Description : This book is focused on the needs of counsellors by offering a concise and selective account of psychological concepts and processes. It introduces students to a relevant body of theory and research in psychology and to a psychological perspective which will contribute to their understanding of the clients concerns and inform both the process of the counselling, and depending on the theoretical orientation of the counselling, the content areas or "themes" of the sessions. Illustrates examples and cases that relate to problems and processes of counselling.
Description : Adolescent Counselling Psychology: Theory Research and Practice provides a thorough introduction to therapeutic practice with young people. As an edited text, it brings together some of the leading authorities on such work into one digestible volume. The text is divided into three major sections.The first provides a context to therapeutic work with young people. This outlines the historical background to such work, the types of settings in which individuals work and the allied professions that they will encounter. Following on from this, the second section introduces the psychology of adolescence and provides an overview of the research into youth counselling. Finally, the third section considers more applied issues. Initially the infrastructure of counselling services is discussed before moving on to reflect upon pluralistic therapeutic practice. To end, the ways in which outcomes may be assessed in such work are described. In covering such a wide territory this text acts as an essential resource to practicing counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals. It provides a foundation to the work that individuals are undertaking in this arena and advocates that individuals enter into therapeutic work in a critically informed way. At the heart of such considerations is the need to utilise psychological theory alongside research findings to inform therapeutic decision making.
Description : This updated and revised new edition of Six Key Approaches to Counselling and Therapy provides an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of six of the most popular contemporary therapeutic approaches from the three main schools of therapy practice: - cognitive therapy and solution-focused therapy from the cognitive-behavioural school - person-centred and Gestalt therapy from the humanistic school - Freud's psychoanalysis and Jung's analytical therapy from the psychodynamic school. Following a clearly-defined structure, each chapter describes the origin of the therapeutic approach, a biography of its originator, its theory and practice, discusses case material and further developments, and suggests further reading. Richard Nelson-Jones goes on to review and evaluate all the approaches in his concluding chapter. This excellent textbook is a vital resource for students on introductory courses and those who are starting out on professional training.
Description : `Richard Nelson Jones' updated edition of his compendium of 16 approaches to counselling and therapy remains a clear, concise and informative aid to both counselling trainees, practitioners of counselling skills and those who wish to gain an overview of the principles and practices most common to the therapeutic world.... [F]or anyone wanting to gain a clear idea, in a nutshell, of one or more of the main approaches, this book is invaluable' - Therapy Today From a review of the Third Edition: `Richard Nelson-Jones' book has become so much a part of the counselling theory literature; it is hard to imagine discussing the topic without reference to it. This Third Edition gives testimony to its continued value. It is hard to fault this book, its readability and detailed referencing, alone, will mean that it will suit a wide readership. If you have to buy only one book on counselling and therapy, this is it' - Professor Philip Burnard, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 'An excellent summary of Rogers' life and work and of the latest developments in person-centred therapy' - Professor Brian Thorne, Co-founder of The Norwich Centre, Norwich `Clear, thorough and succinctly summarizes cognitive therapy's most important concepts and principals' - Dr Judith Beck, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia `The multimodal therapy chapter is a scholarly and masterful account of this orientation' - Dr Arnold Lazarus, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University, New Jersey `The reality chapter provides an excellent, accurate and updated treatment of this practical and useable method' - Professor Robert Wubbolding, Director, Center for Reality Therapy, Cincinnati, Ohio Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the all of the major therapeutic approaches. Written using a common structure for each approach, the book allows easy comparison between the different orientations. Each chapter provides: o an introduction to the approach o biographical information on its founder and other key figures o core theoretical concepts o the approach in practice. Key features include: o review questions designed to aid learning and revision o case material o a glossary of key terms. Written by bestselling author Richard Nelson-Jones, the Fourth Edition of this popular text features a new section on integration and eclecticism. Each chapter has been fully updated to include new developments in each approach. As a comprehensive guide to the multiplicity of therapeutic approaches, Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy, Fourth Edition is the ideal companion to learning for students on introductory courses and those embarking on professional training.
Description : Closer regulation of psychological counselling means that an awareness of the professional, legal and ethical considerations is vital. The second edition of Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice offers a clear, stimulating, and structured introduction to a number of contemporary issues of professional and ethical practice. Rachel Tribe and Jean Morrissey have brought together updated, re-written and new contributions from professionals in the interrelated fields of psychology, psychotherapy and counselling, which illustrate the professional and ethical dilemmas involved in mental health practice. Academic and clinical experiences are skilfully combined with personal reflection to produce a comprehensive resource that addresses challenges that therapeutic practitioners are faced with on a daily basis. Each chapter places particular emphasis on the current codes of practice and ethical principles underpinning safe ethical practice and the implications for practitioners. Comprehensive coverage of the legal, clinical and ethical considerations involved in research and training is provided and the reflective questions at the end of every chapter serve to prompt further discussion of the issues. Chapters are enhanced by clinical vignettes that illustrate the particular issues at hand, as well as detailed bibliographies that point the reader towards the latest literature on the subject. The book is divided into 5 sections: Professional practice and ethical considerations Legal considerations and responsibilities Clinical considerations and responsibilities Working with diversity – professional practice and ethical considerations Research Supervision and Training This new, updated edition reflects the changes in the environment in which therapists and psychologists work. Covering a wide range of perspectives, clinical settings and client populations, Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice 2nd edition will be an invaluable source of both information and inspiration to psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and practitioners of diverse orientations and stages of professional development and to those interested in a contemporary, multi-disciplinary approach to best practice in mental health.
Description : Counselling psychology, a rapidly expanding mental health discipline, is rooted in academic psychology and therefore has unique potential of develop and sustain a powerful model for the integration of research and practice. This is the argument of this pioneering book, which brings together contributions from many leading counselling psychologists to show how practitioners are already working along these lines, and how the model can be developed for the future. The aim of the book is to bridge the divide between academic psychology and counselling practice and to encourage professionals to bring ethically aware and culturally sensitive research into the consulting room. It provides a secure grounding for trainees and an excellent resource for experience practitioners. Counselling Psychology: * defines and contextualizes the discipline * examines its potential for future development * shows how research integrated with supervised practice can be applied in professional settings.
Description : The fifth edition of Richard Nelson-Jones' Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy provides an essential introduction to the major theoretical approaches in counselling and psychotherapy today. This comprehensive and accessible book has been substantially revised and updated, and now includes two brand new chapters on solution-focused therapy and narrative therapy by Alasdair Macdonald and Martin Payne. Following a clearly-defined structure, each chapter describes the origin of the therapeutic approach, a biography of its originator, its theory and practice, discusses case material and further developments, and suggests further reading. Each chapter also contains review and personal questions. Richard Nelson-Jones' authoritative and practical textbook is the ideal companion for students on introductory courses and those embarking on professional training.
Description : Praise for First Edition: `I think it will become a `must have' at the start of any course and an essential resource to be referred to over and over again' - Counselling Psychology Review The Trainee Handbook, Second Edition, is designed as a companion to training in counselling, counselling psychology and psychotherapy. Unlike most texts which focus on theory and practice, this bestselling book identifies the broader knowledge and skills you will need to succeed in your training and as you make your first steps in practice. It includes new chapters on case formulation, personal and professional development, and continuing professional development.
Description : The work of Freud and the pioneers who followed in his footsteps offers a rich and diverse source of ideas for those working, or training to work, in the helping professions. However too often this body of theory comes across as abstract and can be difficult to grasp. This refreshingly clear book provides a brilliantly readable account of the major psychodynamic theories, unpacking complex theory and showing the people behind the ideas. Originally published as From Counselling Skills to Counsellor and significantly refreshed and revised in its second edition, this text guides readers through how key concepts first originated, how they developed and how they apply in practice today. This updated edition: Discusses the contributions of five key figures in the field: Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Bion and Bowlby Presents compelling case studies throughout which powerfully illustrate psychodynamic theory in practice Explores the legacy of psychodynamic theorists in two new chapters, including feminism and developments in attachment theory Shows how psychodynamic theory can help practitioners in building and understanding the therapeutic relationship An insightful introduction to core psychodynamic theory, this text is invaluable reading for all students, trainees and practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy, and of interest to those studying and working in the fields of nursing, social work and counselling psychology.