Clinical Counselling in Community and Voluntary Settings provides an overview of the development of counselling in a world of managed care, where resources are tight and professionals are stretched to their limits. Experienced contributors from a varied and diverse background cover issues including:
* the place of community and voluntary organisations in society at large
* the nature of counselling in voluntary and community settings
* containment and holding
* the nature of the client group and its affect on clinical work
This book will provide theoretical and practical advice of interest to both experienced practitioners and students considering a placement with a voluntary counselling organisation.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Stimpson. The Place of Community and Voluntary Organisations in Society at Large, Robinson. The Nature of Counselling in Voluntary and Community Settings, Tyndall. Clinical Work, Supervision and Management, Hill. Research : The Impetus for, and the Measure of, Good Practice. A Case Study from the Voluntary Sector, Machin. Focusing on the Frame - Researching the Impact of Third Parties when working with Children, O'Farrell. Assessment for Counselling in Community and Voluntary Organisations, Stolte. Issue of Containment and Holding Mander. How does the Nature of the Client Group, or the Presenting Problem, Affect the Clinical Work? Cottrell, Elgar. Putting 'Technique' into Question, Gordon. Postscript : Counselling in a Postmodern Context, Stimpson.
Quentin Stimpson is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and a UKRC registered independent counsellor. He runs a private practice as a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor and lectures on various counselling programmes from Diploma through to BA and MSc/MA levels. He is the course leader for the MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Bournemouth University.