"This is a wonderful text that will both inform and inspire. It is comprehensive, well-written, and alive with both history and emerging developments in counseling and psychotherapy. I recommend it most highly." -Michael J. Mahoney, Professor of Psychology, University of North Texas and author of Human Change Processes and Constructive Psychotherapy "The quality and the depth of the therapeutic concepts and strategies covered in this valuable resource are outstanding." ?David J. Carter, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education University of Nebraska at Omaha Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice provides an in-depth understanding of the origins, development, and key figures of each major theory and strongly emphasizes the application of these theories in real-world practice. This engaging and illuminating text is packed with useful learning aids, instructions for ongoing assessment, and valuable case studies from the authors? own experiences'all designed to facilitate comprehension and lead to effective, ethical practice. Dynamic discussions of leading theoretical models and associated therapeutic techniques are complemented by numerous student-friendly features, including: Chapter objectives Self-assessment exercises Practitioner commentaries Ethical practice highlights Multicultural perspectives "Putting It in Practice" examples Questions for reflection and student review assignments Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice is a unique and comprehensive text for students in counselor education, psychology, and social work, as well as a captivating, informative resource for professionals.Sommers-Flanagan, John is the author of 'Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice Skills, Strategies, and Techniques', published 2004 under ISBN 9780471211051 and ISBN 0471211052.