Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy / Edition 5

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'A succinct, up-to-date account, which makes available the complexity of Jung's metapsychology to the interested reader' -
Ann Casement, Analytical Psychologist, Licensed Psychoanalyst

'Excellent summary of Rogers' life and work. A thoroughly up-to-date introduction to person-centred therapy' -
Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia, and co-founder of the Norwich Centre 

'The rational emotive behavior therapy chapter is quite clear and will be helpful to almost any reader' -
Dr Albert Ellis, President, Albert Ellis Institute, New York City

'Clear, thorough and succinctly summarizes cognitive therapy's most important concepts and principles' -

Dr Judith Beck, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia 

'The multimodal therapy chapter is a scholarly, masterful, insightful, accurate and well-written account of this orientation' -
Dr Arnold Lazarus, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University 

'The transactional analysis chapter is accurate and conveys the spirit of the classical approachvery well' -

Dr Ian Stewart, Director, The Berne Institute, UK 

'The existential therapy chapter is an excellent job...lucid and intelligent' -
Irvin D. Yalom, MD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical School 

'The logotherapy chapter is a lucid, comprehensive and excellent introduction' -
Dr Alexander Batthyany, Chair of Scientific Board, Viktor Frankl Institute, Vienna, Austria 

'The reality therapy chapter provides an excellent, accurate, and updated treatment of this practical and useable method' -
Professor Robert Wubbolding, Director, Center for Reality Therapy,Cincinnati, Ohio 

"It is hard to imagine a more comprehensive text on counselling and therapy than Richard Nelson-Jones 5th edition of this hugely important book. The author has combined the skills of detailed, up-to-date scholarship with very clear writing. The book is open to a wide readership: from students and researchers at all levels, to practitioners and their clients. I have admired and used Nelson-Jones' work for many years. This latest book is an immense achievement." - Emeritus Professor Philip Burnard, Cardiff University, Wales

"This updated and expanded 5th Edition from Richard Nelson Jones, surely now makes this book a 'classic' in psychotherapy literature. Of particular interest in the new edition is the expansion of chapters on CBT to include both behavioural activation and mindfulness. Presented with the familiar clarity that Richard Nelson Jones is so well known for, this text is a 'must' for both undergraduate and postgraduate psychotherapy modules." - Ian W Ross, University of Chester

Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books of Books
"Diagrams are clear and put to particular good use in thetransactional analysis chapter. Case examples and key concepts are highlighted and boxed for easy review. The review and personal question sections are thoughtful and probing. This book provides an extensive, nuanced look at most of the major individual approaches to counseling and therapy to date, with all their limitations and possibilities. "— Rodney G. Loper
Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books - Rodney G. Loper
"Diagrams are clear and put to particular good use in thetransactional analysis chapter. Case examples and key concepts are highlighted and boxed for easy review. The review and personal question sections are thoughtful and probing. This book provides an extensive, nuanced look at most of the major individual approaches to counseling and therapy to date, with all their limitations and possibilities."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849204033
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (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

Creating Counselling and Therapy Approaches
Freud's Psychoanalysis
Jung's Analytical Therapy
Person-Centred Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Reality Therapy
Existential Therapy
Behaviour Therapy
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive Therapy
Multimodal Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy - Alasdair Macdonald
Narrative Therapy - Martin Payne
Multicultural Therapy
Gender Therapy
Evaluation, Eclecticism and Integration

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