The Trainee Handbook: A Guide for Counselling & Psychotherapy Trainees

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Robert Bor, Mary Watts
SAGE, Dec 21, 2010 - Psychology - 400 pages
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Written by a team of leading trainers, practitioners and supervisors, this bestselling book provides all the help and advice you'll need as you start and progress through your training in counselling and psychotherapy. It will also be an essential resource as you go on to take your first steps into therapeutic practice.

The book identifies and guides you through the practical skills and knowledge you'll need to make a success of your training - from writing essays, through case formulation, and on to preparing for your first meeting with a client. A further important function of the book is to address and allay the concerns which are common to all students.

Now in its third edition, The Trainee Handbook has been fully updated to take account of the significant changes that have taken place in the therapy professions over the last few years. It now also includes new and important chapters on:

- the dynamics and practicalities of facilitating client referral,

- the processes involved in assessing a client's mental state, and

- useful tips and hints from former trainees.

The Trainee Handbook will be an invaluable companion, and source of information and guidance for all trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology.


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2 Mapping training routes into working as a therapist
3 Effective essay writing
4 Handling and processing a referral
5 Assessing a clients mental state
five stages
developing skills in formulation
8 Written communication and counselling
9 How to write a client case study
13 The clinical placement in mental health training
14 Guidelines for professional practice
15 Getting the most out of personal therapy
a primer
17 Planning conducting and writing up research
18 A trainees perspective
19 Student top tips
20 Preparing for a job

10 How to write a process report
making it work for you
12 What do I do if ? Questions commonly asked by trainees
21 Looking to the future

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Professor Robert Bor trained in the UK, South Africa and the USA. He is a Chartered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist as well as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is a UKCP Registered Family Therapist, having completed his specialist training at the Tavistock Clinic, London and a clinical member of the Institute of Family Therapy, London. He has a special interest in developing psychological support services for those affected by chronic or acute medical conditions, and especially those with cancer. He has published more than 150 articles and chapters in peer-review publications as well as 20 books on the psychological impact of illness and serves on the editorial board of numerous international journals. He is also the Consulting Psychologist to several leading schools in London including St Pauls School, The Royal Ballet School and JFS. He is an active member of the International Psycho-Oncology Society, consults to Chai Cancer Care in London and he is a Churchill Fellow.

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