The Humour Triangle Paperback – 28 Nov 2014
by Andrew J. Lansdown (Author)
During Lansdown’s research interviews Therapists acknowledged that the relationship between the therapist and the client is one of the most important factors in the therapeutic process. When Lansdown mentioned humour’ and therapy’ in the question ‘Could Humour enhance the Therapeutic relationship?’ he was amazed by the polar and dogmatic reactions of his test subjects. It is a commonly held belief that psychotherapy is a paradigmatically serious and heavy subject and that Humour is not compatible with Counselling. As the late Sir Winston Churchill once said ‘a joke is a very serious thing’. However…
Paperback: 49 pages
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers (28 Nov. 2014)
Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.5 x 19.7 cm
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 565,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
About the Author
The author was born in the city of Bristol and has lived there for most of his life. He studied at the City of Bristol College before crossing the Severn Bridge to complete his studies and research at the University of Wales. He is a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a qualified counsellor Andy works with clients with a wide range of problems including addictions, OCD and PTSD using a relational integrative model which supports Cognitive Behavioural, Humanistic and Psychodynamic therapies. Andy presented the research for this book at the BACP Annual National conference in Liverpool in May 2011.
By a mall on 26 Sept. 2015
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Every so often a book will capture my imagination and this book certainly did this, not only informative but very well written and a dam good read , in short the principles in this story makes you think long and hard about Humour the characters in the book make the subject very easy to understand. Can’t wait for the sequel . I would also recommend this book as a stocking filler for Christmas or in fact any other occasion. As I was thoroughly impressed with how the author explained what could potentially be a minefield when explaining the principles behind Humour Lansdown does this with ease. Once read this book will stay with you for a long time.