The Practitioner's Handbook
A Guide for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists
- Stephen Palmer - Centre for Stress Management, London, Centre for Coaching, London
- Robert Bor - Royal Free Hospital, UK
Counselling Psychology | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General)
The Practitioner's Handbook is an essential guide to professional development in counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology. In a friendly and informal style, the Handbook addresses the key concerns and questions most frequently raised by newly qualified practitioners, including:
how to avoid complaints and litigation
how to write client reports
how to interpret medical and psychiatric assessments.
The Handbook also outlines different avenues for career development (such as research, supervision, training or management), providing the reader with practical hints and guidance on how to take the next career step and organize continuing professional development.
The Practitioner's Handbook is the ideal companion for newly qualified practitioners and those nearing the end of their professional training. Leading contributors share their knowledge and experience on key topics, making the Handbook an indispensable guide for continuing professional development.
Professor Stephen Palmer is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at City University in the Department of Psychology and he is Director of the new Coaching Psychology Unit. He is also founder of the Centre for Stress Management. Professor Robert Bor is Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London.
'I would recommend The Practitioner's Handbook as a useful resource for therapists concerned with their professional development and the development of others' - Therapy Today, February 2009
A good general guide. Useful for dip in, dip out information for students.
Very beneficial with regards to communication skills in nursing
Gives a good introduction to elements of practice such as setting up a private practice, conducting research and how to avoid complaints and litigation.
Text would be too generic, too basic and counselling-specific to be adopted in this course.
This book is an excellent addition to the 'Trainee Handbook'. It expands with the development of the practitioner with it's comprehensive coverage of key topics such as supervision.