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Counseling and Therapy in Video

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1. About the Database

Counseling and Therapy in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible. Counseling and Therapy in Video's suite of tools—searches and browses powered by Semantic Indexing™ and searchable transcripts synchronized to video—give the ability to drill down in seconds to find the footage of interest from hundreds of hours of video.

The videos in this collection have been created by a variety of organizations and individuals dedicated to the advancement of education and training in counseling and therapy. Several types of videos have been chosen to provide a well-rounded collection that will be of interest to students, academics, and professionals alike:

Counseling Sessions and Demonstrations include filmed footage 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.

Consultations feature experts in particular courses of therapy advising other therapists on the application of their methods. These videos often include scenes of counseling sessions interspersed with analysis and discussions between the consultant, the practicing therapists, and the clients.

Lectures, presentations, and interviews feature well-known therapists discussing their own work and issues affecting the larger fields of mental health and wellness.

Documentaries focus on individuals’ experiences with the psychological and physical issues that are most frequently addressed in counseling. These videos help to build greater empathy skills and understanding of the client experience.

Taken together, these materials provide a rich resource for the study of counseling theory and its applications. Users can compare, for example, how different therapeutic methods address common issues such as substance abuse or domestic violence; or how individual counselors differ in their applications of the same theory. The materials are also indexed by client and therapist details, enabling users to find materials dealing specifically with counseling African-Americans or Latinos, for example, or with counseling children or the elderly.

Teaching and Discussion Guides: Many of the videos in this collection include supplementary materials to aid in their use in classroom discussions and assignments. These materials are available as downloadable ZIP files. The ZIP software can be downloaded at

Continuing Education (C.E) Credits are available for a number of the videos in this collection. C.E. credits are administered by the publishers of the videos, and require separate payment. Links to the appropriate publishers' websites are included for all videos with associated C.E. credits available.

Critical Video Editions: The Alexander Street Critical Video Editions Series™ combines the excitement of video with the uniquely powerful search capabilities our collections are known for. We've developed software applications that make use of Alexander Street's Semantic Indexing™ to enable precise searching and finding; easy browsing and moving about; citations down to the second; and searchable transcripts. Our video can be shared via embeddable links; user-created playlists and clips, with annotation features and the ability to incorporate other content from outside the collection; and more. These features and capabilities render video as useful for research and classroom use as any scholarly text.

Our Critical Video Editions™ feature:

  • uniquely powerful browse and search capabilities enabled by ASP's Semantic Indexing™
  • multiple points of access—browses, searches, thumbnail images, transcripts—allowing you to find your point of interest in hundreds of hours of video within seconds
  • synchronized, searchable transcripts
  • video clip-making tools
  • annotated playlists—you can make, annotate, and share playlists for course or individual use, and you can include links to materials or resources outside of the collection to make this your one-stop resource
  • high quality, licensed, in-copyright material plus newsreel and other valuable footage
  • the ability to create synchronized annotations and multi-media presentations
  • an embeddable video player and playlist for use on a class Web site, library home page, or an electronic syllabus—lets you drive usage and deliver content to users where and when they need it without instructions or countless screens and clicks
  • streaming, quickly accessible online video at 400 and 800 kbps with no delays and no special equipment (just Flash and a browser)
  • Open URL compliance

2. Notes on This Release

All videos and transcripts in the collection have been Semantically Indexed™ and are fully searchable and browsable.

3. Acknowledgments

At Alexander Street, the following people have been instrumental in the development of the collection:

  • Andrea Eastman-Mullins
  • Elizabeth Robey
  • Greg Urquhart
  • Greg Fagan
  • Kim Milio
  • Lucy Sullivan
  • Michelle Eldridge
  • Mike Kangal
  • Mike Wathen
  • Nazar Sharunenko
  • Pat Carlson
  • Sara Gibney
  • Stephen Rhind-Tutt
  • Tim Lloyd
  • Ziep Truong

Special thanks also go to Victor Yalom of, and Nick Jordan of the University of Manchester for their help in assembling this collection.

4. Subscription and Free Trial Information

Counseling and Therapy in Video is available for one-time purchase of perpetual access, or as an annual subscription. Please contact us at if you wish to begin a subscription or to request a free 30-day trial.

5. Publisher Information

All of the videos in Counseling and Therapy in Video are available for individual purchase from their respective publishers.

Microtraining Associates/Alexander Street Press
3212 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 23229
150 Shoreline Highway, Ste 1
Mill Valley, CA 94941
San Francisco, CA 94118

800-577-4762 or 415-332-3232

University of Manchester Department of Psychology

Psychiatry Research Group
Research School of Community-based Medicine
University of Manchester
2nd Floor, Rawnsley Building
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Manchester M13 9WL, UK

+44 (0)161 276 6682

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7. Errata

Our intention is to have a database without errors. We appreciate suggestions for improvements and notice of factual errors. To report errors or to suggest improvements, please email the Editor at Please identify the video title, collection, publisher, and publication date, as well as the issue itself, whether in the video, the transcript, or other accompanying materials. Please also include your email address, so that we can let you know the status of your correction.

8. Copyright

All materials in the database are protected under U.S. and International Copyright Law.

9. Cataloging Records

MARC records will be available for this collection.