Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling: Concepts and Cases / Edition 2

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Comprehensive in scope yet concise in its description and explanation of the systematic theories of psychotherapy and counseling, Sharf provides a thorough explanation of concepts, illustrated by examples of their application through the usage of case summaries and therapist-client dialogue to illustrate techniques and treatment. For most theories, the author shows how they can be applied to individual therapy or counseling for common psychological disorders, such as depression and generalized anxiety disorders. He also demonstrates how each theory can be applied to group therapy.
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A comparative overview of the major theories of psychotherapy. Presented is coverage of Freudian psychoanalytic, Jungian, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, gestalt, behavior, rational emotive behavior, cognitive, reality, feminist, and family systems therapies. Each type of therapy is given a separate chapter which presents information on the history, theory, and clinical applications of the various therapies. A final chapter compares and critiques the therapies and offers suggestions towards the integration of the theories. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534365578
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: Counseling Series
  • Edition description: Student Edition
  • Edition number: 2

Meet the Author

Richard S. Sharf has been an Associate Professor of Individual and Family Studies and Psychology at the University of Delaware where he continues to teach. He worked as a psychologist in the Center for Counseling and Student Development for over thirty years doing therapy with University students until his retirement in 2005. Dr. Sharf has additional books published by Thomson Brooks/Cole including APPLYING CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY TO COUNSELING, Fourth Edition and LIFE'S CHOICES: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Psychoanalysis: Drive, Ego, Object Relations, and Self Psychology 23
3 Jungian Analysis and Therapy 83
4 Adlerian Therapy and Counseling 128
5 Existential Therapy 169
6 Person-Centered Therapy 215
7 Gestalt Therapy 250
8 Behavior Therapy 292
9 Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy 337
10 Cognitive Therapy 375
11 Reality Therapy 421
12 Feminist Therapy 460
13 Family Systems Therapy 509
14 Other Psychotherapies 561
15 Comparison, Critique, and Integration 598
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