Susan Day offers a clear, lively, and readable introduction to the practice of psychotherapy as it is informed by the major theories in use today. She covers the important concepts, shows students how to apply them in their own beginning work with clients, and helps them integrate different theories into an individualized counseling approach. A few samples of the many positive comments from peer reviewers on the manuscript: *"The content and style are engaging and get the reader involved with the material." *"Excellent coverage. Good integration with case examples and the lives of the theorists." *"Very comprehensive." *"Good logical flow and indication of topics." *"I especially like the way the exercises follow directly the content." *"....current and 'cutting edge' material." The book is accompanied by a series of ten Counseling Demonstration Videos available from Houghton-Mifflin--forty minute tapes that show experienced counselors drawing on identifiable theories in sessions. Pre-session and debriefing interviews tie theory to technique. Both counselors and clients reflect the diversity of American society.Day, Susan X. is the author of 'Theory and Design in Counseling and Psychotherapy', published 2003 under ISBN 9780618191420 and ISBN 0618191429.