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Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy

Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy

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

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Counseling & Psychotherapy

September 2012 | 512 pages | SAGE South Asia
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.

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
Alasdair Macdonald
Solution-Focused Therapy
Martin Payne
Narrative Therapy
Multicultural Therapy
Gender Therapy
Evaluation, Eclecticism and Integration

'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 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



'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

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

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