Systems, Strategies, and Skills of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Systems, Strategies, and Skills of Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Designed to be a core textbook for theories and techniques courses in counseling, psychology, social work, and human development programs.Systems, Strategies and Skills of Counseling and Psychotherapy categorizes theories into four groups based on their focus, (background, emotions and sensations, thoughts or actions and behaviors) providing meaningful and coherent organization of both well-established and emerging approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. In addition, this book bridges the gap between theory and practice by integrating theories, strategies, and skill development in each chapter with the strongest emphasis on the application of theories than others currently available. By the conclusion of the book, readers will have learned the important theories in the field and will have developed some competence in the essential skills of the clinician.show more

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  • Hardback | 614 pages
  • 193 x 236.2 x 38.1mm | 1,156.67g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130200603
  • 9780130200600

About Linda W. Seligman

LINDA SELIGMAN is a full professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where she is co-director of the doctoral program in education. Previously, she serves as coordinator of the university's counseling and development program. A licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselor with a private practice in Fairfax, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including psychiatric hospitals, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment programs, foster care, and corrections.Dr. Seligman received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Columbia University. Her research interests include diagnosis and treatment planning, counseling people with cancer, and career counseling. She has written eight books, including Selecting Effective Treatments, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling, and Promoting a Fighting Spirit: Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Their Families, as well as more than 50 professional articles and book chapters. In addition, she has lectured throughout the United States and Canada on diagnosis and treatment planning and is a nationally recognized expert on the subject.Dr. Seligman has served as editor of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling and president of the Virginia Association of Mental Health Counselors. In 1986, her colleagues at George Mason University selected her as a Distinguished Professor; and in 1990, the American Mental Health Counselors Association designated her as Researcher of the Year.show more

Table of contents

PART I. PROVIDING EFFECTIVE COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. 1. Overview of the Book. 2. Overview of Contexts of Effective Treatment. PART II. TREATMENT SYSTEMS EMPHASIZING BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT. 3. Overview of Background and Context. 4. Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis. 5. Alfred Adler and Individual Psychology. 6. Carl Jung and Jungian Analytical Psychology. 7. Developmental/Psychodynamic Theorists. 8. Transactional Analysis. 9. Brief Psychodynamic Therapy. PART III. TREATMENT SYSTEMS EMPHASIZING EMOTIONS AND SENSATIONS. 10. Overview of Emotions and Sensations. 11. Carl Rogers and Person-Centered Counseling. 12. Existential Therapy. 13. Gestalt Therapy. 14. Emerging Approaches Emphasizing Emotions and Sensations. PART IV. TREATMENT SYSTEMS EMPHASIZING THOUGHTS. 15. Overview of Thoughts. 16. Aaron Beck and Cognitive Therapy. 17. Albert Ellis and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. 18. Emerging Approaches Emphasizing Thoughts. PART V. TREATMENT SYSTEMS EMPHASIZING ACTIONS. 19. Overview of Actions. 20. Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. 21. Reality Therapy. 22. Solution-Based Brief Therapy. PART VI. INTEGRATED AND ECLECTIC TREATMENT SYSTEMS. 23. Overview of Integrated and Eclectic Treatment Systems. 24. Theories of Integrated and Eclectic Treatment. PART VII. MAXIMIZING TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS. 25. Contexts of Treatment Revisited. 26. Choosing an Effective Treatment Approach. References. Index.show more

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