The models reviewed are: (1) theories based on the behavioristic perspective;
(2) theories based on the gestalt perspective (which is a humanistic/existential perspective); (3) theories based on the psychoanalytic perspective; and (4) systemic theories related to the organizational perspective.
One feature of the discussion of these theoretical perspectives that I found to be very helpful, both in terms of better understanding the models and in terms of deriving practical implications from them, is that each of the general theoretical approaches is followed by a summary section. This section delineates the major strength (and sometimes weakness) of each view.
The helpfulness of the summary section in terms of practical implications is that for any given consultation situation, one can use the summary to note whether a given perspective is particularly applicable or particularly non-applicable to eleme