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Featuring important theories and trends not covered in other foundational texts, this book is designed to equip the next generation of counselors with the tools they need for understanding the core dimensions of the helping relationship, client behavior, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Students will learn how to deliver best-practice counseling and advocacy services to diverse client groups while discovering and developing their own personal counseling styles. Topical experts provide contemporary information and insight on the following theories: psychoanalytic, Jungian, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, rational emotive behavior, reality therapy/choice theory, family, feminist, transpersonal, and new to this edition solution-focused and narrative therapies, as well as creative approaches to counseling. Each theory is discussed from the perspective of historical background, human nature, major constructs, applications, the change process, traditional and brief intervention strategies, cross-cultural considerations, and limitations. The use of a consistent case study across chapters reinforces the differences between theories.


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