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Psychotherapy and counselling: Reflections on practice

PACFA’s first book, Psychotherapy and counselling: Reflections on practice, has been published by Oxford University Press and is now available for purchase.

The book had its genesis in discussions between members of the PACFA Research Committee in 2012 who considered it timely at this stage of the profession’s development to open the doors to the private work of psychotherapists and counsellors in order to give readers a glimpse of the context and content of therapeutic practice, through stories and case studies from clients and practitioners. PACFA supports the diversity of approaches and modalities in the profession, and the inside stories in this book reflect that diversity.

To purchase the book, please complete and return the PACFA Book Order Form or purchase online via the Counselling and Psychotherapy Portal.

About the Book

Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice provides a balance of engaging and in-depth stories and case studies from the inside of therapy. Representing the key practice modality sections of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, the book explores examples from a range of therapeutic practices, grounded in the theoretical and evidence frameworks of the modality or approach and supported by clear and authoritative commentary.

Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice includes contribution from 23 psychotherapists and counsellors and is edited by PACFA Research Committee members, Prof Carolyn Noble and Dr Elizabeth Day. The stories showcase the diversity of modalities in the field of psychotherapy and counselling, how they work in detail, and what can be expected from a particular therapeutic experience. The book provides readers with examples of advanced interpersonal skills and a considerable breadth and depth of knowledge of psychotherapy and counselling practice, as it is shaping up today.