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Six Key Approaches to Counselling and Therapy 2ed

by Richard Nelson-Jones SAGE Publications Ltd
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This updated and revised new edition of Six Key Approaches to Counselling and Therapy provides an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of six of the most popular contemporary therapeutic approaches from the three main schools of therapy practice:

- cognitive therapy and solution-focused therapy from the cognitive-behavioural school

- person-centred and Gestalt therapy from the humanistic school

- Freud's psychoanalysis and Jung's analytical therapy from the psychodynamic school.

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. Richard Nelson-Jones goes on to review and evaluate all the approaches in his concluding chapter.

COURSE USE: This excellent textbook is a vital resource for students on introductory courses and those who are starting out on professional training.

Introducing Counselling and Therapy Approaches
Freud's Psychoanalysis
Jung's Analytical Therapy
Person-centred Therapy
Gestalt therapy
Cognitive therapy
Solution-focused therapy - by Alasdair Macdonald
Evaluation, eclecticism and integration

"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 transactional analysis chapter is accurate and conveys the spirit of the classical approach very 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

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