FNP Sale now only $44.95 + Free Shipping. Fast checkout with Amazon Pay! Shop Now

The Evolution of Counseling Psychology

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

The Evolution of Counseling Psychology

SKU# 9780826113481

Author: Donald Blocher PhD


Also Buy From:


Buy eBook:

Amazon Kindle | iBooks


This volume provides a clear and readable history of the development of psychological thought in the field of counseling psychology. The author traces the origins of counseling psychology in the Guidance Movement and the influence of humanitarian concerns from the Progressive Era. He describes rofessionalization of the field as well as the long search for professional identity and the influence of the burgeoning practice of psychotherapy.

The seminal ideas of the four great traditions that have shaped the field are described: the trait and factor tradition, the developmental tradition, the humanistic tradition, and the behavioral tradition. Managed Care, diversity, and gender issues and their impact on the profession today are addressed making this volume an ideal text and overview of the field for students as well as psychologists intending to work as counselors.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 24, 2000
  • Page Count 360
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113481
  • EISBN 9780826116680

Table of Contents 

    PART ONE: In the Beginning
  1. Out of Idealism and Reform
  2. The Rise of Applied Psychology
  3. The Professionalization of Counseling Psychology
  4. The Search for a Professional Identity
  5. The Dawning of the Age of Psychotherapy

  6. PART TWO: Traditions, Traditions, Traditions
  7. The Trait and Factor Tradition
  8. The Developmental Tradition
  9. The Humanistic Tradition
  10. The Behavioral Tradition

  11. PART THREE: From Here to Uncertainty
  12. From Theoretical Divisiveness to Eclectic-Integrative Therapies
  13. Coming of Age As A Profession

  14. Appendix A. Markers and Milestones: A chronological outline from 1880 to 1999