Many of the European analysts who went to the USA, such as Erikson and Fromm, were also prominent in reframing psychoanalysis from a wider social and cultural perspective, thus making it more acceptable to an American clientele. One of the strongest sources of resistance to psychoanalysis in American culture lay in academic psychology.

On Being a Client by David Howe (1993) offers a unique insight into the client perspective on counselling. The Client Who Changed Me: Stories of Therapist Personal Transformation, edited by Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson (2005), includes a series of intriguing accounts of the impact that clients have on the lives of the counsellors who work with them. Some of the flavour of the (sometimes almost overwhelming) diversity of contemporary theory and practice in counselling is captured in journals such as Therapy Today and the Journal of Counseling and Development.

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