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Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice Study Guide, 2nd Edition

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice Study Guide, 2nd Edition

John Sommers-Flanagan , Rita Sommers-Flanagan

ISBN: 978-1-118-23506-5

May 2012

408 pages



Expand and reinforce your understanding of counseling and psychotherapy theories

This supplementary resource to Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition will further deepen your understanding of three key components of counseling and psychotherapy theory and practice: self-awareness, knowledge, and application and skill development.

This Study Guide offers:

  • A pre-test and post-test in each chapter that will orient you to key theoretical principles and evaluate how well those principles fit with your values and beliefs

  • An opening and closing professional development essay written by a student, practitioner, or faculty member who is active within the counseling or psychology professions

  • Multiple-choice practice tests for each chapter to reinforce important theories and concepts

  • A comprehensive short-answer question review for each chapter

  • Practice activities designed to help students experience and practice implementation of each theory

  • Critical reflections on each theory

  • Crossword puzzles to keep learning fun

  • A glossary of key terms for each chapter

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Acknowledgments vi

Introduction vii

About the Authors xiii

Chapter 1 Learning About Psychotherapy and Counseling 1

Getting Ready 2

Theory Review 5

Professional Development Takeout (aka Practice Activities) 11

Testing Yourself 12

Closing Reflections 21

Chapter 2 Learning About Psychoanalytic Approaches 25

Getting Ready 25

Theory Review 28

Practice Activities 36

Testing Yourself 38

Closing Reflections 49

Chapter 3 Learning About Adlerian Approaches 53

Getting Ready 54

Theory Review 57

Practice Activities 63

Testing Yourself 70

Closing Reflections 80

Chapter 4 Learning About Existential Approaches 85

Getting Ready 86

Theory Review 90

Practice Activities 94

Testing Yourself 98

Closing Reflections 107

Chapter 5 Learning About Person-Centered Approaches 111

Getting Ready 111

Theory Review 116

Practice Activities 120

Testing Yourself 124

Closing Reflections 132

Chapter 6 Learning About Gestalt Therapy Approaches 137

Getting Ready 138

Theory Review 141

Practice Activities 147

Testing Yourself 149

Closing Reflections 158

Chapter 7 Learning About Behavioral Therapy Approaches 161

Getting Ready 161

Theory Review 165

Practice Activities 171

Testing Yourself 174

Closing Reflections 183

Chapter 8 Learning About Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches 187

Getting Ready 187

Theory Review 192

Practice Activities 198

Testing Yourself 200

Closing Reflections 209

Chapter 9 Learning About Choice Theory and Reality Therapy Approaches 213

Getting Ready 213

Theory Review 216

Practice Activities 222

Testing Yourself 225

Closing Reflections 234

Chapter 10 Learning About Feminist Theory and Therapy Approaches 239

Getting Ready 239

Theory Review 244

Practice Activities 249

Testing Yourself 258

Closing Reflections 269

Chapter 11 Learning About Constructive Therapy Approaches 273

Getting Ready 274

Theory Review 278

Practice Activities 284

Testing Yourself 286

Closing Reflections 296

Chapter 12 Learning About Family Systems Theory and Therapy Approaches 301

Getting Ready 301

Theory Review 306

Practice Activities 310

Testing Yourself 312

Closing Reflections 322

Chapter 13 Learning About Multicultural Theory and Therapy Approaches 325

Getting Ready 325

Theory Review 330

Practice Activities 335

Testing Yourself 338

Closing Reflections 348

Chapter 14 Learning About Integrative and New Generation Therapy Approaches 351

Getting Ready 351

Theory Review 356

Practice Activities 361

Testing Yourself 362

Closing Reflections 371

Appendix A Answer Keys 375

References 391