Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Develop your own counseling style using Corey’s bestselling THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. You will see the major theories of counseling (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist and, and postmodern approaches) as they are used in practice through a case study focused on one client, “Stan.” The case of “Stan” appears in each chapter so you can see how the theory presented in that chapter informs therapeutic decision-making. “At a Glance” charts pinpoint the major differences between theories in areas such as multicultural focus, basic philosophies, and limitations.

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy


5 Comments so far »

  1. B. Pitt said,

    Wrote on March 15, 2010 @ 11:48 am

    I was assigned this text for my Theories of Counseling class my first semester in graduate school. Corey does a great job of breaking down 14 different therapeutic theories into their most basic principles. This is a great book for anyone interested in learning about becoming a therapist or for that journeyman therapist who needs a quick refresher.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. Markella Kaplani said,

    Wrote on March 15, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    This is an excellent book, and probably the best of its kind. It guides you through the various approaches to psychotherapy, giving you all the details necessary for you to comprehend each method fully as well as to compare the methods with one another. The comparison becomes even easier as Corey presents the case of “Stan” at the end of each chapter and demonstrates how each approach would deal with his dilemma. I think this book is interesting for anyone who likes psychology and psychotherapy, but is a must for people looking to go into the profession of psychotherapy in order to attain a broad perspective about techniques and approaches that may be employed according to one’s personality and style, as well as each unique client’s needs..
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. S. Kelly said,

    Wrote on March 15, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

    This book was required for my psych class however, it is extremely useful to describe and summarize the various theories of counseling. Whats better is I order the same book from Barnes and Noble’s certified used book section and waited 5 weeks for what was supposed to only take 14 days. B&N were not all helpful in returning my money for the book I had paid for and never got, they told me I was on my own. Finally I got a refund. I ordered the book from Amazon and it came on time as it was supposed to. Amazon was like a dream to work with compared to B&N. Thanks Amazon you saved a student! I also will continue to use Amazon from now on!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Vanessa B. Couture said,

    Wrote on March 15, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

    This is a great book, I did not receive the DVD with the product and Amazon was very helpful in over nighting me a replacement to have it for class on time. The book is interesting and one I will not return at the end of the semester!

    Thank you Amazon
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. Elsa said,

    Wrote on March 15, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

    The “Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy” textbook provides the student a complete set of information about different counseling theories, their psychologists, and a broad, and at the same time detailed explanation on how to apply them. Easy to read and understand psychology textbook about the different theories and practices in counseling. In addition it displays a combination of theories of personality and theories of counseling methods to use for training and preparation of future counselors. I recommend this book not only to students but to instructors to use when teaching these courses.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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