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Module Reading List

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner 1a, 2021/22, Semester 1
Stuart Gore
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Essential reading

Bager-Charleson, S. 2010. Reflective practice in counselling and psychotherapy. Exeter: Learning Matters. (Chapter 1 What is reflective practice? ). Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Bager-Charleson, S. 2012. Personal development in counselling and psychotherapy. London: Sage/Learning Matters.

Bond. T. 2015. Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action (4th edn.). London: Sage.

Bor, R. & Watts, M. (Eds.). 2006. The Trainee Handbook: A guide for counselling and psychotherapy trainees (2nd edn.) . London: Sage.

Cooper, M., 2001. Embodied empathy. Empathy, Eds. S. Haugh & T. Merry, pp.218-229. Ross-onWye: PCCS Books. 

Dunnett, A., Jesper, C., O'Donnell, M. & Vallance, K. 2013. Getting the most from supervision : a guide for counsellors and psychotherapists. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Green, J. 2010. Creating the therapeutic relationship in counselling and psychotherapy. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Howard, S. 2010. Skills in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy . London: Sage. (Chapters 4 & 5). Chapter 4 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Nolan, G., Macaskie, J. & Meekums, B. 2014. The training and supervision of individual therapists. In Dryden, W. & Reeves, A. (eds). Handbook of individual therapy (6th edn). London: Sage.

Oldale, M. and Cooke, M.J. 2015. Making the most of counselling & psychotherapy placements. London: Sage. (Chapter 3 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE)

Reeves, A. 2013. An introduction to counselling and psychotherapy : from theory to practice. London: Sage. (Chapters 4,6,7,11). Chapter 7 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Thompson, K. (2004) Journal writing as a therapeutic tool. In: G. Bolton, S. Howlett, C. Lago & J. Wright (eds) Writing cures : an introductory handbook of writing in counselling and psychotherapy. London, Brunner-Routledge.

Wright, J. & Bolton, G. 2012. Reflective writing in counselling and psychotherapy. London: Sage. Chapter 3 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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Barnett, M. 2007. What brings you here? An exploration of the unconscious motivations of those who choose to train and work as psychotherapists and counsellors. Psychodynamic practice.: individuals, groups and organisations, 13(3), pp. 257-274, DOI: 10.1080/14753630701455796

Bager-Charleson, S. 2010. Why therapists choose to become therapists? : a practice based enquiry . London: Karnac.

Bond. T. 2015. Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action (4th edn.). London: Sage.

Casement, P. 1985. On Learning From the Patient. London: Routledge.

Chaturvedi, S. 2013. Mandatory personal therapy: does the evidence justify the practice? In debate. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 41(4), pp.454-460.

Cross, M.C. & Papodopoulos, M.. 2001. Becoming a therapist : a manual for personal and professional development. London, Brunner-Routledge.

Dryden, W. & Reeves, A. (Eds.). 2008. Key Issues for Counselling in Action (2nd edn). London: Sage.

Feltham, C. & Horton, I. (Eds.) 2012. The Sage Handbook of counselling and psychotherapy (3rd Edn). London: Sage. Available online.

Geldard, K & Geldard, D. 2005. Practical counselling skills training : an integrative approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Grimmer, A. (2005) Personal therapy: researching a knotty problem. Therapy Today. 16 (7), 37-40.

Hawkins, P. & Shohet, R. 2000. Supervision in the Helping Professions (2nd edn.). Buckingham: Open University Press.

Hazler, R.J. & Barwick, N. 2001. The therapeutic environment : core conditions for facilitating therapy. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Hill, A. 2002. Let’s stay and hate: the role of community meetings on counsellor training courses. Counselling and psychotherapy research., 2 (4), pp.215-221.

Kahn, M. 1997. Between Therapist and Client: the new relationship. New York, Freeman.

Ladany, N., Walker, J.A., Pate-Carolan, L.M. & Evans, L.G. 2008. Practicing counseling and psychotherapy : insights from trainees, supervisors, and clients. New York: Routledge.

Lambert, P. 2008. Initiating counselling. In W.Dryden & A. Reeves (eds.). Key Issues for Counselling in Action (2nd edn). London: Sage. (chapter 4) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Macran, S., Stiles, W.B. & Smith, J.A. 1999. How does personal therapy affect therapists' practice? Journal of Counseling Psychology., 46(4), pp. 419-431.

McLeod, J. 2009. An introduction to counselling (5th edn.). Buckingham: Open University Press. (Chapter 19 The Counselling Relationship) 

McLeod, J. 2009. The counsellor's workbook : developing a personal approach.(2nd edn)  Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Moore, J. & Roberts, R. 2010. Counselling and psychotherapy in organisational settings. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Muntigl, P. et al. 2014. Targeting emotional impact in storytelling: Working with client affect in emotion-focused psychotherapy. Discourse studies.. 16(6), pp.753-775.

Murphy, D. 2005. A qualitative study into the experience of mandatory personal therapy during training. Counselling and psychotherapy research. 5 (1), pp.27-32.

Noack, A. 2002. Working with trainees in experiential groups. In: Chesner, A. & Hahn, H. (Eds) Creative advances in groupwork. London, Jessica Kingsley. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Page, S. 1999. The shadow and the counsellor : working with darker aspects of the person, role and profession. London: Sage.

Rose, C. 2008. The personal development group : the student's guide. London: Karnac Books.

Rose, C. (Ed). 2012. Self awareness and personal development : resources for psychotherapists and counsellors. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Stern, D. 1983. Unformulated experience: from familiar chaos to creative disorder. In: Mitchell, S.A. & Aron, L. (Eds)  Relational psychoanalysis.: The emergence of a tradition London: The Analytic Press.

Timulak, L. 2011. Developing your counselling and psychotherapy skills and practice. London: Sage. (Chapter 5). Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Wosket, V. 1999. The therapeutic use of self : counselling practice, research and supervision. London: Routledge.

Yalom, I. D. 1991. Love's executioner : and other tales of psychotherapy. London: Penguin.

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This list was last updated on 13/08/2020