Counselling Skills for Dietitians

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Wiley, Jun 4, 1997 - Medical - 208 pages
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This book shows how a counselling approach and counselling skills can be used by a dietitian to identify problems, assess needs and promote dietary change. It is a practical guide providing the reader with ways to manage situations when patients are emotionally distressed and find it difficult to listen to dietary advice.

Effective communication lies at the heart of both dietetic practice and counselling. A counselling approach creates an environment in which a person can take in information and learn how to make use of this for themselves. Counselling skills provide the means to give support during this process. This book demonstrates ways in which dietitians can integrate a counselling approach and counselling skills into their work.

Also of interest:

Changing Eating and Exercise Behaviour, P Hunt and M Hillsdon, 0–632–03927–2

Manual of Dietetic Practice, Second Edition, Edited by B Thomas, 0–632–03003–8

Clinical Paediatric Dietetics, Edited by V Shaw and M Lawson, 0–632–03683–4

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About the author (1997)

Judy Gable had a career in dietetics before training as a counsellor and has trained dietitians in communication skills for many years. She currently works as an accredited counsellor in primary care.

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