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.

Seeking Integration

Seeking Integration

Seeking integration
Adam ZagelbaumMaureen BuckleyShana FriedmanKalia Gurnee

I have a lot on my mind, but I think I am willing to focus on these things for the first time in a long time, and start doing something about them.

Though this anonymous client may have always known at some level that issues and problems had gotten in the way of reaching certain goals, being able to recognize the deeper concerns associated with the issues and actionable steps to work through them can be important progress toward reaching these goals. As you will see in the chapter that follows, different therapeutic techniques and approaches can be applied to such a client. Counselors must also recognize where the client is in terms of readiness to use ...

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