Basic Personal Counselling: A Training Manual for Counsellors with Student Resource Access 12 Months 8th Edition
David Geldard | Kathryn Geldard | Rebecca Yin Foo
ISBN-13: 9780170364362 | ISBN-10: 0170364364
© 2017 | Published |  400  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781442545953

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Basic Personal Counselling is an easy to read introduction to counselling that reflects current best practice. It teaches core interviewing skills and provides a framework of practical examples and training group exercises to enable students to progressively build a skill repertoire. The book is designed to prepare students for field placement and therefore has a strong vocational focus.
• Introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action
• Discusses the process of change involved in counselling
• Provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, suicidal ideation
• Discusses professional issues including: confidentiality, ethics, record keeping

  • Part 1. The nature and purpose of counselling
    1. What is counselling
    2. The counselling relationship
    3. Influence of the counsellor’s values

    Part 2. Foundation skills
    4. Learning foundation skills
    5. Joining and listening
    6. Reflection of content (paraphrasing)
    7. Reflection of feelings
    8. Reflection of content and feelings
    9. Use and abuse of questions
    10. Summarising
    11. Matching language and metaphor
    12. Creating comfortable closure

    Part 3. Promoting change
    13. Various approaches to counselling
    14. Working collaboratively
    15. An integrative approach to helping a person to change
    16. Combining skills to facilitate the change process

    Part 4. Additional skills for promoting change
    17. Normalising
    18. Using the ‘here and now’ experience
    19. Confrontation
    20. Challenging self-destructive beliefs
    21. Externalising
    22. Solution-focused counselling skills
    23. Exploring polarities
    24. Reframing
    25. Making decisions
    26. Facilitating action
    27. Experiential counselling skills
    28. Facilitating relaxation

    Part 5. Dealing with particular problems
    29. Counselling those troubled by addiction
    30. Counselling those troubled by anger
    31. Counselling those troubled by depression
    32. Counselling those troubled by grief and loss
    33. Crisis intervention
    34. Responding to suicidal intentions

    Part 6. Technology and counselling
    35. Telephone counselling
    36. Internet counselling

    Part 7. Professional issues
    37. The counselling environment
    38. Keeping records of counselling sessions
    39. Cultural issues
    40. Confidentiality and other ethical issues
    41. Counsellor training and the need for supervision
    42. Looking after yourself

      • New author brought on to ensure alignment with current best practice.
      • Additional content addressing internet counselling
      • Rewrite and expansion of the self-care chapter
      • New ancillary teacher and support material, including PowerPoints and a mapping grid
      • Update and reposition of group training exercises
    For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

    • The late David Geldard worked for many years as a counselling psychologist in private practice, mental health and community health in Queensland. He specialised in counselling children, young people and their families.

      Dr. Kathryn Geldard retired from teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the University of the Sunshine Coast at the end of 2013. Kathryn was responsible for establishing the Master of Counselling and the Master of Counselling Practice programs, and prior to her retirement had extensive experience in mental health settings and private practice, initially working at the Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

      Rebecca Yin Foo is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who is experienced in providing psychological support for children with developmental disabilities and their families at the Cerebral Palsy League. Her work has led her to take a high level of practical and academic interest in ways of working with children to promote optimal positive outcomes. She currently works in private practice in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to obtaining her honours degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology she completed a Bachelor of Medical Engineering. She has published a number of journal articles and presented conference papers nationally and internationally in relation to her studies in both Engineering and Psychology. She is the third author of the book, Counselling Children: A Practical Introduction.