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Nelson-Jones' Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Nelson-Jones' Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Sixth Edition
  • Richard Nelson-Jones - Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

December 2014 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This sixth edition provides an essential introduction to the major theoretical approaches in counselling and psychotherapy today. Comprehensive and accessible, it now includes two brand new chapters on Mindfulness and Positive Therapy, as well as additional content on ethics, on new developments in each approach, including the latest research and updated references.

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.

Creating Counselling and Therapy Approaches
Psychodynamic Therapies
Freud’s Psychoanalysis
Jung’s Analytical Therapy
Humanistic-Existential Therapies
Person-Centred Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Existential Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapies
Behaviour Therapy
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive Therapy
Multimodal Therapy
Recent Therapies
Solution-Focused Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Positive Therapy
Mindfulness in Therapy
Culture and Gender Therapies
Multicultural Therapy
Gender Therapy
Concluding Comments
Evaluation, Eclecticism and Integration

A comprehensive and very helpful book that is well written and provides a wealth of information.

Dr Gillian Constable
Division of Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University
February 5, 2015

a useful overview

Mrs Jacqui Edwards
Continuing Education and Teacher Training, Guildford College
February 4, 2015

A comprehensive core text and introduction to theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy

Ms Malin Sellden
Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan University
December 22, 2014

This has been a staple text for our undergraduates for many years, and the 6th is a welcome revision, particularly relevant to 21st century living and the IT age. Mindfulness is also a big buzz for our students and they will be pleased to see this included also.

Mrs Valerie Sanders
Counselling and Psychology, University of Greenwich
December 17, 2014

This book is packed full of factual information about key counselling theories. The common subtitles within chapters such as ‘Key Concepts’ and ‘Process of Therapy’ make is easier to directly compare different theories. This layout makes it easy to navigate and refer to as a reference tool. Case examples help relate theory to practice and the review questions at the end of each chapter help readers to evaluate their understanding of each theory. This book is a useful resource for both teachers and counselling students in comparing different counselling theories. The inclusion of the chapters on Mindfulness and Positive Therapy bring the book up to date with the latest research.

Mrs Hilary McNair
Kent Adult Education, Kent Adult Education
December 5, 2014

Helpful summaries of some of the key approaches to counselling, written clearly and in a structured way, making complex ideas accessible.

Mrs Sarah Jones
education and training, Gloucester College of Arts & Tech
March 10, 2016

A great reference book to use in counselling, I have recommended learners to purchase this book as part of their on going journey through the profession in counselling.Very informative on the theories of counselling and the uses of various theoretical models, with the benefits of each stated in each section.

Miss Sam Ford
Health and Social Care, South Essex College
August 18, 2015

Wonderfully easy read for anyone undertaking a counselling course. Lots of very practical information and suggestions about how to work with clients and develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship.
A great go-to book to give the reader a good over view of the stages and skills of therapy and great prompts to additional reading in every chapter.
well worth reading.

Miss joy conlon
Please select your department, Dublin City University (DCU)
December 14, 2015
Key features
What's New to this Edition?

- Two brand new chapters: Positive therapy and Mindfulness in therapy
- Two fully updated chapters: Solution-focused therapy and Narrative therapy
- Chapters updated throughout with additional content on ethics, on new developments in each approach, including the latest research and updated references.

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