Book Review: Listening, Learning, Caring & Counselling
Australian mental-health expert Dr. Cate Howell, the author of Listening, Learning, Caring &Counselling: The Essential Manual for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counsellors and Other Healthcare Professionals on Caring for Their Clients, has over thirty years’ experience in the healthcare field and began in occupational therapy. Her specialty is mental health and she is trained in clinical hypnosis, couple therapy, cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and interpersonal therapy. She wrote this book not as a skills training resource, but as a guide to her way of counseling which she calls, “listening, learning, caring and counseling.” She explains that the “heart of LLCC is caring or kindness,” and this work is designed “to be a guide, full of ideas, and to become an essential and faithful companion” to therapists. She accomplishes her goal in a straight forward, easy-to-follow, thoughtful, and well-researched way. I wish I had had a book like this when I first started, and it will be a book I can use not just as a therapist, but also with those to whom I provide clinical supervision. I think the breadth of her experience helped immensely with devising the LLCC method. Not only has she worked in occupational therapy and counseling, but also in oncology and cardiac units. She has numerous degrees and has won many awards for her work. She is what I think of as a good example of a person with a well rounded liberal arts ...
Do you ever get tired of maintaining your life? Not making it Instagram worthy or Facebook ready. But just getting to where you feel almost normal. It’s a lot of work when you’re juggling life with an illness. It requires more than an occasional spa trip. It requires patience, and lots of loving, supportive people. It takes a village, and team. It can take time to build a toolkit and support system so be kind to yourself. And never think you’re being selfish. Knowing what you need and setting boundaries impact your health and happiness and in return affect those you love. As you work on creating the ...
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