Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling: Concepts and Cases

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Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2004 - Psychology - 724 pages
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Comprehensive in scope yet succinct in its description and explanation of individual theories, Sharf's book introduces students to the systematic theories. For each major theory presented in the text, basic information about background, personality theory, and theory of psychotherapy provides a way for students to understand the application of the theory. Using case summaries and client-therapist dialogues, Sharf demonstrates how twelve theories can be applied to individual therapy and to common psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, and borderline disorders. Sharf shows how each theory can be applied to work with groups. Sharf also describes how each theory can be applied to families, as well as providing a description of family systems theories in Chapter 13, Family Therapy.

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This book is PACKED with information on different (the main) psychotherapy theories. It includes information about each theory such as how it came about, the main people who developed it, the goals of ... Read full review

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

This book is PACKED with information on different (the main) psychotherapy theories. It includes information about each theory such as how it came about, the main people who developed it, the goals of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Psychoanalysis
25
Jungian Analysis and Therapy
79
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About the author (2004)

Richard S. Sharf has been a counseling psychologist at the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware for 37 years, providing counseling to university students. He also was the internship coordinator for the Psychology Doctoral Internship program. In addition, he taught graduate courses in counseling in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. In writing THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, he corresponded with over 70 experts on theories of psychotherapy to ensure that the book is accurate and up to date. He is also author of APPLYING CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY TO COUNSELING, 6th Edition (2014, Cengage Learning).

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