Category Archive: Abstracts First edition

The relationship between anxiety and managing interpersonal difference: Implications for couples counselling

In this article, the authors investigate the relationship between the capacity to manage and tolerate difference in others and trait anxiety.

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Changing views of theory and practice in counselling: Multiple intelligences, eclecticism and the therapeutic alliance

This article examines Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences arguing that it has an important contribution to make in an evolving framework of eclecticism in the field of counselling.

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The Effectiveness of Family and Relationship Therapy: A review of the literature

The authors examine research on the key family therapies and pose the central research question: ‘To what extent, if any, is family and relationship therapy and psychotherapy effective?’

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Findings for practice from PACFA’s first literature review on Family and Relationship Therapy: A commentary

Professor Ione Lewis summarises the major findings of the literature review on Family and Relationship Therapy in terms of the implications for practice.

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In the Best Interests of the Child: Ethical Challenges for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Dr Sally Hunter reviews some of the recent literature on working therapeutically with children and explores the main ethical dilemmas that arise for clinicians.

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Research and evaluation in psychotherapy and counselling

Professor King discusses why research in psychotherapy and counselling is imperative and how service organisations and professional bodies can partner with universities to achieve this end.

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The effect of counselling training on differentiation of self, religious quest and epistemological development

This article evaluates the effectiveness of training programs at a faith-based institution in facilitating the interpersonal, intrapersonal, spiritual and epistemological maturation of counselling students.

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Book review for Hugh Crago and Penny Gardner’s ‘A Safe Place for Change: Skills and capacities for counselling and therapy’ with illustrations by Meeray Ghaly

This book review examines the book’s topic in sequence from the development of a holding capacity through to the end of therapy.

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Book review of Michael Carroll and Elisabeth Shaw’s ‘Ethical maturity in the helping professions: Making difficult life and work decisions’

Professor Carolyn Noble reviews ‘Ethical Maturity in the Helping Professions’ focusing on decisions that have a direct impact on our moral standing and the wellbeing of others.

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