Contemporary Psychotherapies for a Diverse World (Theories)

Contemporary Psychotherapies for a Diverse World (Theories)

Language: English

Pages: 656

ISBN: 0618573593

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Contemporary Psychotherapies for a Diverse World (Theories)

Language: English

Pages: 656

ISBN: 0618573593

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Contemporary Psychotherapies for a Diverse World is the first book of its kind to cover the standard counseling theories and integrate multiculturalism into every theory chapter. In addition, every theory chapter is authored by an expert with experience applying individual therapies to a diverse range of clients. Along with traditional theories, the text includes chapters on reality therapy, feminist therapy, and narrative therapy. The chapter on ethics includes multicultural and feminist perspectives. Student-friendly and engaging, Contemporary Psychotherapies provides case examples, end-of-chapter resources, and suggestions for taking learning beyond the classroom.

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it is often because of difficulties with one or more of the basic life tasks. The goal of therapy often becomes helping clients modify their life-styles to navigate a task more successfully. Social Interest Adlerians believe that all individuals have a responsibility to the community as well as to themselves. Social interest is an Adlerian term that is used to measure people’s concern for other people. Actually, social interest is an inadequate translation of Gemeinschaftsgefühl, the German word

for a Diverse World actually raised by his grandfather while his twin brother was raised by his grandmother. The grandparents lived in the same city, but they maintained separate homes so that the brothers grew up attending different schools and seldom saw one another. Antonio’s neighborhood was “not an easy place to grow up.” He managed to avoid legal problems but was frequently involved with fights, vandalism, and petty crime. In spite of average grades in high school he was able to enroll in

siblings is a variable in psychological development). 6. The Adlerian theory of change posits that all individuals are always in the process of becoming and that the process of change is not about curing a client, but rather encouraging a client’s growth and development. Adlerian therapists pinpoint mistaken goals in order to help their clients reach insight and eventually change their goals. 7. Adlerian therapy proceeds in four stages: the relationship stage (in which a collaborative

sessions as naturally and spontaneously as possible. When I completed my Ph.D. in 1965, I took a professorship at Howard University, where I organized the university’s first master’s degree program in counseling. In 1969, I moved to George Washington University to become the institution’s first African-American professor. It was during my 28 years there that I conceptualized a complete model of existential counseling. Simultaneously, I made six field trips to West Africa to study traditional

their destiny. Although existentialists have discussed anxiety from several perspectives, death, freedom, and choice emerge as the main contributing factors to a generalized fear endemic to living. The fear of life is really a submerged apprehension about death, since life and death are inseparable. Death is the human being’s most dramatic limit (Koestenbaum, 1971). Once set in motion, life is on a time clock. No one knows when or where their time will run out. However, one thing is for sure:

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