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Technology in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide [Kindle Edition]

Kate Anthony
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'This book is essential reading for practitioners, supervisors and tutors from many different therapeutic backgrounds working independently or in organisationl settings, whether on-line or face-to-face. Therapists, by their very nature, are explorers and this book provides exciting new territory.' - Rose-Marie Court, CPJ

'As a counsellor whose workplace is setting up an online service I have found it a very useful text, and one that managed to avoid too much usage of technological jargon. It discusses many of the ethical, theoretical and practical issues that surround working in media where the counsellor is not physically in the same room as the client and gives some very good examples of actual practice. I found it to be a very readable book that raised issues around an area that is both exciting and controvesial.' - Terry Hanley, Healthcare, Counselling and Psychotherapy

'For all of us who have wondered how to integrate technology into our practice, or worry about whether we should integrate technology into our practice, I find this book offers advice, information and case studies around these themes in a helpful and insightful way; exploiting not only advantages and disadvantages, but also clinical and ethical issues relevant to the utilisation of technology in counselling.' - Counselling Australia

'Technology in Counselling and Psychotherapy offers a solid contribution to the literature on how technology in three specific areas has been used in counselling and psychotherapy.' -

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Over recent years information technology has become an increasingly important part of counselling and psychotherapy. This innovative and broad-ranging text, with contributions from internationally leading figures, provides an up-to-the-minute, precise and practical guide to the different ways in which technology can be used in therapeutic work, including e-mail and internet relay chat; telephone; video-link and stand-alone software packages. As well as discussing vital ethical, theoretical and practical considerations for practitioners, the authors look at the likely impact of these technologies on therapeutic relationships and the outcomes that can be expected. Technology's impact is explored from the perspectives of both therapists and clients, including individual therapy, groups, supervision and training, and supported by extensive case studies.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 796 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1403900604
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (25 April 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F3ZB718
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,171,747 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good topic, thin on content 29 April 2009
In the interest of adding e-counselling to my practice, I purchased this book with enthusiasm. I found it disappointing mainly in that the content of it that was directly applicable to myself as a practitioner was minimal. The range of subjects covered (from online clinical supervision to computer-based CBT) is so broad it isn't likely to all (or mostly) be of interest to the any one reader. I felt that additional content on case studies of online counselling and actual clinical material would have deepened the book significantly. The subtitle 'A Practitioner's Guide' is inaccurate.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Overview 31 May 2011
This provides a reasonable, if quickly dating (not the book's fault, simply the sheer pace of technological development) overview of various technological media through which therapy is being delivered. Useful starter pack, but an updated version would include references to social networking. I personally, was seeking a more in depth discussion as to the pros & cons of the differing media, and criteria for evaluating which clients would/would not benefit from accessing therapy via each medium. They are covered but not in sufficient detail for my liking. I don't know of a better overview.
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