'The Handbook of Individual Therapy makes for a very satisfying and compelling account of the various forms of therapy. In fact, the primary strength of this book may come from its combined attributes. It is a well-written, comprehensive core textbook that can be recommended not only to counselling psychology and psychotherapy trainees, to guide them through their training, but also to practising professionals to act as a reference textbook to draw upon when needed' - Stefania Grbcic, Counselling Psychology Review
'This book provides an excellent overview of the primary theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy as practised in the United Kingdom. Covering history, theory, primary client set and strengths and weaknesses for each of thirteen different approaches, the book makes an excellent starting point for exploring different schools of thought in more detail' - Counselling Resource.com
The Handbook of Individual Therapy, Fourth Edition is a major new edition of the highly successful textbook which has become a classic for trainees in counselling and psychotherapy. Revised and updated throughout, the book presents a comprehensive overview of the key approaches to individual therapy practice, including a new chapter on Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
Written by those at the forefront of counselling and psychotherapy - each a leading exponent of the particular form of therapy they discuss - the book introduces the principles and methods of individual therapy concisely and accessibly. Following a clearly defined structure, each chapter outlines one approach in detail providing case examples to illustrate how that approach works in practice.
Each form of therapy is described in terms of:
- its historical context
- the main theoretical assumptions
- the mode of practice
- which clients will benefit most
- the general strengths and limitations of the approach.
Further chapters place counselling and psychotherapy in its social context, explore training and supervision and relate research to individual therapy practice.
The Handbook of Individual Therapy is designed for those in training in counselling, psychotherapy and other helping professions such as nursing, social work and education. It will be invaluable for novice therapists looking for an overall picture of individual therapy practice, and also experienced therapists interested in learning about alternative approaches.
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About the Author
Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.
He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.
He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Table of Contents
|The Editor and Contributors||ix|
|1||The Cultural Context of British Psychotherapy David Pilgrim||1|
|2||Psychodynamic Therapy: The Freudian Approach Alessandra Lemma||16|
|3||Psychodynamic Therapy: The Kleinian Approach Cassie Cooper||47|
|4||Psychodynamic Therapy: The Jungian Approach Ann Casement||84|
|5||Adlerian Therapy Jenny Warner and Gerhard Baumer||112|
|6||Person-Centred Therapy Brian Thorne||131|
|7||Personal Construct Therapy Fay Fransella and Peggy Dalton||158|
|8||Existential Therapy Emmy van Deurzen||179|
|9||Gestalt Therapy Malcolm Parlett and Judith Hemming||209|
|10||Transactional Analysis Keith Tudor and Robin Hobbes||239|
|11||Cognitive Analytic Therapy Mark Dunn||266|
|12||Cognitive Therapy Stirling Moorey||294|
|13||Behaviour Therapy David Richards||324|
|14||Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Windy Dryden||347|
|15||Methods, Outcomes and Processes in the Psychological Therapies across Four Successive Research Generations Michael Barkham||373|
|16||The Training and Supervision of Individual Therapists Mark Aveline||434|
|Appendix 1||Chapter Structure (for Authors of Chapters 2-14)||467|
|Appendix 2||Useful Addresses||471|