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Organized around the latest CACREP standards, <b>Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice</b>, by Richard D. Parsons and Naijian Zhang, presents theory as an essential component to both counselor identity formation and professional practice. Drawing on the contributions of current practitioners, the text uses both classical and cutting-edge theoretical models of change as lenses for processing client information and developing case conceptualizations and intervention plans. Each chapter provides a snapshot of a particular theory/approach and the major thinkers associated with each theory as well as case illustrations and guided practice exercises to help readers internalize the content presented and apply it to their own development as counselors.

Behavior Theory
Behavior theory
Barbara C. TrolleyChristopher Siuta

I know when I enter a department store I need to avoid going near the open jewelry counters. If I can't see the small, sparkling items, I am less tempted to pick them up and drop them in my purse. While I have to use all my old jewelry, I haven't shoplifted any precious gems in years!

This client's behavior has many layers that need to be peeled back and addressed, and the practicality of circumventing jewelry counters indefinitely is questionable. However, this may be but the initial step in gaining control over her behavior and is a useful strategy for avoiding environmental cues that invite such unwanted behavior.

In this chapter, you will be introduced to behavior therapy and ...

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