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Counselling and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice provides a balance of engaging and in-depth stories and case studies from the inside of therapy. Representing the key practice modality sections of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, the book explores examples from a range of therapeutic practices, grounded in the theoretical and evidence frameworks of the modality or approach and supported by clear and authoritative commentary. These stories showcase the diversity of modalities in the field of psychotherapy and counselling, how they work in detail, and what can be expected from a particular therapeutic experience. The book provides readers with examples of advanced interpersonal skills and a considerable breadth and depth of knowledge of psychotherapy and counselling practice, as it is shaping up today. Key featuresContributions from eminent practising counsellors and psychotherapists in a range of fields of practice provide authoritative insights and reflect diversity of modalitiesAustralian case examples and stories from practitioners explore genuine work with clientsReflective practice questions and activities in each chapter encourage readers to reflect on what theya (TM)ve learnt and connect theory to practiceMargin note definitions and glossary help readers develop an understanding of professional terms
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Table of Contents

1. Psychotherapy and Counselling: Context and content Carolyn Noble & Elizabeth Day Part 1: Contemporary Horizons of Practice2. Feminist therapy: Theories and practices Carolyn Noble & Elizabeth Day 3. First Nations Healing: Indigenous approaches to counselling Frankie Merritt4. The ethics of touch in contemporary psychotherapy Gena Fawns5. Diagnosis gone mad: Staying present at the edge of `difference' Michael Reed 6. Using film in counselling and psychotherapy Jillian LynchPart 2: Relational Therapies 7. Therapy that fits: Feedback informed, client directed counselling Nathan Beel 8. The relational world of existential therapy and counselling Alison Strasser9. Transforming anger in a colourful life Graeme James10. Adaptation and change in both client and counsellor, in a sexual abuse case Amanda Stuart & Tammy Robinson11. Kim: A case study demonstrating recovery from complex trauma Mary GosletPart 3: Expressive Therapies12. Play therapy Kylie Pidgeon, Judi Parson, Lucinda Mora, Jay Anderson, Karen Stagnitti & Vivienne Mountain13. Dance movement therapy as a specialised form of counselling and psychotherapy in Australia Kim Dunphy, Jane Guthrie & Sue Mullane14. Equine assisted psychotherapy Maggie Broom15. From fragmentation to integration: Re-storying professional identity as a narrative therapist Ruth Thorne16. Moving beyond embodiment to `animation'-based psychotherapy and counselling Sandra Kay LauffenburgerPart 4: Integrative Therapies17. Metaphor in counsellor training: Using myth, narrative and the Hero's Journey to facilitate reflection, insight and transformation Frankie Merritt & Jane Clark 18. Stories of constancy and change: A narrative odyssey Jane Clark & Rob Hadfield19. In search of myself: An integrative approach Elizabeth Anne Riley20. The artistry and therapeutic practice of hypnotherapy Eileen DavisPart 5: Psychodynamic Therapies21. Embodied imagination: Working with dreams and memories to facilitate therapeutic change Jennifer Hume & Michelle Morris22. Mental illness or complex trauma?: From diagnosis to recovery Judith de Lang & Mandy Freeling 23. `Forget me not'- My journey through Jungian analysis - A case presentation Toni Woodward & John Merchant

About the Author

Professor Carolyn Noble, Inaugural Head of School of Social Work and Professor of Social Work, Australian College of Applied Psychology, PhD, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work (University of New South Wales). Dr Elizabeth Day, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Australian College of Applied Psychology, PhD (MU), Advanced Diploma of Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy (Gestalt Therapy Australia), Advanced Certificate in Gestalt Counselling (Gestalt Therapy Australia), Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Melb).

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