A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology (Short by Professor Vanja Orlans, Ms Susan Van Scoyoc

By Professor Vanja Orlans, Ms Susan Van Scoyoc

A brief advent to Counselling Psychology brings jointly quite a lot of appropriate info at the concept and perform of counseling psychology, written during the lens of direct practitioner adventure and incorporating an international standpoint. This available textual content presents concrete details on ancient advancements within the box as an entire, on education specifications and paths, on careers and domain names of perform, and at the varieties of initiatives and demanding situations that practitioners care for in numerous settings.

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The defining characteristic of the romantic movement was an interest in the expression of emotion, and the setting of aesthetics above utilitarian standards. It might also be regarded as a form of reclaiming a theocentric focus in an increasingly secular and fragmented world. The romantic movement raised the issue of freedom and will and the tensions between individual aspirations and social or political constraint as expressed by the well known statement of the philosopher Rousseau (1712–1778) that ‘[m]an is born free; and everywhere he is in chains’.

Wundt’s interest was in studying ‘the contents of consciousness’ and in doing this he relied initially on his subjects’ introspections. This method was later rejected as unreliable – as it was not directly observable, its validity was called into question. qxp 28 11/18/2008 6:42 PM Page 28 A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY organizing focus for a number of researchers and theorists and he was instrumental in establishing a lively and collaborative intellectual community within experimental psychology (Danziger, 1990).

We understand that further developments might include the establishment of a professional journal which could bring together ideas and experiences from colleagues across the European scene. The association already has members from Greece, Malta, Ireland, the UK, Italy and Spain. Values and tensions in counselling psychology Our above review of the profession of counselling psychology and its status in many different countries across the globe brings out a number of interesting themes. There is a keenness and protectiveness that comes across about the profession in general, perhaps driven by the fact that it is relatively new in many countries or not even recognized officially in some.

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