Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling: Concepts and Cases

| October 10, 2011

Title: Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling: Concepts and Cases

Author: Richard S. Sharf

Publisher: Brooks Cole; 5 edition

Call Number: RC480 .S355 2012

From The Publisher: Comprehensive in scope yet succinct in its descriptions and explanations, THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 5e equips students with a solid understanding of the systematic theories of psychotherapy and counseling. Proven author and professor Dr. Sharf delivers a thorough explanation of concepts as well as insightful case summaries and therapist-client dialogue that illustrate techniques and treatment in practice. He demonstrates how theories can be applied to individual therapy or counseling for common psychological disorders–such as depression and generalized anxiety disorders–as well as how to apply them to group therapy. A final chapter compares and critiques each of the theories. For the major theories presented in the text, basic information about background, personality theory, and theory of psychotherapy provides a means for understanding the application of psychotherapy theory. Insight into the personal life and philosophical influences of a theorist also helps explain how the theorist views human behavior.

About the Author: Richard S. Sharf served as Associate Professor of Individual and Family Studies and Psychology at the University of Delaware where he continues to teach. For more than 30 years, he worked as a psychologist in the Center for Counseling and Student Development, doing therapy with university students until his retirement in 2005. Additional Cengage Learning titles from Dr. Sharf include APPLYING CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY TO COUNSELING, 5E and LIFE’S CHOICES: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS.

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