Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions by David Capuzzi, David Capuzzi, Douglas R. Gross

By David Capuzzi, David Capuzzi, Douglas R. Gross

This student-friendly and good designed introductory textual content offers an intensive evaluation of every of the subsequent commonly used theories: psychoanalytic, Jungian, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical habit, rational emotive habit, fact therapy/choice idea, kinfolk, feminist, transpersonal, and integrative. Eighteen specialists research each one idea from the point of view of its ancient heritage, significant constructs, ambitions, cross-cultural issues, and barriers. conventional and short interventions combine idea with particular counseling recommendations, giving scholars extra perception into the counseling approach and advice in constructing their own counseling variety. A constant case examine throughout chapters reinforces the variations among theories and illustrates overview of patron matters and therapy making plans. Introductory chapters discover center dimensions and short ways to the assisting courting, and the way to top carry counseling and advocacy providers to different consumer teams. A complimentary try handbook and PowerPoints for teachers' use can be found through request on collage letterhead.

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To answer the limitations of traditional counseling theories and practices, a variety of models, theories, and concepts have been created that address the needs of diverse clients during the counseling process. However, these theories are not meant to replace existing theories but to add to the ways in which counselors understand themselves and diverse clients, broaden their view of the counseling process, add to their repertoire of techniques and strategies, and most important, assist counselors in seeing themselves, their clients, and the practice of counseling within a broad cultural context (Sue & Sue, 2008).

Awareness of cultural diversity addresses the counselor’s or therapist’s openness and motivation to understand more about his or her own diversity as well as the cultural differences that clients bring to the helping relationship (Arciniega & Newlon, 2003; Montgomery & Kottler, 2005; D. W. Sue & Sue, 2007; S. Sue, Zane, Hall, & Berger, 2009). Such understanding is often characterized as the cornerstone on which the helping relationship rests. This understanding, based on both education and life experience, should enable counselors or therapists to increase their sensitivity to the issues that confront clients, should enable them to develop insight into the many variables that affect clients, and should enable them to place clients’ issues, problems, and concerns in their proper perspective.

Reflecting Feeling Counselor/Therapist: You’re afraid of getting close to someone, so you put as much distance between the other person and yourself as possible. I also hear that you’re hoping that someone cares enough about you to run after you and stop you from running away. Clarifying and Perception Checking These strategies enable a counselor or therapist either to ask the client to define or explain words, thoughts, or feelings (clarifying) or to request confirmation or correction of 12 FOUNDATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY perceptions he or she has drawn regarding these words, thoughts, or feelings (perception checking).

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