Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the tenth edition of Corey's best-selling book helps students compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces students to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behaviour, cognitive-behaviour, family systems, feminist, postmodern, and integrative approaches) and demonstrates how each theory can be applied to two cases ("Stan" and “Gwen”). With his trademark style, he shows students how to apply theories in practice, and helps them learn to integrate the theories into an individualised counseling style.
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- A few new features of the tenth edition include: Learning Objectives for all the theory chapters; Self-Reflection and Discussion Questions at the end of each theory chapter to facilitate thinking and interaction in class. In addition to the case of Stan, there is a new case of Gwen, who is a composite of many clients. A guest contributor, Dr. Kellie Kirksey, is the therapist who describes her way of working with the case of Gwen from each of the theoretical perspectives.
- Chapter 9, "Behaviour Therapy," features an updated and expanded discussion of the new "third-wave" behaviour therapies, a revised section on dialectical behaviour therapy, revision of EMDR, and new material on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and mindfulness and acceptance strategies.
- Chapter 10, "Cognitive Behaviour Therapy," is reorganised and features updating and expansion of all forms of CBT, including Beck's cognitive therapy, a new section on strengths-based CBT, 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. There are also many new examples to illustrate the application of CBT techniques.
- Chapter 12, "Feminist Therapy," includes an updated and expanded treatment of principles of feminist therapy, new discussion of relational-cultural theory, new focus on multicultural and social justice perspectives, updated discussion of the role of assessment and diagnosis in feminist therapy, more on strengths from a diversity perspective, and a revised and expanded discussion on therapeutic techniques and strategies.
- 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.
- Chapter 14, "Family Systems Therapy," offers material on recent developments in family therapy, updated material on the postmodern perspective on family therapy, and increased attention to feminism, multiculturalism, and postmodern constructionism as applied to family therapy.
- Chapter 15, "An Integrative Perspective," is a major revision with many new topics, including updated research on the role of the relationship in therapy outcomes, added material on using feedback from clients on a regular basis for improving service delivery, and updated findings from the literature on effectiveness of psychotherapy.
is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California. He is a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; and a National Certified Counselor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Both Jerry and Marianne Corey received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, and both also received the Eminent Career Award from ASGW in 2001. Dr. Jerry Corey was given the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling and ethics in counseling. He is the author or coauthor of 15 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with more than 60 journal articles and book chapters.
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Students like Gerald Corey's ability to clearly explain complex concepts but the instructor can also be assured that Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy is the most up-to-date theories text available. Corey continues to stay on the cutting edge. He does this through his own research and conversations with the key experts in each theoretical system."