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“The personal touch of the authors view point was amazing. I also liked the 'Voices from the field' and 'Voices from the past' - so often students don't have access to the original source or current practitioners. This book was much more engaging than traditional theories texts and my students actually read it and enjoyed it.”
This book bring new life to the way how to explore the different Theories of Counselling and Therapy. In a very agreeable way helps to see how an integrative approach can be used in therapy. Discussion of different personal experiences helps other professionals to relate to them and add another level of reflection to their journey`s.
This is an excellent text book for counselling students. It covers most of the theoretical approaches one may adopt in practice and the suggested reflective exercises are a useful tool. It is written in a manner which would be suitable for any level of study.
This is a great book, very easy to read and help students to think critically and understand the theories through experiential approach. However, I found this book suits postgraduate students more.
This is a truely creative, comprehensive, well developed approach providing so much more than mere substantive knowledge. The experiential approach engages the student and takes him further than just learning about a theory. I also liked the "voice from the past" as it encourages students to read more of the original texts rather than books written about these texts. If you've never worked in an experiential manner this book will teach you how. If you don't like everything that's there or want to add extra, it's easily adaptable.
Another great book by Sage, filled with excellent personal reflection exercises for students, and actually suitable for graduate students. Chapter 12 on Personalizing and Customizing Theory is particularly helpful. I would have adopted it, but I found another book that is bigger, denser, better organized, and one which I believe will serve my students long after they become professionals.
Kottler takes a personal and idiosyncratic approach in this survey of models of counselling. A useful source but too idiosyncratic - and American - to use as a core text.
Chose another book that was more indepth- Almost chose this one- I liked it, but needed more!
An easy to use student friendly text that assists an in depth understanding of the various theories. Would definatley recommend.
A extremely useful book that captures a range of theoretical disciplines in a clear and concise manner. There are some really useful class activities suggested in this book, along with personal reflection exercises. The presentation of 'broad families' of approaches allows the reader to understand where a theoretical approach sits within the bigger picture of an apporach, and at the same time, central ideas are presented in a concise and easy to follow manner. Very useful text.
This textbook has proven to be quite useful. The theory is good, easy reading and esay to understand. The examples they offer are helpful as well. Thanks.
This book is ideal as an introduction for students.
However, it provides excellent exercises for lecturers to use with group work.
While a solid text, it is a bit too "high level" for our undergraduate Counseling Theories & Techniques course.
This book is good for an early exploration towards understanding theories for counselors in training.
Current content and especially good initial section about theory in general.. This course is the first one in the master's in counselling program sequence and 'first impressions' count. As an author, Kottler generally produces good material.
I am still considering the text and am waiting for another of your texts to compare it to. Since I still have time before I need to make a decision, I have not adopted it yet.
i found this book easy to engage with in terms of the lanuage and presentation of theory.
I also found it easy to access in terms of certain theories as it was well introduced and enabled me to pick and choose study within certain areas