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The Practitioner's Handbook
A Guide for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Stephen Palmer - Centre for Stress Management, London, Centre for Coaching, London
  • Robert Bor - Royal Free Hospital, UK

March 2008 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Practitioner's Handbook is an essential guide to professional development in counseling, psychotherapy, and counseling psychology. Written in a friendly and informal style, the Handbook addresses the key concerns and questions most frequently raised by newly qualified practitioners, including:
  • How to avoid complaints and litigation
  • How to write client reports
  • How to interpret medical and psychiatric assessments
The Handbook also outlines different avenues for career development (such as research, supervision, training or management), providing the reader with practical hints and guidance on how to take the next career step and organize continuing professional development (CPD).

The Practitioner's Handbook is the ideal companion for newly qualified practitioners and those nearing the end of their professional training. Leading contributors share their knowledge and experience on key topics, making the Handbook an indispensable guide for continuing professional development.

Professor Cary Cooper
Foreword
Stephen Palmer and Robert Bor
Introduction
Sarah Corrie, Nicola Hurton and David A Lane
How to Develop Your Career and Organize Your Continuing Professional Development
David G Purvis and Neha Pandit
How to Give a Lecture and Run Training Workshops
Berni Curwen and Peter Ruddell
Understanding Psychiatric and Medical Assessments
Robert Bor
How to Prepare a Report on a Client
Alan Frankland and Yvonne Walsh
How to Communicate Effectively with Colleagues
Riva Miller
Framework of Supervision for Practitioners and Trainees
Colin Lago
How to Manage a Counselling Service
Peter Jenkins
How to Reduce the Risk of Complaints and Litigation
Christine Wilding, Gladeana Mcmahon and Stephen Palmer
How to Set up and Develop Your Private Practice
Roy Moodley and Dina Lubin
Developing Your Career to Working with Multicultural and Diversity Clients
Annette Fillery-Travis and David A Lane
How to Develop Your Research Interests
David Winter and Del Loewenthal
How to Write for Publication
Kasia Szymanska
Stress and Burnout

'I would recommend The Practitioner's Handbook as a useful resource for therapists concerned with their professional development and the development of others' - Therapy Today, February 2009


A good general guide. Useful for dip in, dip out information for students.

Mrs Denise Hardy
Dept of Counselling, Cleveland & Redcar College
January 28, 2013

Very beneficial with regards to communication skills in nursing

Mr Steven Neville-Wu
School of Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
October 31, 2012

Gives a good introduction to elements of practice such as setting up a private practice, conducting research and how to avoid complaints and litigation.

Ms Clare Jolly
Childrens services, Spurgeons
October 27, 2012

Text would be too generic, too basic and counselling-specific to be adopted in this course.

Mr Pieter Du Toit
Clinical Psychology, Essex University
September 30, 2011

This book is an excellent addition to the 'Trainee Handbook'. It expands with the development of the practitioner with it's comprehensive coverage of key topics such as supervision.

Mr Richard Carroll
School of Health , Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
May 5, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF


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