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The Handbook of Individual Therapy

The Handbook of Individual Therapy

Sixth Edition
Edited by:
  • Windy Dryden - Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
  • Andrew Reeves - Associate Professor, Counselling Professions and Mental Health, BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

November 2013 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

'[This] 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.'
Professor Sue Wheeler, University of Leicester

'[It] continues to be the book that one turns to when looking for a clear introduction to the broad range of therapies that are offered in the UK today.'
Dr Nick Midgley, Anna Freud Centre

This classic text has helped over 50,000 students wishing to understand the key counselling and psychotherapy approaches. This sixth edition is the most comprehensive update since it was first published in 1984, with 15 newly contributed chapters and 8 updated chapters. Each approach now includes a new Research section summarising the research findings, an in-depth Case Study illustrating how that approach works in practice, and an extended Practice section. Also covered:

· historical context and development

· main theoretical assumptions

· which clients will benefit most

· strengths and limitations.

New chapters include Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness in Individual Therapy, Pluralistic Therapy and The Transpersonal in Individual Therapy.

This is an ideal one-stop shop for trainees of counselling, psychotherapy, counselling psychology, psychology and other allied professions wanting to learn about the most commonly practised therapies today.

Windy Dryden has worked in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975. He is author/editor of over 200 books.

Andrew Reeves
is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist at the Univeristy of Liverpool and a freelance writer, trainer and supervisor.  He is former Editor of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.

Colin Feltham
The Cultural Context of British Psychotherapy
Jessica Yakeley
Psychodynamic Therapy: Contemporary Freudian Approach
Kevin Jones
Psychodynamic Therapy: The Independent Approach
Ann Casement
Psychodynamic Therapy: Jungian and Post-Jungian Approaches
Julia Segal
Psychodynamic Therapy: The Kleinian Approach
Mike Worrall
Person-Centred Therapy
Emmy van Deurzen
Existential Therapy
Dave Mann
Gestalt Therapy
Charlotte Sills
Transactional Analysis
Stirling Moorey
Cognitive Therapy
Windy Dryden
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Paul Gilbert and Chris Irons
Compassion-Focused Therapy
Pierce J. O'Carroll
Behavioural Activation
Mark Dunn
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Alasdair J. Macdonald
Solution-Focused Therapy
Susan Howard
Interpersonal Therapy
Jody Mardula and Frances Larkin
Mindfulness in Individual Therapy
Martin Payne
Narrative Therapy
John Rowan
The Transpersonal in Individual Therapy
Henry Hollanders
Integrative Therapy
John McLeod, Julia McLeod, Mick Cooper and Windy Dryden
Pluralistic Therapy
Andrew Reeves
Research in Individual Therapy
Greg Nolan, Jane Macaskie & Bonnie Meekums
The Training and Supervision of Individual Therapists

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.

Mr Jon Andrews
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
February 6, 2015

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.
Highly recommended.

Mr Charles Miller-Fik
School of Higher Education, City College
January 18, 2015

An excellent resource for doctoral trainees.

Dr Jessica McCarrick
Department of Psychology, University of Teesside
December 17, 2014

This is a very accessible book especially useful for health professionals with lots of examples, highlighted sections

Dr Sue Hacking
Nursing , University of Central Lancashire
December 10, 2014

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. I have specially appreciated the inclusion of relatively new therapeutic approaches, like the covered by Part IV and Part V of the handbook, as well as the two chapters dedicated to “Professional Issues”. Finally, the case examples included in every chapter devoted to the therapeutic approaches offer a great illustration of the therapeutic process and outcomes. I definitely will include this book in the recommended readings of my Psychotherapy course.

Dr Barbara Torres
Faculty of Psychology, Universidad del Pams Vasco
November 26, 2014

The essential handbook to turn to for a clear introduction to UK modalities and more - some really useful additions in the new edition.

Mike Gallant
Centre for Lifelong Learning, Warwick University
November 22, 2014

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.

Ms Sally Riggall
Social Work , University of Lincoln
October 1, 2014

Still the best resource for students new to the subject.

SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCES, Queen Margaret Univ College, Edinburgh
August 12, 2014

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.

Ms Stephanie Revell
Health and Wellbeing, University of Cumbria
May 28, 2014

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.

Dr Leanne Robins
Social Care and Nursing, GMIT
May 22, 2014

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Ch.1: The Cultural Context of British Psychotherapy

Windy Dryden

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. More About Author

Andrew Reeves

Dr Andrew Reeves has worked as a counsellor and supervisor in various settings for over twenty years. Originally qualified as a social worker, he specialised in child protection and adult mental health before moving to working full-time as a counsellor at the University of Liverpool. Following the death by suicide of one of his clients early in his career, he undertook extensive research into ways in which counsellors and psychotherapists work with suicidal clients and he has written extensively about this since. His recent book with SAGE, Counselling Suicidal Clients (2010), has quickly become a popular title, as has Key Issues for... More About Author