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Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy

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  • 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:

    An introduction to the approach

    Biographical information on its founder and other key figures

    Core theoretical concepts

    The approach in practice.

    Key features include:

    Review questions designed to aid learning and revision

    Case material

    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.
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    `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

    Reviews 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 therapys 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 Therapy