Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy : Evidence-Based Practices for a Diverse Society / Edition 1

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Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides an overview of the most prevalent theories of counseling within the context of a scientific model that is both practical and up-to-date. Authors David Sue and Diane Sue provide you with the best practice strategies for working effectively with your clients using an approach that recognizes and utilizes each client’s unique strengths, values, belief systems, and environment to effect positive change. Numerous case studies, self-assessment, and critical thinking examples are included.

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"Rather than a 'theory of the week' approach, the Sues focus on'what works' and what beginning professionals can do to meet thedemands of the changing mental health scene. This book presentsevidence-based approaches (which are often controversial) in a new,scholarly, interesting, and even comforting way. This resourcecould serve as a different textbook for the theoriescourse—one with important and practical implications for thefuture. I recommend it most highly." (Counseling Today,April 2010)

"David and Diane Sue present an up-to-date, authoritative,well-referenced, and well-written overview of the field ofpsychotherapy in their text Foundations of Counseling andPsychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practices for a Diverse Society.This text would serve as an excellent required course text for agraduate course on psychotherapy techniques for clinical orcounseling psychology students or as a text for an advancedundergraduate course for psychology majors intending to pursuegraduate studies in clinical psychology. The text's strengths arein the clear writing, the up-to-date research references, and theinclusion of supplemental readings and appendices."(PsycCRITIQUES, 7/29/09)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471433026
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/2/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 410,151
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID SUE, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and an associate atthe Center for Cross-Cultural Research at Western WashingtonUniversity in Bellingham, Washington.

DIANE M. SUE, PhD, has twenty-eight years of experience in thefields of school counseling and school psychology and is aNationally Certified School Psychologist.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Science and Diversity in Psychotherapy: ImportantPerspectives.

Impact of Managed-Care.

Evidence-Based Practice and Empirically Supported Therapies.

Cultural and Diversity Issues.

Evidence- Based Practice and Diversity Issues in Therapy.

Chapter 2: Evidence-Based Practice in Psychotherapy:Techniques and Relationships.

Psychotherapy as It Is Often Practiced.

Empirically Supported Therapies (ESTs).

Contextual and Empirically Supported Relationships.

Factors Related to Treatment Outcome.

Conducting Therapy using a Scientifi c Model.

Chapter 3: Therapist-Client Relationship Skills.

The Therapeutic Alliance.

Choosing Relevant Interventions.

Preventing Treatment Failure.

Chapter 4: Contextual and Collaborative Assessment.

Clinical Assessment.

Diversity Considerations.

Chapter 5: Diagnosis and Conceptualization.

Diagnosis Using DSM-IV-TR.


Conceptualization and Development of Treatment Goals.

Collaborative Conceptualization Model.

Collaborating on Intervention Strategies.

Chapter 6: Psychodynamic Theory and Techniques.

The Evolution of Psychodynamic Theory.

Traditional One-Person Psychoanalytic Theories.

Two-Person or Relational Psychoanalytic Theories.

Psychodynamic Concepts and Techniques.

Research on Psychodynamic Therapy and Techniques.

Diversity Issues with Psychoanalytic Intervention.

Chapter 7: Core Conflictual Relationship ThemeTherapy.

Theoretical Basis of the CCRT Method.

Supportive Elements Necessary for a Strong Therapist-ClientBond.

Steps in Identifying the CCRT.

Therapeutic Goals with CCRT.

The Three Phases of CCRT Therapy.

Evaluation of CCRT Therapy: Scientific Basis, Contextual andDiversity Issues.

Recommended Readings.

Chapter 8: Interpersonal Therapy.

Theory of Interpersonal Therapy.

Therapist Role and Strategies in IPT.

IPT Treatment of Depression.

Evaluation of Interpersonal Therapy: Scientific Basis,Contextual and Diversity Issues.

Recommended Readings.

Chapter 9: Humanistic Theories and Techniques.

The Client-Centered Approach.

Existential Therapy.

Gestalt Therapy.

Research on Client-Centered Therapy.

Diversity Issues with Client-Centered Therapy.

Chapter 10: Motivational Enhancement Therapy.

Motivational Interviewing Theory.

The Motivational Enhancement Therapy Program for Alcohol Abuseand Dependence.

Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing: Scientific Basis,Contextual and Diversity Issues.

Recommended Readings.

Chapter 11: Cognitive-Behavioral Theory andTechniques.

Classical Conditioning Theory.

Operant Conditioning Therapy.

Social Skills Training.

Assertiveness Training.

Social Learning Theory.

Cognitive-Behavioral Theory.

Research on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies.

Diversity Issues with Cognitive- Behavior Therapy.

Chapter 12: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy forDepression.

Beck's Theory of Depression.

Components of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression.

Impediments to Collaboration.


Initial Interview and Introduction to CBT.

The Structure and Format of Ongoing CBT Sessions.

Evaluation of CBT: Scientifi c Basis, Contextual and DiversityIssues.

Recommended Readings.

Chapter 13: Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Theory and Conceptualization.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention Strategies.

The DBT Treatment Process.

Evaluation of DBT: Scientific Basis, Contextual and DiversityIssues.

Recommended Readings.

Chapter 14: Multicultural Counseling Theory.

Multicultural Counseling Theory.

Evaluation of MCT.

Chapter 15: Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Counselingand Psychotherapy.

Acknowledging Differences: Respect and Understanding Are theKey.

Issues Related to Specifi c Populations.

Specific Considerations for Diverse Populations.

Failures in Cultural Competence and What We Need to Do.

Chapter 16: Assessment and Intervention in EmergencySituations.

Understanding Your Own Response to Crisis.

Understanding the Emergency Plan for Your Work Setting.

The Importance of Assessing the Prior Histories of AllClients.

Assessing and Responding to an Emergency Situation.

Assessing and Responding to a Suicidal Crisis.

Best Practices In Managing Situations Involving SuicidalIdeation.

Assessing and Managing an Angry or Potentially ViolentClient.

Best Practices in Crisis Management.

Chapter 17: Understanding Psychopharmacology.

Overview of Psychopharmacology Basics.

The Role of Therapists in Medication Management.

Special Considerations with Medication.

Chapter 18: Medications Used with PsychologicalDisorders.

Medications Used to Treat Depression.

Medications Used with Anxiety Disorders.

Medications Used with Psychotic Disorders.

Medications Used with Bipolar Disorder.

Medications Used with Attention-Deficit / HyperactivityDisorder.

Herbal Remedies.

Considerations and Best Practices Regarding the Use ofMedication.

Appendix A: Intake Assessment Form.

Appendix B: Issues Related to Specific Populations.

African American Populations.

Native American Populations.

Asian American Populations.

Latino Populations.

Immigrant Populations.

Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transsexuals.

Considerations with Gender.

Considerations with Older Adults.

Considerations with Disability Issues.

Appendix C: Psychotropic Medications.

Medications Commonly Used in the Treatment of Depression.

Medications Commonly Used as Mood Stabilizers in BipolarDisorder.

Medications Commonly Used in the Treatment of AnxietyDisorders.

Medications Commonly Used in the Treatment of ADD / ADHD.

Medications Commonly Used in the Treatment of PsychoticSymptoms.


Author Index.

Subject Index.

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