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Counseling & Therapy

Counseling & Therapy

Prepare your counseling students to make a difference with the best, most up-to-date applied training and research materials available. Materials are curated and developed to meet the educational and research needs of a variety of counseling curricula.  

Counseling & Therapy in Video: Classic

Foundational videos from 1985-2010 cover recent history of practices

Formerly Volumes I & II, Classic’s 500+ hours of video provide a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. The collection features world renowned therapists such as Albert Ellis, Violet Oaklander, Derald Wing Sue, and John Norcross demonstrating their methods and techniques. Students and faculty will also find documentaries on the human condition, which help with training in skills such as reflection and empathy.

Counseling & Therapy in Video: Volume III

Films about the founders of theory and the progression of practices to today

Volume III  illustrates the theoretical models of counseling and psychotherapy as developed by the “giants” in the field such as Viktor Frankl, Albert Bandura, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Virginia Satir, Jay Haley, and Carl Rogers. From there, toVolume III emphasizes the evolution of the field by expanding into emerging areas such as social media, veterans, cyberbullying, mindfulness, and neuroscience, all the while examining new techniques and research-informed practice. More than 300 hours of video are available, with 70% of the titles filmed in 2012 or later. 

Counseling & Therapy in Video: Volume IV

Addresses new population groups, contemporary approaches and issues

Volume IV is tied to prevalent issues in counseling, such as the rise in cases involving underserved populations, racial trauma victims and veterans suffering from PTSD, as well as the compassion fatigue experienced by counselors themselves. This volume delivers content aligned with the CACREP eight common core areas, and introduces the DSM‑5® and ICD-10. Addressing topics such as psychopharmacology, neuroscience, LGBTQ, and research methods for courses in counseling, social work, or psychology, Volume IV is an ideal supplement for in-class lectures and homework assignments. The only multimedia collection of the four counseling volumes, Volume IV includes both video and text to further enhance teaching, learning, and research opportunities.  

 At completion, Volume IV will include:

  • 300 hours of video, 95% created since 2012
  • 400 transcripts from real therapy sessions, a wealth of opportunity for research
  • 1,200 hours of expert-led presentations, lectures, and workshops
  • 45,000 pages of ebooks and periodicals, including digitized archives of Psychotherapy Networker and Counseling Today

Counseling & Therapy in Video: Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection

Comprehensive DSM-5® / ICD-10 coverage has built-in assessments to assess comprehension

Ideal for counseling, psychology, social work, nursing and other behavioral healthcare courses, Volume V helps students better recognize mental health disorders and provide accurate diagnoses via 400+ streaming mental health videos aligned to DSM-5®/ICD-10 content.  The films in this vast collection range from 30 seconds to 15 minutes and are easily integrated into courses and lectures, used for homework assignments, or for sparking class discussion.  Volume V also provides assessment options for faculty. 

For over 90 titles, there are 2 versions of each film available:

  • One includes a title slide that introduces the symptom, preparing students to see what the disorder looks like.
  • The other does not include the title slide. Students make their own diagnoses, enabling faculty to assess student comprehension. 

Counseling & Therapy in Video: Library

A Library Journal Best Reference Award Winner

All four volumes of Counseling and Therapy in Video content work together to support counseling programs at all levels. Earlier volumes lay a foundation for learning counseling theory from therapists such as Carl Rogers, Violet Oaklander, Insoo Kim Berg, and Monica McGoldrick. Later volumes focus on emerging topics such as brain-based therapy, mindfulness, and multicultural issues. The content explores dozens of therapeutic methods, theories, diagnoses, and client types.

  • Counseling and Therapy in Video: Classic, which contains foundational videos from 1985 to 2010, covers the recent history of practices.
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III presents films about the founders of theory and the progression of practices to today.
  • Volume IV covers contemporary approaches and issues, while addressing new population groups.
  • Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection provides comprehensive DSM-5® / ICD-10 coverage, with built-in assessments, from this leading provider of training videos.

Best Value Subscription! The Complete Counseling &Therapy Package

Subscribe to all four video collections and both volumes of full-text therapy session transcripts. The Complete Package includes Counseling and Therapy in Video: Classic, Volumes III  -- V, and Psychotherapy Transcripts: Volumes I and II for cost-effective content that follows students through their studies. Contact for pricing.


The highest quality content

Curated to meet educational needs, our collections feature more than 400 practicing counseling professionals. Users are ensured a broad base of theoretical perspectives, methods, and focus areas. In addition to acquiring materials from top partners in the industry, Alexander Street’s Microtraining Associates imprint develops cutting-edge videos, demonstrations, conference recordings, and real therapy transcripts on topics from cognitive-behavioral therapy to neuroscience to cyberbullying.

Cost-effective solutions

The resources deliver access to valuable materials at a small fraction of the typical cost of physical acquisition.

Powerful platform and learning tools

A unique playlist tool and clip-making feature gives faculty and students the power to create, select, and share content aligned to course topics.

The most up-to-date data

New materials are added regularly to keep users on the cutting edge of new developments, theories, and practices in the field.

  • Guaranteed access to the highest quality, and most current, versions of the videos and text resources scholars need to do their best work.
  • Content touches on many different topic areas, and is relevant for both undergraduate and graduate-level scholarship.
  • Controlled vocabularies and semantic facet browsing allow users to discover new materials and find exactly what they need.
  • Bonus resources include hundreds of playlists and clips created by faculty and subject matter experts, including playlists matched to popular course syllabi.
  • Embed features allow for easy LMS integration.

Partners and contributors

Materials are hand selected from world renowned counselors, researchers, clinicians, and thought leaders, including Scott Miller (feedback-informed treatment); John Winslade and Gerald Monk (narrative therapy); Janet E. Helms, Derald Wing Sue, Robert Carter and Thomas Parham (multiculturalism and racial identity); Rita Chi-Ying Chung and Fred Bemak (social justice); and Samuel Gladding (family systems).


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