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Counseling & Therapy in Video: Library

Counseling & Therapy in Video: Library

Perhaps the greatest source of anxiety for students in the mental health field is the prospect of working with clients in face-to-face counseling encounters. Counseling and Therapy in Video: Library provides an invaluable firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. This series contains footage from actual therapy sessions, training videos, and reenactments conducted by renowned counseling professionals. 

Counseling & Therapy in Video: Classic

Foundational videos from 1985-2010 cover recent history of practices

Formerly Volumes I & II, Classic’s 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 and Derald Wing Sue 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 Ellis, 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. 


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 8 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:

  • Transcripts from real therapy sessions, a wealth of opportunity for research
  • Expert-led presentations, lectures, and workshops
  • ebooks and periodicals

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 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. 


Teaching power

Counseling and Therapy in Video is available on Alexander Street's platform 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 and personalized playlists let you integrate content straight into your syllabus or Learning Management System.
  • Synchronized, searchable, scrolling transcripts run alongside each video, enhancing navigation and access.

Product information

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Library 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.


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 sophisticated but easy-to-use interface...[and a] unique resource for those interested in social work, clinical psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Summing Up: Highly recommended.Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.


Best Niche Product...The materials in this category challenge traditionally buttoned-up scholarly expectations.

Library Journal Reference

The content in this database is not only valuable, it is unique...Highly recommended to any academic institution that trains counselors, psychologists, or social workers.

The Charleston Advisor