Practical Counselling and Helping Skills: Text and Activities for the Lifeskills Counselling Model (6th Revised edition)

Practical Counselling and Helping Skills: Text and Activities for the Lifeskills Counselling Model (6th Revised edition)

By: Richard Nelson-Jones (author)Hardback

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This sixth edition provides a step-by-step guide to using counselling and helping skills with confidence and proficiency. The author's three-stage model of counselling - relating, understanding and changing - is designed to facilitate developing lifeskills in clients and to help them to change how they feel, think, communicate and act. It includes new chapters on 'Technology mediated counselling and helping', with updated research and references throughout. Using practical activities and case examples, the book takes you beyond the basics to more advanced skills, making it an essential companion for all counselling skills courses. Richard Nelson-Jones has many years' experience as a counsellor, trainer and psychotherapist. His books have helped train thousands of counsellors and helpers worldwide. He is a Fellow of the British and Australian Psychological Societies and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

About 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.


PART ONE: INTRODUCTION What is counselling and helping? Create communication skills and feelings Create mind skills The lifeskills counselling model PART TWO: THE RELATING STAGE Pre-counselling contact Listening skills Show understanding skills Start the counselling and helping process PART THREE: THE UNDERSTANDING STAGE Clarify problems skills Assess feelings and physical reactions Assess thinking Assess communication and actions Agree on a shared definition of problems PART FOUR: THE CHANGING STAGE Plan interventions Deliver interventions Interventions for thinking - 1 Interventions for thinking - 2 Interventions for communication and actions - 1 Interventions for communication and actions - 2 Interventions for feelings Negotiate homework Conduct middle sessions End and assist client self-helping PART FIVE: FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS Relaxation Interventions Multicultural counselling and helping Gender-aware counselling and helping Technology mediated counselling and helping - Jane Evans Positive counselling and helping Ethics in practice and training Supervision Personal Counselling and Continued Professional Development

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446269848
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9781446269848
  • weight: 1050
  • ISBN10: 1446269841
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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