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The Complete Counseling & Therapy Package

Alexander Street's Complete Counseling & Therapy Package provides a comprehensive, rich, and diverse collection of video and text for anyone studying or teaching in the area of mental health.  Programs in counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and behavioral health will all benefit from the wide variety of content in this collection, which includes clinical mental health demonstrations, actual therapy sessions, compelling documentaries on the human condition, psychotherapy transcripts, as well client narratives and reference works.    Content included in the package has been the recipient of the Best Niche Product award from Library Journal and was deemed “highly recommended” by Choice Magazine.

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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, Volume 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.  Volume IV includes:

  • 300 hours of video, 90% 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. 

Psychotherapy Transcripts: Volumes I-II

6,000 transcripts of real therapy sessions, 40,000 pages of client narratives, and 25,000 pages of reference works in one cross-searchable interface bring the therapeutic process to life and provide unprecedented levels of access to the broadest range of clients.

Nursing & Mental Health in Video

Nurses today must understand, assess, and manage mental health issues that often present themselves alongside physical conditions. Prepare your students to do just that with Nursing & Mental Health in Video. This collection features over 240 videos and includes 20 patient cases of the most common mental health disorders nurses may encounter.

Social Work Online

Social Work Online is a multimedia resource that combines video – compelling documentaries and client demonstrations -with relevant text to illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners.

Psychological Experiments Online

Psychological Experiments Online is a multimedia online resource that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries, fostering deeper levels of understanding for students and scholars alike. The collection pairs 65 hours of audio and video recordings of the original experiments (when existent) with 45,000 pages of primary-source documents. It’s packed with exclusive and hard-to-find materials including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, letters penned by the lead psychologist, videos of modern-day replications, and modifications to the original experiments.

Best Value Subscription: The Complete Counseling & Therapy Package

The Complete Package includes Counseling and Therapy in Video: ClassicVolumes III, IV, and V,  Psychotherapy Transcripts: Volumes I and II, Nursing & Mental Health in Video, Social Work Online and Psychological Experiments Online for cost-effective content that follows students through their studies. 

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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 counseling 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

This multi-part collection is available worldwide through an annual subscription with prices scaled to institutional size and budget. Individual volumes are available as a subscription or for perpetual purchase.



Recipient of 'Best Niche Product' Award

Library Journal

Highly Recommended

Choice Magazine