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Integrative Counselling Skills in Action

Integrative Counselling Skills in Action

Third Edition

April 2011 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This bestselling text has been used extensively in training people in counselling skills. Now in its third edition, this highly practical guide illustrates the minutiae of the process within the context of the counselling encounter, enabling both the beginning counsellor and those using counselling skills to put theory into practice.

Frequent case studies are used to illustrate the strategies and skills in action at each stage, highlighting the complexities, contradictions and satisfactions inherent in the counselling process. This fully-updated edition includes new material on:

- the evolution, relevance and value of a 'process' model with stages used stages as developed by differing therapeutic models

- negotiating and managing a counselling contract

- using self-disclosure effectively in the process - the positives and pit-falls

- planning and taking action

- the value and relevance of supervision to ethical practice - how to prepare and use supervision effectively

- new case studies to illustrate the theory in action.

This inclusive and readable book will be an invaluable resource for counsellors in training and those who use counselling skills in either their paid or voluntary work.

Learning Counselling Skills
Overview: Introducing the Integrative Skills Model
The Foundation Skills
The Beginning Stage: Exploration, Contracting and Assessment
The Middle Stage: Reassessment and Challenging
The Ending Stage: Action and Closure
Case Study
Demanding Situations
On Being Successful in Using Counselling Skills

Practical and case based. A very good resource for students and professionals

Dr Serahni Symington
Psychology , Cornerstone Institute
July 13, 2016

A very clear description of counselling skills that is accessible and appropriate for different theoretical approaches. An earlier edition really helped me in my own development as a counsellor and I frequently recommend it to students.

Mrs Sarah Jones
Humanities , Gloucester College of Arts & Tech
June 6, 2016

An excellent and insightful book, written in plain and accessible language. It is now down as part of our core reading for the level 4 diploma in counselling.

Ms Kate Fronda
Counselling, Community Counsellor Training
May 20, 2016

This is a great resource for students. a practice based book that considers some of the wider and practical aspects of counselling as well as skills and strategies

Mrs Imelda Hatton-Yeo
School of Public Health & Clinical Sci, University of Central Lancashire
March 1, 2016

Love this book! What more can I say? Students will love it and if they want to develop basic as well as greater counselling skills, this is the book for them.

Mr Garfield Conrad Hunt
Arts , Business and Social Science, University Campus Suffolk
February 23, 2016

Excellent resource for students, I have found that many titles in the counselling in action series are quite popular with students

Ms Deana Friel
Health and Social Care , North West Regional College
November 9, 2015

Clear and at exactly the right level for this course

Mr Keith Walmsley-Smith
Psychology & Mental Health, Staffordshire University
October 1, 2013

I consider this book to be useful for those in an earlier stage of their training and will use it with the Level 3 groups.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
September 10, 2013

A useful and readable text.

Mr John Dixon
Counselling, Cleveland & Redcar College
April 30, 2013

As with all the books in the "in-action" series this one is another gem. It is an invaluable resource both to students and practitioners working in a variety of fields.

Mrs Gael Kilduff
Social Science , PCI College
March 15, 2013

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