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The Pocket Guide to Therapy

The Pocket Guide to Therapy
A 'How to'of the Core Models

November 2011 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Trainees in all mental health professions need basic knowledge of the key therapeutic approaches in counselling and psychotherapy. The Pocket Guide to Therapy is therefore the essential companion, placing specific emphasis on practical application to guide the reader in the 'how to' of conducting each therapeutic model.

Approaches covered include established models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, narrative therapies such as Systemic Therapy and Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, and more recent additions to mainstream therapy such as Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy. Each chapter is written by an up-and-coming name in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, offering a unique insight into the challenges and possibilities of training in each model. The book:

- includes case examples from a wide range of mental health care settings

- is embedded with extensive pedagogy, including worksheets, sample questions and diagrams

- highlights the challenges, strengths and weaknesses of each approach

- details the background to each model

- focuses on the practical application of therapeutic models

- discusses evidence-based practice and outcomes

Written in language familiar to first-year trainees and using a range of features to enhance learning, this pocket guide is ideal for those embarking on mental health training across counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, health, nursing and social work.

It will also serve as a reference point for more experienced readers looking to refresh their understanding of other approaches.

Graeme Flaherty-Jones and Stephen Weatherhead
Principles of Therapy
Claire Robson
Motivational Interviewing
Jane Toner
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
Sharon Twigg
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Amie Smith and Kara Garforth
Psychodynamic Therapy
Amie Smith and Stephen Weatherhead
Systemic Therapies
Stephen Weatherhead
Narrative Therapy
Sharon Twigg
Person-Centred Therapy
Katie Splevins
Graeme Flaherty-Jones and Fiona Syme
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Phillipa Calvert
Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy
Stephen Weatherhead and Graeme Flaherty-Jones
Outcomes in Therapy

I have recommended this as a supplemental reading book for the current NCHP students on stage 2 of the diploma course. It covers some of the course material very well, but other sections are not directly relevant, or outside of the course altogether. The writing style was really nice and clear and it is good at maintaining focus on the practical aspect of doing therapy.

Dr Josie Fraser
Head Office, National College for Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
March 19, 2012

I think this is an excellent introductory text. I'm intending to use it in the context of an addictive behaviour module. I get tired of students talking about counselling in a very unspecific fashion to will be recommending this book so they can tell me what kind of counselling approach they have in mind.

Mr Justin Dunne
Institute for Education and Publis Services, Gloucestershire University
March 7, 2012

A good introduction to several models of psychotherapy that our students can consider within art psychotherapy practice

Ms Deborah Gibson
Northern Programme for Art psychotherapy, Leeds Metropolitan University
January 31, 2012

A very concise and easy to use book that can be taken as a reference guide as well as a how to do book

Dr Martin Smith
Social Science, Nottingham Trent University
January 5, 2012

This is an excellent book for any student or trainee embarking on counselling studies and practice. It is also a great refresher text for those who might need to re-visit the mainstream theoretical approaches.

Dr Bill Naylor
Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
December 5, 2011

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