Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy

The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Fourth Edition, edited by Colin Feltham – Emeritus Professor of Counselling & Psychotherapy, Sheffield Hallam University; Terry Hanley – University of Manchester, UK; and Laura Anne Winter – University of Manchester, UK.

“At over 600 pages and with more than 100 contributions, this Fourth Edition brings together the essentials of counselling and psychotherapy theory, research, skills and practice. Including new content on assessment, theory, applications and settings, and with new chapter overviews and summaries, this continues to be the most comprehensive and accessible guide to the field for trainees or experienced practitioners.”

You can find my contribution in Part 3: Therapeutic Skills and Clinical Practice, Chapter 3.3 Assessment.

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Assessment and Case Formulation in Counselling and Psychotherapy

My latest book: Assessment and Case Formulation in Counselling and Psychotherapy is published by Sage Publishing. (Paperback ISBN: 9781446269794)
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Van Rijn - Assessment and Case FormulationThis is a thorough and well-structured piece of work, which brings in the recent work of excellent authorities such as Barbara Ingram. It is well arranged, with many examples and case vignettes, which bring the material to life in an engaging way. I enjoyed reading it, and would recommend it unreservedly.’ John Rowan, humanistic therapist, private practice

‘This is a must-read book for students on courses in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology and psychiatry.’ Heather Fowlie, Head of the Transactional Analysis Department, Metanoia Institute, London

Conducting a competent assessment and case formulation can be a daunting task for trainee therapists engaging in clinical assessment for the first time. This book is designed to help, by unpicking the many aspects involved in assessment and case formulation across modalities, practice settings and client groups.

The book:

·         Explores key elements of clinical assessment including diagnosis, risk assessment, ethical considerations and accounting for difference.

·         Highlights the necessary skills, techniques and legal requirements at each stage of the process.

·         Takes into account the impact of culture, context and theoretical and practical considerations.

·         Uses case studies and reflective questions to illustrate difficult concepts in context.

Equipping you with the knowledge and tools to make successful assessments and case formulations, this is an essential read for trainees and for qualified practitioners wishing to brush up on their understanding.

Dr Biljana van Rijn, Faculty Head of Applied Research and Clinical Practice, Metanoia Institute.