Theories of Counseling and Therapy: An Experiential Approach

Theories of Counseling and Therapy: An Experiential Approach

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Overview

This unique review of therapeutic theories gives students knowledge and skills for clinical practice while presenting key concepts that are immediately and directly applicable to their lives. Thus, Theories of Counseling and Therapy: An Experiential Approach bridges the gap between complex models of counseling and psychotherapy and students’ own personal experiences. Readers are introduced to key ideas and concepts in the discipline and encouraged to apply them in mea

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516524211
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
Publication date: 02/22/2019
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 360,520
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and education, having written more than 90 books about a wide range of subjects. He has authored a dozen texts for counselors and therapists that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, Stories We’ve Heard, Stories We’ve Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, and Therapy Over 50. He has been an educator for 40 years, having worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, nongovernmental organization, university, community college, private practice, and disaster relief settings. He has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior lecturer in Peru and Iceland, as well as worked as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. He is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. A Personal Introduction to Theory
2. Theory in Context
3. Theory in a Clinician’s Life
4. Psychodynamic Approaches: Look to the Past to Set You Free
5. Behavioral Approaches: What Is Learned Can Be Unlearned
6. Humanistic Approaches: The Primacy of Personal Experience
7. Cognitive Approaches: Thoughts before Feelings
8. Systemic Approaches: All in the Family
9. Brief Approaches: Problems and Solutions
10. Theories on the Edge
11. Integrative Approaches to Doing Therapy
12.Personalizing and Customizing Theory for Clients and Settings
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