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Practical Counselling and Helping Skills By Richard Nelson-Jones

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Offers the necessary input for the teaching of counselling skills. This book can be used for an introductory weekend course in counselling skills, or for a year-long training course. It is structured around DASIE, a systematic five-stage model for assisting clients to develop specific lifeskills in order to change how they feel, think and act.

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Practical Counselling and Helping Skills by Richard Nelson-Jones

'This New Edition shows Richard Nelson Jones at his very best: clear, concise and helpful in a practical way. I strongly recommend this text' - Windy Dryden, Professor of Counselling, Goldsmiths College, London

'A welcome update...creating a powerful and stimulating learning experience' Pat Beardsworth, Director, Welsh Centre for Counselling Psychology, Swansea

'Richard Nelson Jones's use of lifeskills counselling provides significant added value to our services, particularly with our more difficult clients' - David Stratford, Director, Davidson & Associates, Melbourne

'An excellent practical book, packed with useful information. An ideal text for training courses' - Stephen Palmer, Centre for Stress Management, London

'This book provides a secure base from which the counsellor can practice in an empathic, effective and ethical manner' - Robert Bor, Professor of Psychology, City University, London

'A unique combination of theory, skills and practical activities in a highly informative and impressively detailed text' - Ken Fisher, Bolton Institute

'A great training book....extremely useful for a wide variety of counselling, helping and pastoral care settings' - Dr Ron Perry, Director, Institute for Counselling, Sydney, Australia

'Invaluable and interesting text and exercises for building a brood range of counselling skills' - Dr Doug Farnill, Faculty of Medicine, Sydney University, Australia

Practical Counselling and Helping Skills should prove helpful to beginner trainers, since it provides the necessary input for the teaching of counselling skills; however, experienced trainers will also find it helpful for further development or if they want to integrate new elements into their teaching. It has material that can be used for an introductory weekend course in counselling skills, or for a year-long in-depth training course. Among the audiences that Richard Nelson-Jones targets are: lecturers teaching in higher education; students training for various helping roles such as career advisers, counsellors, social workers, nurses and pastoral-care workers; students training in voluntary agencies; and those who wish to improve or develop further their counselling skills. The book is by no means an introduction to counselling: it is a significant resource and an up-to-date, integrative manual for counselling practice' - Counsellingbooks.com

`The book's strengths are its clarity and accessibility. The layout is very user-friendly, with excellent use of headings and subheadings. The book is by no means an introduction to counselling, it is a significant resource and an up-to-date, integrative manual for counselling practice' - British Journal of Guidance & Counselling

`As a practical sourcebook, this is a useful guide. It includes many case scenarios and detailed analyses of the multiple facets of problems and problem solving' - Behaviour Research Therapy

`This new edition shows Nelson-Jones at his very best: clear, concise and helpful in a practical way. I strongly recommend this text' - Windy Dryden, Professor of Counselling, Goldsmiths College, University of London

`A welcome update... creating a powerful and stimulating learning experience' - Pat Beardsworth, Director, Welsh Centre for Counselling Psychology, Swansea

`Richard Nelson-Jones's use of lifeskills counselling provides significant added value to our services, particularly with our more difficult clients' - David Stratford, Director, Davidson & Associates, Melbourne

`An excellent practical book, packed with useful information. An ideal text for training courses' - Stephen Palmer, Centre for Stress Management, London

`This book provides a secure base from which the counsellor can practise in an empathic, effective and ethical manner' - Robert Bor, Professor of Psychology, City University, London

`A unique combination of theory, skills and practical activities in a highly informative and impressively detailed text' - Ken Fisher, Bolton Institute

`A great training book... extremely useful for a wide variety of counselling, helping and pastoral care settings' - Dr Ron Perry, Director, Institute for Counselling, Sydney

`Invaluable and interesting text and exercises for building a broad range of counselling skills' - Dr Doug Farnill, Faculty of Medicine, Sydney University

This revised and expanded Fourth Edition incorporates into Richard Nelson-Jones bestselling counselling skills text a large number of practical exercises. It is structured around DASIE, a systematic five-stage model for assisting clients to develop specific lifeskills in order to change how they feel, think and act. The book's main emphasis is on counselling individuals, with a focus of working in problems and the problematic skills that sustain them, in the context of good counselling relationships. This book is a comprehensive source of counselling skills for trainers, and practitioners in the helping services.

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`This book is a comprehensive source of counselling skills for trainers, students, and practitioners in the helping services' Success Centre, Victoria, Australia

About Richard Nelson-Jones


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


Introduction Lifeskills Theory Lifeskills Model of Practice Counsellors as Persons PART TWO: STAGE 1: DEVELOP THE RELATIONSHIP AND CLARIFY PROBLEM(S) Listening Skills Showing Understanding Skills Clarifying Problems Skills PART THREE: STAGE 2: ASSESS AND RESTATE PROBLEM(S) IN SKILLS TERMS Assess Feelings and Physical Reactions Assess Thinking and Actions Restate Problems in Skills Terms PART FOUR: STAGE 3: STATE GOALS AND PLAN INTERVENTIONS State Deficits as Goals Plan Interventions PART FIVE: STAGE 4: INTERVENE TO DEVELOP LIFESKILLS Delivering Interventions Skills Interventions for Thinking 1 Interventions for Thinking 2 Interventions for Actions Interventions for Feelings PART SIX: STAGE 5: EMPHASIZE TAKE-AWAY AND END Emphasize Take-Away of Lifeskills End and Evaluate PART SEVEN: LOOKING AHEAD Develop Your Counselling Skills

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GOR006463645
Practical Counselling and Helping Skills by Richard Nelson-Jones
Richard Nelson-Jones
Used - Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
2003-07-17
544
1412900522
9781412900522
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.