Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Case Approach (2nd Edition)

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Based on a deeply held belief that theory does matter in effective helper–client interactions, this text examines with clarity and with wit fourteen theories of counseling and psychotherapy.  At the beginning each chapter, readers “meet” a new client through a case example.  The author then presents the theory’s basic philosophical assumptions; its beliefs about what motivates human behavior; its central constructs; its picture of how humans develop; its ideas about what constitutes mental health and dysfunction; its perspective on how our relationships with those around us impact our functioning; and its view of how our behavior, thoughts, and emotion impact our functioning.  Throughout each chapter, the author immediately illustrates the application of a construct or process by showing how it relates to the client case described at the beginning of the chapter, demonstrating the translation of each theory into practice.     

 

The second edition includes three new chapters (Chapter 3: Neoanalytic Approaches, Chapter 6: Existential Psychotherapy, Chapter 15: Narrative Therapy) and a companion DVD to accompany the texts.  See applications of theory come to life!     The Theories in Action DVD illustrates six therapists of different theoretical orientations working with the same client. 

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Using case studies, applied examples, original source material, and her own inimitable pedagogical style, Nancy Murdock succinctly elucidates fifteen of the most influential and ground-breaking theories of psychotherapy and counseling. With this articulate guide to counseling theory, students will grasp complicated historical theory and not only understand the historical footing and uses of each, but will learn how these theories have informed each other and contributed to modern practice, while applying it to their own professional counseling experience. Examining the historical roots, evaluations, and lasting effects of Existential, Gestalt, Behavior, Cognitive, Reality, Feminist, Family, Narrative, and Solution-Focused Therapy and much more, this text equips students with the history and application necessary to bring theory to life.New Features Include:

  • A New Chapter on Mindfulness Approaches
  • Extensive Coverage of Ethics in Therapy
  • Addition of Outcome and Theory-testing Research for Approaches to Therapy
  • Coverage of Psychotherapy Outcome Research and Evidence-Based Treatment
  • MyCounselingLab connects course content to video- and case-based real world scenarios, and provides:
    • "Building Counseling Skills" exercises that offer opportunities for students to develop and practice skills critical to their success as professional helpers. Hints and feedback provide scaffolding and reinforce key concepts.
    • "Assignments & Activities" assess students' understanding of key concepts and skill development.
    • "Multiple-Choice Quizzes" help students gauge their understanding of important topics and prepare for success on licensure examinations.

About the Author:

Nancy L. Murdock, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  She has served as the Vice President for Education and Training of the Society of Counseling Psychology and is a past chair of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs.  Her research interests include professional issues, counseling/supervision process, and family systems theory. 

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