This unique text is the first to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of the major theories of psychotherapy and, at the same time, illustrate how these approaches are dealing with the ever-increasing diversity of today’s clients. Frew and Spiegler have assembled the leading contemporary authorities on each theory to offer an insider's perspective that includes exposure to the style and language used by adherents of the approach, which is not available in any other text. The history of each approach and the latest, cutting-edge theory and practice are integrated with an emphasis on an awareness of the needs of diverse non-majority clients, creating a comprehensive, practical, and invaluable text for any counseling theories course.
The major psychotherapeutic approaches are presented in roughly the chronological order in which they were developed, and each chapter follows the same basic format to ensure consistency throughout the text. Along with traditional theories, there are chapters on reality therapy, feminist therapy, and narrative therapy, and the chapter on ethics includes multicultural and feminist perspectives. Each chapter includes:
Resources are available online for instructors to supplement the material in the text and include a test bank and PowerPoint lecture slides.
"This comprehensive text combines theory and techniques in the context of trans-cultural practice. Each chapter challenges the student to understand the influence of his/her cultural beliefs, as they prepare to practice with marginalized clients. This should be a required text in all Counselor Education programs." - Michael J. Bologna, PhD, Professor, Graduate Counseling program, The College of Saint Rose
"As a teacher of future therapists, I found this text to be a welcome addition to the resources that I am currently using for my courses. The authors have deftly and succulently summarized all the major theories of psychotherapy into clear and relatable chapters which are very appropriate for students." - David M. Feldman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Barry University
Frew, Spiegler, Introduction to Contemporary Psychotherapies for a Diverse World. Vasquez, Ethics for a Diverse World. Altman, Psychoanalytic Therapy. Carlson, Englar-Carlson, Adlerian Therapy. Vontress, Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy. Cain, Person-Centered Therapy. Frew, Gestalt Therapy. Spiegler, Behavior Therapy I: Traditional Behavior Therapy. Spiegler, Behavior Therapy II: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Wubbolding, Reality Therapy. Remer, Feminist Therapy. Rigazio-DiGilio, McDowell, Family Therapy. Crocket, Narrative Therapy.