Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume III, the newly released streaming video collection from Alexander Street Press, highlights the evolution of the counseling field with prominent films on classic and emerging topics.
Volume III will grow to include more than three hundred hours of training videos, re-enactments, and actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counseling experts. The collection builds off many traditional theories, including psychodynamic, existential, and cognitive behavioural, while expanding into new and emerging areas such as social media and neuroscience.
Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume III spans nearly thirty years of evolving counseling theory and practice. It features classic films from the giants of counseling and psychotherapy, such as Viktor Frankl, Albert Bandura, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, and Jay Haley, whose theoretical models shape contemporary views of counseling. The earliest film in the collection, The Role of the Therapist, The Role of the Client, is a panel discussion from 1985 featuring Virginia Satir, Carl Rogers, Rollo May, and Thomas Szasz, early psychotherapy pioneers whose work left an enduring legacy.
The collection juxtaposes this rich and vibrant history with an examination of contemporary and future directions for counseling and therapy. More than 55 of the titles were produced in 2012 and more than 40 are scheduled for production in 2013. Forthcoming titles will cover a range of cutting-edge topics (i.e., mindfulness, cyberbullying, brain-based therapy) and training in areas commonly encountered in today’s therapy environment (i.e., veterans, eating disorders, autism).
“To be an effective counselor, it’s important to understand where the field is going, but also where it’s been,” says Elizabeth Robey, Alexander Street Press’s Counseling and Therapy Editor. “This collection powerfully demonstrates that link between therapy’s past and future.”
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III is available through annual subscription or one-time purchase of perpetual rights, with prices scaled to institutional size and budget. Volume III is designed to work as a standalone resource or as a seamlessly integrated component of Volumes I and II. Together, the three collections offer more than 1,000 hours of video accessible through a cross-searchable interface.
(ACCESS 83, December 2012)