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Once again, the latest edition of the Handbook of Individual Therapy offers a masterful overview of the various approaches to 'healing the psyche' which are available in Britain today. The Handbook puts the different therapeutic traditions in a cultural and historical context, and offers an up-to-date view of the nature of psychotherapy as it is currently practiced. Each chapter uses a standard format which offers the reader a clear pathway through the key issues, and the work is brought alive with in-depth case studies.
Dryden and Reeves’ Handbook freshly maps the current status of psychotherapy in the UK. It is a compendium that can serve as an excellent reference point for an academic as well as practitioner. Its depth and breadth extend beyond UK borders and will be very much appreciated by an international reader. It is an exceptional achievement!
Psychological therapies abound in the UK. New variations of established therapies appear as the science evolves. The new edition of the ‘Individual Handbook of individual therapy’ skilfully and comprehensively enables students and experienced therapists to keep abreast of current thinking. It 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.
The publication of the 6th Edition builds on a pedigree going back 30 years to the appearance of the original edition in 1984. Through successive editions, this text has become a stalwart for practitioners, trainers, and students working in and researching the helping professions. It provides an invaluable and authoritative account of the rich diversity of individual therapy, including research and training, and reflects important recent developments and innovations in the theory and practice of individual therapy
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.
This is a very accessible book especially useful for health professionals with lots of examples, highlighted sections
I have found this book very useful to offer my students an “enough deep” introduction to the most important approaches to psychological treatments. Although the book is framed the Britain context, the majority therapeutic models reviewed are also popular in Spain. I have appreciated the book puts every psychotherapeutic tradition in a cultural and historical context. Also, the fact that each chapter has the same structure allows an easy search of the critical themes and a useful way to make easier the comparisons between approaches.
The essential handbook to turn to for a clear introduction to UK modalities and more - some really useful additions in the new edition.
This has been a core text for a number of years now and the new edition will continue to be a firm favourite with students.
Still the best resource for students new to the subject.
Great text. Not only presents a number of main therapeutic orientations, but also acknowledges the more recent developments in individual therapy which makes this an up-to-date valuable resource.
A good text covering the main theoretical traditions and approaches toward individual therapy. Good structure of each chapter with guide to assessment; goal setting; treatment; evaluation of each approach. A very useful tool that would transition with students from academic learning to practice.