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What's the Good of Counselling & Psychotherapy?
The Benefits Explained

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Colin Feltham - Emeritus Professor of Counselling & Psychotherapy, Sheffield Hallam University

October 2002 | 286 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`What this brilliant book does so well is to produce not just the evidence for the research effectiveness of therapies but makes the moral case for bringing together human psychological welfare needs and the expanding number of skilled, ethically sensitive people ready to listen to and respond in the most deeply human and needed way - the counsellors and all who work as psychological therapists. I strongly recommend this book' - Graham Curtis Jenkins, Counselling in Practice

 
PART ONE: ADDRESSING HUMAN SUFFERING
Janis Abernathy and Mick Power
The Epidemiology of Mental Distress
Helen Cowie and Judith Dawkins
Proven Benefits of Psychotherapy Interventions with Children and Adolescents
Peter Dale
Benefits of Therapy with Adults Who Were Abused as Children
Some Issues from Evaluation of Counselling Services  
Robert W Firestone and Lisa Firestone
Suicide Reduction and Prevention
Douglas Hooper
Relationship Difficulties
Causes and Cures  
Eva Burns-Lundgren
Therapeutic Benefits for People with Borderline Personality Disorder
 
PART TWO: ENHANCING PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND SOCIAL COHESION
Colin Feltham
Consumers' Views of the Benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Juliana Brown and Richard Mowbray
Visionary Deep Personal Growth
Shahid Najeeb
The Benefits of Psychotherapy to Spirituality
Keith Tudor and Helena Hargaden
The Couch and Ballot Box
The Contribution and Potential of Psychotherapy in Enhancing Citizenship  
Hilde Rapp
Fostering Emotional Intelligence
 
PART THREE: THERAPEUTIC SETTINGS AND ARGUMENTS FOR EFFECTIVENESS
Graham Curtis Jenkins
Good Money after Bad?
The Justification for the Expansion of Counselling Services in Primary Health Care  
Carolyn Marchington-Yeoman and Cary L Cooper
The Benefits of Counselling and Employee Assistance Programmes to British Industry
Ian Palmer
Psychotherapy, the Psychology of Trauma and Army Psychiatry since 1904
Stephen M Saunders
The Clinical Effectiveness of Psychotherapy
Digby Tantam
The Philosophical and Ethical Basis of Benefit

`What this brilliant book does so well is to produce not just the evidence for the research effectiveness of therapies but makes the moral case for bringing together human psychological welfare needs and the expanding number of skilled, ethically sensitive people ready to listen to and respond in the most deeply human and needed way - the counsellors and all who work as psychological therapists. I strongly recommend this book' - Graham Curtis Jenkins, Counselling in Practice

`There is much here to stir up the reluctant practitioner to explain themselves and their practice more ably and, better still, to promote and defend our profession' - The Revd John Eatock, Healthcare, Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

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