The Trainee Handbook; A Guide for Counselling & Psychotherapy Trainees

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-19
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Written by a team of leading trainers, practitioners and supervisors, this bestselling book provides all the help and advice you'll need as you start and progress through your training in counselling and psychotherapy. It will also be an essential resource as you go on to take your first steps into therapeutic practice.The book identifies and guides you through the practical skills and knowledge you'll need to make a success of your training - from writing essays, through case formulation, and on to preparing for your first meeting with a client. A further important function of the book is to address and allay the concerns which are common to all students.Now in its third edition, The Trainee Handbook has been fully updated to take account of the significant changes that have taken place in the therapy professions over the last few years. It now also includes new and important chapters on:- the dynamics and practicalities of facilitating client referral,- the processes involved in assessing a client's mental state, and- useful tips and hints from former trainees.The Trainee Handbook will be an invaluable companion, and source of information and guidance for all trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology.

Author Biography

Professor Robert Bor is Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London, and Director of Dynamic Change Consultants. Professor Mary Watts is Professor of Psychology at City University and was previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning and Dean of the School of Community and Health Sciences at City.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Forewordp. xv
Setting the scenep. 1
Mapping training routes into working as a therapistp. 17
Effective essay writingp. 33
Handling and processing a referralp. 51
Assessing a client's mental statep. 70
The first session with a new client: five stagesp. 87
Constructing stories about clients' needs: developing skills in formulationp. 110
Written communication and counsellingp. 134
How to write a client case studyp. 153
How to write a process reportp. 178
Supervision: making it work for youp. 203
What do I do if ...? Questions commonly asked by traineesp. 223
The clinical placement in mental health trainingp. 241
Guidelines for professional practicep. 247
Getting the most out of personal therapyp. 261
Psychopharmacology: a primerp. 277
Planning, conducting and writing up researchp. 296
A trainee's perspectivep. 333
Student top tipsp. 347
Preparing for a jobp. 356
Looking to the futurep. 370
Indexp. 376
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