Counselling and Therapy Techniques
Theory & Practice
- Augustine Meier - Ph.D., certified clinical psychologist, professor Emeritus, Faculty of Human Sciences, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario and Founder and President of the Ottawa Institute for Obj
- Micheline Boivin - M.A., certified clinical psychologist, Psychological Services of the Family, Youth and Children's Program at the Centre for Health and Social Services, Gatineau, Quibec
Integrative and pluralistic in approach, the text covers the key techniques from all the major therapeutic models, placing them in their historical and theoretical contexts. Techniques covered include empathic responding, experiential focusing, Gestalt, metaphors, task-directed imagery, ego state therapy, solution focused therapy, cognitive behvioral therapy, narrative therapy and self-in-relationship therapy. The book:
- presents each technique from the perspective of its underlying theory;
- gives practical instruction on how to deliver each intervention;
- provides extracts from counselling sessions to demonstrate the technique in action.
This book is crucial reading for all trainees on counselling and psychotherapy courses or preparing to use counselling techniques in a range of other professional settings. It is also helpful for professionals who wish to acquire additional skills.
Augustine Meier, certified clinical psychologist, professor Emeritus, Faculty of Human Sciences, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario and Founder and President of the Ottawa Institute for Object Relations Therapy.
Micheline Boivin, certified clinical psychologist, Psychological Services of the Family, Youth and Children's Program at the Centre for Health and Social Services, Gatineau, Québec.
excellent resource for students to refresh their learning
I found the Corey text to be a superior text.
This book has been recommended to 2nd year BSc Learning Disability and Mental Health sudents in particular, in support of their paractice and theoretical assignments . It has clear explanations of various theories with good examples. A number of students have already borrowed the book and are keen to purchase.
I especially liked chapter 4 on the Gestalt empty chair and two chair technique and chapter 5 on the use of metaphors. It is most unusual to find chapters on these topics in a textbook that isn't written for a specific approach. The chapters are also well-written and suitable for students who do not have a lot of background knowledge.
We cover how counselling fits in with youth work so this is a useful background to the topic
This book is an excellent resource for Higher Education Counselling students. The counsellor/client examples given in each chapter superbly illustrate the chosen therapeutic model. Each chapter ends with some thought prevoking reflective questions. Highly recommended!
Good overview of therapies for introductory level students
A more critical stance throughout or at least clear reference to research for each approach and limitations thereof would be helpful even for such entry level book.
nevertheless a readable book
but not crucial purchase at degree level
Students find it useful for a general background into the profession
This book has proved particularly useful for teaching skills work on integrative courses at all levels. Techniques are clearly explained and illustrated well enabling students to gain confidence in integrating theory into practice. This book in now included as recommended reading on Certificate and Foundation Degree Year 1 reading lists.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Theoretical Bridges and the Psychotherapy Process