Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the tenth edition of Corey's best-selling text helps you compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces you to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, postmodern, and integrative approaches) and demonstrates how each theory can be applied to two cases ("Stan" and "Gwen"). He shows you how to apply theories in practice, and helps you learn to integrate the theories into an individualized counseling style. New learning objectives identify key aspects of each theory and focus your study.
The tables in this book compare theories over a range of topics, thereby providing you with
the ability to easily compare, contrast, and grasp the practical aspects of each theory. These
tables also serve as invaluable resources that can be used to review the key concepts, philoso-
phies, limitations, contributions to multicultural counseling, applications, techniques, and
goals of all theories in this text.
The following chart provides a convenient guide to the tables in this text.
6–7 Table 1.1 Overview of Contemporary Counseling Models
62–63 Table 4.1 Ego-Defense Mechanisms
65–66 Table 4.2 Comparison of Freud’s Psychosexual Stages and Erikson’s
432 Table 15.1 The Basic Philosophies
433–434 Table 15.2 Key Concepts
438 Table 15.3 Goals of Therapy
441–442 Table 15.4 The Therapeutic Relationship
443–444 Table 15.5 Techniques of Therapy
444–445 Table 15.6 Applications of the Approaches
446 Table 15.7 Contributions to Multicultural Counseling
447 Table 15.8 Limitations in Multicultural Counseling
448–449 Table 15.9 Contributions of the Approaches
449–450 Table 15.10 Limitations of the Approaches
Overview of Focus Questions for the Theories
For the chapters dealing with the different theories, you will have a basic understand-
ing of this book if you can answer the following questions as they apply to each of the eleven
Who are the key figures (founder or founders) associated with the approach?
What are some of the basic assumptions underlying this approach?
What are a few of the key concepts that are essential to this theory?
What do you consider to be the most important goals of this therapy?
What is the role the therapeutic relationship plays in terms of therapy outcomes?
What are a few of the techniques from this therapy model that you would want to incorporate
into your counseling practice?
What are some of the ways that this theory is applied to client populations, settings, and treat-
ment of problems?
What do you see as the major strength of this theory from a diversity perspective?
What do you see as the major shortcoming of this theory from a diversity perspective?
What do you consider to be the most significant contribution of this approach?
What do you consider to be the most significant limitation of this approach?
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