OverviewCounseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice continues the goals set out in the series of texts on developing professional identity in counselling for the theories course. This course teaches students about the history and development of counselling theory from Freud until recent times. Each chapter provides students with a snapshot of a particular theory/approach, the major thinkers associated with each theory, application to a single case study, and critical thinking and application questions to help them internalise the content presented and apply it to their own development as a counsellor. The book begins with chapters on understanding the nature of theory, multicultural considerations, and a presentation of the case. The second section covers all the major theoretical approaches such as Frued and psychoanalysis, Adler, Rogers, Existentialism, Gestalt, cognitive behavioural, Reality, Family, Feminist and postmodern approaches. Finally the last part discuss integration of theory and a global perspective. The text will be rich with pedagogical and ancillary features, including: verbatim client/therapist dialogue to help students understand application, guided practice exercises to help student internatize and grow their sense of counselor identity, video vignettes for each chapter/major theory posted to the student study website.