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Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 9th Edition

Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the ninth edition of Corey’s best-selling text offers an easy-to-understand text that helps you compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces you to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, and postmodern approaches) and demonstrates how each theory can be applied to a single case (“Stan”). With his trademark style, he shows you how to apply those theories in practice, and helps you learn to integrate the theories into an individualized counseling style.


Preface. Part 1: BASIC ISSUES IN COUNSELING PRACTICE. 1. Introduction and Overview. 2. The Counselor: Person and Professional. 3. Ethical Issues in Counseling Practice. Part 2: THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF COUNSELING. 4. Psychoanalytic Therapy. 5. Adlerian Therapy. 6. Existential Therapy. 7. Person-Centered Therapy. 8. Gestalt Therapy. 9. Behavior Therapy. 10. Cognitive Behavior Therapy. 11. Reality Therapy. 12. Feminist Therapy. 13. Postmodern Approaches. 14. Family Systems Therapy. Part 3: INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION. 15. An Integrative Perspective. 16. Case Illustration: An Integrative Approach in Working With Stan.

About the Author

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey taught undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. The two received the Association for Specialists in Group Work’s Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

I’m just starting with this book for my class but so far I find it an easy read. I like being able to quickly get to the meat of the subject and this book does it, no extra baggage here. The author seems clear and concise, rather than being paid by the word.

I ordered this book for the Theories and Methods of Counseling course last semester. I was of course dreading the intense reading load that my Professor had in store for us, but I was surprised at how concise and organized this text is. Every chapter is broken down in relatively the same manner, and I loved how it broke down each major theory (such as humanistic, behavioral, psychoanalytic, etc.) into sub-divisions and founders/co-founders. As embarrassing as it is to admit that up until last semester, I kind of BS-ed knowing theories and the people involved with those theories, this text really helped me remember who did what, who founded what, who contributed to this and that. I would definitely recommend this text to anyone who needs a more structured, laid out format when it comes to this kind of material.

The book did NOT come with the CD, but I believe on one of the first pages there is a website to go to that has the information to view the CD online. Luckily my professor let it slide when he realized 99% of the class did not get the CD.

This book is very helpful in learning the different theories and models in therapy. It is easy to read and understand. I will be keeping this book long after class has ended.

I needed this textbook for a class and decided to keep it. It explains the major theories of psychotherapy well, and the author does a good job of organizing the material for easy reference and look-up. The suggested readings for each theory are also nice. The search feature in the Kindle version makes it preferable to the physical copy in my opinion. Highly recommended.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9 edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0840028547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0840028549
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.3 x 10 inches

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