Alex Howard's Challenges to Counselling and Psychotherapy PDF

By Alex Howard

ISBN-10: 0333642872

ISBN-13: 9780333642870

ISBN-10: 1349138258

ISBN-13: 9781349138258

A transparent, readable, radical problem to the principles of treatment. The author's final objective isn't counselling, however the abuse of professionalisation and our present deity - consumerism. the variety, ardour and intensity of the dialogue will allure the final reader and a large variety of carers and consumers. The questions raised may still make it needed analyzing for practitioners and their supervisors. Which faculties of counselling will upward thrust to the problem? on the way to fail, and fall?

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Essentially it is a kind of 'aerosol' to be sprayed on deteriorating relationships and traumatised individuals to deodorise and humanise them. (Adapted from John Bennington's definition of 'community') In the beginning was the word, and the word was counselling, and there arose many prophets willing to interpret the word, but few to deny its veracity. So counselling became a self-fulfilling prophecy, for its tenets were not written down on tablets of stone nor handed down from on high. And since no one knew what counselling or psychotherapy meant as separate creeds, when they were joined together their offspring multiplied exceedingly, offering diverse avenues to salvation.

Education is therapeutic. Counselling is educational. Both, at best, touch us deeply and draw from us powers, skills and insights we never knew we had. Counsellors and therapists select the name that best suits the market. Joan may be a 'therapist' to her upmarket clients and a 'counsellor' to customers overawed by the notion of 'therapy'. Jim may avoid talk of counselling, consciousness-raising, personal growth or group therapy. His clients understand courses, training and plain old discussion, so that's what they get.

We can empower - or disable, bedazzle and deceive. Advertising and public relations encourage customers to enter into the plausible fictions they create. These industries work hard to stay ahead of an ever more sophisticated audience. Quite often they succeed. As power increases, so the possibility of abuse grows. Specialists in human motivation are expert in hiding their own motivations. I, for one, am not convinced that, in counselling as in other activities, virtue is managing to keep pace with technology.

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