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Counselling Psychology: Integrating Theory, Research and Supervised Practice Petrūska Clarkson

Counselling Psychology: Integrating Theory, Research and Supervised Practice

Petrūska Clarkson

Published December 15th 1997
ISBN : 9780415145220
Hardcover
360 pages
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A newly-emerging discipline, with its foundations in academic psychology, this text is written with the potential in mind to develop and sustain a powerful model of the integration of research and practice in counselling. Practitioners are sometimesMoreA newly-emerging discipline, with its foundations in academic psychology, this text is written with the potential in mind to develop and sustain a powerful model of the integration of research and practice in counselling. Practitioners are sometimes reluctant to introduce research into their place of work, seeing it as a distraction from the counselling process. This book shows how a blend of theory, research and supervised practice can be employed in ways which will benefit both counsellors and their clients. It also encourages students to take up and extend research that is already underway. The 19 contributors to the text are all actively engaged in ethically aware and culturally sensitive research and, through supervision, promote its integration into the therapeutic encounter. They argue that comparative study of theory serves to highlight common ground between different theoretical orientations, and help practitioners avoid dogmatic adherence to a single approach. By addressing the professional dimensions of counselling psychology, their aim is to bridge the divide between academic study and counselling practice.