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Basic Personal Counselling,
9th Edition

David Geldard, Kathryn Geldard, Rebecca Yin Foo

ISBN-13: 9780170451871 | ISBN-10: 0170451879

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 432 pages

List Price USD $70.75

Overview

Basic Personal Counselling (BPC) is an easy-to-read introduction to counselling skills for both professional and volunteer counsellors, and workers in the helping professions. This ninth edition of Basic Personal Counselling includes new content on self-care and the use of technology in counselling, as well as examples of counselling skills in practice. It encourages you to find ways of testing out your assumptions and discover if there is more that you could do or learn to improve and develop in your chosen career. Journaling, video recording with playback and reflecting team supervision are explained as opportunities to process and monitor your practice, along with easy-to-use templates to record your progress.

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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.

  • New mapping to Communication competencies in the Diploma of Counselling and Community Services
  • New chapter on anxiety
  • New chapter, 'Becoming a counsellor' encourages students to find ways of testing their assumptions about counselling
  • Mapped to communication competencies in the Community Services training package for an aligned delivery
  • Instructor Website - This tailored collection of teaching tools includes mapping to the latest training package and solutions manual for in-text questions. Log in or request an account to access instructor resources at au.cengage.com/instructor/account for Australia or nz.cengage.com/instructor/account for New Zealand.
  • Basic Personal Counselling Instructor's Resource Pack - Premium resources that provide additional instructor support are available for this text. These resources save you time and are a convenient way to add more depth to your classes, covering additional content and with an exclusive selection of engaging features aligned with the text. The Instructor Resource Pack is included for institutional adoptions of this text when certain conditions are met. The pack is available to purchase for course-level adoptions of the text or as a standalone resource. Contact your Cengage learning consultant for more information.
  • Ancillary material includes additional cases and PowerPoints for lesson planning
  • New chapter, 'Becoming a counsellor' addresses the need for reflection on practice by students, and provides students with templates, which may also be used by teachers to assess student performance
  • Basic Personal Counselling Complimentary Resource Pack

Table of Contents

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PART 1 THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF COUNSELLING
1. What is counselling?
2. The counselling relationship
3. Influence of the counsellor’s values
Part 1 Training group exercises

PART 2 FOUNDATION SKILLS
4. Learning foundation skills
5. Joining and listening
6. Reflection of content
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 2 Training group exercises

PART 3 PROMOTING CHANGE
13. Various approaches to counselling
14. Working collaboratively
15. An integrative approach to helping a person change
16. Combining skills to facilitate the change process
Part 3 Training group exercises

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 4 Training group exercises

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 clients experiencing anxiety (NEW)
33. Counselling those troubled by grief and loss
34. Crisis intervention
35. Responding to suicidal intentions
Part 5 Training group exercises

PART 6 TECHNOLOGY AND COUNSELLING
36. Telephone counselling
37. Internet counselling
Part 6 Training group exercises

PART 7 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
38. Becoming a counsellor (NEW)
39. The counselling environment
40. Keeping records of counselling sessions
41. Cultural issues
42. Confidentiality and other ethical issues
43. Counsellor training and the need for supervision
44. Looking after yourself

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Website for Geldard's Basic Personal Counselling for Counsellors

ISBN13:9780170460613
ISBN10:0170460614
This tailored collection of teaching tools includes mapping to the latest training package and solutions manual for in-text questions. Log in or request an account to access instructor resources at au.cengage.com/instructor/account for Australia or nz.cengage.com/instructor/account for New Zealand.

Basic Personal Counselling Instructor's Resource Pack

ISBN13:9780170465083
ISBN10:017046508X

Basic Personal Counselling Complimentary Resource Pack

ISBN13:9780170465090
ISBN10:0170465098

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Basic Personal Counselling

  • ISBN-10: 0170451879
  • ISBN-13: 9780170451871

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