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Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases

Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases
Author: Richard S. Sharf
ISBN 13: 9780495127451
ISBN 10: 495127450
Edition: 4
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Publication Date: 2007-02-08
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 658
List Price: $239.95

This comprehensive and insightful text will provide you a thorough overview of the theories of psychotherapy and counseling, with examples of their application through the use of case summaries and therapist-client dialogue to illustrate techniques and treatment. Futher, you will study how theories can be applied to individual therapy or counseling for common psychological disorders, such as depression and generalized anxiety disorders, as well as how they can be applied to group therapy.


A comparative overview of the major theories of psychotherapy. Presented is coverage of Freudian psychoanalytic, Jungian, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, gestalt, behavior, rational emotive behavior, cognitive, reality, feminist, and family systems therapies. Each type of therapy is given a separate chapter which presents information on the history, theory, and clinical applications of the various therapies. A final chapter compares and critiques the therapies and offers suggestions towards the integration of the theories. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)