The second edition of 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 contains several pedagogical features to facilitate learning and improve the student experience.
Reflection Exercises encourage students to utilize their unique perspectives and better understand their biases and strengths to develop a counseling style that is entirely their own.
Experiential Exercises represent engaging and interactive opportunities for students to apply what they’re learning, make new discoveries about themselves and the material, and build knowledge and understanding.
Illustrative Vignettes introduce different members of the Miller family as they go through the type of therapy discussed within the chapter.
Each vignette is followed by For You to Consider questions designed to evoke critical thinking, exercise the knowledge attained in the chapter, and develop unique counseling skills and styles.
Summaries, Key Words and Terms, and Key Names at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and encourage student understanding and retention.