Basic Personal Counselling

Basic Personal Counselling

A Training Manual for Counsellors with Student Resource Access 12 Months

by Rebecca Yin FooDavid Geldard and Kathryn Geldard

Mixed media product Publication Date: 28/07/2017

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Basic Personal Counselling is an easy to read introduction to counselling that reflects current best practice.

It teaches core interviewing skills and provides a framework of practical examples and training group exercises to enable students to progressively build a skill repertoire. The book is designed to prepare students for field placement and therefore has a strong vocational focus.

  • Introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action
  • Discusses the process of change involved in counselling
  • Provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, suicidal ideation\
  • Discusses professional issues including: confidentiality, ethics, record keeping

New to the Edition

  • New author brought on to ensure alignment with current best practice
  • Additional content addressing internet counselling
  • Rewrite and expansion of the self-care chapter
  • New ancillary teacher and support material, including PowerPoints and a mapping grid
  • Update and reposition of group training exercises
Mixed media product
Publication Date:
Cengage Learning Australia
Country of origin:
8th Edition
Rebecca Yin Foo

Rebecca Yin Foo is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who is experienced in providing psychological support for children with developmental disabilities and their families at the Cerebral Palsy League.

Her work has led her to take a high level of practical and academic interest in ways of working with children to promote optimal positive outcomes. She currently works in private practice in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to obtaining her honours degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology she completed a Bachelor of Medical Engineering.

She has published a number of journal articles and presented conference papers nationally and internationally in relation to her studies in both Engineering and Psychology. She is the third author of the book, Counselling Children: A Practical Introduction.

David Geldard

David Geldard worked for many years as a counselling psychologist in private practice, mental health and community health in Queensland. He specialised in counselling children, young people and their families.

Kathryn Geldard

Dr. Kathryn Geldard retired from teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the University of the Sunshine Coast at the end of 2013. Kathryn was responsible for establishing the Master of Counselling and the Master of Counselling Practice programs, and prior to her retirement had extensive experience in mental health settings and private practice, initially working at the Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

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