The ninth edition of Corey's best-selling THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY helps you develop your own counseling style. With this text, you will gain a firm foundation in the major counseling theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, and postmodern approaches) as they are used in practice. By means of the case of "Stan," you will see how the theory presented in each text chapter informs therapeutic decision making.
New to this Edition
- 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.
- The book's flexible organization allows professors to cover topics in any order they choose to best meet particular student or course design needs.
- Corey's discussion of current ethical and professional issues facing counseling and human service professionals prepares students for the realities of practice.
- A framework for creatively synthesizing the therapeutic models, along with step-by-step guidelines, enhances 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.
- Objectives covering key concepts, the therapeutic process, and applications of techniques and procedures are included in each chapter.
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- NEW Updated annotated lists of reading suggestions and extensive references at the end of these chapters are offered to stimulate students to expand on the material and broaden their learning through further reading.
- NEW Chapter 4, "Psychoanalytic Therapy," offers a broadened discussion of relational psychoanalysis, new material on role of countertransference in psychoanalytic therapy, and a revised and expanded section on brief psychodynamic therapy.
- NEW Chapter 5, "Adlerian Therapy," presents revised material on the concept of lifestyle, an expanded discussion of social interest, and new material on early recollections.
- NEW Chapter 6, "Existential Therapy," offers revised material on existential themes, more attention on international developments of existential therapy, new material on the main aims of existential therapy, a revised discussion of strengths of the approach from a diversity perspective, and a new discussion of integration of existential concepts in other therapies.
- NEW Chapter 7, "Person-Centered Therapy," presents expanded coverage on the influence of Carl Rogers on the counseling profession, a broadened discussion of clients as active self-healers, updated coverage of the therapeutic core conditions, and new material on the diversity of person-centered therapeutic styles.
- NEW Chapter 8, "Gestalt Therapy," includes a revised discussion of the role of experiments in Gestalt therapy, more emphasis on therapist presence, and more attention to the relational approach to Gestalt practice.
- NEW Chapter 9, "Behavior Therapy," features a broadened discussion of the role of the therapeutic relationship in behavior therapy, a revised section on dialectical behavior therapy, and new material on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
- NEW Chapter 10, "Cognitive Behavior Therapy," offers revised and expanded coverage of Beck's cognitive therapy, new material on Meichenbaum's stress inoculation training, a revised section on Meichenbaum's constructivist approach to CBT, and increased discussion of CBT from a multicultural perspective.
- NEW Chapter 11, "Reality Therapy," includes a revised discussion of the relationship of choice theory to reality therapy, an expanded discussion of the role of questions in reality therapy, and additional material on reality therapy from a diversity perspective.
- NEW Chapter 12, "Feminist Therapy," includes an updated treatment of principles of feminist therapy, updated discussion of the role of assessment and diagnosis in feminist therapy, and a revised and expanded discussion on therapeutic techniques and strategies.
- NEW Chapter 13, "Postmodern Approaches," presents additional material on parallels between solution-focused brief therapy and positive psychology, a broadened discussion of the key concepts of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), more emphasis on the client-as-expert in the therapy relationship in postmodern approaches, a revision of material on techniques in the postmodern approaches, and more emphasis on the collaborative nature of narrative therapy and SFBT.
- NEW Chapter 14, "Family Systems Therapy," offers a reconceptualization of the chapter and streamlining of the chapter that includes more emphasis on the personal development of the family therapist, new material on genogram work for understanding the self of the therapist and clients, an expanded section on recent developments in family therapy, new material on the postmodern perspective on family therapy, and more attention given to feminism, multiculturalism, and postmodern constructionism as applied to family therapy.
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 teaches 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. 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. They 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.