From leading skills expert Richard Nelson-Jones, this bestselling book is the ideal companion for any trainer or trainee wanting to acquire and develop the counseling skills key to effective therapeutic relationships. Using an easy to follow, three-stage model, this Fourth Edition is packed full of up-to-date case examples, more material on self-care and diversity, as well as a brand new chapter on "Using Technology in Counselling ".
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About the Author
Richard Nelson-Jones was born in London in 1936. Having spent five years in California as a Second World War refugee, he returned in the 1960s to obtain a Masters and Ph.D from Stanford University. In 1970, he was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Aston to establish a Diploma in Counselling in Educational Settings, which started enrolling students in 1971. During the 1970s, he was helped by having three Fulbright Professors from the United States, each for a year, who both taught students and improved his skills. During this period he broadened out from a predominantly client-centred orientation to becoming much more cognitive-behavioural. He also wrote numerous articles and the first edition of what is now The Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy, which was published in 1982. In addition, he chaired the British Psychological Society's Working Party on Counselling and, in1982, became the first chairperson of the BPS Counselling Psychology Section.
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.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCTIONWho Are Counsellors and Helpers?Creating Communication Skills and FeelingsCreating Mind SkillsThe Counselling and Helping ProcessCounselling and Helping RelationshipsPART TWO: THE RELATING STAGEUnderstanding the Internal Frame of ReferenceShowing Attention and InterestReflecting FeelingsStarting the Counselling and Helping ProcessManaging Resistance and Making ReferralsPART THREE: THE UNDERSTANDING STAGEAssessing Feelings and Physical Reactions Assessing Thinking Assessing Communication and Actions Challenges, Feedback and Self-Disclosure Monitoring, Summarizing and Identifying Skills PART FOUR: THE CHANGING STAGEHelping to Solve Problems Coaching Skills: Speaking, Demonstrating and Rehearsing Improving Communication and Actions Improving Thinking Negotiating Homework Conducting Middle Sessions Terminating Counselling and Helping PART FIVE: FURTHER CONSIDERATIONSRelaxation Interventions Managing Crises Multicultural and Gender-Aware Counselling and Helping Ethical Issues and Dilemmas Training Groups, Supervision and Support Using Technology in CounsellingBecoming More Skilled and Human