Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases / Edition 4

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Case examples and therapist-client dialogues show how each of 12 major theories can be applied to common psychological disorders (such as depression, anxiety, and borderline disorders) or to modes of treatment (such as individual, couples, families, and groups). Each theory chapter follows a similar organizational scheme, covering goals, assessment, the therapeutic relationship, techniques, research, current trends, time-limited approaches, and multicultural and gender issues. Comparison, critique, and theoretical integration are provided in the final chapter.
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Editorial Reviews

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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"The author has a very engaging writing style; years of experience as a clinician serve the writer well."

"All inclusive, in-depth presentation of major theories of counseling and psychoanalysis including current trends in counseling theories."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495127451
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/8/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard S. Sharf has been a counseling psychologist at the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware for 37 years, providing counseling to university students. He also was the internship coordinator for the Psychology Doctoral Internship program. In addition, he taught graduate courses in counseling in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. In writing THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, he corresponded with over 70 experts on theories of psychotherapy to ensure that the book is accurate and up to date. He is also author of APPLYING CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY TO COUNSELING, 6th Edition (©2014, Cengage Learning).

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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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