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A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology

A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology

December 2008 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"Covering key issues in the development of counselling psychology, this text is ideal for psychologists considering entering counselling psychology training or those who have already started on this path"

Stephen Palmer, Professor of Psychology, City University.

"This book provides a thorough yet accessible introduction to counselling psychology. Written in a highly engaging manner, this timely publication will undoubtedly provide an invaluable resource to all that read it"

Ewan Gillon, Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University

A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology brings together a wide range of information on the theory and practice of counselling psychology, written through the lens of direct practitioner experience and incorporating a global perspective. The authors offer views on cutting-edge issues in counselling psychology, discussing:

- the social and historical context

- philosophical considerations

- the professional knowledge base

- training requirements and paths, careers and practice

- the tasks, challenges and debates that practitioners deal with in different settings.

This accessible introduction is of special interest to students considering a career in counselling psychology, and to professionals involved in the training and supervision of counselling psychologists. As both an up-to-date review of professional developments in relation to the field of counselling psychology and also more broadly, senior practitioners should welcome this resource as a reference covering all aspects of the present professional setting.

Social and Historical Context of Counselling Psychology
Counselling Psychology in the Family of Applied Psychologies
The Professional Knowledge Base of Counselling Psychology
Professional Training in Counselling Psychology
Careers and Practice in Counselling Psychology
Professional Developments in Counselling Psychology
Debates and Challenges for Counselling Psychologists

Clearly written, accessible to students and includes key concepts.

Dr Helen Nicholas
Institute of Health & Society, Worcester University
August 22, 2016

If you want Counselling Psychology in a nutshell this is a brilliant brief introduction.

Ms Malin Sellden
Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan Uni (City Campus)
July 24, 2015

Orlans and Van Scoyoc’s ‘ A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology’ provides a succinct yet thorough theoretical and practice-based account of what counselling psychology is and the activities that counselling psychologists engage in as professionals. This text is particularly useful for individuals who are considering further applied psychology training following their undergraduate degree or counselling qualifications. The chapter on ‘Careers and Practice in Counselling Psychology’ provides readers with information regarding different employment opportunities and sectors in which counselling psychologists practice; here, the brief vignettes are revealing and engaging, highlighting the myriad influences of counselling psychology across varied organisations. The chapter on ‘The Social and Historical Context of Counselling Psychology’ includes data regarding counselling psychology in the UK and USA. This chapter also considers how counselling psychology has developed in other countries across the globe. The chapters on ‘The Professional Knowledge Base of Counselling Psychology’ and ‘Philosophical Considerations in Counselling Psychology’ attend to diverse theoretical concepts and therapeutic paradigms that influence and shape the discipline; these chapters provide the reader with the opportunity to grapple with and consider issues relating to the scientist-practitioner model and reflexive practice, amongst others. In sum, this book’s length belies its depth and it serves as a useful reference for counselling psychology trainees, professionals and tutors.

Marta Sant
Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan Uni (City Campus)
August 12, 2013

already given

Dr Glynis Van Der Hoek
Kedleston Road Campus, Derby University
September 10, 2010

A good concise introduction to the profession

Ms Jane Keeton
Psychology , Wolverhampton University
May 11, 2010

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