Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy

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SAGE, Nov 18, 2009 - Psychology - 288 pages
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Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a practical introduction to the application of the Gestalt approach at each stage of the therapeutic process. Taking the reader through these stages, the book focuses on skills which arise out of Gestalt theory as well as those invoked by the therapeutic relationship.

As well as offering guidance on practice issues affecting counsellors such as assessment and treatment considerations, using a variety of Gestalt techniques, and developing client awareness, this fully updated edition has been expanded to represent new developments in the psychotherapy field. New material includes:

- the implications of neuroscience and psychotherapy outcome research for the therapeutic relationship

- new chapters exploring action research, disturbed and disturbing clients, and Gestalt supervision and coaching

- short-term work in primary care and the NHS.

This is an ideal text for use on counselling and counselling skills courses, especially those training in Gestalt, and recommended reading for anyone who uses Gestalt skills in their work.

 

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Contents

1 PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY
3
2 PHENOMENOLOGY AND FIELD THEORY
17
3 AWARENESS
31
4 THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP
43
5 ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS
53
6 TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS
68
7 STRENGTHENING SUPPORT
78
8 SHAME
86
15 USING SUPERVISION AND IDENTIFYING YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
160
16 THE REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER
172
17 ENDING THE JOURNEY
187
PART TWO MANAGING CHALLENGING ENCOUNTERS
199
18 ASSESSING AND MANAGING RISK
201
19 DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
212
PART THREE GESTALT PRACTICE IN CONTEXT
227
20 BRIEF THERAPY
229

9 EXPERIMENTING
94
Regulating the Relationship
105
11 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
119
12 TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTERTRANSFERENCE
130
13 BODY PROCESS
145
14 WORKING WITH DREAMS
153
21 DIVERSITY CULTURE AND ETHICS
237
22 SPIRITUAL COUNSELLING
247
23 GESTALT AND COACHING
254
REFERENCES
267
INDEX
274
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About the author (2009)

Phil Joyce teaches at Metanoia Institute, London and a Gestalt practitioner and supervisor in private practice.

Charlotte Sills MA, MSc (Psychotherapy) is a UKCP registered psychotherapist in private practice and a supervisor, trainer and consultant in a variety of settings. She is a BACP senior accredited supervisor, a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University.

Charlotte has been working in the field of psychological therapies since 1979, at first as counsellor then manager of Hounslow SSD’s Bereavement Project, then qualifying in psychotherapy in 1986.  She has worked as tutor and supervisor on a range of training courses nationally and internationally. She was also, until 2007, part of the Leadership Team at Metanoia Institute, London, where she remains a member of the faculty.  Another interest is in the interface between therapy and coaching and she works at Ashridge Business School, Herts where she is part of the tutor team of the Masters in Executive Coaching. 

Charlotte believes that all human systems – from friendships to organisations - are about people in relationship, and she sees Gestalt as an ideal approach for facilitating effective, vibrant and satisfying relationships.

Charlotte has published widely in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, including An Introduction to Gestalt with Phil Lapworth and Billy Desmond (Sage 2012) and Contracts in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2nd edition 2006 Sage) and Coaching Relationships (edited with Erik de Haan 2012 Libri Press).

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