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Explore therapy's progress-from its roots to today, in: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy

January 20, 2015

Los Angeles - Since Sigmund Freud created psychoanalysis, the first comprehensive theory of counseling and psychotherapy, hundreds of other theoretical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy have been developed. Tracing the theories from the beginnings of counseling and psychotherapy all the way to the current trends and movements is the new The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy.

This two-volume reference examines the global landscape of all the key counseling and psychotherapy theories along with the theorists behind them. Presenting the information in context, making it easy to understand the theories’ strengths and weaknesses, this quick, one-stop resource gives the reader the “who, what, where, how, and why” of contemporary counseling and psychotherapy theory. Readers will be able to peruse 335 articles, each written by a distinguished, international scholar, and classified in the Reader’s Guide into 20 general topical categories, including such themes as:

  • Body-Oriented Therapies
  • Cautious, Dangerous, and/or Illegal Practices
  • Classical Psychoanalytic Approaches
  • Complementary and Alternative Approaches
  • Couples, Family, and Relational Models
  • Creative Arts and Expressive Therapies
  • Ego-Oriented Therapies
  • Group Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories
  • Theorists

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy is packed with extras, including a Chronology of Counseling Theory, a Master Bibliography, and a Resource Guide to further books, journals, and organizations. Because this encyclopedia serves as an excellent source for those interested in the roots of contemporary counseling and psychotherapy theory, it belongs on the shelves of all public and academic libraries serving the general public, professionals, and students in counselor education programs. A FREE 30-day online trial is available at

Editor Dr. Edward S. Neukrug is Professor of Counseling and Human Services and former Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia.


The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy

April 2015                                       1272 pages

ISBN: 978-1-4522-7412-6               Print Price: $375.00

eISBN: 978-1-4833-4650-2

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