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Staff linked to the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology programme within MIE have just completed editing the fourth edition ‘The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy’.

Book cover - The Sage Handbook of Counselling PsychologyDrs Terry Hanley and Laura Winter from the Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP) subgroup of the Special Educational and Additional Needs (SEAN) research group, have just finished this mammoth task (alongside Emeritus Professor Colin Feltham, Sheffield Hallam University). The book, at over 700 pages and with over 100 contributions, brings together the essentials of counselling and psychotherapy theory, research, practice and skills.

This book is likely to be a core text for students studying applied psychology disciplines, counselling and psychotherapy, and become a key reference point for those who are already qualified. It already received some excellent reviews from colleagues:

This book covers many of the current approaches, issues and trends within modern-day Counselling and Psychotherapy. It is research-informed, and its contributors are the current leading proponents and researchers in their field. This is a useful volume, for all who work in the field of psychological healing, to have on their professional bookcase as a source of reference and referral. (Professor Peter Gubi)

The latest edition of this classic reference work is encyclopedic and authoritative, but filled with pithy descriptions and lively examples.  It is both deeply rooted in the history of the field and up-to-date with exciting new entries. The editors should be proud of the gift they have crafted for the current generation of counselling and psychotherapy students as well as practitioners. (Professor Robert Elliott)

Terry and Laura have been involved in restructuring the whole book and updating its contents to keep up with with current trends. For instance, the fourth edition includes new chapters on neuropsychology, social justice, working with homeless people, working with interpreters, working with the media and leadership, and draws on much of the research conducted by staff in ECP.

Terry notes:  “It’s a great honour to be asked to be involved in the fourth edition of a project that has been such an influential resource for the profession of counselling and psychotherapy. It has been a huge undertaking organising and reviewing the contributions for the book, with it taking several years to finally come to fruition. Colin, Laura and I hope that it’s a useful text for those who read it and, just as the previous editions have, that it stands the tests of time.

The Handbook is due for release in October 2017.