'[This] is essential reading for all who aspire to professional practice to ensure that knowledge and skills are up to date in order to best serve their clients.'
Professor Sue Wheeler, University of Leicester
'[It] continues to be the book that one turns to when looking for a clear introduction to the broad range of therapies that are offered in the UK today.'
Dr Nick Midgley, Anna Freud Centre
This classic text has helped over 50,000 students wishing to understand the key counselling and psychotherapy approaches. This sixth edition is the most comprehensive update since it was first published in 1984, with 15 newly contributed chapters and 8 updated chapters. Each approach now includes a new Research section summarising the research findings, an in-depth Case Study illustrating how that approach works in practice, and an extended Practice section. Also covered:
* historical context and development
* main theoretical assumptions
* which clients will benefit most
* strengths and limitations.
New chapters include Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness in Individual Therapy, Pluralistic Therapy and The Transpersonal in Individual Therapy.
This is an ideal one-stop shop for trainees of counselling, psychotherapy, counselling psychology, psychology and other allied professions wanting to learn about the most commonly practised therapies today.
Windy Dryden has worked in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975. He is author/editor of over 200 books.
Andrew Reeves is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist at the Univeristy of Liverpool and a freelance writer, trainer and supervisor. He is former Editor of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.
Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT. He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr Andrew Reeves is a Senior BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 30 years' experience of working in a range of settings as a social worker and therapist. He has experience of working in child protection, with children and families, adult mental health, schools and higher education. He additionally works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester on the professional doctorate programme and is a successful freelance trainer. He has written extensively, publishing several books and many articles, primarily around working with risk in counselling and psychotherapy, his specialist research area. He was Editor-in-Chief of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal for nearly six years, and has been Chair of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2014.
The Cultural Context of British Psychotherapy - Colin Feltham PART ONE: THE PSYCHODYNAMIC TRADITION Psychodynamic Therapy: Contemporary Freudian Approach - Jessica Yakeley Psychodynamic Therapy: The Independent Approach - Kevin Jones Psychodynamic Therapy: Jungian and Post-Jungian Approaches - Ann Casement Psychodynamic Therapy: The Kleinian Approach - Julia Segal PART TWO: THE HUMANISTIC-EXISTENTIAL TRADITION Person-Centred Therapy - Mike Worrall Existential Therapy - Emmy van Deurzen Gestalt Therapy - Dave Mann Transactional Analysis - Charlotte Sills PART THREE: THE COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL TRADITION Cognitive Therapy - Stirling Moorey Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy - Windy Dryden Compassion-Focused Therapy - Paul Gilbert and Chris Irons Behavioural Activation - Pierce J. O'Carroll PART FOUR: OTHER SPECIFIC APPROACHES Cognitive Analytic Therapy - Mark Dunn Solution-Focused Therapy - Alasdair J. Macdonald Interpersonal Therapy - Susan Howard PART FIVE: BROADER DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIVIDUAL THERAPY Mindfulness in Individual Therapy - Jody Mardula and Frances Larkin Narrative Therapy - Martin Payne The Transpersonal in Individual Therapy - John Rowan Integrative Therapy - Henry Hollanders Pluralistic Therapy - John McLeod, Julia McLeod, Mick Cooper and Windy Dryden PART SIX: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES Research in Individual Therapy - Andrew Reeves The Training and Supervision of Individual Therapists - Greg Nolan, Jane Macaskie & Bonnie Meekums