In this concise yet comprehensive book, author Samuel T. Gladding provides an overview of 15 major counseling theories. Accessible and reader friendly, this book is perfect for counselors and therapists looking to review or learn the essentials of major theories of counseling and psychotherapy.
Samuel T. Gladding is professor of counseling at Wake Forest University. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the David K. Brooks Distinguished Mentoring Award and the Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award. He is past president of and a Fellow in the American Counseling Association. Gladding is also the author of a number of notable books, including Groups: A Counseling Specialty, The Creative Arts in Counseling, Becoming a Counselor: The Light, the Bright, and the Serious, and Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice.
Chapter 1 Counseling Theories: An Overview
Chapter 2 Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Therapies
Chapter 3 Adlerian Therapy
Chapter 4 Existential Therapy
Chapter 5 Person-Centered Therapy
Chapter 6 Gestalt Therapy
Chapter 7 Choice Theory/Reality Therapy
Chapter 8 Behavioral Therapies
Chapter 9 Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
Chapter 10 Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Chapter 11 Transactional Analysis
Chapter 12 Feminist Therapy
Chapter 13 Bowen Systems Therapy
Chapter 14 Strategic Therapy
Chapter 15 Solution-Focused Therapy
Chapter 16 Psychodrama
Chapter 17 Crisis Counseling
Chapter 18 Professional Ethics and Codes of Ethics
The third edition of Theories of Counseling by Samuel T. Gladding delivers an easy-to-understand foundation of knowledge for helping professionals. From cultural considerations to reflective questions to classroom activities, this text makes learning the ‘what and why’ of counseling lead beautifully to the next steps of ‘how’.
Theories of Counseling is a must-have book for students, faculty, and therapists. The attributes of this book are many and range from essential knowledge and skills to the implementation of theory. This text, composed of 18 chapters, not only provides a comprehensive, well-grounded focus on counseling theories, but in addition, the book is holistic in approach, skillful in organization, and creative in explaining the contents of theory. This book is a ‘winner’. I highly recommend it.
Providing conceptual structure and creative humanity, author Samuel T. Gladding offers readers exceptional insight into major theories of therapeutic practice. This text is highly readable and applicable, offering multiple ways to assist the reader to envision the theory in practice while concurrently providing foundation concepts that are often included in licensure exams. A tremendous resource for training and practice!
This must-have primer guides students through the key individual and systemic theories and provides multicultural perspectives within and beyond the U.S. Sam Gladding challenges students to apply what they are learning and bridges the all too familiar gap between theoretical knowledge and conceptualization. I cannot wait to use the reflective questions and classroom activities in our theories course.
Each chapter begins with a chapter overview
Each chapter includes five reflective questions
Over 125 new references have been added
Includes a new chapter on psychodrama
Includes a glossary of key terms
Includes end of book references