This site is a compilation of skills learned while pursuing a masters in clinical mental health counseling. This site is designed to allow people to access information regarding skills, theories, ethics, practice, history, and additional information. All information from this site was obtained through course lectures and texts referenced within the pages. This site is a compilation of notes and should be used as such. This site is not the work of the site author. All material has been derived by course lectures at Adler University or from books listed below.
Textbooks referenced on this site include:
40 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know by Bradley Erford (2015)
Erford, B. T. (2015). 40 TECHNIQUES EVERY COUNSELOR SHOULD KNOW. S.l.: PEARSON.
Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Practitioner’s Approach by Thomas Sweeney (2009)
Sweeney, T. J. (2009). Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Practitioner’s Approach (5th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.
Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning by Pearl Berman (2014)
Berman, P. (2015). Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning (3rd ed.). Sage.
Community Counseling by Judith A. Lewis, Michael D. Lewis, Judy A. Daniels, and
Michael J. D’Andrea (2011)
Lewis, J. A. (2011). Community counseling a multicultural social justice perspective (4th ed.). New Delhi: Rawat Booksellers.
Counseling Older Adults by John Blando (2011)
Blando, J. (2011). Counseling older adults. New York, NY: Routledge.
Crisis Intervention Strategies by James Gilliland (2013)
James, R. K., & Gilliland, B. E. (2013). Crisis intervention strategies (7th ed.). Australia: Cengage Learning.
The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (2013)
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
DSM-5 Made Easy by James Morrison (2014)
Morrison, J. (2014). DSM-5 MADE EASY: the clinicians guide to diagnosis. S.l.: Guilford.
Essential Skills in Family Therapy by JoEllen Patterson, Lee Williams, Todd Edwards, Larry Chamow, and Claudia Grauf-Grounds (2018)
Patternson, J., Williams, L., Edwards, T. M., Chamow, L., & Grauf-Grounds, C. (2018). Essential Skills in Family Therapy: From the first interview to (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods by Michael Nichols and Sean Davis (2017)
Nichols, M. P., & Schwartz, R. C. (2017). Family therapy: Concepts and Methods (11th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson.
Gerontology for the Health Care Professional by Regula Robnett and Walter Chop (2015)
Robnett, R. H., & Chop, W. C. (2015). Gerontology for the health care professional (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Barlett Learning.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate (2010)
Maté, G. (2010). In the realm of hungry ghosts: Close encounters with addiction. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: An Alternative Approach to Addictions by Patt Denning and Jeannie Little (2012)
Denning, P., & Little, J. (2012). Practicing harm reduction psychotherapy: An alternative approach to addictions (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press
Principles and Applications of Assessment in Counseling (2014)
Whiston, S. (2014). Principles and Applications of Assessment in Counseling (4th ed.). Oxford Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press.
Research and Evaluation in Counseling (2014)
Erford, B. T. (2014). Research and evaluation in counseling (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy by Gerald Corey (2013)
Corey, G. (2013). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Theory and Practice of Group Counseling by Gerald Corey (2016)
Corey, G. (2016). Theory & practice of group counseling (9th ed.). Boston, MA, USA: Cengage Learning.
The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy by Irvin Yalom (2005)
Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2005). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed.). New York: Basic Books.
Treating Addictions: A Guide for Professionals by William Miller, Alyssa Forcehimes, and Allen Zweben (2011)
Miller, W. R., Forcehimes, A. A., & Zweben, A. (2011). Treating addiction: A guide for professionals. New York: Guilford Press.
Treating those with Mental Disorders by Matthew J. Paylo and Victoria E. Kress (2014)
Kress, V. E., & Paylo, M. J. (2019). Treating those with mental disorders: a comprehensive approach to case conceptualization and treatment. Boston: Pearson.
The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals by Patricia Broderick and Pamela Blewitt (2015)
Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2015). The life span: Human development for helping professionals (4th ed.). Pearson.
Additional references used:
American Counseling Association. (2014). 2014 Code of Ethics – counseling.org. Retrieved from https://www.counseling.org/resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf
LaMorte, W. W. (2016, April 28). The Transtheoretical Model . Retrieved March 01, 2018, from http://sphweb.bumc.bu.edu/otlt/MPH-Modules/SB/BehavioralChangeTheories/BehavioralChangeTheories6.html
Psychology Tools. (2017). Your Personal Online Library Of Therapy Resources. Retrieved November 08, 2017, from https://psychologytools.com/
Schuldt, W. (2018). Therapy Worksheets, Tools, and Handouts. Retrieved from https://www.therapistaid.com/