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Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy, 2E (Exclusive for Shri Adhya)

Author(s): Diane R. Gehart

ISBN: 9788131530849

Edition: 2nd

© Year : 2016


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 530

Trim Size : 279 x 216 mm

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Gehart's book helps readers gain the skills and knowledge outlined in current CACREP Standards. It introduces counseling and psychotherapy theories using theory-informed case conceptualization as well as treatment planning. Assignments empower readers to apply theoretical concepts and develop real-world skills as early as possible in their training, resulting in greater mastery of the material.

  • The extensive set of instructor materials--including syllabi templates, detailed PowerPoint® slides, test banks, online lectures, and scoring rubrics designed for accreditation assessment--further reduce educators' workloads.
  • The author uses a friendly style to explain concepts in clear and practical language that contemporary students appreciate.
  • Rather than delivering content in a traditional narrative style, the text engages students in an active learning process that uses outcomes-based pedagogy.
  • Using state-of-the-art pedagogical methods, THEORY AND TREATMENT PLANNING IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY is part of a new generation of textbooks specifically designed to thoughtfully promote student mastery of the material while enabling faculty to easily measure student learning outcomes.
  • Questions for Reflection and Class Discussion: Each chapter includes a new section designed to engage students more thoughtfully in the material by promoting personal reflection and class discussion.
  • New Chapter on Trauma-Related Evidence-Based Treatments: A new chapter (Chapter 10) discusses evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatments (CBT), specifically, dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) and trauma-focused CBT for children. Both approaches are used extensively with clients who have experienced childhood and complex trauma.
  • Separate Jungian Chapter: Jungian analysis is now covered in a separate chapter (Chapter 4) and includes a case study.
  • Practice Exercises: "Try it yourself" exercises throughout the text give students hands-on practice using assessment and intervention techniques.


1. Counseling Theory, Competency, Research, and You: Connecting the Dots.

2. Treatment Planning.


3. Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Counseling and Psychotherapy.

4. Jungian Analytic Psychology.

5. Alderian Individual Counseling.

6. Person-Centered Counseling and Psychotherapy.

7. Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy.

8. Gestalt Counseling and Psychotherapy.

9. Foundational Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches.

10. Evidence-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches: Dialectic Behavior Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

11. Systemic Family Counseling and Therapy.

12. Solution-Based Approaches.

13. Narrative and Collaborative Approaches.

14. Feminist and Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy.


15. Introduction to Theoretical Integration.

16. Integrative Case Conceptualization.

Diane R. Gehart

Diane R. Gehart is a professor in the marriage, family and therapy and counseling programs at California State University, Northridge and the founder of the Therapy that Works Institute. She has authored numerous books, including case documentation in counseling and psychotherapy, theory and treatment planning in counseling and psychotherapy, mindfulness and acceptance in couple and family therapy, and mastering competencies in family therapy. in addition to co-editing collaborative therapy: relationships and conversations that make a difference and collaborative-dialogic practice: relationships and conversations across cultures and contexts, dr. gehart has developed two systems for assessing student learning: the complete mft core competency assessment system and the complete counseling assessment system. her areas of specialty include mindfulness, mental health recovery, postmodern and systemic therapies, sexual abuse treatment, gender issues, children and adolescents, client advocacy, qualitative research and education in family therapy. she speaks internationally, having conducted workshops to professional and general audiences in the united states, canada, europe and mexico, and her work has been featured in newspapers, radio shows and television worldwide. dr. gehart is an associate faculty member at three international postgraduate training institutes: the taos institute, houston galveston institute and the marburg institute for collaborative studies in germany. additionally, she is an active leader in state and national professional organizations. dr. gehart maintains a private practice in Agoura Hills, California, specializing in couples, families, trauma, life transitions and difficult-to-treat cases.