Through the development of increasingly
complex human social groups, social and economic changes and challenges, industrialisation,
technological advancement, global mobility and electronic communication, a
significant gap of care has emerged. The erosion of the intimate social support
systems that originally nurtured, protected and developed the human psyche, has
necessitated the emergence of various talk therapies as alternative forms of
psychosocial and emotional support. Talk therapy toolkit is a practical
and accessible text aimed at introducing emergent practitioners to the theory,
techniques and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.
Talk therapy toolkit may be used to apply counselling and
psychotherapy tools to promote the development of people in various contexts,
ranging from healthcare and coaching to the workplace and beyond. Features
include illustrative composite case studies and examples from the South African
context, learning objectives and practical suggestions on the application of
core principles and practices. Chapters on spirituality and neuroscience in
psychotherapy will appeal to advanced practitioners and offer beginners a
Contents include the following:
Basic counselling skills
Grief, trauma and crisis counselling
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Talk therapy toolkit is aimed at beginner therapists,
psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors, coaches, nurses and
health care professionals working in the South African context.
1 Demystifying psychotherapy
2 Establishing competence in talk therapy
3 Being an ethical therapist
4 Basic counselling skills
5 Supportive psychotherapy
6 Grief counselling
7 Crisis counselling
8 Trauma counselling
9 Motivational interviewing
10 Psychodynamic therapy
11 Cognitive behavioural therapy
12 Narrative therapy
13 Group therapy
14 From mind to brain: the neuroscience of psychotherapy
15 From psyche to soul: psychotherapy and spirituality
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