Psychodynamic Counselling in Action (Counselling in Action series) Paperback – 3 Sep 2004
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`One of the most reliable (and readable) guides to what is involved in counselling that stems from the various psychoanalytic traditions. Jacobs' well-organized and comprehensive summaries of the main theories and his illustrations of psychodynamic counselling drawn from his own work will inspire students and trainees on counselling and therapy courses. They will also interest (and create envy) in more experienced readers' - Professor Andrew Samuels, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex
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Michael Jacobs is Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds and Bournemouth University, a Fellow of BACP and a UKCP registered psychotherapist.
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It deals in a practical way with each stage of the psychodynamic counselling process (beginnings, middles and endings) and other issues raised within this unique relationship (boundaries, defences, resistance & transference). A great addition to this well-respected series
In general I thought that it was fairly easy to read and made more interesting by Micheal Jacobs using two real life case-studies throughout the book to explain different psychodynamic concepts.
Although I did find the section around defences and resistance a little hard going, and perhaps not as clearly explained as other parts of the book. I would still recommend this book for those who are interested in the ideas around psychodynamic counselling/therapy.
Really worth spending the time reading this book which is friendly-reading, easy to understand and gives us lots of good insights on Psychodynamic Approach.
To be honest, the whole book is good, there isn't a single page of it we can say is boring or tiring. It is worth having the book on the self for future reference and re-reading.
The book is highly recommended to beginners or anyone who wants to get new insights in counselling.
The book makes you read and flow through it like the majority of the SAGE counselling in action books. By the end of the book I was hungry for more information into Psychodynamic Counselling and will be looking through the references of this book to help me to decide on the next book of study. I am new to psychodynamic counselling theory and this was my first glimpse into Psychodynamics and its uses as a Therapeutic tool and method. I must say that it has left me with a number of questions unanswered resulting in me wanting more information.
I want to do further research into the approach as I have not previously studied Psychodynamic Counselling and with more books and researching. It would be interesting to be able to relate the approaches that I have studied so far (CBT and PCT) to gain deeper insight into other counselling theory and more theoretical knowledge, which can help me and others with my studies.
I have read Person Centred Counselling in Action and also Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Action and both of these books also are great introductions to counselling theory. The beauty of these books are the references to other books and I have just ordered a new book from the references of Person Centred Counselling in Action which is Person Centred Counselling: a Clinical Philosophy that I am looking forward to adding to my own personnel library of Counselling sources to compliment my learning and my Diploma and eventually my Degree.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a good experience with both psychodynamic and by Michael Jacobs thanks for Amazon and my acknowledgement to professor Windy Dryden for this series...Published 3 months ago by Arafat
Great all rounder, easy to read and understand without losing content.Published 9 months ago by Rosaleen Owens
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