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Using case studies, applied examples, original source material, and her own inimitable pedagogical style, Nancy Murdock succinctly elucidates fifteen of the most influential and ground-breaking theories of psychotherapy and counseling. With this articulate guide to counseling theory, students will grasp complicated historical theory and not only understand the historical footing and uses of each, but will learn how these theories have informed each other and contributed to modern practice, while applying it to their own professional counseling experience. Examining the historical roots, evaluations, and lasting effects of Existential, Gestalt, Behavior, Cognitive, Reality, Feminist, Family, Narrative, and Solution-Focused Therapy and much more, this text equips students with the history and application necessary to bring theory to life. New Features Include: A New Chapter on MindfulnessApproaches Extensive Coverage of Ethics in Therapy Addition of Outcome and Theory-testing Researchfor Approaches to Therapy Coverage of Psychotherapy Outcome Research and Evidence-Based Treatment MyCounselingLabconnects course content to video- and case-based real world scenarios, and provides: Building Counseling Skillsexercises that offer opportunities for students to develop and practice skills critical to their success as professional helpers. Hints and feedback provide scaffolding and reinforce key concepts. Assignments & Activitiesassess students' understanding of key concepts and skill development. Multiple-Choice Quizzeshelp students gauge their understanding of important topics and prepare for success on licensure examinations.

Author Biography

Nancy L. Murdock, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  She has served as the Vice President for Education and Training of the Society of Counseling Psychology and is a past chair of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs.  Her research interests include professional issues, counseling/supervision process, and family systems theory. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Theory Is a Good Thing

Chapter 2:   Psychoanalysis

Chapter 3:   Neoanalytic Approaches

Chapter 4:   Individual Psychology

Chapter 5:   Person-Centered Therapy

Chapter 6:   Existential Psychotherapy

Chapter 7:   Gestalt Therapy

Chapter 8:    Behavior Therapy

Chapter 9:    Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Chapter 10:  Cognitive Therapy

Chapter 11:   Reality Therapy

Chapter 12:   Feminist Therapy

Chapter 13:   Family Systems Theory

Chapter 14:   Solution-Focused Therapy

Chapter 15:   Narrative Therapy

Chapter 16:   Mindfulness Approaches

Chapter 17:   Conclusion

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