Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the ninth edition of Corey's best-selling text offers an easy-to-understand text that helps you compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces you to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, and postmodern approaches) and demonstrates how each theory can be applied to a single case ("Stan"). With his trademark style, he shows you how to apply those theories in practice, and helps you learn to integrate the theories into an individualized counseling style.
The DVD was not included
By Eunice Buffington on Oct 20, 2012
I ordered this book for a graduate class but when I received the book I noticed it didn't come with the DVD "The Case of Stan" which is an integral part of the book and the course. I was very disappointed because the product review indicated that the DVD was a supplement to the book.
Easy to Follow
By Binx on Jul 17, 2013
I ordered this book for the Theories and Methods of Counseling course last semester. I was of course dreading the intense reading load that my Professor had in store for us, but I was surprised at how concise and organized this text is. Every chapter is broken down in relatively the same manner, and I loved how it broke down each major theory (such as humanistic, behavioral, psychoanalytic, etc.) into sub-divisions and founders/co-founders. As embarrassing as it is to admit that up until last semester, I kind of BS-ed knowing theories and the people involved with those theories, this text really helped me remember who did what, who founded what, who contributed to this and that. I would definitely recommend this text to anyone who needs a more structured, laid out format when it comes to this kind of material. The book did NOT come with the CD, but I believe on one of the first pages there is a website to go to that has the information to view the CD online. Luckily my professor let it slide when he realized 99% of the class did not get the CD.
By K. Humphrey on Jul 02, 2012
I'm just starting with this book for my class but so far I find it an easy read. I like being able to quickly get to the meat of the subject and this book does it, no extra baggage here. The author seems clear and concise, rather than being paid by the word.
Great content, terrible binding
By Matt on Oct 22, 2013
Note: This review refers to the international paperback edition. FYI, I am a psychology graduate student (MA-MFT). I actually love the content in this text. It is a little dry at times (as is the norm for this type of text), but is very concise and well-assembled. Unlike many texts I have used in the past, this book utilizes a straight-forward approach to delivering the content, a high-level overview of the major theories used in contemporary psychotherapy. There are no ugly formatting issues, which plague many other texts I have used recently (what is *with* publishers these days, anyway? This is not a style contest. We want the information delivered to us in an easy-to-read, concise format without the gimmicks). If only all other texts were this "cleanly" formatted. Now for the bad news: the good news is the bad news has nothing to do with the content. I love this book, I really do. All I can say is, if you need to buy this for school, get the hardcover. I made the huge error of being penny-wise, but pound-foolish, as the cliche goes, saving a ton of money on the softcover, international edition (which I must admit costs less than half the price of the hardcover). Unfortunately, this book is too big for a softcover, and this is the cheapest possible material used for a softcover I have seen yet (and I have close to 100 textbooks). During its very first use, the front cover immediately tore away from the spine and began fraying along the bottom edge where it rested against my shirt as I read. Yes, really. I had to resort to wrapping ALL the edges of the front and back covers with clear packing tape to protect them. Yes, it looks awful, but I did not have time to return the text and get another one. I did not contact the seller, because, what can they really do?? I needed the text, immediately (have you been in grad school? Missing a few days of reading is enough to sink you for a semester, or put you seriously behind, anyway). So, love the book, hate the form factor. From here on, I only get hardcovers.
By K. Prine on Jul 04, 2012
This book is very helpful in learning the different theories and models in therapy. It is easy to read and understand. I will be keeping this book long after class has ended.
By Galatia on Dec 19, 2013
i thought that there would be the DVD in it but is not! a huge plus is that it came Exactly ON TIME, long before the date the site told me!
No Text to Speech on the Kindle version - Shameful!
By Dulcinea Del Toboso on Oct 01, 2013
I really don't understand why the Text To Speech option on this book was not enabled! Are you discriminating against people who are visually impaired or folks with cognitive challenges? Sadly, it would seem so. Also, people with ADD would benefit tremendously from this feature. Trust me, I know. So...why not enable it? Less profits? Can someone from CENGAGE Learning, the publisher, explain? Thanks.
Missing DVD: Stan lecturettes
By Ndnreader on Apr 10, 2014
Most of these books come with a DVD, interviews with Stan and the lecturettes, this version did not come with the DVD. Disappointed, but the book is good. I will have to order DVD separate.
By Ssuprak on Apr 08, 2013
I haven't started it for class, yet. I needed the disk with this book!? Now what do I do? How do I get the disk? HELP!
By Like I Need More Stuff on Dec 19, 2013
I needed this textbook for a class and decided to keep it. It explains the major theories of psychotherapy well, and the author does a good job of organizing the material for easy reference and look-up. The suggested readings for each theory are also nice. The search feature in the Kindle version makes it preferable to the physical copy in my opinion. Highly recommended.