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Practical Counselling and Helping Skills Text and Activities for the Lifeskills Counselling Model

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ISBN-10: 144626985X

ISBN-13: 9781446269855

Edition: 6th 2013

Authors: Richard Nelson-Jones

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This sixth edition of Richard Nelson-Jones' bestselling book provides you with a step-by-step guide to using counselling and helping skills with confidence and proficiency. The author's three-stage model of counselling is designed to facilitate developing lifeskills in clients and to help them to change how they feel, think, communicate and act. The book describes each of the three different stages - relating, understanding and changing - introducing you to the core skills and techniques used at each stage of the process. Key learning features include: -Practical activities, helping you to test your understanding and enhance your learning-Case examples, showing you how to apply key skills in practice-User-friendly format, making sure you can easily navigate the book to get the most out of it-Comprehensiveness, focusing on a wide variety of counselling and helping skills that you can use. This sixth edition includes three new chapters on Technology Mediated Counselling and Helping, Multicultural Counselling and Helping and Gender Aware Counselling and Helping, and includes updated research and references throughout. This book will take you beyond basic or introductory skills 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.
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Book details

Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.012

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.