Dr. Diane Shea, Associate Professor in Holy Family’s Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology, is the author of the newly released “Cognitive Behavioral Approaches for Counselors”. This book is written from the common factors perspective. It is a scholarly yet engaging book introduces the historical development, process, evaluation, and application methods of Albert Ellis’ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). To help counselors in training apply cognitive behavioral theories to practice, the book offers specific suggestions for how a culturally competent, contemporary proponent of REBT/CBT could integrate multicultural adaptations into his or her counseling practice, provides transcripts of actual client sessions, and presents a case study that uses REBT and CBT in treatment.
“Having studied under Dr. Ellis at the Ellis Institute in the 1990’s. I came to value his emphasis on unconditional self-acceptance. I want my students to understand how necessary this is as they enter into the counseling field. Although CBT has been criticized for seemingly ignoring the value of the therapeutic relationship, I hope to show students that this is not the case.”
Cognitive Behavioral Approaches for Counselors is part of the SAGE Theories for Counselors Series that includes Psychoanalytic Approaches for Counselors, by Frederick Redekop, and Person-Centered Approaches for Counselors, by Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White.