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Working with Difference and Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Working with Difference and Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy

May 2020 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book guides you through the complexities of working with difference and diversity in counselling and psychotherapy. It introduces you to contemporary thinking on the construction of difference, social identity and culture, and applies the theory to therapy practice. With reflective exercises and case examples, it will help you to work more confidently and sensitively with difference.

Rose Cameron is a practitioner and a trainer in counselling and psychotherapy. She is currently a Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

Chapter 1: The Psychological Impact of Hostility
Chapter 2: The Social Construction of Difference: Race, Ethnicity, Nationality and Religion
Chapter 3: The Social Construction of Difference: Gender, Sex, Sexuality, Disability, Age and Class
Chapter 4: Reclaiming Identity in the 1970s and 1980s
Chapter 5: Contemporary Identities
Chapter 6: Cultural Arrogance
Chapter 7: Cultural Humility
Chapter 8: Demonising and Romanticising the ‘Other’
Chapter 9: Power and Prejudice
Chapter 10: Power and Privilege
Chapter 11: Challenges to Communication
Conclusion: The Therapeutic Relationship

This book covers many of the current approaches, issues and trends within modern-day Counselling and Psychotherapy. It is research-informed, and it’s contributors are the current leading proponents and researchers in their field. This is a useful volume, for all who work in the field of psychological healing, to have on their professional bookcase as a source of reference and referral.


Revd Professor Peter M. Gubi
Professor of Counselling, University of Chester

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