Counseling and Therapy in Video Series

Counseling and Therapy in Video Series

Perhaps the greatest source of anxiety for students—and even seasoned professionals—in the mental health field is the prospect of working with clients in the face-to-face counseling encounter. For many, the opportunity to observe experienced professionals at work is vital to alleviating this stress and rounding out the training process. Unfortunately, a range of factors from privacy concerns to scheduling can make such hands-on training complicated and time-consuming to acquire.

The award-winning Counseling and Therapy in Video is a multi-part online collection that addresses this need by providing more than 1,000 hours of training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions. These recorded counseling sessions, conducted by renowned practitioners worldwide, provide an unparalleled opportunity to view expert therapists at work and learn intricacies of behavior, tone, facial expression, and body language that define successful counseling experiences.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I

"The content here is astonishingly deep, broad, and expert, as well as unique, and you are not going to find anything even remotely similar online... A highly effective tool that rates a strong ten. Enthusiastically recommended." ‒Library Journal

"A unique resource for those interested in social work, clinical psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Summing Up: Highly recommended." ‒CHOICE

"Best Niche Product... The materials in this category challenge traditionally buttoned-up scholarly expectations." ‒Library Journal Reference

Volume I is a diverse collection featuring 400 hours of training video. With content filmed from 1985 to 2010, this inaugural database provides a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.

The collection features prominent therapists such as Jon Carlson, Sue Johnson, Allen Ivey, Insoo Kim Berg, Derald Wing Sue, and others as they demonstrate their methods. The material is clustered around easy-to-search and easy-to-browse topical subject areas and therapeutic methods, which include addiction, brief therapy, career counseling, child therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, domestic violence, family therapy, group therapy, narrative therapy, supervision, and working with LGBT clients.

Select titles include:

  • Basic Attending Skills
  • Becoming a Creative Counselor
  • Counseling Latino Children and Adolescents: Cross Cultural Issues
  • Crisis Counseling: The ABC Model
  • Disability-affirmative Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Equity-focused School Counseling
  • Innovative Approaches to Counseling African Descent People
  • Reality Therapy and AIDS
  • What Does It Mean To Be White? The Invisible Whiteness of Being
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II

Volume II updates and expands upon the first collection, with 300 hours of video placing special emphasis on contemporary topics such as neuroscience, coaching, family therapy, child therapy, geriatric therapy, play therapy, weight control and eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, sex therapy, and culturally sensitive therapy.

The second volume features world-renowned therapists such as Albert Ellis, Allen Ivey, John Norcross, Arnold Lazarus, Otto Kernberg, Violet Oaklander, and many others, demonstrating their methods in true-to-life situations. With more than 70 percent of the films created since 2005, the collection stays apace with the evolving practices and theories of the counseling field.

Highlights from the collection include:

  • CBT for Depression
  • Coaching and Counseling
  • Collaborative Helping: A Practice Framework for Family-centered Services
  • Counseling Gay and Lesbian People of Color
  • Counseling Immigrants
  • Evidence-based Treatment Planning for Social Anxiety
  • Narrative Mediation with Couples
  • Teen Anxiety Disorder
  • Women and Depression
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III

Volume III adds more than 300 hours of new content to the series, with more than 70 percent of titles filmed in 2012 or later. It presents a firm grounding in the theoretical modalities of counseling and psychotherapy while expanding into new and emerging areas such as social media, veterans, cyberbullying, mindfulness, and neuroscience. 

This collection features the “giants” of counseling and psychotherapy such as Viktor Frankl, Albert Bandura, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Virginia Satir, Jay Haley, Carl Rogers, Pat Love, Samuel Gladding, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jon Carlson, Natalie Rogers, and John Arden.

Together, these films form a collection that emphasizes the evolution of the field, juxtaposing this history of counseling and psychotherapy with future directions by examining new techniques, methods, and research-informed practice.

Sample titles include:

  • Art Therapy: A Universal Language for Healing
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exploring Cyber-bullying in the 21st Century
  • Family Therapy: Universal and Unique Approaches to Solving Problems
  • Healing Historic Trauma
  • Man in Search of Meaning
  • Mindfulness in Counseling
  • Narrative Therapy for Eating Disorders
  • Online Therapy
  • Strength-based Brief Therapy

Films are made available through partnerships with leading producers and associations, including, the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Sushi Productions, and Microtraining Associates, which provides films exclusively through Alexander Street.

Counseling and Therapy Online: Volume IV NEW!

Counseling and Therapy Online: Volume IV is the newest addition to Alexander Street's counseling collections. A powerful new resource for supplementing counseling curriculum, its breadth, depth, and currency are unmatched. To select and develop the highly relevant content in this collection, Alexander Street worked with an Editorial Review Board of top counseling faculty and librarians to identify the most important topics in counseling today, such as such as trauma and PTSD, DSM-5 demonstrations, mindfulness, and neuroscience, just to name a few. All text, video, and transcripts featured in Counseling and Therapy Online: Volume IV will be mapped to those topics. Learn more about this exciting new collection.

Teaching Power

Counseling and Therapy in Video is available on Alexander Street's online interface, and provides an array of features to enhance teaching and learning.

  • The collection is indexed to meet the specific search needs of education faculty and students. Search and browse by client age, diagnosis, therapy type, counselor gender, and much more.
  • Unlike physical DVDs, online streaming makes it easy to queue up video for in-class or assigned watching, and allows unlimited simultaneous viewers on-campus or off.
  • Clip-making tools, personalized playlists, and annotations let you integrate content straight into your syllabus or LMS.
  • Synchronized, searchable, scrolling transcripts run alongside each video, enhancing navigation and access.
  • View a full overview of all of the features on the Counseling and Therapy in Video interface here.

Product Information

Counseling and Therapy in Video is a multi-part collection available worldwide through annual subscription or one-time purchase of perpetual rights, with prices scaled to institutional size and budget. Volumes are available individually or as a series.