NEW TO THIS EDITION
This new edition includes some additional features that we think will be of high interest to readers. Although all the chapters have been revised and updated, several chapters may be of particular interest. An updated chapter on diversity and social justice issues in counseling and psychotherapy presents state-of-the-art information and perspectives to counselors who will be practicing with increasingly diverse client populations. The updated chapter on feminist theory presents an excellent overview of the evolution of feminist theory as well as addressing human nature, major constructs, applications, clients with serious mental health issues, cross-cultural considerations, evaluation, and the case of Maria.
The updated chapter on family theory is included to sensitize readers to the fact that counselors and therapists engaging clients in individual work must keep in mind the systemic variables influencing clients and the fact that some clients may need family counseling and psychotherapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Completely new to this fifth edition is a chapter on dialectical behavior theory. Few counseling textbooks of this nature address this conceptual framework. We think readers will be stimulated by these features. This edition concludes with an updated chapter on integrative approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. The possibility of using expressive arts, narrative, or symbolic modalities within the context of a given theoretical framework is also an aspect of the text that we think readers will appreciate. Finally, professors adopting this text can request the PowerPoints that have been developed for use with this text from ACA.
We, the coeditors, and the 18 other contributors have made every effort to give the reader current information and content focused on both theory and application. It is our hope that the fifth edition of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions will provide the foundation that students need to make decisions about follow-up study of specific theories as well as the development of their own personal theory of counseling and psychotherapy.