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The first text on the market designed to help readers conceptualize the various dimensions of an integrative perspective, THE ART OF INTEGRATIVE COUNSELING can be used as a supplement for theories or practicum courses and is ideal for students who already have a basic knowledge of counseling theory. Students are first introduced to the concepts and techniques that Gerald Corey draws from in his own integrative approach to counseling. Second, they see how concepts and techniques can be borrowed from a variety of theoretical models and applied to phases of the counseling process from initial to termination stages. Third, the text suggests ways that readers can design a personal integrative approach that they can use as the foundation for their counseling practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534576363
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.35 (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

Preface xv
Chapter 1 Beginning of Counseling 1
An Integrative Theoretical Approach: An Overview 2
Put Yourself in the Shoes of the Client 4
The Initial Counseling Session 4
Informed Consent 5
Assessment 6
Therapy Is a Time-Limited Process 7
Introduction to the Case of Ruth 7
Drawing on Theories as Applied to the Case of Ruth 9
Concluding Comments 14
Chapter 2 The Therapeutic Relationship 15
Developing a Working Relationship 15
Becoming the Client: Sharing in a Collaborative Partnership 18
Therapy as a Collaborative Venture 18
The Relationship During the Early Stage of Counseling 18
Your Role as a Counselor in Creating a Working Relationship 20
Establishing the Relationship 21
Helping Clients Gain a Focus 22
My Integrative Approach With Ruth 22
The Relationship as the Cornerstone of Therapy 22
Our Second Session 23
Listening to Ruth's Story 23
Helping Ruth Externalize Her Problem 24
Concluding Comments 25
Chapter 3 Establishing Therapeutic Goals 27
Becoming the Client: Establishing Counseling Goals 28
Various Types of Therapeutic Goals 30
Goal-Directed Behavior and Goal Setting 32
Clarifying Counseling Goals With Ruth 33
Concluding Comments 35
Chapter 4 Understanding and Dealing With Diversity 36
Multicultural Concerns 36
Various Perspectives on Diversity 37
Theories Applied to Diversity Perspectives 39
Adlerian Contribution to Diversity 39
Existential Contribution to Diversity 40
Gestalt Therapy's Contribution to Diversity 40
Reality Therapy's Contribution to Diversity 40
Cognitive Behavioral Contribution to Diversity 41
Feminist Contribution to Diversity 41
Recognizing the Spiritual Domain 41
Assessing Your Own Spirituality 42
Acknowledging Clients' Spirituality 43
The Place of Spirituality in Assessment and Treatment 43
Understanding Ruth From a Diversity Perspective 44
Concluding Comments 46
Chapter 5 Understanding and Dealing With Resistance 47
Becoming the Client: Experiencing Resistance in Yourself 48
Understanding Ruth's Resistance 53
Borrowing From a Psychoanalytic View 55
Drawing on Other Approaches 55
Guidelines for Dealing With Resistance in Clients 56
Concluding Comments 58
Chapter 6 Cognitive Focus in Counseling 59
The Benefits and Limitations of a Cognitive Focus 59
Becoming the Client: Experiencing Cognitive Behavioral Techniques 61
Paying Attention to Your Thinking 61
Doing Homework Assignments 61
Drawing on Adlerian Concepts 62
Working With Ruth From a Cognitive Perspective 63
Concluding Comments 68
Chapter 7 Emotive Focus in Counseling 69
The Benefits and Limitations of an Emotive Focus 69
Becoming the Client: Experiencing Emotionally Focused Therapy 70
Working With an Emotive Focus 73
Working With Ruth in Identifying and Exploring Feelings 75
Concluding Comments 77
Chapter 8 Behavioral Focus in Counseling 79
Benefits and Limitations of a Behavioral Focus 80
Understanding the Seven Modalities of Human Functioning 81
Becoming the Client: Experiencing Behaviorally Oriented Therapy 82
Developing a Behavioral Contract 85
Behavioral Focus With Ruth 86
Concluding Comments 88
Chapter 9 An Integrative Perspective 89
Searching for Common Denominators Across Therapy Schools 90
The Benefits and Limitations of Integration 91
Drawing on Techniques From Various Theoretical Models 91
The Foundation of My Integrative Approach 92
Existential Therapy as a Philosophical Base 93
Gestalt Therapy: A Holistic Perspective 94
Psychodrama: An Integrative Approach 94
Drawing on the Action-Oriented Therapies 95
Behavior Therapy 96
Multimodal Therapy 96
Cognitive Behavior Therapy 97
Reality Therapy 97
Adlerian Therapy 98
Feminist and Systemic Therapies 99
Working With Ruth in Cognitive, Emotive, and Behavioral Ways 100
Concluding Comments 102
Chapter 10 Working With Transference and Countertransference 103
Contrasting Views of Transference 103
The Connection Between Transference and Countertransference 105
Working With Transference Therapeutically 105
Dealing With Countertransference Issues 108
Self-Disclosure in the Therapeutic Relationship 109
Working With Transference and Countertransference With Ruth 111
Concluding Comments 113
Chapter 11 Understanding How the Past Influences the Present 115
Working With Ruth's Past, Present, and Future 116
Dealing With the Past in an Integrative Style 117
Dealing With the Present in an Integrative Style 119
Dealing With the Future in an Integrative Style 119
Becoming the Client: Examining Your Past, Present, and Future 121
Reflecting on the Influence of Your Past on Your Present 121
How Future Aspirations Influence the Present 121
Concluding Comments 122
Chapter 12 Working Toward Decisions and Behavior Change 124
Understanding Redecision Therapy 124
Injunctions and Early Decisions 125
Understanding the Influence of Your Family 127
Applying Redecision Therapy to Behavior Changes 127
Becoming the Client: Experiencing the Redecision Process 128
Working Toward Redecisions With Ruth 130
Concluding Comments 133
Chapter 13 Evaluation and Termination 134
Becoming the Client: Taking Credit for Your Changes 136
Evaluating Ruth's Therapy Experience 137
Concluding Comments 140
A Final Word--And a Request 142
References and Suggested Readings 143
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