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Counselling and Therapy

An Introductory Survey

  • Robert B. Burns

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert B. Burns
      Pages 3-20
  3. Psychoanalytic Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
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      Pages 23-42
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      Pages 43-64
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      Pages 65-68
  4. Behaviourist Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
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      Pages 71-78
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      Pages 79-94
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      Pages 95-106
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      Pages 107-112
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      Pages 113-117
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      Pages 118-126
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      Pages 127-132
  5. Humanistic Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
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      Pages 135-139
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      Pages 140-152
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      Pages 153-169
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      Pages 170-175
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  6. Some Eclectic Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
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  7. Some Issues in Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 264-280

About this book

Introduction

In discussing psychology and psychotherapy with students in both formal and informal settings, it has become obvious to me that many professionals and trainees in health, social service and education spheres often have misinformed, erroneous and often biased views of the aims, objectives and techniques involved in counselling and psychotherapy. There is a proliferation of therapies, some old, some new, which produce a confusing kaleidoscope of treatments on offer to a bewildered public. The purpose of this text is to present in a relatively brief, objective form various current theories and practices in counselling or psychotherapy. This is difficult to do because brevity can itself bring about misunder­ standing, misrepresentation or biased perception. The writer hopes that such has not occurred. The text surveys the bewildering range of therapies available within and outside the Health, Social and Educational Services, to enable intelligent professionals in those services to be more aware of and sensitive to the treatments their clients are undergoing, may undergo or have undergone. Accounts of psychotherapeutic help are often buried in recondite journals, usually inaccessible to doctors, nurses, paramedics, social workers and teachers functioning at 'the coal face'. Few articles ever attempt a comprehensive surveyor rapprochement; most simply argue for one therapy in a biased promotion.

Keywords

counseling

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert B. Burns
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of BradfordUK

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