Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach

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This text offers an extensive array of theories, including all the mainstream approaches as well as contemporary ones such as narrative, feminist, and post-modern. The author provides an integrative framework that allows students to assess the various theories with respect to possible clinical application. By comparing and contrasting the theories, as well as analyzing strengths and weaknesses of each, students will learn to apply them more flexibly in practice. The book is divided into four major theoretical forces in psychotherapy and introductory sections are provided to help students place a particular theory within a major theoretical period. The four theoretical forces discussed are: (1) psychoanalytical and psychodynamic; (2) behavioral and cognitive school(s); (3) existentialism and humanism; and (4) social constructivism school of psychotherapy. The author discusses social constructivism and then describes at least five theoretical approaches within this theoretical force--solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, strengths-based therapy, and so on.Retrieved January 28, 2011, from http:// Why_social_ justice_is_a_counseling_concern.pdf.../ Crocker, S. F. (1999). A well-lived life. In Essays in Gestalt therapy. Cleveland, OH: Gestalt Institute ofanbsp;...

Title:Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach
Author:Elsie Jones-Smith
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2011-04-28


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