Counseling and therapy video collection gets 120 new titles

February 11, 2014

Penn Staters with an access ID can now get 120 new titles that include 117 hours of video in the University Libraries’ collection of Counseling and Therapy in Video Collection, Volume III, from Alexander Street Press. Volume III now has 234 titles and 253 hours of video and all materials are transcribed. The three volumes are available at Databases by Title (A-Z).

A sampling of newly added contents includes:
Positive Psychotherapy: Helping People Thrive -- An increasingly popular form of therapy, focusing on strength-based approaches to helping clients solve problems, this film showcases eight counseling vignettes highlighting various positive therapeutic approaches.

Counseling Transgender People -- This film brings to life the everyday challenges -- which bathroom to use, which pronoun to use, stages of transition, etc. with three counseling sessions that feature a female-to-male client, a “gender nonconforming” client, and a male-to-female client. 

Narrative Therapy for Eating Disorders -- This film demonstrates a new approach to treating eating disorders to help counselors remain collaborative while working with anorexia and bulimia and to model ways of privileging a client’s knowledge, ideas, and resources, rather than confrontation to produce change.

From Bullies to Buddies: From Problem Management to Developing Crucial Social Skills In All Children -- This film focuses on the understanding of the brain to help children boost skills, such as empathy, kindness, patience, impulse control, self-esteem, and self-confidence, to help create a more positive school environment for children.

Expressive Arts Therapy films by renowned Expressive Arts Therapist Natalie Rogers, the daughter of the late Carl Rogers -- give two beautiful films devoted to working through issues via the arts.

Plus there are videos that present provocative conversations with psychotherapy’s leaders that explore ways to enhance therapeutic effectiveness. These interviews cover the full range of clinical practice, from working with couples and families to treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. Some titles include: “Angry Women, Withdrawn Men: Breaking through in Couples Therapy,” “Attachment Issues with Step Families,” “Cyber Intimacy and Cyber Solitude,” “Healing the Angry Brain,” “How to Stop Bullying,” “Male Friendly Psychotherapy,” “Parents, Children, and Anxiety:  Changing the Family Dance,” and “Treating the Highly Resistant Client.”

In addition there is a series of videos demonstrating Applied Behavioral Analysis, which is a well-known and successful therapy used to treat children on the autism spectrum.

For more information or for questions about the physical access provided, contact Lisa German at or 814-863-5447.

Last Updated February 17, 2014