16th out of 19 books — 8 voters
Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
by Gerald Corey
This revision of Gerald Corey's best-selling text introduces students to the major theories of counseling (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist and, NEW to this edition, post-modern approaches) and demonstrates how each theory can be applied to a single case ("Stan"). Reviewed by 27...more
Hardcover, (with Web Site, Chapter Quiz Booklet, and InfoTrac ), 576 pages
Published April 9th 2004 by Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
(first published January 1st 1977)
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I think that Corey is a very inappropriate author for textbooks. Rather than presenting theoretical concepts in an objective manner and allowing students to draw their own conclusions, Corey injects his own biases, in many cases using the words I value, I question, from my perspective, etc. His ,opinions, questions and values have no place in a textbook.
It was a decent textbook, but way, way too much emphasis on the author's personal philosophy of counseling. This might not have bothered me much, except that he seems to really heavily favor psychoanalysis and dream analysis, which don't have a lot of empirical evidence supporting them. Too much woo-woo in this book for my tastes, so to speak.
Great overview of the various theories of psychotherapy! It was actually an enjoyable and extremely informative read...however, I think I would have enjoyed it more had there not been a six week time limit placed on reading it. It's difficult for me to give a textbook 5 stars, but this one is definitely top-notch!
This has to have been one of my favorite text books to read. It was informative, conversational, and really made it easy to learn the various approaches to therapy. This is a GREAT starting point in developing my own personal brand of therapy. I'm really glad to have read this for class.
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