This helpful book offers a concise overview of core concepts within the four dominant approaches to counselling and psychotherapy: psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, cognitive behavioural and integrative. The book aims to assist you in developing your critical thinking and essay writing skills and includes: • Over 140 entries, each between 500 and 1200 words • Critical and engaging discussions of core concepts • Biographical sketches of leading theorists, including: Freud, Jung and RogersUsing the popular alphabetical format, Key Concepts in Counselling and Psychotherapy is an ideal first source for students with an essay on counselling theory to write, a case study to analyse, a belief or assumption to challenge, or a question to explore. It will also appeal to practitioners or academics wanting to refresh their knowledge of theory and research.
Vicki Smith is Senior Lecturer in Counselling Studies at the University of Huddersfield, UK.
Patrizia Collard is an international Mindfulness educator, writer, psychotherapist and coach in private practice and Senior Lecturer for Integrative Psychotherapy at the University of East London, UK.
Paula Nicolson, Emeritus Professor of Social Health Psychology, University of London, UK, is a freelance organizational consultant currently completing her training in psychodynamic couple counselling at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
Rowan Bayne is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Counselling at the University of East London, UK.