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Counseling Theory and Practice

(Second Edition)
Edward Neukrug
©2018, 620 pages

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    Developed for helping professionals, Counseling Theory and Practice explains what it means to be an effective helper, discusses foundations of classic counseling and psychotherapy theories, provides an overview of emerging theories, and gives students the opportunity to develop their own approaches to counseling and psychotherapy practice.

    The book is organized into four primary sections, each addressing theoretical schools. Section 1 explores psychodynamic approaches, including psychoanalysis, Jungian therapy, and Adlerian therapy. Section 2 is devoted to existential-humanistic approaches such as existential therapy, Gestalt therapy, and person-centered counseling, while Section 3 discusses cognitive-behavioral approaches, including behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, rational-emotive behavior therapy, and reality therapy. Section 4 describes post-modern therapies and examines the relatively new approaches of narrative therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and relational cultural therapy, a form of feminist therapy. The final chapter explores a number of more recent and emerging theories.

    In support of the textbook, Counseling Theory and Practice features a Cognella Active Learning component that provides students with videos, reflection exercises, PowerPoint slideshows, flashcards, and quizzes in a digital environment. These additional materials give students an accessible way to study outside of the classroom in their own time and at their own pace.

    Informative and engaging, Counseling Theory and Practice is well-suited to courses for both pre-service professionals and those already in the field.

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    Dr. Edward Neukrug is a professor of counseling and human services at Old Dominion University. A licensed professional counselor and licensed psychologist, he has experience in outpatient therapy, crisis counseling, substance abuse counseling, couples and family counseling, private practice, and as a school counselor. Dr. Neukrug is a nationally known author, presenter, and researcher. He was granted ACA Fellow status by the American Counseling Association in 2019. Dr. Neukrug is the author of eleven books: The Dictionary of Counseling and Human Services; Skills and Techniques for Human Service Professionals; Counseling Theory and Practice (2nd ed.); The World of the Counselor (5th ed.); Experiencing the World of the Counselor: A Workbook for Counselor Educators and Students (4th ed.); Theory, Practice and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction to An Emerging Profession (6th ed.); Essentials of Testing and Assessment for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists (3rd ed.); A Brief Orientation to Counseling: Professional Identity, History, and Standards (2nd ed.); Skills and Tools for Today's Counselors and Psychotherapists; Counseling and Helping Skills: Critical Techniques for Becoming a Counselor; and Sage Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (editor).

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    • 13 videos that feature conversations between Ed Neukrug and a master’s degree candidate in counseling at Old Dominion University regarding key theorists, including Freud, Jung, Adler, Frankl, Perls, Rogers, Skinner, Ellis, Beck, Glasser, White, de Shazer, Berg, and Jean Baker Miller
    • 13 videos that introduce key theories and approaches to psychotherapy and counseling, then demonstrate them in action through enactments of counselors and patients in one-on-one sessions; these videos demonstrate the application of psychoanalysis, analytical Jungian therapy, Adlerian therapy, existential therapy, Gestalt therapy, person-centered counseling, behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, reality therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and relational cultural therapy
    • 6 full exams, featuring 200 questions
    • 15 individual quizzes, totaling 150 questions
    • 14 PowerPoint presentations that summarize and reinforce key content for each Cognella Active Learning module
    • 14 decks of digital flashcards, one for each Cognella Active Learning module, to help students learn and drill key terminology
    • A reflection exercise regarding ethical concerns related to cross-cultural counseling
    • 3 consideration exercises that ask students to read end-of-chapter materials regarding the Millers, a fictional family struggling with various personal, familial, and marital issues, and answer related questions
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    Adopting instructors will receive 14 PowerPoint presentations, one for each chapter of the text; two sample syllabi, one with CACREP and one without; and a test bank featuring over 3,000 individual questions and 45 unique question sets.
    “I’ve been using Counseling Theory and Practice by Edward Neukrug in my theory courses, and my students love the textbook. They appreciate the history included in the beginning, the great examples, and the humor throughout. Many of them say it’s just easy to read, and one of them even said each week she can’t wait to get home to read the assignment! I have never heard that from a single student about a textbook. Additionally, their ability to conceptualize using the theories is getting really strong. All around, it’s been a great experience using this book in my courses.”

    Laurie Craigen, Ph.D., LMHC-MA, NCC, CCMHC
    Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program
    Boston University

    "I just wanted to say how much I loved our theories text book, Counseling Theory and Practice. The examples were great and the cases really made the theories come to life. It’s not every day that you read a textbook that truly grasps your attention in a way that this theories book did. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who is interested in learning about the counseling theories. For me, this book rates a 15/10!"

    Brittany Brown
    Student in the Mental Health Counseling Program
    Boston University