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Theories and Strategies in Counseling and Psychotherapy emphasizes core theories and current trends in the world of counseling and psychotherapy. This is a book that operates in real time. It puts the reader directly into psychotherapy as it is being practiced today through the latest theoretical research and delivery systems. The central axiom in the fifth edition is change-to accommodate the emerging ecological healthcare climate and to incorporate the expanding therapeutic strategies that continue to evolve. For anyone interested in counseling and/or psychotherapy.

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Emphasizing ongoing changes in the ecological healthcare climate and therapeutic strategies, this textbook covers humanistic, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and integrative approaches to therapy. The book includes specific chapters addressing Gestalt therapy, psychoanalytic theory, Adlerian therapy, transactional analysis, choice theory and reality therapy, rational-emotive behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, systems therapy, eclectic counseling, and cybercounseling. The authors teach at the University of Memphis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205343973
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 445
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Most chapters begin with “Fundamental Tenets,” “The Counseling Process,” “Strategies for Helping Clients,” and “Sample Case” and conclude with “Summary,” “Suggestions for Further Reading,” and “References.”

1. Introduction.

Purposes of the Book.


Suggestions for Using the Book.

Personal Qualities of the Counselor.


2. Person-Centered Counseling.

Contributions of the Person-Centered System.

Shortcomings of the Person-Centered System.

Person-Centered Counseling with Diverse Populations.

3. Gestalt Therapy.

Contributions of Gestalt Therapy.

Shortcomings of Gestalt Therapy.

Gestalt Therapy with Diverse Populations.


4. Psychoanalytic Theory and Object Relations Therapy.

Contributions of Psychoanalytic Theory and Object Relations Therapy.

Shortcomings of Psychoanalytic Theory and Object Relations Therapy.

Psychoanalytic Theory and Object Relations Therapy with Diverse Populations.

5. Adlerian Therapy.

Contributions of Adlerian Therapy.

Shortcomings of Adlerian Therapy.

Adlerian Therapy with Diverse Populations.

6. Transactional Analysis.

Contributions of Transactional Analysis.

Shortcomings of Transactional Analysis.

Transactional Analysis with Diverse Populations.


7. Behavioral Counseling, Therapy, and Modification.

Contributions of the Behavioral System.

Shortcomings of the Behavioral System.

Behavioral Counseling with Diverse Populations.


8. Choice Theory/Reality Therapy.

Contributions of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy.

Shortcomings of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy.

Choice Theory and Reality Therapy with Diverse Populations.

9. Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy.

Contributions of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy.

Shortcomings of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy.

Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy with Diverse Populations.

10. Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Contributions of Cognitive Therapy.

Shortcomings of Cognitive Therapy.

Cognitive Therapy with Diverse Populations.


11. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Contributions of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Shortcomings of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Diverse Populations.

12. Systems Therapy.

Contributions of Systems Therapy.

Shortcomings of Systems Therapy.

Systems Therapy with Diverse Populations.

13. Eclectic Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Contributions of Eclectic Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Shortcomings of Eclectic Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Eclectic Counseling and Psychotherapy with Diverse Populations.

14. Computer-Assisted Therapy/Cybercounseling.

Contributions of Computer-Assisted Therapy/Cybercounseling.

Shortcomings of Computer-Assisted Therapy/Cybercounseling.

Computer-Assisted Therapy/Cybercounseling with Diverse Populations.

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