Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
For courses in Counseling Theories and Techniques.
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Systems, Strategies, and Skills categorizes theories by their focus (background emotions and sensations thoughts or actions).  This structure helps students better understand similarities and differences among theories and provides an overarching framework that other texts lack.  The book explores both established and emerging treatment systems. Using skill development sections, diverse case studies and innovative exercises, the text moves beyond traditional texts to directly connect counseling theories to clinical practice. It reflects current knowledge about effective treatment, theories and interventions, and continually promotes readers' skill development and confidence. By the end of the text, readers will have an introduction to the theoretical foundations of the field and the basic clinical skills needed to be an effective helping professional.
Table of Content
PART I PROVIDING EFFECTIVE COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Chapter 1 Contexts of Effective Treatment
PART II TREATMENT SYSTEMS EMPHASIZING BACKGROUND
Chapter 2 Overview of Background-Focused Treatment Systems
Chapter 3 Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis
Chapter 4 Alfred Adler and Individual Psychology
Chapter 5 Post- and Neo-Freudians: Analytical Psychology, Ego Psychology, Object Relations, and Self Psychology
Chapter 6 Brief Psychodynamic Therapy
PART III TREATMENT SYSTEMS EMPHASIZING EMOTIONS AND SENSATIONS
Chapter 7 Overview of Emotion-Focused Treatment Systems
Chapter 8 Carl Rogers and Person-Centered Counseling
Chapter 9 Existential Therapy
Chapter 10 Gestalt Therapy
Chapter 11 Emerging Approaches Emphasizing Emotions and Sensations
PART IV TREATMENT SYSTEMS EMPHASIZING THOUGHTS
Chapter 12 Overview of Thought-Focused Treatment Systems
Chapter 13 Albert Ellis and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Chapter 14 Aaron Beck and Cognitive Therapy
PART V TREATMENT SYSTEMS EMPHASIZING ACTIONS
Chapter 15 Overview of Action-Focused Treatment Systems
Chapter 16 Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Chapter 17 Reality Therapy
Chapter 18 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Chapter 19 Transpersonal Therapy and Emerging Approaches Emphasizing Mindfulness
Chapter 20 Family and Couples Therapy
PART VI INTEGRATED AND ECLECTIC TREATMENT SYSTEMS
Chapter 21 Overview of Integrated and Eclectic Treatment Systems
Chapter 22 Theories of Integrated and Eclectic Treatment
PART VII UNDERSTANDING TREATMENT SYSTEMS
Chapter 23 Solidifying Understanding of Treatment Systems
•Topical organization—provides a meaningful structure to the text.
• Groups treatment systems into four areas of focus—background and context; emotions and sensations; thoughts; or actions.
• Helps readers understand commonalties among theories and determine which approach is best suited for their clients.
•A balance between well-established and emerging approaches to counseling and psychotherapy—is provided in the text.
• Provides consistent and balanced coverage of each approach that includes an overview of its theoretical concepts and goals, discussion of the therapeutic alliance, specific strategies, applications to diverse populations, and existing research supporting the approach.
• Offers a wide range of approaches including narrative therapy and neurolinguistic programming, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and thought-field therapy.
•Integrated skill development sections—support each theoretical chapter.
• Teach key skills associated with each treatment system and show the connection between counseling theories and clinical practice.
• Provide a convenient way to introduce basic clinical skills, such as conducting an intake interview, analyzing and modifying cognitions and goal setting, without the need for separate books, supplements or ancillaries.