Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II brochure cover


In the counseling and therapy field, nothing can replace valuable learning experience that comes from observing highly experienced counselors in action. The second volume of Alexander Street Press’s award-winning Counseling and Therapy in Video meets this important training need by delivering more than 300 additional hours of training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

Volume II updates and expands upon the first collection, with 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, culturally sensitive therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. The collection is also distinguished by a number of documentaries that provide insight into the human condition and help therapists develop key skills such as reflection and empathy. 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.


This collection 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. Spanning dozens of therapeutic methods, diagnoses, and cultural groups, this collection is essential for anyone involved in studying, teaching, or practicing in the helping professions.

Highlights from the collection’s more than 300 titles 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

View Clips From the Collection

Volume II is designed to work as a standalone resource or as a seamlessly integrated component of the original Counseling and Therapy in Video collection and the new Volume III. Together with The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy, Alexander Street’s video counseling collections offer more than 2,000 hours of video accessible through a cross-searchable interface. 


Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume II represents an enormous value. Now libraries of every size and budget can offer hundreds of video titles at a fraction of what it would cost to buy each title individually—without worrying about permissions or copyright infringement. All educational uses, including in-class viewing, are covered.

Teaching Power

Perhaps the greatest source of anxiety for students—and even seasoned professionals in the mental health field—is the prospect of dealing with clients in the face-to-face counseling encounter. Video lets users observe the intricacies of behavior, tone, facial expression, and body language that define successful counseling experiences.

Unlike physical DVDs and VHS tapes, this online collection of streaming video makes it easy to queue up video for in-class or assigned watching. Personalized playlists you can annotate and share—each with a permanent URL—let you integrate video into the syllabus seamlessly and effortlessly. You can even link from playlists to any other content on the Web.

Technical Features

Alexander Street’s Semantic Indexing and extensive controlled vocabularies enable the collection’s uniquely powerful cross-search capabilities. Additional features—from playlist and clip-making tools to visual tables of contents, synchronized transcripts for every video, and per-second permanent URLs—make it easier to access, cite, and share video footage than ever before.

Queries such as the following will return numerous, high-utility results:

  • Show me all the videos that feature children and divorce.
  • Find all documentaries featuring families in crisis.
  • Search for all videos that demonstrate cognitive-behavioral therapy.
  • Find examples of interracial couples.
  • Find examples of relaxation techniques.

Publication Details

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II is available through annual subscription or one-time purchase, with pricing scaled to your institution. The collection works on PCs, Macs, and mobile devices and requires no additional software or downloads. Continuing education (CE) credits are available for many of the materials. For more information or to request a trial or price quote, email sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com.


Clips From Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II

Collaborative Helping:  A Practice Framework for Family-Centered Services

This video introduces Collaborative Helping, an integrated practice framework that draws from cutting edge ideas and practices in family therapy, community/organizational development, and post-modern thinking while applying them in a concrete and accessible fashion.




Re-membering Conversations:  A Post-Modern Approach to Death/Grief

"Re-membering conversations" (the hyphen signals the deliberate reproduction of membership), can be useful in counseling someone who is grieving but can also be used to regenerate the thoughts of the contributions made by those who are no longer living.