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Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy Evidence-Based Practices for a Diverse Society, 1st Edition

Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides an overview of the most prevalent theories of counseling within the context of a scientific model that is both practical and up-to-date. Authors David Sue and Diane Sue provide you with the best practice strategies for working effectively with your clients using an approach that recognizes and utilizes each client’s unique strengths, values, belief systems, and environment to effect positive change. Numerous case studies, self-assessment, and critical thinking examples are included.

Review

“Rather than a ‘theory of the week’ approach, the Sues focus on ‘what works’ and what beginning professionals can do to meet the demands of the changing mental health scene. This book presents evidence-based approaches (which are often controversial) in a new, scholarly, interesting, and even comforting way. This resource could serve as a different textbook for the theories course—one with important and practical implications for the future. I recommend it most highly.” (Counseling Today, April 2010)”David and Diane Sue present an up-to-date, authoritative, well-referenced, and well-written overview of the field of psychotherapy in their text Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practices for a Diverse Society. This text would serve as an excellent required course text for a graduate course on psychotherapy techniques for clinical or counseling psychology students or as a text for an advanced undergraduate course for psychology majors intending to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology. The text’s strengths are in the clear writing, the up-to-date research references, and the inclusion of supplemental readings and appendices.” (PsycCRITIQUES, 7/29/09)

From the Back Cover

A provocative and contemporary exploration of counseling theories

The drive toward evidence-based practices—and the related debate among practitioners—has translated into a time of significant change in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and social work—with an evolution underway that is significantly shifting the practice of counseling and psychotherapy.

Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practices for a Diverse Society provides an overview of the most prevalent theories of counseling within the context of a scientific model that is both practical and up-to-date. Employing a scientist-practitioner model, with an emphasis on connecting theory with empirically supported therapies, and a strong diversity and contextual perspective, this text prepares readers with a solid sense of how the various therapeutic approaches differ—and how each can be applied in clinical practice.

Authors David Sue and Diane Sue provide readers with the best practice strategies for working effectively with clients using an approach that recognizes and utilizes each client’s unique strengths, values, belief systems, and environment to effect positive change.

Highlights include:

  • Unique conceptual framework recognizing individual diversity and the need to consider individual variables when applying specific theoretical models and counseling strategies
  • Integrates theory with intervention and discusses research findings, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice guidelines
  • Covers special topics not covered in other texts, including crisis, suicide, violence assessment, and psychopharmacology
  • Combines theory and research with hands-on therapeutic skills training, covering intake interviews, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Filled with numerous case studies, self-assessment and critical thinking examples, this thought-provoking text skillfully equips students and practitioners with the tools to feel confident in the use of empirically supported techniques in the practice of counseling and psychotherapy.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471433020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471433026
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.7 x 1.1 inches

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