Reflecting the latest practices from the field, the comprehensive THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 6th Edition equips readers with a solid understanding of the systematic theories of psychotherapy and counseling. A proven author and popular professor, Dr. Richard Sharf combines a thorough explanation of concepts with insightful case summaries and therapist-client dialogues that illustrate techniques and treatment in practice. Dr. Sharf demonstrates how to apply theories to individual therapy or counseling for common psychological disorders-such as depression and generalized anxiety disorders-as well as how to apply them to group therapy. For major theories, the text includes basic information about background, personality theory, and theory of psychotherapy to help readers understand the application of psychotherapy theory. In addition, insight into the personal lives and philosophical influences of theorists helps explain how the theorists view human behavior. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This comprehensive and insightful text will provide you a thorough overview of the theories of psychotherapy and counseling, with examples of their application through the use of case summaries and therapist-client dialogue to illustrate techniques and treatment. Further, you will study how theories can be applied to individual therapy or counseling for common psychological disorders, such as depression and generalized anxiety disorders, as well as how they can be applied to group therapy.
Focuses heavily on contemporary approaches and cross-professional applications This book emphasizes "big picture" frameworks to conceptualize how major theories of counseling and psychotherapy operate and compare. This innovative new text presents theories using an "paradigm" framework: the organic-medical, psychological, systemic/relational, and social constructivist paradigms. . Designed to be accessible and relevant to practice, the book enhances and reinforces learning with the inclusion of learning objectives, chapter summaries, applications of each theory in practice, and brief biographies of major theorists. The text moves beyond traditional approaches with expanded coverage of relationship-centered and post-modern theories such as Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and others. Each theory is explored in depth through the use of a student-mentor dialogue that examines and debates the challenges that arise with each theory. The book also addresses the counseling role in psychiatric case management, reflecting the growing reality of cross-professional collaboration. Practical yet rigorous, the text is a state-of-the-art introduction to contemporary approaches in counseling and psychotherapy for students in counseling, social work, professional psychology, marriage and family therapy, and related professions. Key Features: Organized by a contemporary, "big-picture" framework—"paradigms." Delivers expanded coverage of relationship-centered counseling theories Addresses contemporary approaches in depth, including postmodern theories and psychiatric case management Provides learning objectives, concluding summaries, review questions, and brief bios of major theorists Includes unique mentor-student dialogues exploring each theory and its application to practice
"Based on a deeply held belief that theory does matter in effective helper-client interactions, this text examines with clarity and wit fourteen theories of counseling and psychotherapy. At the beginning of each chapter, readers "meet" a new client through a case example. The author then presents the theory's basic philosophical assumptions; its beliefs about what motivates human behavior; its central constructs; its picture of how humans develop; its ideas about what constitutes mental health and dysfunction; its perspective on how our relationships with those around us impact our functioning; and its view of how our behavior, thoughts, and emotion impact our functioning. Throughout each chapter, the author immediately illustrates the application of a construct or process by showing how it relates to the client case described at the beginning of the chapter, demonstrating the translation of each theory into practice."--BOOK JACKET.
This authoritative overview of the main approaches to counselling and psychotherapy offers a uniquely concise and systematic framework for understanding and comparing different models of working. Bringing together the philosophical and practical elements of a wide range of psychological therapies, Stephen Joseph examines the assumptions and values that unerpin different understandings of mental distress and the various approaches to psychological assessment and treatment. He sets his discussion in the context of the contemporary drive towards evidence-based practice. This book will be essential reading for students of psychology and all newcomers to counselling 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.
A core text for courses on Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, this book represents an experiential approach to understanding and applying theory. It is written in a student friendly style that enables students to comprehend the various and complex theories, apply the material to their own lives (through the use of many reflective exercises in every chapter) and internalize the content of the course. The original edition was published by Pearson. The new edition will be updated and expanded. In addition, the new text will have more primary source material, theory in action boxes, and Voice of Experience boxes that feature experts from the field. In addition, a DVD of several clinicians demonstrating their theory in action will be included and sample lesson plans with primary source material, sample syllabus with class activities, a table showing how the textbook can be used to meet specific accreditation requirements, and practice quizzes for students will also be included.
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy fully integrates a multicultural approach, which is demonstrated in practice throughout every chapter and every theoretical approach. New to the Seventh Edition: Increased focus on visual elements such as photos, charts, and summary tables. More focus on case illustrations. Increased coverage of ethical and legal issues, technology and on the counseling relationship. Added coverage of narrative counseling and brief, solution-focused counseling.