Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy

By: Howard E. A. Tinsley (editor), Suzanne H. Lease (editor), Noelle S. Giffin Wiersma (editor)Hardback

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This comprehensive, topically arranged text provides a contemporary account of counseling theories as practiced by internationally acclaimed experts in the field. Each chapter covers the way mindfulness, strengths-based positive psychology, and the common factors model is integrated into the theory. A special emphasis on evidence-based practice helps readers prepare for their work in the field.

About Author

Howard E. A. Tinsley is professor emeritus of psychology at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (where he was director of the doctoral training program in counseling psychology) and a research associate in psychology at Western Washington University. Formerly, he was a professor at the University of Oregon and University of Florida, and a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the University of Washington, and Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He is a licensed psychologist in Illinois (now inactive) and prior to his retirement was a diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts. Tinsley is the lead editor of the Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling, the senior editor of Volume 2 (Personal Counseling and Mental Health Problems) of the Encyclopedia of Counseling and the author of more than 150 publications dealing with counseling and psychotherapy, leisure, vocational psychology and psychological measurement. He served as the editor of the Journal of Vocational Behavior and Passages, a guest editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and Leisure Sciences, an advisory editor of Contemporary Psychology, and an associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Career Decisions and Work Issues and the Journal of Leisure Research. Tinsley has also served on the editorial boards of nine prominent psychology journals and the editorial advisory board of the Test Corporation of America. Tinsley is a recipient of numerous honors, including the research award of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and the Allen V. Sapora Research Award for excellence in leisure psychology research. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in The World, and various reference works focusing on specific professions. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association, and American Psychological Society, a former chair of the Commission on Assessment of the American College Personnel Association, a former member of the Board of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs, and a former president and secretary-treasurer of the Academy of Leisure Sciences. Tinsley is the webmaster of the Society for Vocational Psychology, the former webmaster for the Academy of Leisure Sciences, and he served two terms as a member of the Mukilteo, Washington City Council. Suzanne H. Lease, PhD, is an associate professor and training director of the APA accredited counseling psychology doctoral training program in the department of counseling, educational psychology and research at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. She also taught at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She is co-editor of Volume 2 (Personal Counseling and Mental Health Problems) of the Encyclopedia of Counseling. She has taught graduate courses in counseling theory for 23 years. Lease received her PhD in psychology (counseling) from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is a licensed psychologist (health service provider) in the state of Tennessee. In addition to theories of counseling, her teaching interests include professional issues in counseling psychology, vocational psychology, practicum supervision, and multicultural counseling. Her research topics address health promotion; masculinity; career development; and gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) issues. Her current research focuses on masculinity and interpersonal competency in relationships with male and female co-workers; masculinity and health promoting/health risk behaviors; stress, work meaning, and health; and career adaptability in student athletes. She received the Dean's Excellence in Research and Scholarship award from the college of education, the University of Memphis (2006); the Dean's Excellence in Service award (2013); and the Society of Counseling Psychology Lifetime Mentoring Award (2013). She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Career Development, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, and is an ad-hoc reviewer for several other journals. She has held leadership positions in the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) and the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of the American Psychological Association). Noelle S. Giffin Wiersma, PhD, is a professor of psychology and dean of the college of arts and sciences at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, where she has been employed for 15 years. In addition to serving as chair of the department of psychology, Dr. Wiersma regularly teaches upper-division undergraduate and master's-level courses on theories of counseling as well as other clinical courses, including theories of personality, psychopathology, and senior practicum. She is the two-time recipient of the Most Influential Professor award at Whitworth University. Dr. Wiersma received her PhD in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her undergraduate degree in psychology and French was awarded by Whitworth College in 1990. Her research interests include secondary trauma, particularly the effects of childhood sexual abuse on adult relationship partners, and factors affecting professional quality of life for various mental health and social service providers. Based on these interests, Dr. Wiersma has established community partnerships with local non-profit social service and law enforcement agencies, providing consultation, support, and in-service training and conducting collaborative survey research. As dean of the college of arts and sciences, Dr. Wiersma has concentrated her efforts on the development of interdisciplinary studies programs and advocacy for liberal arts education. Most recently she has begun teaching a required general education course addressing the social, political, and legal implications of treatment of the mentally ill. As part of her upcoming sabbatical, she will be developing a course entailing off-campus study of serial crime in the Pacific Northwest, focusing on themes of psychopathology, evil, and justice.


Part I: Contemporary Theory In Its Historical and Empirical Context Chapter 1: Introduction. - Howard E. A. Tinsley, Suzanne H. Lease, Noelle S. Giffin Wiersma Abstract Introduction The Therapy Process Research on Counseling Effectiveness The Common Factors Model Who Needs A Theory Ethical and Legal Issues Conclusion Chapter 2: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and the genesis of psychotherapy - Britt-Marie Schiller Abstract Historical Background Freud's Basic Theoretical Constructs Jung's Basic Theoretical Constructs Basic Personality Dynamics - Freud Jung's Psychology of Personality Development and Personality Types Fundamental Principles of Treatment Fundamental Principles of Contemporary Treatment Other Resources References Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology - Everett L. Worthington Jr., Nathaniel G. Wade, William T. Hoyt Abstract Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology: What Psychotherapists Can Learn from Research on Treatment and Psychotherapist Responsiveness An Evolution of Evidence-Based Practice Current Thoughts about Integrating Common Factors and Specific Treatments A Model of Treatment and Responsiveness to Treatment Research on client characteristics: Expectations for psychotherapy. Research on evidence-based relationship factors. The Complex Interactions among These Factors Status of the Field-What Is Now Needed? Additional Materials Websites listing EBPs: References Part II: Theories Emphasizing Client Upbringing And Family History Chapter 4: Alfred Adler and individual psychology - Jon Carlson, Patricia Robey, Martha Mason Abstract Introduction Alfred Adler Basic Assumptions Theory of Personality Stages of Adlerian Counseling Techniques to Encourage Reorientation Extensions of the Theory Applications of Adlerian Therapy Limitations of Adlerian Counseling Conclusion Additional Resources References Chapter 5: Neo-Freudians and ego-analytic, object-relations, attachment, and brief psychoanalytic theory - Anna L. Dickerman, Elizabeth L. Auchincloss Abstract Introduction Historical Origins of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Principles of Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Contemporary Psychodynamic Approach to Understanding Psychopathology Goals and Procedures of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Core Concepts in the Practice of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Limitations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research and Evidence-Basis in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Common Factors and Areas of Overlap Overlap Between the Psychoanalytic Model and Cognitive Science Cultural Factors in Psychodynamic Psychiatry Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Atypical Treatment Settings Conclusion Additional Materials References Part III: Theories Focusing On Client Actions Chapter 6: B. F. Skinner, Albert Bandura, and behavioral modification - Joseph J. Pear, Heather D. Simister Abstract Introduction Basic Principles of Behavior Behavioral Techniques Overview of Major Behavior Therapy Approaches Special Behavior Therapy Techniques Treatment Applications to Specific Disorders Special Considerations in Diverse Populations Conclusions Additional Materials References Chapter 7: William Glasser and reality therapy - Robert Wubbolding Abstract Overview of Reality Therapy Choice Theory: Human Motivation and Personality Reality Therapy: Applying Choice Theory Choice Theory/Reality Therapy and Mindfulness Interface Potential Criticisms Related to Reality Therapy Research Support for Reality Therapy Summary Additional Resources References Chapter 8: Marsha Linehan and dialectical behavior therapy - Sheila Crowell, Kendrick Rith ABSTRACT KEYWORDS INTRODUCTION Biosocial Theory Assumptions of DBT Functions and Modes of Treatment Treatment Targets Stages of Therapy Dialectics and Dialectical Dilemmas Mechanisms of Change DBT and Mindfulness Empirical Evidence for DBT Common Factors in DBT DBT and Positive Psychology Conclusion Additional Materials References Part IV: Theories Focusing On Client Thoughts Chapter 9: Albert Ellis and rational-emotive behavior therapy - Catharine MacLaren, Kristene A. Doyle, Raymond DiGiuseppe Abstract Overview Core Theory of REBT REBT Therapeutic Process Research and Evidence-Basis in REBT Common Factors and REBT Cultural Factors in REBT Specialized Applications of REBT References Chapter 10: Aaron Beck, Donald Meichenbaum and cognitive behavioral therapy - Brian Johnson Abstract Introduction Origins and Development of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Core Theoretical Assumptions and Key Concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Common Cognitive Behavioral Techniques Empirical Support for CBT Contemporary Applications Conclusion Additional Resources References Part V: Theories Focusing On Client Emotions Chapter 11: Carl Rogers and client-centered counseling - David Murphy, Catherine Hayes Abstract Introduction Core Theoretical Assumptions of Person-Centered Theory Theory of Personality Development and Change The Practice of Person-Centered Therapy Empirical Evidence Evaluating Client-Centered Therapy Extensions of Person-Centered Theory Application of Person-Centered Theory to Common Factors, Positive Psychology, and Diversity Conclusion Additional Resources References Chapter 12: Rollo May, Irvin Yalom and existential therapy - Stephen Diamond Abstract Introduction Core Philosophical and Theoretical Concepts Existential Technique: To Do or to Be? Psychiatric Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology: A Modern Existential Dilemma Clinical Applications of Contemporary Existential Therapy Empirical Support for Contemporary Existential Psychotherapy Confronting Psychotherapy's Current Existential Crisis Summary and Conclusion Additional Materials References Chapter 13: Bruce Ecker, Laurel Hulley, and coherence therapy - Sara Bridges Abstract Introduction Main Concepts and Methodology Guiding Principles Coherence Therapy Process and Effective Techniques Mechanisms of Change Empirical Evidence and Efficacy Outcomes Theoretical Extensions Applications Managed Care Conclusion Additional Resources References Chapter 14: Michael White and narrative therapy - Scott Meier Abstract Introduction Theoretical Aspects of Narrative Approaches Process and Technique in Narrative Approaches Potential Outcomes in Narrative Approaches Conclusions Additional Resources References Part VI: Integration of Counseling and Psychotherapy Theory Chapter 15: Contemporary Gestalt Therapy: An Early Case of Theoretical Integration come of age - Philip Brownell Abstract Introduction The Early Integration of Classical Gestalt Therapy Theoretical Core for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy Gestalt's Evidence Base Gestalt Therapy and Contemporary Issues in Psychotherapy Suggestions for Further Study References Chapter 16: John Norcross and integrative theories of counseling - Jeff Harris Abstract Integrative Theories of Psychotherapy: The Core Theory Techniques Advocated by Integrative Psychotherapy Extensions of Integrative Psychotherapy Applications of Integrative Psychotherapy Conclusion Additional Resources References Chapter 17: Developing your personal theoretical orientation - Noelle Wiersma, Howard Tinsley, Suzanne Lease

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  • ISBN13: 9781452286518
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781452286518
  • weight: 1060
  • ISBN10: 1452286515

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