Summary: Seemingly Complete and Highly Informative Textbook
Comment: This book served the purposes as a textbook for my counseling theories and techniques class. It was a very complete and authoritative reference.
Summary: Thorough, complete, comprehensive.
Comment: If you enjoyed Sharf's text on Career Development, you will definately profit from this work on the theories of psychotherapies.
Sharf provides the reader/student/scholar with a clear-eyed, unbiased look at each of the main schools of thought. Fair and evenhanded treatment is given to each approach. Sharf starts each chapter off with a biography of the theorist, conceptualization of his/her paradigm, and detailed, comprehensive treatment of what the therapy process looks like under the auspices of this viewpoint.
This text has given me a very clear understanding and has even motivated me to look at several of the approaches more in depth as I consider my own approach to counseling.
Instructors will be pleased at the amount of information Sharf provides in this text, the companion study guide, and on the Info-trac. This book is well worth the money as it will give the practioner-to-be an excellent background on the craft of counseling.
Summary: Great comparisons of each counselling theory!
Comment: It's a great text book for counselling and psychotherapy and it often has the answers you need for assignments. It also covers some of the more modern therapies such as psychodrama and body therapies.
Summary: A good book to know counseling theory
Comment: It is a good book for anyone like to understand counseling theory. It discribe 12 main theory and case study. If you have already read the book "Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy Fifth Edition" by Gerald Corey. You can use this book to be your referance. Because it describe more clear.