This book will help students break the field of counseling into manageable pieces that can more easily be studied, critiqued, and eventually simulated into the student's understanding. The book provides a brief overview of the counseling profession and in-depth information on 10 major theoretical orientations. The author's writing style and presentation of the theories provide students with the foundations for understanding the field of counseling in an accessible manner.
Beginning counseling students will find a detailed overview of different methods and philosophies in counseling and psychotherapy in this book reviewing the concepts, limitations, and contributions of various therapeutic systems. There is material on where counseling comes from and what counselors do, the qualities of effective counseling, and legal, ethical, and cross-cultural issues. Chapters on major therapeutic theories present basic concepts of 10 influential theories. Learning features include chapter outlines, boxed readings, key terms, and quotes by key figures. Parrott teaches psychology at Seattle Pacific University and codirects the Center for Relationships Development at the University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR