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A Guide to Humanistic Psychology

 

A Guide to Humanistic Psychology

By John Rowan

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Title:

The Seven Deadly Sins? Issues in Clinical Practice and Supervision for Humanistic and Integrative Practitioners

Date published:

2005

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Anne Kearns

Number of pages

250

Publisher

Karnac

ISBN

9781855753532

Cost

£18.99

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This book aims to make more accessible some concepts from psychoanalysis, self-psychology and affective neuroscience, as well as commenting on the challenge of working "in the real world".  Anne offers an integrative and anecdotal perspective on issues that have been generally un- or under-explored in trainings, using case studies as illustration. Anne Kearns is UKAHPP’s External Moderator.
   

Title:

The Mirror Crack’d: When Things Go Wrong in Psychotherapy & Other Cautionary Tales for Humanistic Practitioners

Date published:

2007

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Anne Kearns

Number of pages

226

Publisher

Karnac

ISBN

9781855757172

Cost

£18.99

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Anne is UKAHPP’s External Moderator.  This book is an invaluable resource for best practice of both counsellors and psychotherapists – covering a wide range of issues that make psychological therapists vulnerable to complaints. Clients when they come for help are often at their most vulnerable psychologically and this can transfer into the therapeutic relationship.
   

Title:

The Development of the Psyche and its Impact on Health - Interweaving Archetype Psychology & Neuroscience

Date published:

November 2010

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Linda Newbold

Number of pages

64

Publisher

VDM Verlag Dr. Muller

ISBN

978-3-639-30298-1

Cost

49 Euros / £42

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Title:

Does Therapy Work?

Date published:

January 2011

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Jane Barclay

Number of pages

106

Publisher

Troutbeck Press

ISBN

978-0-9567857-0-1

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£12.99

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Jane Barclay draws on both her experiences as therapist and as client to answer the title's question 'Does Therapy Work?' First she examines the 'component parts' of therapy, then offers a demonstration by means of her own story as client. The Introduction can be read on her website: www.jbcounselling.co.uk
   

Title:

Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy

Date published:

2010

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Philippa Perry and Junko Graat

Number of pages

152pp

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN

978230252035

Cost

£12.99

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Couch Fiction is an intriguing case study in the form of a graphic novel. It provides a fresh, transparent look at the process of psychotherapy from the perspective of both the psychotherapist and the client. It opens up the mysteries of the psychotherapy world while managing to entertain and educate.

   

Title:

Personification: Using the Dialogical Self in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Date published:

2010

Author(s)/Editor(s)

John Rowan

Number of pages

176pp

Publisher

Routledge

ISBN

9780415433464

Cost

£17.99

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John Rowan explains the importance of multiplicity, how this idea has been obscured by the 'narcissism of small differences' between therapeutic approaches, and summarises the latest research and thinking in this field. He advocates a fluid, creative attention to the ever-shifting dance and dialogue of 'I-positions'.

   

Title:

Reflective Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Date published:

10 May 2010

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Sofie Bager-Charleson

Number of pages

192pp

Publisher

Learning Matters

ISBN

9781844453603

Cost

£18

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This is a step-by-step journey through the history and development of reflective practice. Central themes of the book are reflexivity and self-reflection. The book focuses on therapists' motivations and explores different ways of assessing and meeting needs for an often difficult and sometimes emotionally-complex job.

   

Title:

Why do Therapists choose to be Therapists? A Practice Based Inquiry

Date published:

September 2010

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Sofie Bager-Charleson

Number of pages

166pp

Publisher

Karnac Books

ISBN

9781855758261

Cost

£18

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This inquiry moves from personal musing to systematic research into therapists' motivations for practice. At the heart of the book are six separate accounts by psychotherapists from different modalities. These accounts are put into the context of ongoing literature and viewed with reference to a survey with 238 other therapists.

   

Title:

Being White in the Helping Professions: Developing Effective Intercultural Awareness

Date published:

2009

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Judy Ryde

Number of pages

224

Publisher

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN

978-1-84310-936-5

Cost

£19.99

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Judy Ryde challenges white helping professionals to recognize their own cultural identity and the impact it has when practising in a multicultural environment. She reveals how white people have implicit and explicit advantages and privileges that often go unnoticed by them. She suggests that in order to work effectively in a multicultural setting, this privilege needs to be fully acknowledged and confronted.
   

Title:

Counselling Skills for Complementary Therapists

Date published:

July 2005

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Rosie March-Smith

Number of pages

123pp

Publisher

Open University Press

ISBN

0335211224

Cost

£16.99 or £55 hardback

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OUP (www.openup.co.uk), Amazon & bookshops

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As the demand for tighter professionalism grows in the complementary healing world, and government regulation increases, a more skilled approach to counselling patients has become priority. Few practitioners over the past 30 years have used more than basic listening skills as part of their clinical work - because they were not taught counselling techniques. This book seeks to change this.

   

Title:

Humanistic Approach to Psychotherapy

Date published:

2003

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Eric Whitton

Number of pages

180pp

Publisher

Whurr Publishing

ISBN

1-861-56300-0

Cost

£19.99

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This is a description of the practice of therapy known as ‘humanistic’, based on the human potential movement developed since the 1960s and now including a number of related methods.
Contributors include Maria Gilbert, Judy Graham, Julie Hewson, David Jones, Jochen Lude, Courtenay Young.

   

Title:

Integrative Psychotherapy in Healthcare: A Humanistic Approach

Date published:

2004

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Tricia Scott

Number of pages

185pp

Publisher

Palgrave/Macmillan

ISBN

0-333-96915-4

Cost

£17.95

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This book clarifies and critiques the interventions of different mental health disciplines and offers an innovative humanistic alternative to the model-driven and time-bound responses that dominate current psychotherapy and counselling provision. It aims to raise the profile of humanistic practice and create dialogue with medical and other healthcare professionals.  

   

Title:

Relating to clients. The therapeutic relationship for complementary therapists

Date published:

2008

Author(s)/Editor(s)

Su Fox

Number of pages

176pp

Publisher

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN

978 1 84310 6159

Cost

£12.99

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Jessica Kingsley's commissioning editor said 'Anyone who works with people in a caring profession should read this book, not just complementary therapists.'  

   

Title:

Introducing Humanistic Group Counselling for Somatisation in a Primary Care Practice: Preliminary Findings. Article in: Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal

Date published:

Volune 7, Number 4, December 2007

Author(s)/Editor(s)

J. Graham, O. Manor, S. Wiseman

Number of pages

7pp

Publisher

BACP / Routledge Taylor and Francis Group

ISSN

1473-3145

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1473-3145 (print) 1746-1505 (online)

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This study shows that using humanistic group methods results in the significant reduction in severity of problems and frequency of visits to GPs.