Counseling Theories Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice: Skills, Strategies, and Techniques, 2nd Edition is an in-depth guide that provides useful learning aids, instructions for ongoing assessment, and valuable case studies. More than just a reference, this approachable resource highlights practical applications of theoretical concepts, covering both theory and technique with one text. The Video Resource Center features videos covering different therapeutic approaches using real therapists and clients, not actors.

The Second Edition includes:

  • New chapters on Family Systems Theory and Therapy as well as Gestalt Theory and Therapy

  • Extended case examples in each of the twelve Theory chapters

  • A treatment planning section that illustrates how specific theories can be used in problem formulation, specific interventions, and potential outcomes assessment

  • Deeper and more continuous examination of gender and cultural issues

  • An evidence-based status section in each Theory chapter focusing on what we know from the scientific research, with the goal of developing critical thinking skills

  • A new section on Outcome Measures that provides ideas on how client outcomes can be tracked using practice-based evidence