Counselling Skills for Dietitians, 2nd Edition
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
This book demonstrates how a practitioner can develop a
counselling approach and employ appropriate counselling skills to
overcome the communication difficulties encountered by dietitians
and those engaged in helping clients change their eating
New material in the second edition includes an expanded section on the patient interview including assessing motivation and applying aspects of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and a new section on personal development including examples and discussion on issues of interprofessional communication and working in a multidisciplinary team.
Part 1: A counselling approach.
The dietitian as a skilled helper.
The relationship between dietitian and patient.
Part 2: The Skills.
Making helpful interventions.
Part 3: The patient interview.
Developing a framework.
Loss and bereavement.
Parents and children.
Working with difficulties in physical and mental health.
Putting it into practice.
Part 4: Areas for personal development.
Dealing with difficult situations at work.
Support for the dietitian.
Summaries and points for discussion.
- Attractively set out and well written the book is both practical and interactive
- Examples from daily practice illustrate the difficulties encountered by dietitians and demonstrate the application of counselling skills
- Clearly explained theoretical models of accepted counselling practice underpin the skills described
- The author draws on her personal experience as a dietitian, counsellor and trainer of counselling skills
'It is written in a clear, straightforward way yet what is said
is quite profound.' - Janet Seller, Primary Care Counsellor and
'These are great developments for the book. I found it all very
relevant and the extra detail and practical examples make it
especially helpful, particularly for students.' - Tamara Herrmann,
Visiting Lecturer, King's College, London
'The author’s experience as both a dietitian and
counsellor marry together well to give a book which rightly
deserves a place within every dietetic department, to encourage
experienced dietitians, as well as those newly qualified and in
training, to embrace counselling skills as an integral part of
Laura Forrest, Community Specialist Dietitian, Nutrition Bulletin