Foreword - Professor Cary Cooper Introduction - Stephen Palmer and Robert Bor How to Develop Your Career and Organize Your Continuing Professional Development - Sarah Corrie, Nicola Hurton and David A Lane How to Give a Lecture and Run Training Workshops - David G Purvis and Neha Pandit Understanding Psychiatric and Medical Assessments - Berni Curwen and Peter Ruddell How to Prepare a Report on a Client - Robert Bor How to Communicate Effectively with Colleagues - Alan Frankland and Yvonne Walsh Framework of Supervision for Practitioners and Trainees - Riva Miller How to Manage a Counselling Service - Colin Lago How to Reduce the Risk of Complaints and Litigation - Peter Jenkins How to Set up and Develop Your Private Practice - Christine Wilding, Gladeana Mcmahon and Stephen Palmer Developing Your Career to Working with Multicultural and Diversity Clients - Roy Moodley and Dina Lubin How to Develop Your Research Interests - Annette Fillery-Travis and David A Lane How to Write for Publication - David Winter and Del Loewenthal Stress and Burnout - Kasia Szymanska
Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is an award winning psychologist. He is Founder Director of the Centre for Coaching and Centre for Stress Management, London. He is the UK's first Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at the Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University. He has authored over 225 articles and 40 books on counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, coaching and coaching psychology, and stress management. He is UK Coordinating Editor of International Coaching Psychology Review, Executive Editor of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research & Practice, and Consulting Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion of Health Promotion & Education. He is actively involved in a number of professional bodies. Currently he is Honorary President of the International Stress Management Association (UK); President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology; Founder Co-Chair of the London Branch of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies; a Founder Director and Vice President of the Society of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; a Director and Deputy Chair of the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. He is a Former President and now Honorary Vice President of the Institute for Health Promotion & Education. He was the 1st Chair of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology and was the 1st Honorary President of the Association for Coaching. His interests include jazz, art and coastal walking. Professor Robert Bor trained in the UK, South Africa and the USA. He is a Chartered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist as well as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is a UKCP Registered Family Therapist, having completed his specialist training at the Tavistock Clinic, London and a clinical member of the Institute of Family Therapy, London. He has a special interest in developing psychological support services for those affected by chronic or acute medical conditions, and especially those with cancer. He has published more than 150 articles and chapters in peer-review publications as well as 20 books on the psychological impact of illness and serves on the editorial board of numerous international journals. He is also the Consulting Psychologist to several leading schools in London including St Pauls School, The Royal Ballet School and JFS. He is an active member of the International Psycho-Oncology Society, consults to Chai Cancer Care in London and he is a Churchill Fellow.
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