Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice: Skills, Strategies, and Techniques

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-03-13
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Student-friendly and comprehensive, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of the origins, development, and key figures of each major theory and strongly emphasizes the application of these theories in real-world practice. Pedagogical features include opening chapter outlines, "Putting It In Practice" boxes, practitioner reflections, ethical highlights, case examples, as well as chapter summaries, chapter glossaries, and recommended readings and resources. The Second Edition includes a new section on treatment planning in each chapter and increased coverage of multicultural issues. A Study Guide for students is also available (978-0-470-90437-4).

Author Biography

John Sommers-Flanagan has a PhD in psychology and is Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Montana. He serves as a mental health consultant for Trapper Creek Job Corps. His research interests include clinical interviewing, parent consultations, and adolescent psychotherapy. Rita Sommers-Flanagan is Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Montana. She provides mental health consultation at the Missoula Veterans Center and Trapper Creek Job Corps. She has taught and written in the area of applied, practical ethics for the past fifteen years. John and Rita have coauthored seven books, including Clinical Interviewing, Fourth Edition; Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional: Cultural and Philosophical Foundations; and How to Listen so Parents Will Talk and Talk so Parents Will Listen (all published by Wiley).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
About the Authorsp. xvii
Psychotherapy and Counseling Essentials: An Introductionp. 1
Background and Overviewp. 1
Historical Contextp. 3
Definitions of Counseling and Psychotherapyp. 6
What Is a Theory?p. 9
The Scientific Context of Counseling and Psychotherapyp. 10
Ethical Essentialsp. 18
Emergence of Personal Theoryp. 29
Our Biasesp. 30
The Zeitgeist, the Ortgeist, and the Poltergeistp. 35
Concluding Commentsp. 36
Chapter Summaryp. 36
Introductory Key Termsp. 37
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 38
Psychoanalytic Approachesp. 41
Biographical Information: Sigmund Freudp. 41
Historical Contextp. 42
Psychoanalytic Theoretical Principlesp. 44
Evolution and Development in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practicep. 49
The Practice of Psychoanalytic Therapyp. 58
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 66
Evidence-Based Statusp. 70
Concluding Commentsp. 72
Chapter Summaryp. 74
Psychoanalytic Key Termsp. 75
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 76
Individual Psychology and Adlerian Therapyp. 79
Biographical Information: Alfred Adlerp. 80
Historical Contextp. 80
Theoretical Principlesp. 82
The Practice of Adlerian Therapyp. 93
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 109
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 112
Evidence-Based Statusp. 112
Concluding Commentsp. 115
Chapter Summaryp. 115
Individual Psychology Key Termsp. 116
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 117
Existential Theory and Therapyp. 119
Key Figures and Historical Contextp. 120
Theoretical Principlesp. 125
The Practice of Existential Therapyp. 134
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 141
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 145
Evidence-Based Statusp. 146
Concluding Commentsp. 148
Chapter Summaryp. 148
Existential Key Termsp. 149
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 150
Person-Centered Theory and Therapyp. 153
Biographical Information: Carl Rogersp. 154
Historical Contextp. 154
Theoretical Principlesp. 157
The Practice of PCT: A Way of Being With Clientsp. 163
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 177
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 181
Evidence-Based Statusp. 182
Concluding Commentsp. 185
Chapter Summaryp. 185
Person-Centered Key Termsp. 186
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 187
Gestalt Theory and Therapyp. 189
Biographical Information: Fritz Perls and Laura Posner Perlsp. 190
Historical Contextp. 191
Theoretical Principlesp. 194
The Practice of Gestalt Therapyp. 200
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 215
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 218
Evidence-Based Statusp. 219
Concluding Commentsp. 220
Chapter Summaryp. 220
Gestalt Therapy Key Termsp. 221
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 222
Behavioral Theory and Therapyp. 225
Key Figures and Historical Contextp. 226
Theoretical Principlesp. 229
The Practice of Behavior Therapyp. 233
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 251
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 256
Evidence-Based Statusp. 257
Concluding Commentsp. 258
Chapter Summaryp. 259
Behavior Therapy Key Termsp. 259
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 260
Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Therapyp. 263
Historical Context and Biographical Informationp. 264
Theoretical Principlesp. 270
The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 275
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 288
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 293
Evidence-Based Statusp. 294
Concluding Commentsp. 296
Chapter Summaryp. 296
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Key Termsp. 297
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 298
Choice Theory and Reality Therapyp. 301
Biographical Information: William Glasserp. 301
Historical Contextp. 302
Theoretical Principlesp. 303
The Practice of Reality Therapyp. 313
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 321
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 326
Evidence-Based Statusp. 328
Concluding Commentsp. 330
Chapter Summaryp. 330
Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Key Termsp. 331
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 331
Feminist Theory and Therapyp. 333
Historical Contextp. 334
Theoretical Principlesp. 340
The Practice of Feminist Therapyp. 347
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 358
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 362
Evidence-Based Statusp. 363
Concluding Commentsp. 363
Chapter Summaryp. 364
Feminist Key Termsp. 365
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 366
Constructive Theory and Therapyp. 369
Key Figures and Historical Contextp. 370
Theoretical Principlesp. 375
The Practice of Constructive Psychotherapiesp. 379
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 394
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 396
Evidence-Based Statusp. 398
Concluding Commentsp. 400
Chapter Summaryp. 401
Constructive Therapy Key Termsp. 401
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 402
Family Systems Theory and Therapyp. 405
Historical Context and Highlightsp. 406
Theoretical Developments and Principlesp. 408
Family Systems Therapy in Practicep. 417
Contemporary Family Therapy Developmentsp. 428
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 431
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 434
Evidence-Based Statusp. 435
Concluding Commentsp. 436
Chapter Summaryp. 436
Family Systems Key Termsp. 437
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 438
Developing Your Multicultural Orientation and Skillsp. 441
A Multicultural Preludep. 442
Historical and Contemporary Contextp. 442
Theoretical Principlesp. 446
The Practice of Multiculturally Sensitive Therapyp. 452
Case Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 463
Cultural and Gender Considerationsp. 468
Evidence-Based Statusp. 471
Concluding Commentsp. 472
Chapter Summaryp. 472
Multicultural Key Termsp. 473
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 474
Integrative and Evidence-Based New Generation Therapiesp. 475
One Theory or Many?p. 475
Psychotherapy Integration: Historical and Theoretical Trendsp. 477
The Practice of Eclectic and New Generation Integrative Therapiesp. 481
Concluding Commentsp. 503
Chapter Summaryp. 504
Integrative Key Termsp. 504
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 505
Referencesp. 507
Photo Creditsp. 549
Name Indexp. 551
Subject Indexp. 563
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