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Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy


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Section I: INTRODUCTION TO THEORIES, COMPETENCIES, AND TREATMENT PLANNING. 1. Counseling Theory, Competency, Research, and You: Connecting the Dots. 2. Treatment Planning. Section II: COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY THEORIES. 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. Section III: THEORETICAL INTEGRATION AND CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION. 15. Introduction to Theoretical Integration. 16. Integrative Case Conceptualization.

About the Author

Dr. Diane R. Gehart is a Professor in the Marriage, Family, and Couple Counseling Program at California State University, Northridge. Having taught and supervised students in counseling and family therapy for 20 years, she has authored numerous books, including MINDFULNESS AND ACCEPTANCE IN COUPLE AND FAMILY THERAPY, THE COMPLETE COUNSELING ASSESSMENT SYSTEM, MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY, THEORY AND TREATMENT PLANNING IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, and THE COMPLETE MFT CORE COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT SYSTEM. She is also co-editor of COLLABORATIVE THERAPY: RELATIONSHIPS AND CONVERSATIONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE and co-author of THEORY-BASED TREATMENT PLANNING FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS. Her two newest books are forthcoming: THEORY AND TREATMENT PLANNING IN FAMILY THERAPY and CASE DOCUMENTATION IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Dr. Gehart has written on postmodern therapies, mindfulness, mental health recovery, 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. Her work has been featured in newspapers, radio shows, and television worldwide. She is an associate faculty member at three international post-graduate 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. She maintains a private practice in Agoura Hills, California, specializing in couples, families, trauma, life transitions, and difficult-to-treat cases.


"I would definitely recommend this text to a colleague, in particular the last chapter about case conceptualization. . . . The book is well written, thoroughly addresses the theories included, and does a wonderful job explaining case conceptualization."
"This is an invaluable resource for students and licensed clinicians alike. It is entertaining to read and very practical, yet extremely thorough -- which makes it a must have for any clinician!"

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