The Handbook of Individual Therapy
- Windy Dryden - Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
- Andrew Reeves - Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health, Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker.
'[This] is essential reading for all who aspire to professional practice to ensure that knowledge and skills are up to date in order to best serve their clients.'
Professor Sue Wheeler, University of Leicester
'[It] continues to be the book that one turns to when looking for a clear introduction to the broad range of therapies that are offered in the UK today.'
Dr Nick Midgley, Anna Freud Centre
This classic text has helped over 50,000 students wishing to understand the key counselling and psychotherapy approaches. This sixth edition is the most comprehensive update since it was first published in 1984, with 15 newly contributed chapters and 8 updated chapters. Each approach now includes a new Research section summarising the research findings, an in-depth Case Study illustrating how that approach works in practice, and an extended Practice section. Also covered:
· historical context and development
· main theoretical assumptions
· which clients will benefit most
· strengths and limitations.
New chapters include Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness in Individual Therapy, Pluralistic Therapy and The Transpersonal in Individual Therapy.
This is an ideal one-stop shop for trainees of counselling, psychotherapy, counselling psychology, psychology and other allied professions wanting to learn about the most commonly practised therapies today.
Windy Dryden has worked in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975. He is author/editor of over 200 books.
Andrew Reeves is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist at the Univeristy of Liverpool and a freelance writer, trainer and supervisor. He is former Editor of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.
A good book for my Introduction for all my Counselling groups.
An indispensable text book for students of Guidance and Counselling.
More in depth on fewer topics than the other handbook you have available, which is more suitable for my cohort
Not all students are willing to read around the topic of integrative therapy or research across other modalities, but for those who are interested I point them in the direction of this book.
For many of our students who are new to the study of therapeutic models, this book will be of great value. Well written and highly informative, even for more experienced practitioners.
An excellent book with relevance to those embarking on their initial counselling training as well as those studying at a more advanced academic level, as it offers clear introductory information about a range of therapies.
A wonderful comprehensive guide to all lecturers teaching on an Honours Degree Programme in Counselling and Psychotherapy. A little heavy laden for students, but well equipped to aid the lecturer with detailed and up to date information and research on the subject.
Gives a clear, cogent overview of a range of therapies offered today, and I feel that this book could be suitable for pre and post registration students alike. I will be adopting it as recommended reading within a Psychological interventions module as part of the Mental Health Nursing Undergraduate programme, as well as a forthcoming CPD module, commencing later this year.
This is an excellent book having material relevant to several modules on the BSc. Psychology Programme and also the FdSc. Mental Health Practice modules covering therapeutic interventions.
An excellent resource for doctoral trainees.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch.1: The Cultural Context of British Psychotherapy