A provocative and contemporary exploration of counseling theories
The drive toward evidence-based practicesand the related debate among practitionershas translated into a time of significant change in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and social workwith an evolution underway that is significantly shifting the practice of counseling and psychotherapy.
Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practices for a Diverse Society provides an overview of the most prevalent theories of counseling within the context of a scientific model that is both practical and up-to-date. Employing a scientist-practitioner model, with an emphasis on connecting theory with empirically supported therapies, and a strong diversity and contextual perspective, this text prepares readers with a solid sense of how the various therapeutic approaches differand how each can be applied in clinical practice.
Authors David Sue and Diane Sue provide readers with the best practice strategies for working effectively with clients using an approach that recognizes and utilizes each client's unique strengths, values, belief systems, and environment to effect positive change.