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Counseling Theory
Guiding Reflective Practice

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March 2014 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Organized around the latest CACREP standards, Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice, by Richard D. Parsons and Naijian Zhang, presents theory as an essential component to both counselor identity formation and professional practice. Drawing on the contributions of current practitioners, the text uses both classical and cutting-edge theoretical models of change as lenses for processing client information and developing case conceptualizations and intervention plans. Each chapter provides a snapshot of a particular theory/approach and the major thinkers associated with each theory as well as case illustrations and guided practice exercises to help readers internalize the content presented and apply it to their own development as counselors.
 
Part I: The Value of Theory to Reflective Practice
Richard D. Parsons
Chapter 1: Theory and the Reflective Practitioner
Dong Xie
Chapter 2: Multicultural Considerations: Within and Beyond Traditional Counseling Theories
Naijian Zhang and Richard D. Parsons
Chapter 3: Case Conceptualization: The Case of Y-Chun
 
Part II: Theories and Their Applications
Faith Deveaux
Chapter 4: Freud and Psychoanalytic Theory
Robyn L. Trippany-Simmons, Matthew R. Buckley, Kristin Meany-Walen, and Tiffany Rush-Wilson
Chapter 5: Individual Psychology: Alfred Adler
Mark B. Scholl, Michael Walsh, and Michelle Perepiczka
Chapter 6: Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy
Marjorie C. Witty and Ray Adomaitis
Chapter 7: Carl Rogers and Client-Centered Counseling
Joseph Spillman and Christina M. Rosen
Chapter 8: Gestalt Therapy
Julia Y. Porter
Chapter 9: Cognitive-Behavioral Theories
Barbara C. Trolley and Christopher Siuta
Chapter 10: Behavior Theory
David A. Scott and Hannah G. Barfield
Chapter 11: Reality Therapy
Brandé Flamez and Joshua C. Watson
Chapter 12: Solution-Focused Therapy
Kristi B. Cannon, Jason Patton, and Stacee L. Reicherzer
Chapter 13: Relational-Cultural Theory in the Context of Feminism
Rebecca M. Goldberg
Chapter 14: Family and Couples Therapy
Adam Zagelbaum, Maureen Buckley, Shana Friedman, and Kalia Gurnee
Chapter 15: Seeking Integration
Michael G. Laurent and Shengli Dong
Chapter 16: East Meets West: Integration and Complementation

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Excellent overview of the main theories that can be used in counselling interventions. Interesting case illustrations that can lead not only to deep discussions but as well to a more thorough understanding of the concepts.

Dr Florbela Soares Teixeira
Education, Coventry University College
September 21, 2016

This is an excellent text book for anyone studying counselling as it offers a concise insight into different therapeutic models. The guided exercises are an excellent way to consolidate learning and the client/counsellor dialogues illustrate the approaches in practice.

Ms Victoria Louise Booth
H.E Care, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
December 2, 2015

A comprehensive overview of counselling theory and practice with a focus on the development of the counselling professional.

Mr John Perry
School of Medicine, Southampton University
July 1, 2015

Excellent reflective text with practical, relatable cases studies and a strong emphasis on underpinning psychology.

Miss Laura Guest
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
June 8, 2015

This text does an excellent job of providing clear examples of the actual application of various theories in counseling practice. I particularly like the fact that it follows one specific case with examples of how counselors with different theoretical orientations might approach that case.

Dr Pamela Danker
Psychology, Blackburn College
September 30, 2014

Teaching Theories and Techniques course this summer - this text is comprehensive, readable and up to date.

Dr Lynn Zubernis
Counselor Education, West Chester Univ Of Penn
June 22, 2014

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