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
|Publisher:||Cognella Academic Publishing|
|Edition description:||3rd ed.|
|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
Preface1. A Personal Introduction to Theory2. Theory in Context3. Theory in a Clinician’s Life4. Psychodynamic Approaches: Look to the Past to Set You Free5. Behavioral Approaches: What Is Learned Can Be Unlearned6. Humanistic Approaches: The Primacy of Personal Experience7. Cognitive Approaches: Thoughts before Feelings8. Systemic Approaches: All in the Family9. Brief Approaches: Problems and Solutions10. Theories on the Edge11. Integrative Approaches to Doing Therapy12.Personalizing and Customizing Theory for Clients and SettingsAbout the Authors