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Theory and Design in Counseling and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition

  • Susan X Day University of Houston
  • ISBN-10: 0618801456  |  ISBN-13: 9780618801459
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $149.00



This introduction to theories of counseling and psychotherapy relates major schools of thought to everyday practice in the helping professions. Theory and Design in Counseling and Psychotherapy has been praised for its student-friendly writing style, modern approach to theories, and use of vivid examples and excerpts to illustrate concepts.

Features and Benefits

  • Students are exposed to primary source material with chapter-opening selections from the writings of prominent theorists (e.g., Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, Adler's Understanding Human Nature, and Beck's Love Is Never Enough), followed by thought-provoking questions about the theorist's ideas.
  • Interactive learning features interspersed throughout the text include Discussion Ideas and Reflections, which prompt students to consider concepts in relation to their own lives.
  • Humanistic and existential theories now appear in two separate chapters (7 and 8).
  • Expanded! Empirically Supported Therapies and Best Practices includes recent points of debate and appears in Chapter 1.
  • Expanded! End-of-chapter review materials include a numbered summary, exploration and learning activities, and exercises to aid students' memory and understanding of key terms.
  • Updated! The ethics chapter now includes the types, frequencies, and consequences of ethics violations; the goals of HIPAA; and the role of Institutional Review Boards.
  • Additional biographical profiles of Miriam Polster, Judith Beck, Virginia Satir, and Frances Vaughan emphasize women's contributions to theory and practice.ACT, solution-focused therapy, and problem solving approaches have been added to the models of cognitive-behavioral applications in Chapter 11.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter includes Case Conceptualization: An Example, Key Terms, a Chapter Review, and References.
1. Effective Ingredients of Counseling and Psychotherapy
What Do You Bring to Therapy?
Common Factors in Psychotherapy and Counseling
Three Shared Components
Contributions to a Good Outcome
The Common Factors Emphasis Versus the Empirically Supported Therapies Movement
2. Theory and Case Analysis
Beyond Trial and Error
How Theory Connects with Case Conceptualization
The Theory of Personal Constructs
Kelly''s Character Sketch Technique
Eight Practical Aids for Case Conceptualization
Tailor Your Approach to Clients'' Ages
Diagnosis, the DSM-IV-TR, and Theory
Observation and Inference in Case Analysis
Exploring Theory and Case Conceptualization
3. Ethics in Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Research
Codes of Ethics
How Professionals Know Their Ethical Responsibilities
Five General Principles for Ethical Practice
Ethics in Daily Practice
Ethical Dilemmas: Safeguarding Your Decisions Step by Step
Profile of an Ethicist: Melba Vasquez
Culturally Sensitive Counseling
Exploring Ethics
4. Elements of Culture, Gender, and Diversity in Counseling and Psychotherapy
A Selection from Carol Tavris''s The Mismeasure of Woman
Introduction to Culture- and Gender-Based Approaches
Why Do Group Differences Matter?
Do Differences Imply Different Pictures of Psychological State?
Inconsistencies in Clinical Judgment
Essential Concepts: Psychological Effects of Culture and Gender
Interacting Sources of Oppression and Their Psychological Effects
Profile of a Theorist: Mark Pope
The Process of Therapy
Customary Techniques of Therapy
Uses for Gendered and Cultural Approaches
Critiques of Gendered and Cultural Approaches
Exploring Gender and Culture
5. Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic Approaches
A Selection from Sigmund Freud''s The Interpretation of Dreams
An Introduction to Psychodynamic Thought
Other Common Themes in Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic Theories
Essential Concepts of Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic Theories
Profile of a Theorist: Sigmund Freud
Jungian Psychology
Personality Typing Based on Jungian Theory: The MBTI
The Therapeutic Process
Customary Techniques
Uses of Psychodynamic Approaches
Critiques of Psychodynamic Approaches
Exploring Psychodynamic Theories
6. Adlerian Psychology
A Selection from Alfred Adler''s Understanding Human Nature
Essential Concepts in Adlerian Approaches
Profile of a Theorist: Alfred Adler
The Therapeutic Process
Basic Mistakes
Features of Adlerian Therapy
Customary Techniques
Uses of Adlerian Therapy
Critiques of Adlerian Psychology
Exploring Adlerian Psychology
7. Humanistic, Person-Centered Approaches
A Selection from Carl Rogers''s On Becoming a Person
The Humanistic Approach
Profile of a Theorist: Carl Rogers
Essential Concepts in Humanist Psychology
The Therapeutic Process
Customary Techniques of Humanistic Therapy
Uses of Humanistic Therapy
Critiques of Humanistic Approaches
Explorations of Humanistic Approaches
8. Existential Theory and Related Therapies
A Selection from J. F. T. Bugental, Psychotherapy and Process: The Fundamentals of an Existential-Humanistic Approach (1978)
An Introduction to Existentialist Thought
Essential Concepts in Existentialist Psychology
Profile of a Theorist: Rollo May
Existential Therapeutic Process
Customary Techniques of Existential Therapy
Uses of Existential Therapy
Critiques of Existential Approaches
Explorations of Existential Approaches
9. Gestalt Therapy
A Selection from Fritz Perls''s The Gestalt Approach
An Introduction to Gestalt Therapy
Essential Concepts in Gestalt Therapy
The Therapeutic Process
Techniques of Gestalt Therapy
Profile of a Theorist: Miriam F. Polster
Uses of Gestalt Therapy
Critiques of Gestalt Therapy
Exploring Gestalt Therapy
10. Behavioral Therapies
A Selection from B. F. Skinner''s "How to Discover What You Have to Say--A Talk to Students"
An Introduction to Behavioral Therapy
Essential Concepts in Behavioral Therapy
Profile of a Theorist: B. F. Skinner
The Therapeutic Process
Customary Techniques and Uses of Behavior Therapy
Critiques of Behavior Therapy
Exploring Behavioral Therapy
11. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
A Selection from Aaron Beck''s Love Is Never Enough
Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioral Theory
Essential Concepts
The Therapeutic Process
Varieties of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments and Their Uses
Profile of a Theorist: Albert Ellis
Profile of a Theorist: Judith Beck
Critiques of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
Exploring Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
12. Approaches to Family Counseling
A Selection from Cloe Madanes''s "Stories of Psychotherapy"
Introduction to Family Systems Theory
Essential Concepts
Profile of a Theorist: Murray Bowen
The Process of Family Therapy
Profile of a Theorist: Virginia Satir
Customary Techniques of Family Therapy
Uses for Family Therapy
Critiques of Family Systems Counseling
Exploring Family Systems Approaches
13. Transpersonal Development
A Selection from Mark Epstein''s Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
Introduction to Transpersonal Approaches
Essential Concepts of Transpersonal Approaches
The Process of Therapy
Customary Techniques of Transpersonal Therapy
Profile of a Theorist: Frances Vaughan
Uses for Transpersonal Techniques
Critiques of Transpersonal Approaches
Exploring Transpersonal Approaches
14. Integrative Innovations: Transtheoretical, Cognitive-Interpersonal, and Multimodal Approaches
A Selection from Harry Stack Sullivan''s The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry
Introduction to Integrative Approaches
The Shift Toward Integration
Transtheoretical Therapy as a Common Factors Approach
Cognitive-Interpersonal Therapy as an Integrative Approach
Essential Concepts of Cognitive-Interpersonal Counseling
Profile of a Theorist: Dan McAdams
The Process of Cognitive-Interpersonal Therapy
Customary Techniques of Cognitive-Interpersonal Therapy
Uses for Cognitive-Interpersonal Techniques
Lazarus''s Multimodal Therapy as a Technically Eclectic Approach
Critiques of Integrative Innovations
Discovering Other Integrative Possibilities
Comprehensive Review: Creating a Theories Chart
Questions to Ask Yourself
Theory, Research, and Your Future