Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Matt Bielby is the managing director and proprietor of Blackfish Publishing, a specialist magazine and internet publishing company based in Bath, UK. He is best known as a magazine editor, launching many successful titles in assorted markets during the 1990s, mostly on the subjects of computer and video games, and film and television. These include Total Film, SFX, and PC Gamer. Bielby was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in 1965, and spent most of his early life in Bradford, West Yorks, where he attended Bradford Grammar School.
Essential Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Everyday Practice in Our Diverse World is the first book to provide an integrated presentation of relational competencies, microskills, and theories. Clear and concise, it gives an overview of current theories, presents best-known evidence-based relationships and practices, and explains how theories apply to counseling and psychotherapy. The book demonstrates theories in action through intentional, ethical, culturally-sensitive interviewing examples and exercises. It closes the gap between theory and practice through reflective exercises, case studies, in-class activities, and engaging video demonstrations. Relevant multicultural and microskills, plus neuroscience information are integrated into each chapter. Intended for an undergraduate audience, Essential Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy is an ideal foundational text for courses in human services, behavioral healthcare, counseling, marriage and family therapy, pastoral counseling, psychology programs, rehabilitation services programs, social services, substance use and addictions programs, and social work programs interested in counseling and psychotherapy theories. Dr. Carlos Zalaquett is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at The Pennsylvania State University, where he also serves as co-coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization. He is the vice president for the United States and Canada of the Interamerican Society of Psychology and the president-elect of the Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselors Association. Dr. Allen Ivey earned his doctorate in counseling at Harvard University and is distinguished university professor (emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a past president and fellow of the Society for Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association, as well as fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race and the Asian American Psychological Association. Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey earned her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A fellow of the American Counseling Association, her elementary guidance program was named one of the top ten in the United States. She has lectured widely throughout the United States and internationally, and is the author of multiple books, chapters, and articles.