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A Student's Guide to Therapeutic Counselling
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A Student's Guide to Therapeutic Counselling



December 2019 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Co-published with the CPCAB, this highly practical book is a comprehensive training guide based around 7 core processes of practitioner development. This will appeal to learners on diploma courses at Level 4 and above.  It offers a firm foundation of knowledge and skills, looks at practice issues, helps with study, and also answers the most common questions students have when training.


 
Introduction
 
Part I: Training to be a counsellor
 
Chapter 1: Working ethically and safely as a counselling professional
 
Chapter 2: The therapeutic relationship
 
Chapter 3: Working with client diversity in counselling work
 
Chapter 4: A User-centred Approach
 
Chapter 5: Working with self-awareness
 
Chapter 6: Counselling Skills and theory
 
Chapter 7: Working self reflectively
 
Part II: Practice Issues
 
Chapter 8: The counselling training placement
 
Chapter 9: Placement supervision
 
Chapter 10: Agency requirements
 
Chapter 11: Personal therapy requirements
 
Chapter 12: Trainee self-care and avoidance of burnout
 
Chapter 13: Writing a case study
 
Chapter 14: Recording a counselling session and analysing a transcript
 
Part III: Professional Issues
 
Chapter 11: What If?
1. Touch

 
2. Time Boundaries

 
3. Placement Ethics

 
4. Judgements

 
5. Client changing mind

 
6. Gifts

 
7. Boundaries outside of counselling sessions

 
8. Dual relationship

 
9. Dress

 
10. Fitness to practice

 
11. Attracted to client

 
12. Confidentiality and assisted suicide

 
13. Virtual reality, social media, internet, email, texts

 
14. Session cost

 
 
Chapter 12: What Next?

This book is a very helpful, informative companion to anyone undertaking the CPCAB diploma. It retains the style of the Level 2/3 book, making it accessible to students.

Mrs Hilary McNair
Kent Adult Education, Hilderstone College
February 28, 2020

A very useful book that helps students understand an often complex and varied subject

Dr Martin Smith
Department of Social Work and Health, Nottingham Trent University
November 14, 2019

We are using this text book as it follows the CPCAB syllabus and gives students excellant support away from the classroom to write their journals and assignments.

Miss Sharon Hills
Counseling, Kent Adult Education
October 8, 2019

This was a long awaited book written specifically for CPCAB dip students and as such it is a perfect resource for our students. It is clearly written covers all aspects of their training and has good use of examples and exercises. Great book

Ms Deana Friel
Health and Social Care, North West Regional College
March 22, 2019

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