Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Systems, Strategies, and Skills / Edition 3

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Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Systems, Strategies, and Skills 3e by Linda Seligman and Lourie Reichenberg

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 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 is unique to this text. 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.

New to this edition:

· Chapter 19, Mindfulness-Based Approaches

· Chapter 20, Family and Couple Therapy

What reviewers have to say about Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy:

“Seligman provides an overview of the way the book is laid out (theory, skill exercises, large and small group activities) that is a simple and effective approach to teaching counseling theories. The overview tells the students how they will incorporate theory and skill acquisition and practice. [This is] one of the reasons that I continue to use this book.”

Heather Trepal, University of Texas at San Antonio

“I really like the readability of the book. It flows well. The language is engaging, and the family used throughout the examples was great.”

Susan Furr, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135034767
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/14/2009
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Contexts of Effective Treatment


Chapter 2 Overview of Background-Focused Treatment Systems

Chapter 3 Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis

Chapter 4 Alfred Adler and Individual Psychology

Chapter 5 Post- and Neo-Freudians: Analytical Psychology, Ego Psychology, Object Relations, and Self Psychology

Chapter 6 Brief Psychodynamic Therapy


Chapter 7 Overview of Emotion-Focused Treatment Systems

Chapter 8 Carl Rogers and Person-Centered Counseling

Chapter 9 Existential Therapy

Chapter 10 Gestalt Therapy

Chapter 11 Emerging Approaches Emphasizing Emotions and Sensations


Chapter 12 Overview of Thought-Focused Treatment Systems

Chapter 13 Albert Ellis and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Chapter 14 Aaron Beck and Cognitive Therapy


Chapter 15 Overview of Action-Focused Treatment Systems

Chapter 16 Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Chapter 17 Reality Therapy

Chapter 18 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Chapter 19 Transpersonal Therapy and Emerging Approaches Emphasizing Mindfulness

Chapter 20 Family and Couples Therapy


Chapter 21 Overview of Integrated and Eclectic Treatment Systems

Chapter 22 Theories of Integrated and Eclectic Treatment


Chapter 23 Solidifying Understanding of Treatment Systems

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