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Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Systems, Strategies, and Skills

Connect counseling theories with clinical practice.

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Systems, Strategies, and Skills 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 other texts lack.

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. By the end of the text, readers will have an introduction to the theoretical foundations of the field and the basic clinical skills needed to be an effective helping professional.

KEY TOPICS:; Learn well-established and emerging approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. Understand how Background, Emotions, Thoughts and Actions can be used as central themes to understand different approaches to counseling. Read the latest research that validates each treatment approach. Get an overview of the approach, a biographical sketch of its developer and then concepts, goals and strategies of each treatment modality. Develop counseling skills associated with each treatment system. Practice skills using large group, small group and individual activities.

MARKET: For counselors and clinicians.


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