Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy : An Integrative Approach

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This breakthrough edition of Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach, by Elsie Jones-Smith, sets a new standard in counseling theories books. The Second Edition goes beyond expert coverage of traditional and social constructivist theories with coverage of more contemporary approaches to psychotherapy, including individual chapters on spirituality and psychotherapy, strengths-based therapy, neuroscience and neuropsychotherapy, motivational interviewing, and the expressive arts therapies. In every chapter, the case study of a preadolescent boy demonstrates how each theory can be applied in psychotherapy. Up to date and easy to read, the book engages readers with inner reflection questions that help them apply the theories to the lives of their clients and shows them how to develop their own integrative approach to psychotherapy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 824 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 38.1mm | 1,640g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 148335198X
  • 9781483351988
  • 53,998

Table of contents

Part I: The First Force in Psychotherapy
Chapter 1: Introduction
Goals of the Book
Organization of the Book
Definitions of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Choosing a Theoretical Orientation to Therapy
Integrative Psychotherapy: The Focus of This Text
Chapter 2: Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Theories
Major Contributor: Sigmund Freud
The Therapeutic Process
Therapy Techniques
Anna Freud
Erik Erikson
Object Relations School
Donald Winnicott
Self Psychology and Heinz Kohut
Comparison and Contrasting of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Theories
Other Theoriests and Therapy Approaches
Carl Gustav Jung
Chapter 3: Adlerian Psychotherapy
Alfred Adler
Phases of Therapy
Multicultural Positives
Empirical Evidence
Part II: The Second Force in Psychotherapy
Chapter 4: Behavior Therapy and Psychopharmacology
Major Contributors
Key Concepts
Theory of Maladaptive Behavior
Therapeutic Process
Behavior Therapy Techniques
Current Trends in Behavior Therapy
Behavioral Assessment: The Functional Assessment Model
Multicultural Positives
Multicultural Blind Spots
Chapter 5: Cognitive Approaches to Therapy
Major Contributors
Key Concepts of REBT
Albert Bandura (1925- ): Social Modeling, Observational Learning, and Self-Efficacy
Aaron Beck (1921- ): Cognitive Therapy and Depression
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Chapter 6: Reality/Choice Therapy
Key Concepts of Reality/Choice Theory
Reality Therapy/Choice Theory and Maladaptive Behavior
Total Behavior
ControlL A Key Component of Reality Therapy
The 10 Axoms of Choice Therapy
Seven Deadly Habits and Seven Caring Habits
Goals of Reality Choice Therapy
Reality/Choice Therapy and the Therapeutic Process
Reality Therapy Counseling Techniques
Reality/Choice Therapy and the Schools
Multicultural Positivism
Contributons and Criticisms of Reality Therapy
Part III: The Third Force in Psychotherapy
Chapter 7: Existential Therapy
The Contributions of Roll May (1904-1994): First Major American Existentialist
Victor Frankl (1905-1997) and Logotherapy
Existentialism and the Schools
Multicultural Positivism
Contributions and Criticisms of Existential Therapy
Chapter 8: Person Centered Therapy
Carl Rogers: Brief Historical Overview
The Person Centered View of Human Nature
Person-Centered Therapy and Personality Development
Healthy Psychological Development and the Fully Functioning Person
Maladaptive Behavior or Psychopathology
Person-Centered Therapy and the Therapeutic Process
Person-Centered Therapy Techniques
Person-Centered Counseling and the Schools
Multicultural Positives
Multicultural Blind Spots
Contributions and Criticisms of Person-Centered Therapy
Chapter 9: Gestalt Therapy
Philosophical Roots for Gestalt Therapy
Influence of Existentialism on Gestalt Therapy
Key Concepts of Gestalt Therapy
Personality Development: Healthy Development
Maladaptive Behavior or Psychopathology
Gestalt Therapy and the Therapeutic Process
The Therapeutic Relationship: Dialogues Between Therapist and Client
Gestalt Therapy Techniques: Exercises and Experiments
Multicultural Positives
Contributions and Criticisms of Gestalt Therapy
Chapter 10: Motivational INterviewing and the Stages of Change Theory
Brief Biography of William R. Miller
Stephen Rollnick
Key Concepts of Motivational Interviewing
Nine Strategies for Evoking Change Talk
Sample Motivational Interviewing (MI) Session
Key Concepts of the Transtheoretical Model of Change
Chapter 11: The Expressive Arts Therapies
Key Concepts in Expressive Arts Therapy
Art Therapy
Music Therapy
Play Therapy
Part IV: The Fourth Force
Chapter 12: Multicultural Psychotherapy Theories
Eurocentric Psychotherapy Theories and Western Values
What Is Multicultural Counseling?
Multicultural Counseling Theory: Five Emerging Theories
Ethnic Self-Schemas and Mental Health Issues
Multicultural Counseling Techniques
Contributions and Limitations of Multiculturalism
Chapter 13: Transcultural Psychotherapy
Commonalities Among Asian Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
Japanese Approaches to Psychotherapy
Morita Therapy
Chinese Contributions to Psychotherapy: Mindfulness
African Approaches to Healing and Psychotherapy
Arab Approaches to Psychotherapy
Chapter 14: Feminist Therapy and Lesbian and Gay Therapy
Feminist Therapy
Gay and Lesbian Therapy
Chapter 15: Solution-Focused Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy and Social Constructivism
Brief Therapy: Number of Sessions for Solution-Focused Therapy
Chapter 16: Narrative Therapy
Brief Overview: Narrative Therapy
Chapter 17: Integrating Religious/Spiritual Issues During Psychotherapy
Integration of Spirituality/Religion in Psychotherapeutic Approaches
Brief Historical Overview of Spirituality and Religion in Psychotherapy
Key Concepts in Spirituality/Religion
Spirituality and the Therapeutic Relationship
Spiritual Techniques
Chapter 18: Strengths-Based Therapy
The Strengths-Based Therapy Model (SBT): Elsie J. Smith
Core Concepts in the Strengths-Based Therapy Model
Strengths Development Theory
Phases of the Strengths-Based Therapy Model (SBT)
Chapter 19: Family Therapy Approaches
Definition and Function of a Family
Murray Bowen (1913-1990) and Multigenerational Family Therapy
The Experiential Family Therapists
Structural Family Therapy
Strategic Family Therapy
Part V: Neuroscience: The Fifth Force
Chapter 20: Neuroscience, Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychotherapy
Important Contributors Connecting Neuroscience and Psychotherapy
Toward a Theoretical Framework for Neuropsychotherapy
Two Cerebral Hemispheres: Right Brain and Left Brain Development
Mental Health from a Neuroscientific Perspective
Methods and Techniques for Neuropsychotherapy
Neuroscience and the DSM-5
Cultural Neuroscience and Multiculturalism
Chapter 21: Comparing and Contrasting the Theories of Psychotherapy
Worldviews of Theories of Psychotherapy
Key Concepts of Theories of Psychotherapy
Therapy Techniques
Forming a Multicultural Conceptualization of Clients
Future Outlook of Theoretical Approaches
Chapter 22: Integrative Psychotherapy
Brief Historical Overview of the Integrative Movement
Pathways to Psychotherapy Integration
Multitheoretical Approaches
Stages of Professional Development as a Therapist
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Review quote

"Realizing that counseling theory is not the easiest subject for students to grasp, nor the most fun for most students, I have searched for years for a textbook that communicates excitement for theory and also for the value of each theoretical approach for its time in the history of counseling and psychotherapy...In 2011, I found Elsie Jones-Smith's (2011) Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach, and in using it with my students, it has really help bring counseling theories alive for my students. Jones-Smith has revised her textbook with a second edition, and I am even more excited by it than I was by the first edition. The text is both historical in helping students envision the evolution of counseling and psychotherapy, and foundational, for it grounds the reader in each of the recognized approaches to the subject matter...I believe that Jones-Smith's (2014) Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach is the most exciting and engaging counseling theories text available today. It is comprehensive in its coverage of the theories that master's and doctoral level counselors, psychotherapists, and clinical and counseling psychologists should know and understand. It is well written and easily read and assimilated by students. It contains the powerful and engaging tool entitled 'Theoretical Orientation Scale' by Jones-Smith that, if used at the beginning of the theories course, moves students from apprehensive to excited and eager to learn about the theoretical orientations that seem to fit them and those that seem to fit their classmates." -- Charles Timothy (Tim) Dickel, Ed.D.
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About Elsie Jones-Smith

Dr. Elsie Jones-Smith holds two PhDs, one in Counseling Psychology and the other in Clinical Psychology. She is a Diplomate (ABPP) in Counseling Psychology and is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, Division 17, Counseling Psychology, and also a Fellow in Division 46, Ethnic and Minority Psychology. She has published two major contributions in The Counseling Psychologist, one on multicultural counseling and the other on strengths-based counseling. Dr. Jones-Smith has developed three major theories on ethnic identity development, strengths-based counseling, and place identity development.
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