New PDF release: An Introduction to Counselling, Fifth Edition

By John Mcleod

This bestseller offers a finished advent to the idea and perform of counselling and psychotherapy.

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When we look at the birth of the psychiatric profession, and compare it with what was happening before the beginning of the nineteenth century, we can see that: 1 Emotional and behavioural ‘problems in living’ became medicalized. 2 There emerged a ‘trade in lunacy’, an involvement of market forces in the development of services. 3 There was an increased amount of rejection and cruelty in the way the insane were treated, and much greater social control. 4 The services that were available were controlled by men and used to oppress women.

Moving in the direction of fulfilling potential or achieving an integration of previously conflicting parts of self. ● Enlightenment. Assisting the client to arrive at a higher state of spiritual awakening. ● Problem-solving. Finding a solution to a specific problem that the client had not been able to resolve alone. Acquiring a general competence in problem-solving. ● Psychological education. Enabling the client to acquire ideas and techniques with which to understand and control behaviour. ● Acquisition of social skills.

13 Conclusions 16 Topics for reflection and discussion 16 Suggested further reading 16 11 Introduction C ounselling is an activity that emerged during the twentieth century, and reflects the pressures and values of modern life. We live in a complex, busy, changing world. In this world, there are many different types of experience that are difficult for people to cope with. Most of the time, we get on with life, but sometimes we are stopped in our tracks by an event or situation that we do not, at that moment, have the resources to sort out.

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