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.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy
Joseph SpillmanChristina M. Rosen

I am a full-time student, I work full-time, and I am a single parent. Sometimes I feel that I need to clone myself; there is so much to do and so little time. I am so tired that I could fall asleep right here, but I can't give anything up (sighs). I just have to keep pushing myself and hope for the best.

Although not all clients will have this specific issue, the dynamics of this complaint are seen with many clients. The struggle between attending to external drives (work/school, kids, etc.) and internal drives (self-care) is common. This vignette is an example of what Gestalt therapy (GT) identifies as a split—a classic case of a client experiencing two ...

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