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By Professor Vanja Orlans, Ms Susan Van Scoyoc

ISBN-10: 1412946425

ISBN-13: 9781412946421

A brief creation to Counselling Psychology brings jointly quite a lot of suitable details at the idea and perform of counseling psychology, written during the lens of direct practitioner event and incorporating a world viewpoint. This available textual content offers concrete info on historic advancements within the box as an entire, on education specifications and paths, on careers and domain names of perform, and at the varieties of projects and demanding situations that practitioners take care of in several settings.

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Qxp 18 11/18/2008 11:37 AM Page 18 A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY has of course entailed a clash of values in many settings and some considerable effort to find a way through such differences. It would appear to us that these efforts continue in the field at the time of writing, perhaps suggesting that this is itself a characteristic of the profession. Of relevance also, is the competition for finite resources among different professional groups. Secondly, counselling psychology has been driven by a desire to ‘make a stand’ – for subjectivity, for the inclusion of context in its research and practice, for promoting well-being as opposed to a focus on illness, for diversity, for the rights of all human beings, and for the right to bring psychology to many different settings.

This is a very pertinent issue at present in the field of counselling psychology and we think that it raises some important questions and challenges. As we shall see, there are many different philosophical trends that have all influenced this professional field, and there are also many different psychologies, a fact that we shall consider in more detail in the following chapter on professional knowledge in counselling psychology. Our own interest in the philosophical basis to counselling psychology is two-fold.

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