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 Mindfulness Approaches
- Extensive Coverage of Ethics in Therapy
- Addition of Outcome and Theory-testing Research for Approaches to Therapy
- Coverage of Psychotherapy Outcome Research and Evidence-Based Treatment
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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