Are you a professional therapist or counsellor, wanting to learn how to work most effectively with different personality styles? Or do you simply want to find out more about "how you tick?" In either event, we think you will enjoy our title ...
A New Guide to Human Understanding in Psychotherapy and Counselling
by Vann Joines and Ian Stewart
February 2002 / 419 pages / Paperback / Cover price £17.95/$29.95 / ISBN 1-870244-01-X
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Description (from the book's back cover):
This book is a practical guide to understanding personality. It presents a research-based model of six personality adaptations.
Psychotherapists and counsellors, whether practising or in training, will find this model an invaluable aid to effectiveness in inviting personal change.
The book describes the six adaptations in detail, and provides a framework for understanding how each adaptation develops. It goes on to show how you can assess someone's personality adaptation(s) rapidly and accurately. With this knowledge, you can tap into a vast store of information that will apply to that person. For example, you will gain insight into their preferred area of personal contact (thinking, feeling or behaviour), and learn how you can use these contact areas to maintain rapport and achieve optimal results in therapy or counselling. You will learn the typical "life patterns" that the person is likely to play out over time, and the principal issues that are likely to arise for them in the process of change. The model shows how you can work most effectively with each personality type to help them achieve personal change that is quick, easy and lasting.
To convey the true "sound" and "feel" of working with this model, the book includes annotated transcripts of actual therapeutic work with each of the personality adaptations.
The model's usefulness is not confined to any one therapeutic or counselling approach. Whatever modality you use, you can apply this model and benefit from this book.