The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Edward S. Neukrug
SAGE Publications, Mar 10, 2015 - Social Science - 1152 pages
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy is a two-volume source that traces theory and examines the beginnings of counseling and psychotherapy all the way to current trends and movements. This reference work draws together a team of international scholars that examine the global landscape of all the key counseling and psychotherapy theories and the theorists behind them while presenting them in context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. This is a quick, one-stop source that gives the reader the “who, what, where, how, and why” of contemporary counseling and psychotherapy theory. From historical context in which the theories were developed to the theoretical underpinnings which drive the theories, this reference encyclopedia has detailed and relevant information for all individuals interested in this subject matter.

Features & Benefits:

  • Approximately 335 signed entries fill two volumes available in a choice of print or electronic formats.
  • Back matter includes a Chronology of theory within the field of counseling to help students put individual theories within a broader context.
  • A Master Bibliography and a Resource Guide to key books, journals, and organizations guide students to further resources beyond the encyclopedia.
  • The Reader’s Guide, a detailed Index and the Cross References combine for effective search-and-browse in the e-version and helps students take the next steps in their research journeys.

This reference encyclopedia serves as an excellent source for any individual interested in the roots of contemporary counseling and psychotherapy theory. It is ideal for the public and professionals, as well as for students in counselor education programs especially those individuals who are pursuing a Masters level degree.


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About the author (2015)

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Edward S.nbsp;Neukrug obtained his B.A. in psychology fromnbsp;SUNY (State University of New York) Binghamton,nbsp;his M.S. in counseling from Miami University ofnbsp;Ohio, and his doctorate in counselor education fromnbsp;the University of Cincinnati. He currently holds anbsp;number of credentials, including being a nationallynbsp;certified counselor (NCC), licensed professionalnbsp;counselor (LPC), Human Services-Board Certifiednbsp;Practitioner (HS-BCP), and licensed psychologist.nbsp; After teaching and directing a graduate program innbsp;counseling at Notre Dame College in New Hampshire,nbsp;he accepted a position at Old Dominion University,nbsp;in Norfolk, Virginia, where he currently is Professornbsp;of Counseling and Human Services and former chairnbsp;of the Department of Educational Leadership andnbsp;Counseling. In addition to teaching, Dr. Neukrug hasnbsp;worked as a substance abuse counselor, a counselornbsp;at a crisis center, an outpatient therapist at a mentalnbsp;health center, an associate school psychologist, anbsp;school counselor, and a private practice psychologistnbsp;and licensed professional counselor.nbsp; Dr. Neukrug has held a variety of positions innbsp;counseling and human services in local, regional,nbsp;and national professional associations. In addition,nbsp;he has received a number of grants and contractsnbsp;with school systems and professionalnbsp;associations. He has received numerous honorsnbsp;and awards, including being designated anbsp;"University Professor" at Old Dominion University,nbsp;in recognition of his teaching, research, and professionalnbsp;service. He has been a speaker on numerousnbsp;radio and TV shows, including WBAI in Newnbsp;York City and National Public Radio, Virginia. Dr. Neukrug has written more than 60 articlesnbsp;and chapters in books and has presented at dozensnbsp;of conferences. In addition to this encyclopedia,nbsp;he has published eight books: (1) Counselingnbsp;Theory and Practice ; (2) The World of thenbsp;Counselor (fifth edition); (3) Experiencing thenbsp;World of the Counselor: A Workbook fornbsp;Counselor Educators and Students (fourth edition);nbsp;(4) Theory, Practice and Trends in Humannbsp;Services: An Introduction to an Emergingnbsp;Profession (fifth edition); (5) Skills and Techniquesnbsp;for Human Service Professionals ; (6) Skills andnbsp;Tools for Today's Counselors and Psychotherapists ;nbsp;(7) Essentials of Testing and Assessment fornbsp;Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists nbsp;(third edition); and (8) Brief Orientation tonbsp;Counseling: Professional Identity, History, andnbsp;Standards . He has also developed a DVD thatnbsp;illustrates the major theories of counseling andnbsp;another that demonstrates important counselingnbsp;skills and techniques.nbsp; In addition to his books, Dr. Neukrug has beennbsp;developing an interactive and animated websitenbsp;titled Great Therapists of the Twentieth Centurynbsp;(, where you can "meet"nbsp;some of the major theorists of counseling and psychotherapynbsp;and learn more about them and theirnbsp;theories. He has also developed an interactivenbsp;survey where you can identify your view of humannbsp;nature and examine which school of therapynbsp;it is closest to (; Dr. Neukrug is married to Kristina Williams Neukrug.nbsp;They have two children, Hannah and Emma.

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