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`Richard Nelson Jones' updated edition of his compendium of 16 approaches to counselling and therapy remains a clear, concise and informative aid to both counselling trainees, practitioners of counselling skills and those who wish to gain an overview of the principles and practices most common to the therapeutic world…. [F]or anyone wanting to gain a clear idea, in a nutshell, of one or more of the main approaches, this book is invaluable' - Therapy Today
'An excellent summary of Rogers' life and work and of the latest developments in person-centred therapy' - Professor Brian Thorne, Co-founder of The Norwich Centre, Norwich
From reviews of the Third Edition:
`Richard Nelson-Jones' book has become so much a part of the counselling theory literature; it is hard to imagine discussing the topic without reference to it. This Third Edition gives testimony to its continued value. It is hard to fault this book, its readability and detailed referencing, alone, will mean that it will suit a wide readership. If you have to buy only one book on counselling and therapy, this is it' - Professor Philip Burnard, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
`Richard Nelson-Jones takes this complex subject and explains the whys and hows of each different type of therapy about as well as it can be done. There is no better introduction' - Amazon Review
`This book will be useful to the student, one book to cover all the course topics; to the practicing counsellor, to improve their work and to the lecturer, who wants to learn how to explain theories simply to their students. Richard Nelson-Jones writes in a way that makes it hard to put down, a compliment more often associated with fictional rather than academic books. Do not worry about the price it will save you buying three other similar books' - Amazon Review
`The complexity of Jung's metapsychology is made accessible to the interested reader' - Ann Casement, Jungian Psychoanalyst
`Excellent summary of Rogers's life and work. A lively introduction to person-centred therapy' - Brian Thorne, Director of Centre for Counselling Studies, University of East Anglia
`A very clear, accurate and through introduction to basic gestalt therapy' - Petruska Clarkson, PHYSIS and Surrey University
`The TA chapter is accurate and conveys the spirit of the classical approach very well'- Ian Stewart, Director, The Berne Institute
`The reality therapy chapter is thorough, accurate and really excellent' - Robert Wubbolding, Director, Center for Reality Therapy, Cincinnati, Ohio
`The existential therapy chapter is an excellent job… lucid and intelligent' - Irvin D Yalom, Stanford University Medical School
`I read the logotherapy chapter with delight… exhaustive and readable' - Franz Vesley, Viktor Frankl Institute, Vienna
`Again I find the chapter on REBT to be excellent'- Albert Ellis, President, Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, New York City
`Clear, thorough and succinctly summarizes CT's most important concepts and principles' - Judith S Beck, Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia
`The multimodal therapy chapter is a scholarly and masterful account of the orientation' - Arnold A Lazarus, Rutgers University
`Cognitive-humanistic therapy is a truly innovative synthesis of East and West' - Danny Wedding, Director, Missouri Institute of Mental Health
"Diagrams are clear and put to particular good use in the transactional analysis chapter. Case examples and key concepts are highlighted and boxed for easy review. The review and personal question sections are thoughtful and probing. This book provides an extensive, nuanced look at most of the major individual approaches to counseling and therapy to date, with all their limitations and possibilities." (Rodney G. Loper Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books 2006-11-10)
In 1984, he took up a position as a counselling and later counselling psychology trainer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he became an Associate Professor. He continued writing research articles, articles on professional issues and books, which were published in London and Sydney. As when he worked at Aston University, he also counselled clients to keep up his skills. In 1997, he retired from RMIT and moved to Chiang Mai in Thailand. There, as well as doing some counselling and teaching, he has continued as an author of counselling and counselling psychology textbooks. A British and Australian citizen, he now divides his time between Chiang Mai and London and regularly visits Australia.
Arrived in ok condition, the book was slightly indented on the cover. Very useful book for theory and practise, a good comprehensive all round book.Published 22 months ago by KA Newell
Great counselling book and indeed it's the best book I've purchased so far... Great for my counselling studies. Awesome bookPublished on 18 Jan. 2013 by Andy Evans
Excellent book covers all the major theories, used this book though out the course and is now well read, would recommended this book if studying a counselling coursePublished on 14 Jan. 2013 by Wayne L.