Counselling within a voluntary alcohol advisory service

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90434
Title:
Counselling within a voluntary alcohol advisory service
Authors:
Berryman, Gillian
Abstract:
This study explores the experience of five subjects who attended an Alcohol Advisory Service. The aim is to refine the agency’s response clients and hopefully to seek further and improved ways of responding to individuals with alcohol related problems. In recent years, voluntary agencies for alcohol related problems have been set up all over the country. Funding comes from a variety of sources; local community health and social service agencies, indirect government funding, Alcohol Concern and local fund raising projects. A key attraction of outcome funding for purchasers has to be the opportunity it provides to measure ‘value for money’. Handled sensitively, intervention could be more refined to offer the maximum benefit to all clients. Handled less carefully, investors might choose to spend money on those clients where least money seems to result in maximum effect. After extensive reviews of outcome research in psychotherapy and counselling methods, it is concluded by some that each clinical setting should evaluate its own patterns of continuation and outcome. Since settings differ, such relatively direct and uncomplicated investigations may provide findings that are meaningful and helpful. A heuristic research approach was used. The findings suggest that the concept of counselling within this agency is in conflict with that perceived by the client and other counsellor practitioners.
Issue Date:
1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90434
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorBerryman, Gillianen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T14:49:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-22T14:49:30Z-
dc.date.issued1995-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90434-
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the experience of five subjects who attended an Alcohol Advisory Service. The aim is to refine the agency’s response clients and hopefully to seek further and improved ways of responding to individuals with alcohol related problems. In recent years, voluntary agencies for alcohol related problems have been set up all over the country. Funding comes from a variety of sources; local community health and social service agencies, indirect government funding, Alcohol Concern and local fund raising projects. A key attraction of outcome funding for purchasers has to be the opportunity it provides to measure ‘value for money’. Handled sensitively, intervention could be more refined to offer the maximum benefit to all clients. Handled less carefully, investors might choose to spend money on those clients where least money seems to result in maximum effect. After extensive reviews of outcome research in psychotherapy and counselling methods, it is concluded by some that each clinical setting should evaluate its own patterns of continuation and outcome. Since settings differ, such relatively direct and uncomplicated investigations may provide findings that are meaningful and helpful. A heuristic research approach was used. The findings suggest that the concept of counselling within this agency is in conflict with that perceived by the client and other counsellor practitioners.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectAlcohol Advisory Serviceen
dc.subjectPatient Experienceen
dc.subjectHeuristicsen
dc.titleCounselling within a voluntary alcohol advisory serviceen
dc.typeThesisen
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