The Practice of Counselling is an outstanding Australian text book that addresses a wide spectrum of contemporary issues faced by practising counsellors. It is designed to cover a comprehensive range of issues for the practicing counsellor and for students of counselling, including integrative approaches to the field, social and political issues, cross-cultural counselling, cultural diversity, Indigenous issues; and counselling in various contexts including grief and loss, crisis work, and issues in supervision. It is imperative professional counsellors and psychotherapists understand the social and cultural influences that impact clients. This understanding is equally essential for the teaching and learning process. This text explores best practices in the areas of counselling interventions to address some of the most challenging issues facing practitioners today. Offering solid, innovative, state-of-the-art guidance and models, this text helps students to learn and engage in critical thinking much more readily as the literature reflects their own environment and experiences. An essential text that helps the counsellor understands the client's world-view while assisting the student to explore the transition from theory into practice.