Counseling Theories

Counseling Theories : Contemporary Applications and Approaches

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For courses in Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy. This new counseling theories text provides an refreshingly clear explanation of the major counseling theories, yet it has the depth of a well written and researched book. Newer theories like Solution Focused and Narrative are covered in individual chapters and the most up to date applications of more classic theories are also included. For example, brief forms of psychodynamic theory are covered extensively. The authors have extensive clinical experience, which they have used enliven the text and provide understandable examples of each theory. A discussion of multicultural issues is infused throughout the book and students are encouraged to consider cultural issues in many of the examples of each theory. A unique chapter on psychopharmacology covers the "biochemical" approach to treatment, with particular emphasis how counselors handle client medications and interactions with the physicians and othe presscribers. Thought-provoking questions and learning activities are provided for each chapter, and a companion web site includes important aids, such as available videotapes and relevant web sites. Additionally, set of two Video Role Play DVDs is packaged in the back of every new copy of this text. Each DVD will include video clips of counseling sessions in progress and illustrate how techniques and concepts discussed in the text are used in counseling sessions. Following each video clip, the authors discuss the concept or technique used and how this session may affect future sessions. Readers will be cued by DVD icons that appear throughout the text in the margin to direct them to the appropriate video clip on the DVD.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 193 x 238.8 x 33mm | 1,088.63g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Merrill
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131138030
  • 9780131138032
  • 1,998,104

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This clear, engaging, and accessible counseling theories text offers comprehensive and integrative coverage of the major theoretical approaches, as well as several emerging approaches. The text provides not only the background counselors need to understand the theoretical approaches but also numerous cases, examples, and therapeutic techniques to illustrate how to apply each theoretical approach. Unlike similar texts where integration is discussed in a separate chapter, this text covers integration in every chapter to address integrating each specific theory with other approaches (e.g., page 57).Every chapter includes a section discussing multicultural and diversity effectiveness for that theoretical approach (e.g., page 52).Each chapter covering theoretical approaches (Chapters 2-14) begins with a discussion on the historical context and background of the theory, as well as background on the theorist (e.g., page 21).An overview of outcome research, along with a summary of a sample research study, is included for every theoretical approach (e.g., page 58).This is the only counseling theory text available that includes a chapter on Psychopharmacological (Biological) Approaches (Chapter 14).show more

Table of contents

1. Intro 2. Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic 3. Adler 4. Person Centered 5. Existential 6. Gestalt 7. Reality Therapy 8. Behavioral 9. Congnitive 10. Family Systems Appraoches 11. Feminist 12. Solution focused 13. Narrative 14. Psychopharmaracology 15. Review and current trendsshow more

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