The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Edward S. Neukrug
SAGE Publications, Mar 26, 2015 - Social Science - 1280 pages

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. Neukrug obtained his B.A. in psychology from SUNY (State University of New York) Binghamton, his M.S. in counseling from Miami University of Ohio, and his doctorate in counselor education from the University of Cincinnati. He currently holds a number of credentials, including being a nationally certified counselor (NCC), licensed professional counselor (LPC), Human Services–Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP), and licensed psychologist. After teaching and directing a graduate program in counseling at Notre Dame College in New Hampshire, he accepted a position at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, where he currently is Professor of Counseling and Human Services and former chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling. In addition to teaching, Dr. Neukrug has worked as a substance abuse counselor, a counselor at a crisis center, an outpatient therapist at a mental health center, an associate school psychologist, a school counselor, and a private practice psychologist and licensed professional counselor. Dr. Neukrug has held a variety of positions in counseling and human services in local, regional, and national professional associations. In addition, he has received a number of grants and contracts with school systems and professional associations. He has received numerous honors and awards, including being designated a “University Professor” at Old Dominion University, in recognition of his teaching, research, and professional service. He has been a speaker on numerous radio and TV shows, including WBAI in New York City and National Public Radio, Virginia. Dr. Neukrug has written more than 60 articles and chapters in books and has presented at dozens of conferences. In addition to this encyclopedia, he has published eight books: (1) Counseling Theory and Practice; (2) The World of the Counselor (fifth edition); (3) Experiencing the World of the Counselor: A Workbook for Counselor Educators and Students (fourth edition); (4) Theory, Practice and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction to an Emerging Profession (fifth edition); (5) Skills and Techniques for Human Service Professionals; (6) Skills and Tools for Today’s Counselors and Psychotherapists; (7) Essentials of Testing and Assessment for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists (third edition); and (8) Brief Orientation to Counseling: Professional Identity, History, and Standards. He has also developed a DVD that illustrates the major theories of counseling and another that demonstrates important counseling skills and techniques. In addition to his books, Dr. Neukrug has been developing an interactive and animated website titled Great Therapists of the Twentieth Century (, where you can “meet” some of the major theorists of counseling and psychotherapy and learn more about them and their theories. He has also developed an interactive survey where you can identify your view of human nature and examine which school of therapy it is closest to ( Dr. Neukrug is married to Kristina Williams Neukrug. They have two children, Hannah and Emma.

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