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Imogene King: a Conceptual Framework for Nursing

by Christina L Sieloff SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
10/1991
ISBN:
9781452253244
Format:
Ebk 64 pages
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The wide-ranging contexts in which counselling and psychotherapy is now practiced means clients present with a range of risks that therapists have to respond to. Risk is an ever-present issue for counsellors and psychotherapists and, in an increasingly litigious culture, the need for trainees to develop a sound understanding of how the right tools and the right knowledge can support their practice has never been greater. In this book Andrew Reeves takes trainees, newly qualified practitioners, and more experienced practitioners step-by-step through what is meant by risk, offering practical hints and tips and links to policy and research to inform good ethical practice along the way. This book tackles: and bull; The definition of risk and how risk is linked to social, psychological and relational factors and bull; Working with those who are at risk of suicide, self-injury, self-harm and/or are an endangerment to others and bull; How therapists should respond to the risk in situations involving child protection, mental health crises, and in the therapeutic process itself and bull; The positive side of risk-taking and bull; How counsellors and psychotherapists can work with risk proactively and positively, informed by research. Filled with case studies, ethical dilemmas, reflective questions, discussion questions and further reading, this book offers counsellors and psychotherapists guidance on how they can work with risk proactively and positively. It is an essential resource for all services, organisations and individual practitioners.

Introduction
What do we mean by risk?
Risk assessment: talking and ticking boxes
Working with a risk of suicide
Working with self-injury and self-harm
The danger of violence and harm to others
Safeguarding and child protection
Mental health crisis: danger and opportunity
Using supervision to manage risks in the therapeutic process
Positive risk taking
Conclusion: bringing it together

When confronted by risk it is common for us to lose the ability to think. This book offers a broad, realistic and grounded approach to thinking about risk. Risk is looked at from the vantage point of what is risky for the client and also for the therapist. The use of client vignettes and reflective exercises enable the reader to engage directly with their attitudes, feelings and also their responsibilities towards clients exhibiting risky behaviour. The book also embraces issues related to self- harm and risk in the context of mental health. Andrew Reeves has written a compact book that is useful to therapeutic practitioners but also to those teaching others about the nuts and bolts of addressing risk in the counselling room and other helping settings. Dr Liz Coldridge In Working with Risk in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Reeves has provided an engaging, lucid and comprehensive exploration of a and ldquo;multidimensional view of risk and rdquo;, posing critical questions and drawing substantially from clinical material in order to examine the nuances of this crucial concept. An invaluable resource for trainees and seasoned practitioners alike, the book combines a broad range of both practical and philosophical concerns, succinctly addressing a wealth of detail in order to elucidate our understanding. Dr Susan Maise Strauss As Andrew Reeves points out, the term and lsquo;risk and rsquo; is often used in our profession but is rarely defined with any clarity or depth. He offers useful definitions for the term and works systematically through a broad range of issues that might arise when working with risk in counselling and psychotherapy. As well as exploring the potential harm represented by risk Reeves also acknowledges the significance of positive risk taking within counselling and psychotherapy. Realistic vignettes along with well structured and lsquo;pauses for reflection and rsquo; are used throughout the book to explore the issues that are discussed. This book is well researched and full of useful links and references for further reading. Overall the book instils confidence about this topic by informing the reader of the many facets of risk in counselling and psychotherapy. David Taylor-Jones
Dr Andrew Reeves has worked as a counsellor and supervisor in various setting for over twenty years.Originally qualified as a social worker, he specialised in child protection and adult mental health before moving to working full-time as a counsellor at the University of Liverpool.Following the death by suicide of one of his clients early in his career, he undertook extensive research into ways in which counsellors and psychotherapists work with suicidal clients and he has written extensively about this since.His recent book with SAGE, Counselling Suicidal Clients (2010) has quickly become a popular title, as has Key Issues for Counselling in Action: Second Edition, which he co-edited with Prof Windy Dryden.His award-winning training DVD, Tight Ropes and Safety Nets: Counselling Suicidal Clients (with Jon Shears and Sue Wheeler) is now being used by many therapy training programmes throughout the UK. His new book, An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: From Theory to Practice (2012) has several aims: to help provide prospective students of counselling and psychotherapy with information to support their training decisions; to help integrate theory into their early steps in working with clients on a practice placement; and to help bridge the move from qualification into practice as a therapist. He has other new projects in the pipeline, including editing the new series, Essential Issues for Counselling and Psychotherapy in which he will be writing the new title, Working with Risk in Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as working with Windy Dryden on the sixth edition of the bestselling SAGE text, The Handbook of Individual Therapy.