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"The writing style is plain and clear. The structure of each chapter is evident, rather like a textbook with handy bullet points at the beginning indicating the chapter's content, a summary at the end, and questions and exercises to test the reader's critical understanding. There is recommended reading so that you can follow up on particular points, and no particularly difficult or obscure language to grapple with. I found the text totally accessible.
Brilliant insight into Pluralisic Counselling and Psychotherapy
An engaging and stimulating book exploring a therapeutic approach based on what the individual client needs. Better suited to diploma students.
A really useful text highlighting similarity rather than difference, and the benifits of pluralist models
This is a core text for anyone studying pluralistic counselling and highly recommended for anyone working or training in integrative counselling and psychotherapy
An excellent approach to this subject which I recommend to my students as part of their reading list
Excellent book helping many therapists understand pluralism and how it works as a meta-model for their practice
An up to date book that is in my opinion essential reading for the counselling psychology trainee
An engaging and thought provoking text. Useful for anyone who wishes to extend their thinking about integrative approaches in counselling and psychotherapy as well as pluralism.
Excellent read for students. This book opens up theory and allows students to be creative in their thinking.
An up to date and authoritative contribution to a complex subject.
Certainly one of the current hot topics for discussion in Counselling today, this is a concise and targeted work which will further expand students thinking around the concepts of school or model specific practice.
A very very interesting book, useful for those in training and for more experienced practitioners. For anyone struggling to fit themselves into the term "integrative" this will be a helpful read. Trainees on Counselling Psychology courses who learn 2 or 3 core models will really benefit from this book as they attempt to undertstand how the models fit together within their practice.
This is a useful text in respect of giving an idea about where the up-to-date thinking around counselling theory is heading, but it wouldn't be useful as a core text on our course. The core texts that we reccommend tend to be addiction-specific rather than generic.
An excellent readable account which addresses the issue of the mutiple approaches in counselling and psychotherapy. A flexible framework for counselling is suggested which acknowledges the strengths of different approaches. A recommended read for all students of counselling.
A highly recommended and timely text which challenges schoolisms in exchange for a more integrative and user-centred approach.
Not the best fit integrative framework for our course - but recomemended as supplementary reading
A very timely book, explaining the current focus in counselling psychology. A welcome addition to the recommended reading list.
As we move towards evidence based practice the importance of meeting client need, rather than theoretical purity increases. This book looks at the broad range of issues involved in a considered way, that allows for the art of human contact as well as the science.
Clear well written and comprehensive, easy to read and digest. Client illustrations + commentary very useful (e.g. page 61 and page 67). Verbatim extracts a bit stilled at times.
Chapter 3 particularly useful to us as it links with or current teaching (Spinelli and Yalom).
We intend to add the book to our Psychotherapy Year 2 booklist- students beginning in private practice very useful practical application sections will be helpful to them.
Interesting philosophical basis – fits with out questioning of underlying assumptions of theory.