Category Archive: Abstracts

Tuning-in to clients: The use of semiotics in counselling

Thomas Mark Edwards   Abstract Semiotics is about signs, but more so about meaning-making. It therefore has immediate relevance to counselling. The current paper not only seeks to introduce semiotics to counsellors but also to offer skills and methods to enhance the ways in which practitioners see, hear, and understand their clients via the use …

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Advanced empathy: A key to supporting people experiencing psychosis or other extreme states

Richard Lakeman, DNSci, Adjunct Associate Professor, Southern Cross University    Abstract The capacity to be empathic and communicate empathically are foundational skills of counselling and psychotherapy, if not all interpersonal helping endeavours. Empathy requires the capability, inclination, and capacity to take the perspective of others, appraise and understand their experiences without being overwhelmed, and communicate …

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