Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-10-01
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

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Anti-discriminatory Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a ground-breaking text which identifies the ease with which individuals can be disadvantaged merely on the basis of their gender, race, culture, age, sexuality or ability. Examining these and other areas of discrimination, leading experts highlight how vital it is for counsellors, psychotherapists - and others in the helping professions - to be aware of and engage with their own social, political and cultural attitudes, and how they must develop their skills as culturally sensitive, reflective practitioners if counselling is to be truly accessible to all members of society.This substantially revised and updated second edition now also includes chapters on working within an anti-discriminatory approach with:- refugees- people with mental health difficulties- people with disfigurement or visible differences.While each thought-provoking chapter now:- links theory to practice by providing case studies and extracts from therapeutic dialogues- assesses the most recent research findings- provides exercises for enhancing awareness and skills within each different domain or care setting- presents references for further recommended reading.Clearly written and accessible, Anti-discriminatory Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy is an indispensable addition to the toolkit of everyone either training to be or practising in the counselling and psychotherapeutic professions.

Author Biography

Colin Lago works as an independent, BACP accredited counselling practitioner offering therapy, supervision and training. Barbara Smith is a UKCP registered and BACP accredited psychotherapist working as a Lecturer in Counselling in Liverpool. She is also an independent therapist specialising in Transactional Analysis with adults and children in individual and group therapy.

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. ix
Foreword to the Second Editionp. xiii
Foreword to the First Editionp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Ethical Practice and Best Practicep. 1
Anti-Discriminatory Practice Revisitedp. 13
Racism as a Traumap. 23
Child-Centred Practicep. 33
Sexualities, Sexual Identities and Genderp. 43
Working with Womenp. 53
Disfigurement and Visible Differencep. 63
Therapy with Seriously Distressed Clientsp. 75
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Religionp. 86
Counselling Older Peoplep. 94
Working with Refugeesp. 105
Class and Counsellingp. 115
Therapy, Disability and Ethnicityp. 125
Multiple Identities and Anti-Discriminatory Counselling Practicep. 137
Critical Thinkingp. 149
Indexp. 162
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