This bestseller provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new research, examples from practice and case studies. An extended introduction is used to explain the new 4-part structure and help readers to track key themes across each section of the book. Now includes 7 new chapters: The interdisciplinary kwledge base for counselling theory and practice Gestalt therapy Feminist therapy Art-making as a therapeutic practice Therapy in nature: using the outdoor environment Pluralism: an organising framework for counselling practice The future of counseling: international perspectivesEach chapter enhances learning with the following pedagogy: Topics for further discussion Key terms and concepts Suggested further reading Case studies and illustrations Landmark research studies. Enhanced by new material debates around evidence-based practice, third wave CBT therapies such as ACT and mindfulness, recent developments within psychodynamic theory, motivational interviewing, reality therapy and embedded counseling, this new edition also explores the political context of counselling and provides coverage of key professional issues. An Introduction to Counselling remains the book of choice for students and tutors on introductory counselling courses.
John McLeod holds positions at the University of Abertay, Dundee, UK, and University of Oslo, Norway. He has extensive experience as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer and researcher. His many publications include the following books with Open University Press, Counselling Skills, 2nd Edition and Personal and Professional Development for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Mental Health Practitioners.
Open University Press
Date of Publication
Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Counselling and Psychotherapy