Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

SKU# 9780826168658

Individual and Relational Approaches

Author: Robert Rocco Cottone PhD



Focuses heavily on contemporary approaches and cross-professional applications

This book emphasizes "big picture" frameworks to conceptualize how major theories of counseling and psychotherapy operate and compare. This innovative new text presents theories using an "paradigm" framework: the organic-medical, psychological, systemic/relational, and social constructivist paradigms. . Designed to be accessible and relevant to practice, the book enhances and reinforces learning with the inclusion of learning objectives, chapter summaries, applications of each theory in practice, and brief biographies of major theorists.

The text moves beyond traditional approaches with expanded coverage of relationship-centered and post-modern theories such as Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and others. Each theory is explored in depth through the use of a student-mentor dialogue that examines and debates the challenges that arise with each theory. The book also addresses the counseling role in psychiatric case management, reflecting the growing reality of cross-professional collaboration. Practical yet rigorous, the text is a state-of-the-art introduction to contemporary approaches in counseling and psychotherapy for students in counseling, social work, professional psychology, marriage and family therapy, and related professions.

    Key Features:
  • Organized by a contemporary, "big-picture" framework—"paradigms."
  • Delivers expanded coverage of relationship-centered counseling theories
  • Addresses contemporary approaches in depth, including postmodern theories and psychiatric case management
  • Provides learning objectives, concluding summaries, review questions, and brief bios of major theorists
  • Includes unique mentor-student dialogues exploring each theory and its application to practice

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 28, 2017
  • Page Count 312
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826168658

About The Author(s) 

Robert Rocco Cottone, PhD, is Professor of Counseling at the , University of Missouri-St. Louis. A fellow of the American Counseling Association, Dr. Cottone is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and a licensed psychologist in Missouri and Arizona. He is a Certified Family Therapist (NCACFT). Dr. Cottone is author of several books, including Paradigms of Counseling and Psychotherapy (2012), Toward a Positive Psychology of Religion: Belief Science in the Postmodern Era (2010), and the 4th edition of Ethics and Decision-Making in Counseling and Psychotherapy (2016). He has published extensively on advanced philosophical and theoretical issues in counseling and psychotherapy.