Gordon Emmerson PhD is a senior lecturer in psychology at Victoria University in Melbourne and is assistant editor of the Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. He has been Victoria State President of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy and has conducted and published clinical research papers on Ego State Therapy and its efficacy.
"As a practising clinician I was thrilled to read this book. It is refreshing to find a guide for therapy that starts at the very foundations of any therapy - with ethical guidelines, and listening skills - then logically and sequentially builds on these, through a detailed explanation of the model, to its applications. Throughout, he gives clear step-by-step guidelines, with a multitude of clinical examples; at every step emphasizing the key tenets of this approach - respect, acceptance, negotiation, integration." Barb Wood, Psychologist, Family therapist, hypnotherapist "Advanced Skills and Interventions in Therapeutic Counseling is the most refreshing text of its kind to appear in many years. Dr. Emmerson thoroughly reviews the fundamentals of the counseling process while bringing to light key new approaches overlooked in other sources. The writing style is clear, concise, and stimulating." Professor Arreed Franz Barabasz, EdD, PhD, ABPP, Editor, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis "Here is a book that counsellors and therapists of any modality will gravitate to. I am impressed with the basics let alone the Advanced Counselling Skills and Techniques. Dr Emmerson's highly ethical and respectful approach is conveyed throughout the text. The theory and the examples contain all that is needed for the practitioner to model in order to assist a client to determine the cause of their problem and to deal with the issue causing the problem. His suggestion of borrowing 'energy' from a negative part and giving that energy to a part that needs it is nothing short of brilliant." Lyn Macintosh, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Fellow Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists"