Is counseling an art or a science? This seems to
be the question on every budding counselor’s mind. The truth is that it’s both
an art and a science. Counseling Approaches – A Practitioner’s
Guide takes the reader through the structured methodology and approaches
used in counseling which includes a
detailed case history, a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions, the
application of specific counseling techniques and tools, and the professional skills
used by each counselor. The reader is
given an understanding of both the scientific and the artistic aspects of the counseling process.
The book is
intended to be a useful guide for the laymen as well so that they can understand
the science of professional counseling and how it enables distressed people to
heal and improve their well-being.
importantly, this book portrays the counseling
practice within the Indian context to benefit the
Counselors Foundation (CCF) is a registered society, committed to making
positive changes in the community. Founded by Mrs.
Saras Bhaskar and Mrs. Brinda Jayaraman
in 2004, CCF aims to promote professionalism in mental health services to provide opportunities for
professional growth for counseling
practitioners under the guidance of experts in the field. CCF has also
earnestly attempted to promote awareness on the importance of mental health
amongst the community at large.
collaborations and partnerships with mental health experts, medical
practitioners, educational institutions, state government agencies, and the
media, all stand testimony to the integrity of the organisation. Today, CCF has a credible presence in the field of
mental health which is driven by the enthusiasm of its valued members who
believe in giving back to the organisation
that helped groom their careers.
has now ventured into publishing to
extend learning to other professionals as well as the public.