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The therapeutic potential of working with clients' mental images is widely acknowledged, yet there is still little in the counselling and psychotherapy literature on more inclusive approaches to the clinical applications of mental imagery.Using Mental Imagery in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a unique, accessible guide for counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to develop their expertise in this important therapeutic practice.
Contemporary practitioners have at their disposal a large repertoire of imagery methods and procedures comprising the contributions from different therapeutic schools and clinical innovators.Valerie Thomas identifies some of the common features in these approaches and offers a transtheoretical framework that supports integrative practitioners in understanding and using mental imagery to enhance therapeutic processes. The book:
Using a wide range of clinical vignettes to illustrate theory and cutting-edge research,Valerie Thomas proposes a new integrated model of practice. Providing clear and detailed guidance on applying the model to clinical practice, the book will be essential reading for psychotherapists and counsellors, both in practice and training, who wish to harness the therapeutic efficacy of mental imagery.
Introducing Counselling: A Practical Guide is an accessible and practical route into counselling techniques. What is it? How does it work? And how can it change your life? With expert advice on everything from the ethics of counselling to identifying steps forward, this book offers an invaluable guide to anyone who is interested in counselling others, or in having counselling themselves...Introducing Practical Guides bring you the world's greatest theories and research to improve your life, your skills and your well-being. Packed full of straightforward, realistic advice that has immediate results, Practical Guides are engineered by experts in their fields to help you achieve your goals.
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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