4th Edition

Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy

    574 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    574 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The fourth edition of Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of major counseling theories and focuses on the integration of different theoretical models. With new information on multiculturalism and diversity, the book offers a detailed description of the philosophical basis for each theory as well as historical context and biographical information on each theory’s founder. Chapters include new case excerpts and clinical examples, and each chapter follows a consistent structure in its exploration of each theory’s features, including its approach to and ideas on personality development, human nature, the role of environment, the change process in therapy, and contributions to the mental health field. Theory-specific information on diagnosis, psychopharmacology, spirituality, and gender issues is also discussed, and there is an added emphasis on diversity and social justice issues. The book is accompanied by instructor and student resources where professors and students will find exercises and course material that will further deepen their understanding of counseling theory and allow them to easily bridge classroom study to future practice.

    Available for free download for each chapter: PowerPoint slides and a testbank of 25 multiple-choice questions.

    1. Introduction  2. Psychoanalysis  3. Self Psychology  4. Adlerian Counseling–Individual Psychology  5.Existential Counseling  6. Client-Centered Counseling  7. Gestalt Counseling  8. Behavioral Counseling  9. Cognitive Counseling  10. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy  11. Reality Therapy and Choice Theory  12. Constructivist Approaches  13. Systems Approaches  14. Integral Counseling: The Prepersonal, Personal, and Suprapersonal in Self, Culture, and Nature  


    Kevin A. Fall, PhD, is Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology at Texas State University and has published several books on the topics of counselor training, domestic violence, and group counseling. He maintains a small private practice focused on couples and individuals.

    Janice Miner Holden, EdD, LPC-S, ACMHP, Professor Emerita, retired in 2019 after 31 years on the counseling program faculty of the University of North Texas in Denton.

    Andre Marquis, PhD, LMHC, NCC, is a counselor educator at the University of Rochester. He also has a small private practice, where he sees clients by zoom or in person.

    "This is a thorough and accessible text that addresses both the development of the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy and their contemporary formulations in theory and practice. A particularly valuable aspect of the book is the clear and thoughtful chapter on integral counseling, an approach often ignored in similar texts. I recommend this book highly."

    Richard E. Watts, PhD, LPC-S, Texas State University System Regents’ professor and distinguished professor of counseling at Sam Houston State University

    "The authors provide a text that makes theory accessible and practical by placing each theory into the Weltanschauung of its time, providing a concise yet comprehensive overview of each model’s understanding of personality and personality change and illustrating through case material each theory’s application. They could well have titled their book Theoretical and Applied Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy. This is a readable, useful, integrative approach."

    Jerome Wagner, PhD, professor, Loyola University, Chicago

    "Fall, Holden, and Marquis’s textbook offers students and professionals a thorough exploration of counseling theories. Theoretical orientation is the foundation of strong clinical practice, and the authors break down complex theories into easily understandable concepts, easing the transition from theory to practice. There is not another textbook that I would use to teach theories to my students."

    Stephanie Eberts, PhD, assistant professor of professional practice, Louisiana State University