Gerald Corey Biography: Author Of ‘Theories and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy’

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You may have encountered the name Gerald Corey in school as an undergraduate or graduate psychology student. If you are a practicing psychologist, psychotherapist, or counselor, you’re definitely familiar with his name. Gerald Corey wrote some of the most influential books on counseling and psychotherapy. Most people who are studying and working in these fields have repeatedly encountered his name through various literatures and textbooks.

But who exactly is Gerald Corey? And how did he come to be one of the most influential psychology authors? In this Best Psych Books profile article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Dr. Corey, from his educational background to his most notable works.

Gerald Corey – Educational background and professional life

Gerald Corey earned his doctorate in counseling at the University of Southern California.

He is a Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton. As a professor, he’s taught undergraduate and graduate courses in different topics related to counseling and psychotherapy, including group counseling, ethics in counseling, and theory and practice of counseling.

Dr. Corey, together with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, tours the world to hold seminars and workshops in psychotherapy and counseling. He has shared his expertise with mental health professionals not only in the United States, but also in Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland.

Gerald Corey – Professional affiliations

Gerald Corey is affiliated with some of the biggest organizations related to psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. Dr. Corey is a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Gerald Corey – Publications

Gerald Corey is the author or co-author of plenty of textbooks, most of which are focused on counseling and psychotherapy. His seminal work, Theories and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, has been translated into different languages, including Arabic, Indonesian, Portuguese, Turkish, Korean, and Chinese. He also has at least 60 journal articles under his name.

Here are some of the books and articles written or co-written by Gerald Corey:

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions

Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

Student Manual for Corey’s Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy

I Never Knew I Had a Choice: Explorations in Personal Growth [With Infotrac]

Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy

Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges (with DVD and Workbook)

Group Techniques

Theory in Practice: The Case of Stan DVD for Corey S Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy, 8th

The Art of Integrative Counseling

Student Manual for Corey’s Theory and Practice of Group Counseling, 6th

Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions: A Practical Guide

Counselor Self-Care

Becoming a Helper

Evolution of a Group: Student Video and Workbook [With Student VideoWith Workbook]

Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges Workbook

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions by Gerald Corey, Brooks Cole

I Never Knew I Had a Choice: Explorations in Personal Growth

You can find and purchase some of his work on Amazon, linked down below. Disclosure: Best Psych Books gets commissions for purchases made through affiliate links.

Gerald Corey – Personal life

Gerald Corey is married to Marianne Schneider Corey, a marriage and family therapist. The two have been married since 1964. He likes traveling, cycling, and hiking in the mountains. He owns a 1931 Model A Ford. Gerald and Marianne have two adult daughters, Heidi and Cindy; two granddaughters, Kyla and Keegan; and one grandson, named Corey.

Gerald Corey – RateMyProfessor score

Based on 14 ratings, Gerald Corey has a RateMyProfessor.com score of 3.8 over 5. One of the more glowing reviews about Dr. Corey from a former student states the following: “Dr. Corey is one of a handful of teachers that I consider the best I’ve ever had. I loved the back and forth between student and teacher about various ideas that were presented. Dr. Corey really got me to think. With all the drudgery and banalities of so many teachers it was a joy to want to come to class and learn through participation.”

Gerald Corey – Media work and appearances

Gerald Corey recently appeared in a YouTube video produced by the American Counseling Association titled “Personal Reflections of Counseling.” You can watch the video below:

Gerald Corey also appeared in various DVD productions focused on different aspects of counseling and psychotherapy. Some of these media productions include:

Ethics in Action: DVD and Workbook (2015, with Marianne Schneider Corey and Robert Haynes); Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges DVD and Workbook (2014, with Marianne Schneider Corey and Robert Haynes); DVD for Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy: The Case of Stan and Lecturettes (2013); DVD for Integrative Counseling: The Case of Ruth and Lecturettes (2013, with Robert Haynes); and DVD for Theory and Practice of Group Counseling (2012).

All of these programs are available through Cengage Learning.