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Praise for the First Edition: `An excellently edited book... It touches upon the core philosophical bases of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive and humanistic counselling, and explores the complicated and sometimes contradictory nature of contracting within these approaches... The book is written in an accessible language and often uses very powerful imagery to underline its message... I found this book to be extremely stimulating, accessible and readable. I recommend it to all people interested in counselling, and particularly to students of counselling at all levels' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Contracts in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a practical guide to an essential area of professional knowledge and skills. Any kind of therapeutic relationship requires an agreement between practitioner and client at the outset. When contracting with clients, practitioners need to consider a whole range of factors including: " goals of counselling " theoretical orientation " brief or open-ended counselling " different personality types " ethical and legal issues. This book provides a unique guide to the nature of counselling contracts, why they are needed and how they are made. For the second edition, the book has been thoroughly updated to take account of the BACP ethical framework. Two new chapters have been added covering the legal aspects of contracting, and how to make contracts with trainees. Contracts in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition is an authoritative source of information and practical guidance for trainees and practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy. Charlotte Sills is Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, and Head of Transactional Analysis Department at Metanoia Institute, Londonshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 170 x 238 x 14mm | 340.2g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1412920663
  • 9781412920667
  • 245,608

About Charlotte Sills

Charlotte Sills MA, MSc (Psychotherapy) is a UKCP registered psychotherapist in private practice and a supervisor, trainer and consultant in a variety of settings. She is a BACP senior accredited supervisor, a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University. Charlotte has been working in the field of psychological therapies since 1979, at first as counsellor then manager of Hounslow SSD's Bereavement Project, then qualifying in psychotherapy in 1986. She has worked as tutor and supervisor on a range of training courses nationally and internationally. She was also, until 2007, part of the Leadership Team at Metanoia Institute, London, where she remains a member of the faculty. Another interest is in the interface between therapy and coaching and she works at Ashridge Business School, Herts where she is part of the tutor team of the Masters in Executive Coaching. Charlotte believes that all human systems - from friendships to organisations - are about people in relationship, and she sees Gestalt as an ideal approach for facilitating effective, vibrant and satisfying relationships. Charlotte has published widely in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, including An Introduction to Gestalt with Phil Lapworth and Billy Desmond (Sage 2012) and Contracts in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2nd edition 2006 Sage) and Coaching Relationships (edited with Erik de Haan 2012 Libri Press).show more

Table of contents

PART ONE: AN OVERVIEWIntroduction: The Therapy Contract - Charlotte Sills A Mutual CommitmentContracts and Contract Making - Charlotte SillsPART TWO: THEORETICAL APPROACHESThe Use of Contracts in the Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Approach - Michael JacobsCognitive Therapy - Frank Wills A Down-to-earth and Accessible ApproachContracting within Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy - Mike WorralPART THREE: TYPES AND CONSIDERATIONSOutcome-Focused Contracts - Ian StewartProcess Contracts - Adrienne LeeContracts and Harmful Behaviour - Geoff MothersoleMaking Contracts with Different Personality Types - Charlotte Sills and Max WideContracts, Ethics and the Law - Peter JenkinsPART FOUR: CONTRACTS AND CONTEXTSContracts, Complexity and Challenge - Keith TudorChoosing a Time-limited Counselling or Psychotherapy Contract - Jenifer Elton WilsonTherapy Contracts with Trainee Practitioners - Brigid Proctor and Charlotte SillsContracting in Supervision - Brigid Proctorshow more

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