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By John McLeod

This bestseller presents a finished creation to the speculation and perform of counselling and treatment. The booklet has been completely up to date with new references and examples and now has info on themes equivalent to: Transactional research using normal surroundings in counselling The contribution of arts-based methods Integrating idea into perform to aid readers, the writer has prolonged the creation to the ebook so that it will define the goals of the publication and clarify its constitution in order that this is often transparent to the reader from the outset. The pedagogy of this variation has additionally been enhanced as a way to increase studying. each one bankruptcy comprises: issues for extra dialogue key words and ideas advised additional examining Case experiences and illustrations This publication continues to be the booklet of selection for college kids and tutors on introductory counselling classes.

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Before this, the problems in living that people encountered were primarily dealt with from a religious perspective, implemented at the level of the local community (McNeill 1951; Neugebauer 1978, 1979). Anyone who was seriously disturbed or insane was essentially tolerated as part of the community. Less extreme forms of emotional or interpersonal problems were dealt with by the local priest: for example, through the Catholic confessional. McNeill (1951) refers to this ancient tradition of religious healing as ‘the cure of souls’.

In complementary fashion, the patient comes to light as a compliant recipient of expert knowledge and technique. Patients seem to be plagued by problems that can be easily understood, categorized and treated by strangers. (Cushman and Gilford 1999: 25)” ➥ 31 32 Chapter 2 The social and historical origins of counselling For Cushman and Gilford, the acceptance of managed care on the part of the public reflects the next stage in the evolution of the ‘empty self’, into a series of shallow ‘multiple selves’ that cope with the complexity of modern life by compartmentalizing it into a series of multiple ‘selves’.

Foremost among these were Carl Rogers, Eric Berne, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck and Abraham Maslow. Many of the European analysts who went to the USA, such as Erikson and Fromm, were also prominent in reframing psychoanalysis from a wider social and cultural perspective, thus making it more acceptable to an American clientele. One of the strongest sources of resistance to psychoanalysis in American culture lay in academic psychology. Although William James (1890), who had been one of the first scholars to make psychology academically respectable in American universities, had given close attention to Freudian ideas, American academic psychologists had become deeply committed to a behaviourist approach from 29 30 Chapter 2 The social and historical origins of counselling about 1918.

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