Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Case Approach [With DVD] (Hardcover)

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@lt;P style="MARGIN: 0px"@gt;Based on a deeply held belief that theory does matter in effective helper-client interactions, this text examines with clarity and with wit fourteen theories of counseling and psychotherapy. At the beginning each chapter, readers "meet" a new client through a case example. The author then presents the theory's basic philosophical assumptions; its beliefs about what motivates human behavior; its central constructs; its picture of how humans develop; its ideas about what constitutes mental health and dysfunction; its perspective on how our relationships with those around us impact our functioning; and its view of how our behavior, thoughts, and emotion impact our functioning. Throughout each chapter, the author immediately illustrates the application of a construct or process by showing how it relates to the client case described at the beginning of the chapter, demonstrating the translation of each theory into practice. @lt;/P@gt;@lt;P style="MARGIN: 0px"@gt; @lt;/P@gt;@lt;P style="MARGIN: 0px"@gt;The second edition includes three new chapters (Chapter 3: Neoanalytic Approaches, Chapter 6: Existential Psychotherapy, Chapter 15: Narrative Therapy) and a companion DVD to accompany the texts. See applications of theory come to life The @lt;B@gt;Theories in Action DVD@lt;/B@gt; illustrates six therapists of different theoretical orientations working with the same client. @lt;/P@gt;

About the Author

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780132286527
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: January 1st, 2008
Pages: 608