Therapy that fits: feedback informed, client directed counseling

Beel, Nathan (2016) Therapy that fits: feedback informed, client directed counseling. In: Psychotherapy and counselling: reflections on practice. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia, pp. 88-99. ISBN 9780190300685


Client directed, outcome informed counselling is not a model of counselling per se but a commitment to customising therapy in response to client preferences and treatment response. Different clients want different things from their counsellors and they do not always want what counsellors might wish to prescribe. Treatment is more likely to be successful when counsellors work on what their clients want to work on, when they use interventions the clients thinks will help, and when they regularly and objectively review treatment progress with clients. This chapter will describe the research informed rationale for why client preferences should be privileged as much as possible, the benefits of formally collecting and incorporating client feedback into treatment planning, and how to become intentionally client and results guided in practice. It will also highlight through stories from the field how this can take therapy in unexpected directions as therapists fit therapy around client preferences.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Print copy held only at the Ipswich campus of the USQ Library at call no. 616.8914 Psy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2016 02:56
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 01:49
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology

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