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House, Richard; Musgrave, Arthur – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
This paper argues that the field of counselling and psychotherapy needs to find values-congruent ways of managing, and creatively engaging with, the challenging tension between accountability and diversity in therapy work. The authors strongly support the preservation of pluralism and diversity in therapy practice, in the face of the increasingly…
Descriptors: Accountability, Counseling Techniques, Psychotherapy, Cultural Pluralism
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House, Richard – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2007
Grounded in a narrative account of the author's own development as a counselling practitioner, it is argued that a programmatic developmental path for therapy practitioners can be singularly inappropriate. Such a route to practitionerhood threatens to interfere with, and even fundamentally to undermine, the necessarily unique idiosyncrasies of…
Descriptors: Therapy, Experiential Learning, Accountability, Counselor Training
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House, Richard – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1996
Some key ideological beliefs that typically inform and underlie "audit-mindedness" in counseling are critically examined. Presents positivist conceptions of the scientific method as aspects of early developmental experience. Considers the possibility of evaluating the efficacy of counseling and psychotherapy. Concludes by considering…
Descriptors: Adults, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Theories, Counselor Attitudes
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House, Richard – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Explores the difficulties, dilemmas, and opportunities afforded by working within a time-limited counseling framework. Gives a brief outline of the change process and provides the backdrop for some reflections on the extent to which time-limited working is consistent with, and adaptable to, a humanistic-dynamic conception of the person. (RJM)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Case Studies, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques
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House, Richard – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1999
Argues that the scientific status of therapy as a modernists enterprise is undermined by new-paradigm epistemologies. Draws on Parker's work on discourse to illustrate these radical arguments and makes the case for an approach to therapy which is ongoingly and processually deconstructive of its 'professional' ideologies and clinical practices, if…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Epistemology, Evaluation