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Counseling Psychology: An Integrated Positive Psychological Approach

Counseling Psychology: An Integrated Positive Psychological Approach

Ruth Chu-Lien Chao

ISBN: 978-1-118-46810-4 April 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 264 Pages




Counseling Psychology: An Integrated Positive Approach introduces a new dimension in counseling psychology which includes both symptom treatment and positive psychology; this unique approach guides readers to enhance clients’ positive potential, rather than focusing solely on the treatment of clients’ negative symptoms.

  • An integrative counseling approach which maximizes graduate students’ understanding of counseling theories and positive psychology
  • Enables counselors to tailor integrative counseling to multicultural clients, helping graduate students and mental health professionals become culturally sensitive
  • Discusses how clients manage day to day living, and can even thrive despite severe symptoms


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Acknowledgments ix

Part I Conceptual Framework 1

1 Introduction: Toward an Integrative Approach in Counseling 3

2 Therapeutic Relationship: Exploring Clients’ Symptoms and Strengths 17

3 Powered by Struggles and Strengths 26

Part II Integration of Counseling Theories and Positive Psychology 43

4 Positive Psychology in Counseling: What is it? 45

5 Psychoanalytic Therapy 57

6 Adlerian Therapy 76

7 Existential Therapy 96

8 Person]Centered Therapy 112

9 Gestalt Therapy 129

10 Behavior Therapy 145

11 Cognitive]Behavior Therapy 163

12 Reality Therapy 181

13 Feminist Therapy 198

14 Family Therapy 218

Appendix 236

References 239

Index 250