Additional online material can be found by clicking on the button above. 'A very practical text that provides professionals new to this arena with a good introduction to what they can expect to encounter in online work. The book contains numerous thought-provoking examples and exercises for those contemplating work in virtual arenas' - Terry Hanley, Lecturer in Counselling, University of Manchester. 'It's tempting to think that face-to-face experience translates straightforwardly to online work. But it doesn't. Jane Evans shows how many different aspects there are to counselling on-line! My advice would be, don't attempt it until you have worked through this book' - Professor Michael Jacobs, author of "Psychodynamic Counselling in Action". Counsellors - and other professionals who provide emotional support and guidance - are increasingly working online. The difference between online and face-to-face interaction with clients is vast and practitioners need to equip themselves with specialist knowledge and skills to ensure that they are being effective. "Online Counselling and Guidance Skills" is the first book to deal with the practicalities of this mode of working. It looks at how practitioners need to adapt their basic counselling skills to the online environment and guides them through the process of setting up, defining and maintaining a working relationship with a client within professional, ethical and legal boundaries. Case studies and extracts from online sessions show how the skills are put into practice, while practical exercises and points for further consideration help readers to develop their own knowledge and skills. Until now, books and articles have generally focused on the therapeutic work done by counsellors online. However, this book addresses people who use counselling skills in a wide range of contexts; including counselling, education, mental health, social care and careers guidance.
'This book will be of interest to anyone who may be considering training for a career in counselling and psychotherapy...This text provides the reader with a considerable amount of information that may be used to select and hopefully successfully complete the right programme of study pertinent to their specific requirements. It maintains a good balance of being honest about the often rigorous and intense task of completing training, as well as being kindly reassuring that success can be achieved if approached in the right manner with sound advice being given throughout on how this may be carried out effectively' - Jacqueline A Lawrence, "Counselling Psychology Review".This highly practical and informative book is designed for all who are considering training in counselling, counselling psychology or psychotherapy. To secure work within these increasingly professional and competitive fields, candidates need to have the appropriate training and qualifications. While theoretically, and in practice, the professional groups have much in common, each has its own distinct training routes and qualifications which can be confusing for the newcomer. "A Beginner's Guide to Training in Counselling & Psychotherapy" sets out clearly the range of options for trainees including the professional pathways and main theoretical models available to them.Drawing on their vast experience as trainers, practitioners and former trainees, the contributors provide insights into what to expect from training and offer clear advice to help the reader: select the right training; identify personal qualities which make them suitable or unsuitable; make a successful application; and, get the most out of training. This book is the ideal starting point for anyone considering training in counselling, counselling psychology or psychotherapy. Trainers who want to provide students with an overview of the training process will find this an excellent text to recommend as initial or pre-course reading.
There are a bewildering number of counselling and psychotherapy courses on offer: yet often trainees are not fully aware of the implications of their choice of course for their time, finances and future career until they have already begun training. Choosing a Counselling or Psychotherapy Training takes the reader through all the stages of the therapeutic training path, looking at everything from starting a course to employment prospects. Informative and realistic, the book includes: * Theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy * Preparation for starting a course: costs and course content *Qualifications, registration, accreditation and research *Careers in therapy Choosing a Counselling or Psychotherapy Training is essential preparatory reading for all those embarking on counselling or psychotherapy courses, as well as for trained counsellors and therapists considering their career development.
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