Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Colin Lago - University of Sheffield, UK
- Barbara Smith - University of Colorado, USA
Counselling and Psychotherapy (General) | Multi-Cultural Counselling
This substantially revised and updated second edition now also includes chapters on working within an anti-discriminatory approach with:
- people with mental health difficulties
- people with disfigurement or visible differences.
While each thought-provoking chapter now:
- links theory to practice by providing case studies and extracts from therapeutic dialogues
- assesses the most recent research findings
- provides exercises for enhancing awareness and skills within each different domain or care setting
- presents references for further recommended reading.
Clearly written and accessible, Anti-discriminatory Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy is an indispensable addition to the toolkit of everyone either training to be or practising in the counselling and psychotherapeutic professions.
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 pioneering book is a bold and much needed undertaking. It is timely, highly organized, extremely informative and practical, with many useful suggestions. The authors have done the counselling and psychotherapy profession a great favour by gathering diverse authors to educate and stimulate those of us who are therapists.
Natalie Rogers, founder of the Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute
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.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Ethical Practice and Best Practice