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3rd Edition

Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy

ISBN 9781138839281
Published February 22, 2017 by Routledge
550 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The third 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, diversity, and cutting-edge theories such as psychosynthesis, 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 and limitations to the mental health field. Theory-specific information on diagnosis, psychopharmacology, spirituality, and gender issues is also discussed, and the book is accompanied by a companion website 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 21 multiple-choice questions

Table of Contents

Preface  Acknowledgements  1. Introduction  2. Psychoanalysis  3. Self Psychology  4. Adlerian Counseling–Individual Psychology  5.Existential Counseling  6. Person-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 Transpersonal in Self, Culture, and Nature  Author Index  Subject Index

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Kevin A. Fall, PhD, is professor and program coordinator of the professional counseling program at Texas State University.

Janice Miner Holden, EdD, is professor and chair of the department of counseling and higher education at the University of North Texas.

Andre Marquis, PhD, is an associate professor in counseling and human development at the Warner School at the University of Rochester.


"This is a thorough and accessible text addressing 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 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 of this text break down complex theories into easily understandable concepts, easing the transition from theory to practice. There is not another textbook available that I would use to teach theories to my students."

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