Introduction to Counselling Skills: Text and Activities

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From leading skills expert Richard Nelson-Jones, this bestselling book is the ideal companion for any trainer or trainee wanting to acquire and develop the counseling skills key to effective therapeutic relationships. Using an easy to follow, three-stage model, this Fourth Edition is packed full of up-to-date case examples, more material on self-care and diversity, as well as a brand new chapter on “Using Technology in Counselling”.
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Overview

From leading skills expert Richard Nelson-Jones, this bestselling book is the ideal companion for any trainer or trainee wanting to acquire and develop the counseling skills key to effective therapeutic relationships. Using an easy to follow, three-stage model, this Fourth Edition is packed full of up-to-date case examples, more material on self-care and diversity, as well as a brand new chapter on “Using Technology in Counselling”.
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'I was taught counselling skills by Richard Nelson-Jones almost forty years ago. Buy this book. He know what he is talking about!' -
Windy Dryden is a Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies and Programme Co-ordinator of the MSc in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at Goldsmiths, University of London
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446210604
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 540,347
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Nelson-Jones was born in London in 1936. Having spent five years in California as a Second World War refugee, he returned in the 1960s to obtain a Masters and Ph.D from Stanford University. In 1970, he was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Aston to establish a Diploma in Counselling in Educational Settings, which started enrolling students in 1971. During the 1970s, he was helped by having three Fulbright Professors from the United States, each for a year, who both taught students and improved his skills. During this period he broadened out from a predominantly client-centred orientation to becoming much more cognitive-behavioural. He also wrote numerous articles and the first edition of what is now The Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy, which was published in 1982. In addition, he chaired the British Psychological Society's Working Party on Counselling and, in1982, became the first chairperson of the BPS Counselling Psychology Section.

In 1984, he took up a position as a counselling and later counselling psychology trainer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he became an Associate Professor. He continued writing research articles, articles on professional issues and books, which were published in London and Sydney. As when he worked at Aston University, he also counselled clients to keep up his skills. In 1997, he retired from RMIT and moved to Chiang Mai in Thailand. There, as well as doing some counselling and teaching, he has continued as an author of counselling and counselling psychology textbooks. A British and Australian citizen, he now divides his time between Chiang Mai and London and regularly visits Australia.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Who Are Counsellors and Helpers?
Creating Communication Skills and Feelings
Creating Mind Skills
The Counselling and Helping Process
Counselling and Helping Relationships
PART TWO: THE RELATING STAGE
Understanding the Internal Frame of Reference
Showing Attention and Interest
Reflecting Feelings
Starting the Counselling and Helping Process
Managing Resistance and Making Referrals
PART THREE: THE UNDERSTANDING STAGE
Assessing Feelings and Physical Reactions
Assessing Thinking
Assessing Communication and Actions
Challenges, Feedback and Self-Disclosure
Monitoring, Summarizing and Identifying Skills
PART FOUR: THE CHANGING STAGE
Helping to Solve Problems
Coaching Skills: Speaking, Demonstrating and Rehearsing
Improving Communication and Actions
Improving Thinking
Negotiating Homework
Conducting Middle Sessions
Terminating Counselling and Helping
PART FIVE: FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Relaxation Interventions
Managing Crises
Multicultural and Gender-Aware Counselling and Helping
Ethical Issues and Dilemmas
Training Groups, Supervision and Support
Using Technology in Counselling
Becoming More Skilled and Human
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