Counselling in a Nutshell
- Windy Dryden - Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Counselling in a Nutshell
What is counseling and how does it work? Counselling in a Nutshell provides the answers to these questions and more, as part of a step-by-step guide to the counseling relationship and the therapeutic process.
Drawing together theory from the psychodynamic, person-centered and cognitive-behavioral approaches, Windy Dryden explores:
- bonds between counselor and client
- goals and tasks of counseling
- stages of the therapeutic process
- core therapeutic change
This revised and updated second edition also includes new material on person centered and psychodynamic counseling, further discussion of the influence of counseling contexts on the work of counselors, and five discussion issues at the end of each chapter to stimulate thinking.
Counselling in a Nutshell provides a concise introduction to core components of the therapeutic relationship and process and is suitable for counselors of all orientations.
This is a great little book which introduces a number of issues within counselling studies in a succinct yet critical style. The discussion questions at the end of each section are particularly useful to allow the reader to reflect on their own attitudes towards the issues raised. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to students who are starting a course in counselling studies, and feel there is sufficient scope for them to return to it again and again throughout their studies.
This pocket sized book has everything you need to know about Person -Centred Counselling. A must have for any student studying this topic. Very easy to read and would recommend.
Nice short introduction to counselling.
I will be recommending this book as essential reading to my students as a concise and practical introduction to counselling.
Easy access text that provides a good introduction to the process of counselling and the use of counselling skills
A useful book, good layout and contains a good introduction to the topic. Useful for level 3 students. Will defintley use on the course.
A well written book that was pleasurable to read. However, 'in a nutshell' suggests that this is a brief guide - it is not and besides, I would be extremely surprised if such a vast topic could be presented as a brief guide.
The book has not been rejected, just not yet adopted. It is under review by dept. members.
An interesting overview of what is involved in counselling and counselling training. The latest updates bring this handy little book bang up to date.
A really accessible introduction to both Counselling and the core components of the Therapeutic Alliance. The sections headed 'Discussion Issues' are ideal for promoting reflection.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Components of Counselling in a Nutshell