Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling: Concepts and Cases

by Richard S. Sharf
Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling: Concepts and Cases
ISBN 0534364853
  • Author:
    Richard S. Sharf
  • Title:
    Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling: Concepts and Cases
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    978-0534364854
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In this extensive revision of his illuminating text, Richard S. Sharf presents significant theories that provide a systematic approach to the helping professions. Comprehensive yet succinct in its description and explanation of of the major theories of psychotherapy and counseling, THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, SECOND EDITION makes ample use of case summaries and client-therapist dialogue. This approach demonstrates how each of 12 major theories can be applied to common psychological disorders (such as depression, anxiety, and borderline disorders) or to modes of treatment (such as individual, couples, families, and groups). Sharf's skillful blending of concepts and examples makes psychotherapy and counseling clearer and more real for the student wanting to learn more about the therapeutic process. For each therapy presented in the text, information about background, personality theory, and theory of psychotherapy provides a means for understanding the application of psychotherapy theory. Through a discussion of goals, assessment, therapeutic relationships, and techniques, as well as current issues that each theory translates in to action. Sharf draws on the knowledge of over 50 experts in a wide variety of theoretical approaches to psychotherapy and counseling. Each specialist provided suggestions for inclusion of specific content as well as reviews of chapters at various stages of the book's developmental. This consultative approach brings a new dimension and candor to the material. Experts make contributions to the discussion of Psychoanalysis, Jungian Analysis and Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Reality Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Alternative Therapies.

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