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Overview

This revision of Gerald Corey's bestselling text introduces students to the major theories of counseling (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, and postmodern approaches) and demonstrates how each theory can be applied to a single case ("Stan"). Corey's eighth edition covers the major concepts of counseling theories, shows students how to apply those theories in practice, and helps them learn to integrate the theories into an individualized counseling style. Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, Corey offers an easy-to-understand text that helps students compare and contrast the therapeutic models. This book is the center of a suite of products that include a revised student manual, a revised casebook, a new DVD titled "Theory in Practice: The Case of Stan", The Art of Integrative Counseling, and CD-ROM.

About The Author

Gerald Corey

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey taught undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. He has also made several educational DVD programs on various aspects of counseling practice. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. The two received the Association for Specialists in Group Work's Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

Table of Contents

Part I: BASIC ISSUES IN COUNSELING PRACTICE.
1. Introduction and Overview: Introduction to the Case of Stan.
2. The Counselor: Person and Professional.
3. Ethical Issues in Counseling Practice.
Part II: THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF COUNSELING.
4. Psychoanalytic Therapy.
5. Adlerian Therapy.
6. Existential Therapy.
7. Person-Centered Therapy.
8. Gestalt Therapy.
9. Behavior Therapy.
10. Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
11. Reality Therapy.
12. Feminist Therapy.
13. Postmodern Approaches.
14. Family Systems Therapy.
Part III: INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION.
15. An Integrative Perspective.
16. Case Illustration: An Integrative Approach in Working With Stan.

Features

  • Chapter objectives covering key concepts, the therapeutic process, and applications of techniques and procedures are now included.
  • The book covers contemporary theories of counseling, including psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality therapy, behavior therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, feminist therapy, family systems therapy, and post-modern approaches.
  • Experts in each theory reviewed appropriate chapters of the new edition to ensure accurate and current information.
  • At-a-glance charts pinpoint the major differences between theories in areas such as multicultural focus, basic philosophies, and limitations. The charts also help students identify key differences between the approaches.
  • An accompanying Student Manual helps readers apply theory to practice through summary charts, open-ended questions and cases, structured exercises, self-inventories, chapter quizzes, and a variety of activities.
  • The new CD-ROM for Integrative Counseling shows Gerald Corey working with one client, Ruth, using various theoretical models and techniques. The CD-ROM includes the author's discussion and commentary, and then incorporates a process dialog discussing why a particular approach was used with Ruth in the session.
  • Online technology supplements for both instructor and student include a downloadable Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation for instructors. Students have access to "Theory in Practice: The Case of Stan" DVD, online quizzing, and links to reliable, appropriate websites.
  • The Expert Theory Case Analysis website provides students with the opportunity to practice applying various approaches to a range of simulated cases in an interactive format. Students can conceptualize three different cases from a range of different theoretical approaches, listen to segments of a clinical interview, link to different theory websites, and participate in a theories/case-conceptualization discussion forum! This site is password-protected; a user ID and password can be packaged with a new text upon request. Contact your local representative for additional information. The book covers contemporary theories of counseling, including: psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality therapy, behavior therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, feminist therapy, family systems therapy, and post-modern approaches
  • Experts in each theory reviewed appropriate chapters of the new edition to ensure accurate and current information.
  • The book's flexible organization allows professors to cover topics in any order they choose to best meet particular student or course design needs.
  • A case study focusing on one client, "Stan," appears in each chapter, to demonstrate the application of all presented theories and make it easy for students to compare and contrast approaches. Now there is a new online and DVD program (Theory in Practice: Counseling Stan) that complements the "Stan" case study. The DVD shows how Jerry Corey works with Stan from each of the theoretical approaches covered in the book.
  • At-a-glance charts pinpoint the major differences between theories in areas such as multicultural focus, basic philosophies, and limitations. The charts also help students identify key differences between the approaches.
  • Corey's discussion of current ethical and professional issues facing counseling and human service professionals, prepare students for the realities of practice.
  • A framework for creatively synthesizing the therapeutic models, along with step-by-step guidelines, enhance the book's focus on helping students draw from the various theoretical models to develop a personalized counseling style.
  • Two unique concluding chapters show students how to integrate the various theories when working with a client.
  • An accompanying Student Manual helps readers apply theory to practice through summary charts, open-ended questions and cases, structured exercises, self-inventories, chapter quizzes, and a variety of activities.
  • Chapter, 13, "Postmodern Approaches," enables students to learn about social constructivism, solution-focused brief therapy, and narrative therapy.
  • Implications for multicultural practice sections have been revised in each theory chapter, exploring the question, "What would this theory be like if culture were to be made central to the theory?"
  • The new CD-ROM FOR INTEGRATIVE COUNSELING shows Gerald Corey working with one client, Ruth, using various theoretical models and techniques. The CD-ROM includes discussion and commentary by Gerald Corey explaining important concepts and then incorporates a process dialog discussing why a particular approach was used with Ruth in the session. Six guest clinicians give brief lectures on the topics of understanding and working therapeutically with resistance, transference, countertransference, and diversity issues in counseling. Available bundled at a discount.
  • Online technology supplements for both instructor and student include a downloadable Microsoft PowerPoint presentation for instructors. Students have access to Theory in Practice: The Case of Stan DVD, online quizzing, and links to reliable, appropriate Web sites.
  • By instructors' request, a complete and updated chapter on Transactional Analysis, which last appeared in the Fifth Edition, is now available online via WebTutor Toolbox.
  • The Expert Theory Case Analysis Web Site provides students with the opportunity to practice applying various approaches to a range of simulated cases in an interactive format. Students can conceptualize three different cases from a range of different theoretical approaches, listen to segments of a clinical interview, link to different theory Web sites, and participate in a theories/case-conceptualization discussion forum! This site is password protected; a User ID and password can be packaged with a new text upon request. Contact your local representative for additional information.

New to this Edition

  • An online and DVD program, "Theory in Practice: Counseling Stan," shows how the author works with Stan from each of the theoretical approaches covered in the book.
  • There is a new section on evidence-based practice and the trend toward accountability in counseling practice. Both sides of the controversy surrounding evidence-based practice are highlighted.
  • New to the theory chapters in Part 2 is a section on the applications of the concepts and techniques of each model to the practice of group counseling.
  • Chapter 15 (An Integrative Perspective) is extensively revised and offers new coverage on the movement toward psychotherapy integration; expanded coverage of the various routes to integration; new material on research demonstrating the importance of the therapeutic relationship; more discussion on the central role of the client in determining therapy outcomes; the case for practice-based evidence rather than evidence-based practice; and expanded and updated coverage of the conclusions from the research literature on the effectiveness of therapy.

Customize this Text

We offer customized print, media, and online solutions that deliver exactly what your students need--wherever they are. We allow you to pick just the chapters you need, add chapters from another text, and include cases, readings, exercises, and your own original material. The result is a finely tuned and complete course solution that is delivered to your students in print, online, or both.

Reviewers' Quotes

"I really think this text is perfect for my objectives and students. I use many of the exercises in the Student Manual and require my students to work with the Manual at home. At present, I require the students to use the CD-ROM for Integrative Counseling for home use, occasionally using it in the classroom. Hence, based on my examination of the manuscript and my great satisfaction with earlier editions, I would continue to use it as a main text. It really works for me."Allen Weber, Ph.D., Bonaventure University

"The section I think is most important is the "Therapeutic Process," as it really demonstrates the process from the perspective of both the client and the therapist. Additionally, this aspect is unique to this text. And these sections answer students' questions about how this approach really looks and feels in the therapy room. The multicultural perspective is particularly relevant for the diverse population that Florida International University trains, as diversity issues will surely arise for future counselors working with populations we have in our area."Marilyn Montgomery, Ph.D., Florida International University

"…responsibly integrates theory with a myriad of counseling skills, giving students better insight into what it means to be a counselor. The manuscript has nicely incorporated discussion points and possible techniques that can be adopted into various training models ensuring that counselors-in-training are becoming multiculturally competent. It has also provided students and faculty with a truer understanding of these issues as they relate to social justice."Kent Butler, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis

"The biographical information that Dr. Corey provides for each theorist helps me, as a student, glean information about the character of the person writing the theory, and why certain aspects of a theory are important. In many of the chapters, the application of the theory in the case of Stan allows the student to get an idea of how the abstract parts of the theory can be played out in a real-life scenario. I also really like the multicultural perspective as it gives so much insight on how the theory will and will not work with clients that hold different cultural views than I do."Joyce Akharkhavari, California State University, Fullerton

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