Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach

This site is intended to enhance your use of Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy by Elsie Jones-Smith. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

This breakthrough edition of Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach sets a new standard in counseling theories books. The Second Edition goes beyond expert coverage of traditional and social constructivist theories with coverage of more contemporary approaches to psychotherapy, including individual chapters on spirituality and psychotherapy, strengths-based therapy, neuroscience and neuropsychotherapy, motivational interviewing, and the expressive arts therapies. In every chapter, the case study of a preadolescent boy demonstrates how each theory can be applied in psychotherapy. Up to date and easy to read, the book engages readers with inner reflection questions that help them apply the theories to the lives of their clients and shows them how to develop their own integrative approach to psychotherapy.


We gratefully acknowledge Elsie Jones-Smith for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Rebecca Cowan of Old Dominion University for developing the ancillaries on this site.