Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy / Edition 8

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In this nationally acclaimed casebook, you'll follow master teacher Gerald Corey and many of the most highly respected founders and practitioners in contemporary therapy today as they apply eleven counseling approaches to the needs of "Ruth." Organized to enable different theories to be compared easily, each theory chapter in Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy includes a discussion of the theory's basic assumptions, an initial assessment of Ruth, the goal of therapy, and an in-depth examination of the therapeutic procedures to be used.

Incl. case approach to psychoanalytic/Adlerian/ existential/Gestalt/reality/behavior/family therapy.

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Editorial Reviews

The latest edition of a casebook for counseling students in which a central client, Ruth, becomes the focus for applying nine mainstream therapeutic approaches: psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, behavioral, cognitive- behavioral, reality, and family system therapies. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"Dr. Corey's CASE APPROACH TO COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY is an innovative practice guide for counselors and mental health practitioners. It provides a rich array of theories and perspectives to illustrate the process and techniques of psychotherapy. It identifies the strengths of individual counseling techniques with specific examples and situations that professionals must deal with during the course of intervention. It is a must-read for practitioners who want to integrate theoretical approaches with their unique practice framework."

"Gerald Corey collects a wealth of knowledge from experts in the field and presents it in an organized and comprehensive manner. Each prominent theory is applied to the individual case study of Ruth. CASE APPROACH TO COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY facilitates students' growth, moving them from theoretical orientation to integrated application. It is a necessary component to any counseling theories course."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111841768
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: PSY 641 Introduction to Psychotherapy Series
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 481,480
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey taught undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. The two received the Association for Specialists in Group Work's Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction and Overview 1
Ch. 2 Case Approach to Psychoanalytic Therapy 36
A Psychoanalytic Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 37
Ch. 3 Case Approach to Adlerian Therapy 68
An Adlerian Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 68
Ch. 4 Case Approach to Existential Therapy 101
An Existential Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 101
Ch. 5 Case Approach to Person-Centered Therapy 132
A Person-Centered Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 132
Ch. 6 Case Approach to Gestalt Therapy 156
A Gestalt Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 156
Ch. 7 Case Approach to Reality Therapy 172
A Reality Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 172
Another Reality Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 178
Ch. 8 Case Approach to Behavior Therapy 199
A Multimodal Behavior Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 199
Another Behavior Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 208
Ch. 9 Case Approach to Cognitive-Behavior Therapy 232
A Rational Emotive Behavior Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 232
Another Rational Emotive Behavior Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 242
A Transactional Analyst's Perspective on Ruth 254
Ch. 10 Case Approach to Family Therapy 282
A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Family Therapy with Ruth 282
A Family Systems Therapist's Perspective on Ruth 298
Empowering the Field Family: A Case Using Brief Family Techniques 325
Ch. 11 Bringing the Approaches Together and Developing Your Own Therapeutic Style 344
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