This clear, engaging, and accessible counseling theories text offers comprehensive and integrative coverage of the major theoretical approaches, as well as several emerging approaches. The text provides not only the background counselors need to understand the theoretical approaches but also numerous cases, examples, and therapeutic techniques to illustrate how to apply each theoretical approach. Unlike similar texts where integration is discussed in a separate chapter, this text covers integration in every chapter to address integrating each specific theory with other approaches (e.g., page 57). Every chapter includes a section discussing multicultural and diversity effectiveness for that theoretical approach (e.g., page 52). Each chapter covering theoretical approaches (Chapters 2-14) begins with a discussion on the historical context and background of the theory, as well as background on the theorist (e.g., page 21). An overview of outcome research, along with a summary of a sample research study, is included for every theoretical approach (e.g., page 58). This is the only counseling theory text available that includes a chapter onPsychopharmacological (Biological) Approaches(Chapter 14).McCarthy, Christopher J. is the author of 'Theories of Counseling And Psychotherapy Contemporary Applications', published 2006 under ISBN 9780131138032 and ISBN 0131138030.