Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice: Skills, Strategies, and Techniques, Edition 2

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Apply the major psychotherapy theories into practice with this comprehensive text

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice: Skills, Strategies, and Techniques, 2nd Edition is an in-depth guide that provides useful learning aids, instructions for ongoing assessment, and valuable case studies. More than just a reference, this approachable resource highlights practical applications of theoretical concepts, covering both theory and technique with one text. Easy to read and with engaging information that has been recently revised to align with the latest in industry best practices, this book is the perfect resource for graduate level counseling theory courses in counselor education, marriage and family therapy, counseling psychology, and clinical psychology. Included with each copy of the text is an access code to the online Video Resource Center (VRC). The VRC features eleven videos—each one covering a different therapeutic approach using real therapists and clients, not actors. These videos provide a perfect complement to the book by showing what the different theories look like in practice.

The Second Edition features:

  • New chapters on Family Systems Theory and Therapy as well as Gestalt Theory and Therapy
  • Extended case examples in each of the twelve Theory chapters
  • A treatment planning section that illustrates how specific theories can be used in problem formulation, specific interventions, and potential outcomes assessment
  • Deeper and more continuous examination of gender and cultural issues
  • An evidence-based status section in each Theory chapter focusing on what we know from the scientific research, with the goal of developing critical thinking skills
  • A new section on Outcome Measures that provides ideas on how client outcomes can be tracked using practice-based evidence

Showcasing the latest research, theory, and evidence-based practice in an engaging and relatable style, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice is an illuminating text with outstanding practical value.

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About the author

JOHN SOMMERS-FLANAGAN has a PhD in psychology and is Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Montana. He serves as a mental health consultant for Trapper Creek Job Corps. His research interests include clinical interviewing, parent consultations, and adolescent psychotherapy.

RITA SOMMERS-FLANAGAN is Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Montana. She provides mental health consultation at the Missoula Veterans Center and Trapper Creek Job Corps. She has taught and written in the area of applied, practical ethics for the past fifteen years.

John and Rita have coauthored seven books, including Clinical Interviewing, Fourth Edition; Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional: Cultural and Philosophical Foundations; and How to Listen so Parents Will Talk and Talk so Parents Will Listen (all published by Wiley).

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John Wiley & Sons
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May 20, 2015
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Pages
592
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9781119087892
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English
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Psychology / General
Psychology / Psychotherapy / General
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An engaging way to cover ethical choices in counseling settings

This guide will take readers on a wide-ranging tour of ethics—covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of providing sound, ethical care. In addition to invaluable information, this book provides access to chapter objectives, candid case studies, stories from both students and counselors, questions for reflection, and student discussion activities. Included with this text is an access code for the Video Resource Center that features thoughtful experts discussing the cultural dynamics, life experiences, and philosophical positions that inform ethics in counseling and psychotherapy.  The videos include a group discussion of moral philosophy, and interviews with a Buddhist monk, an Islamic scholar, and a counselor. These videos offer you fresh perspectives on the subject of the book.

Coverage goes beyond a laundry-list approach to rules of conduct, and plumbs the philosophical roots embedded in today's professional codes. Engaging case studies explore how ethical rules and principles apply in various real-world settings and specialties.

After covering ethical philosophies, codes, and standards, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional further discusses:The helping relationship from beginning to endConfidentiality and trustBoundaries, roles, and limitsAssessment: peering through the right lensResearch, efficacy, and competence

John & Rita Sommers-Flanagan have written an exceptional resource that considers both the process and the content of making ethical choices as a counselor or psychotherapist.

"In keeping with person-centered theory and therapy, John and RitaSommers-Flanagan have produced a book that will be immenselyhelpful for professionals who work with parents. Throughout thepages, there are many examples of practitioners honoring andrespecting parents and listening deeply to how best be of help. Iam delighted that this book continues to echo and expand on myfather's work."
—Natalie Rogers, PhD, REAT, author, The CreativeConnection and The Creative Connections for Groups

"Because parenting can be such a dizzying task, professionalsworking with parents need to have intelligible, compassionate, andethical principles to guide their work. John and RitaSommers-Flanagan have mastered this complex terrain, and we arefortunate, in this articulate and accessible book, to gain fromtheir exceptional experience and wisdom."
—Andrew Peterson, EdD, author, The Next Ten Minutes: 51Absurdly Simple Ways to Seize the Moment

Step-by-step guidance for building healthy dialogues withparents that open communication and promote positiveoutcomes

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How to Listen so Parents Will Talk and Talk so Parents WillListen features many specific interventions and methods forhelping parents implement developmentally appropriate andscientifically supported strategies for building healthyparent-child relationships and working through the most commonconflicts encountered in families. It includes:

Tips for creating a positive therapist-client experience withparents

Guidelines for working with a variety of parents

Parenting tip sheets and homework assignments

Case studies focusing on many different parenting problems,including the strong-willed child, divorce, homework battles,spanking, and more

How to Listen so Parents Will Talk and Talk so Parents WillListen will help you develop positive relationships withparents so that constructive two-way dialogue can be established.Even the most difficult and resistant parents can be successfullyengaged through the helpful strategies, advice, and tools found inthis practical guide.

The latest work from a pioneer in the study of the development of the self. Focusing on the hottest topics in psychotherapy—attachment, developmental neuroscience, trauma, the developing brain—this book provides a window into the ideas of one of the best-known writers on these topics. Following Allan Schore’s very successful books on affect regulation and dysregulation, also published by Norton, this is the third volume of the trilogy. It offers a representative collection of essential expansions and elaborations of regulation theory, all written since 2005.

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The first part of the book, Affect Regulation Therapy and Clinical Neuropsychoanalysis, contains chapters on the art of the craft, offering interpersonal neurobiological models of the change mechanism in the treatment of all patients, but especially in patients with a history of early relational trauma. These chapters contain contributions on “modern attachment theory” and its focus on the essential nonverbal, unconscious affective mechanisms that lie beneath the words of the patient and therapist; on clinical neuropsychoanalytic models of working with relational trauma and pathological dissociation: and on the use of affect regulation therapy (ART) in the emotionally stressful, heightened affective moments of clinical enactments.

The chapters in the second part of the book on Developmental Affective Neuroscience and Developmental Neuropsychiatry address the science that underlies regulation theory’s clinical models of development and psychopathogenesis. Although most mental health practitioners are actively involved in child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapeutic treatment, a major theme of the latter chapters is that the field now needs to more seriously attend to the problem of early intervention and prevention.

Praise for Allan N. Schore:

"Allan Schore reveals himself as a polymath, the depth and breadth of whose reading–bringing together neurobiology, developmental neurochemistry, behavioral neurology, evolutionary biology, developmental psychoanalysis, and infant psychiatry–is staggering." –British Journal of Psychiatry

"Allan Schore's...work is leading to an integrated evidence-based dynamic theory of human development that will engender a rapproachement between psychiatry and neural sciences."–American Journal of Psychiatry

"One cannot over-emphasize the significance of Schore's monumental creative labor...Oliver Sacks' work has made a great deal of difference to neurology, but Schore's is perhaps even more revolutionary and pivotal...His labors are Darwinian in scope and import."–Contemporary Psychoanalysis

"Schore's model explicates in exemplary detail the precise mechanisms in which the infant brain might internalize and structuralize the affect-regulating functions of the mother, in circumscribed neural tissues, at specifiable points in it epigenetic history." –Journal of the American Psychoanalytic

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Get to know the origins, development, and key figures of each major counseling theory

This comprehensive text covers all the major theories in counseling and psychotherapy along with an emphasis on how to use these theoretical models in clinical practice. The authors cover the history, key figures, research base, multicultural implications, and practical applications of the following theoretical perspectives: Psychoanalytic, Individual/Adlerian, Existential, Gestalt, Person-Centered, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, Choice Theory/Reality Therapy, Feminist, Constructive, Family Systems, Multicultural, and Eclectic/Integrative. This text has case examples that bring each theory to life.

The entire book has been updated with the latest research and techniques. Pedagogical features include learner objectives, "Putting It in Practice" boxes, questions for reflection, case examples and treatment planning, and chapter summaries. Every theory is examined from cultural, gender/sexual, and spiritual perspectives. The instructor supplement package includes a Respondus test bank, chapter outlines, supplemental lecture ideas, classroom activities, and PowerPoint slides. Video demonstrations corresponding to every major theory and linked to each chapter's contents. In addition, a WPLS course will be available after publication.

Expanded video elements closely tied to sections of the textNew visuals, including graphics, charts, and tables to facilitate student understanding of theories and how they relate to one anotherIncreased coverage of multicultural and ethical issues in every chapterCultural, gender, sexuality, and spiritual issues are integrated into every chapter

The Sommers-Flanagan's hands-on, practical approach emphasizes how students and practitioners can apply these theories in real-world practice. Students are empowered to develop theoretically-sound and evidence-based approaches to conducting counseling and psychotherapy.

"In keeping with person-centered theory and therapy, John and RitaSommers-Flanagan have produced a book that will be immenselyhelpful for professionals who work with parents. Throughout thepages, there are many examples of practitioners honoring andrespecting parents and listening deeply to how best be of help. Iam delighted that this book continues to echo and expand on myfather's work."
—Natalie Rogers, PhD, REAT, author, The CreativeConnection and The Creative Connections for Groups

"Because parenting can be such a dizzying task, professionalsworking with parents need to have intelligible, compassionate, andethical principles to guide their work. John and RitaSommers-Flanagan have mastered this complex terrain, and we arefortunate, in this articulate and accessible book, to gain fromtheir exceptional experience and wisdom."
—Andrew Peterson, EdD, author, The Next Ten Minutes: 51Absurdly Simple Ways to Seize the Moment

Step-by-step guidance for building healthy dialogues withparents that open communication and promote positiveoutcomes

Embracing the uniqueness of every parent, family situation, andpractitioner, How to Listen so Parents Will Talk and Talk soParents Will Listen helps professionals address theparent-child problems that families often find puzzling orchallenging and for which they seek support and guidance.

How to Listen so Parents Will Talk and Talk so Parents WillListen features many specific interventions and methods forhelping parents implement developmentally appropriate andscientifically supported strategies for building healthyparent-child relationships and working through the most commonconflicts encountered in families. It includes:

Tips for creating a positive therapist-client experience withparents

Guidelines for working with a variety of parents

Parenting tip sheets and homework assignments

Case studies focusing on many different parenting problems,including the strong-willed child, divorce, homework battles,spanking, and more

How to Listen so Parents Will Talk and Talk so Parents WillListen will help you develop positive relationships withparents so that constructive two-way dialogue can be established.Even the most difficult and resistant parents can be successfullyengaged through the helpful strategies, advice, and tools found inthis practical guide.

An engaging way to cover ethical choices in counseling settings

This guide will take readers on a wide-ranging tour of ethics—covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of providing sound, ethical care. In addition to invaluable information, this book provides access to chapter objectives, candid case studies, stories from both students and counselors, questions for reflection, and student discussion activities. Included with this text is an access code for the Video Resource Center that features thoughtful experts discussing the cultural dynamics, life experiences, and philosophical positions that inform ethics in counseling and psychotherapy.  The videos include a group discussion of moral philosophy, and interviews with a Buddhist monk, an Islamic scholar, and a counselor. These videos offer you fresh perspectives on the subject of the book.

Coverage goes beyond a laundry-list approach to rules of conduct, and plumbs the philosophical roots embedded in today's professional codes. Engaging case studies explore how ethical rules and principles apply in various real-world settings and specialties.

After covering ethical philosophies, codes, and standards, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional further discusses:The helping relationship from beginning to endConfidentiality and trustBoundaries, roles, and limitsAssessment: peering through the right lensResearch, efficacy, and competence

John & Rita Sommers-Flanagan have written an exceptional resource that considers both the process and the content of making ethical choices as a counselor or psychotherapist.

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