"This is a wonderful text for counselors-in-training! In this edition, the writers have done an even better job of linking theory to practice. Counseling and Psychotherapy should be included in every professional counselor's library!"
-Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
"Counseling and Psychotherapy features important theories and trends not covered in other foundational texts; the emphasis placed on social justice is especially noteworthy. Overall, this book provides readers with a substantive foundation for their work as professional counselors."
-Carl J. Sheperis, PhD
"This text is certain to engage readers and entice them to commit their very best to the provision of quality care. It will therefore equip the next generation of counselors with effective navigational tools as they chart their course and set sail as professionals."
-Cynthia J. Osborn, PhD
Kent State University
This student-friendly and well designed introductory text provides a thorough overview of each of the following widely used theories: psychoanalytic, Jungian, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, rational emotive behavior, reality therapy/choice theory, family, feminist, transpersonal, and integrative. Eighteen experts examine each theory from the perspective of its historical background, major constructs, goals, cross-cultural considerations, and limitations. Traditional and brief interventions
integrate theory with specific counseling strategies, giving students further insight into the counseling process and guidance in developing their personal counseling style. A consistent case study across chapters reinforces the differences between theories and illustrates assessment of client concerns and treatment planning. Introductory chapters explore core dimensions and brief approaches to the helping relationship, and how to best deliver counseling and advocacy services to diverse client groups. A complimentary test manual and PowerPoints for instructors' use are available by request on university letterhead.
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