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Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts Series

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts Series

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Volumes I and II, is a unique online series that lets students and researchers peer deeply into the client-therapist relationship and follow the progress—and the setbacks—of clients across multiple therapy sessions. This multi-part collection includes nearly 4,000 transcripts of real therapy sessions, 40,000 pages of client narratives, and 25,000 pages of reference works. Together, these materials bring the therapeutic process to life and provided unprecedented levels of access to the broadest range of clients.

Designed to meet the needs of therapists-in-training, the collection shares firsthand the experience of assisting clients through a wide range of issues. It lets students witness in detail therapists’ treatment processes and assess their impact. Transcripts are provided by hundreds of practicing therapists worldwide and all adhere to the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Guidelines for use and anonymity, so users can rely on the information for its accuracy and diversity.

This collection also opens gateways for researchers to make reliable, real-life observations and draw empirical, data-driven conclusions. Scholars can use the collection to compare therapeutic methods, relate them back to client outcomes, examine language patterns across different types of psychotherapy, and explore countless other lines of inquiry with unprecedented accuracy.

About Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts: Volume I

Volume I lays an important foundation for clinical work with clients by providing 2,000 real-life, fully anonymized transcripts alongside an extensive selection of primary accounts, handbooks, and reference works.

Primary narratives are valuable for undergraduates and practicing therapists because their vivid detail enables users to understand, appreciate, and empathize with clients in a way no traditional textbook can. Included are diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, and personal memoirs along with the full text of the sessions themselves.

More than 25,000 pages of reference material round out this volume, complementing and contextualizing the primary sources. Content includes encyclopedic entries, textbook case studies, and how-to material from leading professionals in the field.

About Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts: Volume II


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Volume II builds on the foundation of the inaugural edition with nearly 2,000 new transcripts of actual therapy sessions. Because all content was recorded in 2012 or later, Volume II is an ideal resource for examining the most up-to-date therapeutic approaches and methods and their real-life applications. The collection features a diverse set of clients, a wide range of presenting issues, and multiple therapeutic approaches, making this an outstanding resource for teaching and research.

Topical coverage

Subjects addressed throughout the collection are among the most-studied and discussed in counseling classrooms and practices. These include:

  • Anger management
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Borderline personality
  • Chemical dependence
  • Childhood traumas
  • Chronic pain
  • Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Eating disorders
  • Family conflict
  • Financial stress
  • Grief and unresolved loss
  • Impulse control disorder
  • Intimate relationship conflicts
  • Legal conflicts
  • Medical issues
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Paranoid ideation
  • Parenting
  • Phobia/panic
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychoticism
  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual identity confusion
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Social discomfort
  • Suicide ideation
  • Vocational stress

Tools for teaching and research

Because the Counseling and Therapy Transcripts series is available on Alexander Street’s powerful online interface, exploring and discovering content has never been easier.

  • The collection is carefully indexed to meet the specific search needs of students and scholars in counseling. Search and browse by client age, symptoms, date of session, therapy type, therapist gender, and much more.
  • Unlike physical textbooks, online access makes it easy to assign text reading and allows unlimited simultaneous readers on-campus or off.
  • Advanced functionality lets users add all of their favorite documents and passages into one convenient playlist then easily share the link, or slide it seamlessly into any syllabus or LMS.

Publication details

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts is a multi-part online collection available to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide via subscription or one-time purchase of perpetual rights. No special setup or software is required—all you need is an internet browser.

BEST VALUE: Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts  are also available as part of Behavioral & Mental Health Online, our complete offering of all our Behavioral and Mental Health content.