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.
'It is written in a clear, straightforward way yet what is said is quite profound.' - Janet Seller, Primary Care Counsellor and Supervisor
'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 their practice
Laura Forrest, Community Specialist Dietitian, Nutrition Bulletin
- 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