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.
We all have choices. Some may not be ideal, but we still have them. Many times, clients come in for counseling because they feel as though they do not have any options to improve their situation. While some external forces and environmental situations can clearly limit a person's options, the key to reality therapy is to help clients understand that they can still make choices to change their thinking and behaviors. Reality therapy is based on the client-counselor relationship, working with clients to learn that they can exercise more control in their lives and increase their sense of inner control. Reality therapy has been used with clients from diverse backgrounds and is focused on each individual client ...