The Library has a wonderful collection of therapy and counseling dvds, streamed video, and vhs that can be used to support teaching and coursework in Social Work and Professional Psychology.
Our subscription database, Counseling and Therapy in Video, offers streamed videos of “actual therapy sessions, re-enacted therapy sessions, and scripted sessions designed by counseling professionals to illustrate common issues and scenarios that arise during courses of therapy. These videos often include narration and frameworks that put the sessions into theoretical context.” Volume II of Counseling and Therapy in Video was recently released, so now you can search or browse 511 streamed videos through one interface.
Counseling and Therapy in Video features an advanced search that enables you to search by keyword in the “Transcripts and Notes” field, or by title, series title, video type, therapy type, therapist name, subjects, themes, publisher, and publication date. You also have the option to limit your search by therapist details, such as race/ethnicity or gender, or to limit by client details, including age range, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
Browsing the collection by subject illustrates the range of content addressed, from assessment to cognitive processes, diagnosis to family, and from personality to relationships. Each subject category can be expanded to reveal the subcategories, and the number of films related to each. For example, the “Culture” subject category contains 98 videos falling within the subcategories of cross-culturalism, cultural diversity, cultural sensitivity, ethnicity, multiculturalism, prejudice, race, and racism, among others. You can also browse the collection by therapy types; adolescent psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, marriage counseling, and object relations therapy are just some examples. Additional features include the ability to make customized clips, which can be annotated and inserted into class assignments or put on reserve, and you can also create personal playlists. Counseling and Therapy in Video can be found in the Psychology and Social Work—Most Useful database subject categories, or by title in the database listings or in the library catalog.
In addition to our streaming video collection, Penrose Library also owns many therapy and counseling dvds and videos. If you want to browse our collection, do a keyword search with the term therap* and limit your results by clicking on the DVD/Videos format (located in the facets to the left of your results). This search currently retrieves 219 titles, ranging from Irreconcilable Differences: A Solution-Focused Approach to Marital Therapy to Relational-Cultural Therapy and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. A search with the term counseling retrieves 106 titles with the DVD/Video format, such as Culturally Alert Counseling: Working with African American Clients and Counseling Gay and Lesbian Youth: A Multiethnic Demonstration Video. You can also search by keywords for specific therapeutic approaches, clients, or problems, and limit your results to the DVD/Video format.
Several DU faculty have received Women’s Library Association grants specifically to enhance our therapy and counseling dvd collections. Past grants have focused on working with specific populations (e.g., Native Americans, Latinos/as, Asian Americans, African Americans, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender people, immigrants, men, women, disabled, and low-income people) and topics (e.g., religion and spiritual awareness psychotherapy, therapeutic skills). Recent additions to the collection include Engaging Men in Psychotherapy, Working with Arab-Americans, and Psychotherapy Integration Over Time. If you would like to recommend a specific title to add to the collection, please contact Jenny Bowers at Penrose Library.