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Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2ed

by Dave Mearns and Mick Cooper SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9781473977938
Format:
Pbk 248 pages
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AU$72.00 NZ$73.04
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Eagerly awaited by many counsellors and psychotherapists, this new edition includes an updated preface, new content on recent research and new developments and debates around relational depth, and new case studies.


 


This groundbreaking text goes to the very heart of the therapeutic meeting between therapist and client. Focusing on the concept of 'relational depth', the authors describe a form of encounter in which therapist and client experience profound feelings of contact and engagement with each other, and in which the client has an opportunity to explore whatever is experienced as most fundamental to her or his existence. The book has helped thousands of trainees and practitioners understand how to facilitate a relationally-deep encounter, identify the personal ‘blocks’ that may be encountered along the way, and consider new therapeutic concepts – such as 'holistic listening' – that help them to meet their clients at this level.


 


This classic text remains a source of fresh thinking and stimulating ideas about the therapeutic encounter which is relevant to trainees and practitioners of all orientations.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

FOUNDATIONS FOR A RELATIONAL THERAPY
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS: A RELATIONAL UNDERSTANDING
RELATIONAL DEPTH IN THERAPY: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MAY HELP
A CONTINUING RELATIONSHIP AT DEPTH: 'REACHING THE PARTS…'
WORKING WITH DOMINIC: A 'PARTIAL' DRUNK
EARNING THE RIGHT TO WORK WITH RICK: A TRAUMATISED CLIENT
FACILITATING A MEETING AT RELATIONAL DEPTH
THE THERAPIST'S DEVELOPMENTAL AGENDA
TOWARDS A REVOLUTION

Only occasionally do books change the very way we think about practice and introduce concepts that have the power to redefine some of our work, the first edition of Working at Relational Depth did just that, and this second edition takes us several steps further. Entirely updated, refreshed and contemporary in its approach this is, once again, a tour de force in the literature; a further critical development in our understanding of the relationship in counselling and psychotherapy.


Dr Andrew Reeves


Senior Lecturer; Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist; Chair of BACP


 


Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2nd Edition, co-authored by Mick Cooper and Dave Mearns, is a wonderful book which should be on every counsellor’s and counsellor training course’s reading list.


Moira Bishop


Amersham & Wycombe College


 


This book reminds us that therapy is both an art and a science. The struggle to find words to describe moments of deep healing between two people is balanced by an absorbing look at the neuroscience, developmental psychology and evidence that underpin relational depth. This is both poetry and prose which speak across the different modalities to all therapists who care about their clients.


Fiona Ballantine Dykes, Intergrative Therapist and Head of Professional Standards BACP


BACP


 
Dave Mearns is formerly Director of the Counselling Unit and Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.  Dave is author or co-author of four other counselling books published by SAGE: Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Second Edition, Experiences of Counselling in Action, Person-Centred Counselling Training and Person-Centred Therapy Today: New Frontiers in Theory and Practice.


 


 


Mick Cooper is Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton and is a leading international authority in the fields of person-centred, experiential, existential and relational therapies. He is author and co-author of several SAGE books: the bestselling Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Dave Mearns (2005), Existential Therapies (2003) and The Plural Self (1998). His new book with SAGE, Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling: Contributions to a Pluralistic Practice, published in 2015 accompanied by a companion website hosting bespoke video tutorials of key therapeutic skills.