A Guide For Effective Psychotherapy

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The millions each year who enter psychotherapy need to have information to make intelligent decisions before therapy. This book is written in layperson's terms with easy to understand explanations and a reference section at the back of the book. The potential client is advised on how to go about determining the qualifications of therapists that best fit their needs, basic psychotherapy theories and their approaches, integration of the therapy orientations with the formats of therapy, clients' rights, seeking help...
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The millions each year who enter psychotherapy need to have information to make intelligent decisions before therapy. This book is written in layperson's terms with easy to understand explanations and a reference section at the back of the book. The potential client is advised on how to go about determining the qualifications of therapists that best fit their needs, basic psychotherapy theories and their approaches, integration of the therapy orientations with the formats of therapy, clients' rights, seeking help for your adolescent or teen, obtaining referrals, references and resources, with sample case studies.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780977820535
  • Publisher: Helm Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2010

    Perfect Book if You are Considering Psychotherapy or Like Learning about Psychology

    Best book I've read on the subject. Dr. Morella takes the mystery out of the Psychotherapy process. He defines the different types of mental health providers, the different kinds of therapy, and the different formats for therapy. In his chapter, "Important Issues to Understand in Psychotherapy", he empowers the perspective client with information aiding them in taking an active part in their own healing and to be better prepared for the therapy process. There is an excellent chapter on "Children and Adolescents in Psychotherapy". One chapter I found very important was on obtaining a referral to a therapist complete with specific questions to ask your perspective therapist in a phone interview. Dr. Morella further arms the reader with an excellent chapter on resources; he lists other books, websites, agencies, support groups, etc. that can help with a multitude of psychological issues.

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  • Posted December 8, 2009

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    The title says it all.

    Dr. Morella does a terrific job of explaining to the readers the different types of psychotherapy, qualities to look for in a therapist, and ways for parents to get children into therapy. The book is well written and can be read and understood no matter what your level of education. He also adds some comic releif throughout the book. He does an outstanding job with helping the reader understand the truth about psychotherapy and the difference between clinical practice and the medias perception. Also he he provides names and contact information of therapist and organizations that can further help you in your decision to receive or recomend psychotherapy. All in all a great book for any reader who wishes to know more about psychotherapy for themselves, family members or friends. Very informative.

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  • Posted December 8, 2009

    Great book. Very informative.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who has any questions about psychotherapy. Book was written with clarity and simplicity, where anyone could understand the complexity of this topic.

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  • Posted December 7, 2009

    Book Review

    This book written by John Morella was very well written. The book has helped a lot with my studies. I recommend this book to any person that wants to study psychology.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    This book is very helpful!

    Dr. Morella your book A Guide for Effective Psycotherapy is a very helpful book. It is helpful to anyone who wants to learn the basics and some in depth things about pshycotherapy. I would definately recomend this book to anyone seeking psycotherapy. After reading this book i realize how much you must look for in a Therapist before you decide he is the one to help you. There are alot of factors and your book breaks down each one. Your book is very easy to read. I would again stress to everyone that is seeking psycotherapy to read this book.
    TYLER SHORT Psych. 1010 Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am-10:45am SLCC

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  • Posted December 4, 2009

    A Guide for Effective Psychotherapy

    After reading "A Guide for Effective Psychotherapy" by Dr. Morella one should be able to have a basic understanding of psychotherapy and an understanding about how they should go about finding a psychotherapist that is suitable. I reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in learning a little to a lot about psychotherapy. This book is also a great help in finding a psychotherapist to help family members or someone who is in need of a therapist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2009

    Review of "A Guide for Effective Psychotherapy,"per Sue Sias.

    When reading "A Guide for Effective Psychotherapy,"by Dr. Morella not only was the book well organized, the information was extremely useful and clear. This book did an excellent job in taking medical jargon and writing it in a way that was clear for all to read, and to enjoy. I would definitely recommend this book to one who is interested in the subject, one who is dealing with areas that are spoken about in the book, or just to students who will have to take psychology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2009

    Great Reading

    This is a great book for anyone to read. It is very easy to understand and is virtually free of any jargon. If you are looking into therapy for yourself or a family member, or merely just would like to learn a little about psychotherapy, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! Dr. Morella outlines the basics of psychotherapy, gives vital information for searching for a therapist, and great references as well.

    Ashley Vincent
    Pyschology Class TTH 11:00-12:15

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2009

    Completely understandable

    Whenever I first had this book assigned to me to read, I absolutely dreaded having to read it, but after beginning the first chapter I was completely shocked how much I enjoyed and was able to relate to Dr. Morella's writing. Written casually, with any jargon explained in a way as to leave no question of its meaning, it was quick and easy read. It was organized in a very effective way and I had no problem following the concepts at all. I would recommend this book to anyone searching out information on psychotherapy, or anyone interested in psychology. Shiloh E. Psych 1010

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  • Posted October 22, 2009

    Great Book

    This book is a great asset to anyone who is looking for psychotherapy for themselves or maybe a family member or friend. It outlines the basic principle used in psychology today, as well as what to expect on the first visit. It gives great suggestions to someone who knows they want therapy but doesn't know where to look. It also provides a list of available resources to find out more information about a particular problem. If you think you or someone you know may need therapy, this book will help you a lot.

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  • Posted October 21, 2009

    Easy Read

    When I first began reading a psychology text book, I was blown away by all the jargon used to explain the same concepts Dr. Morella explained in this book. He did so without all the jargon--anyone could understand the information presented in Dr. Morella's book. I believe that this book would be very helpful for someone who was considering therapy but did not know where to start, or had some qualms about therapy in general. Unlike psychology textbooks, this book is not at all difficult understand. It clarified much of the information presented in psych. class and in my textbook. To lift the reader's mood and give the book a somewhat conversational tone, Dr. Morella included "mental health jokes" that I found very entertaining. ^_^
    Robin M.; Psych 1010, 9:30-10:30, T-Th.

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  • Posted October 20, 2009

    How effective this book really is.

    The book is an absolute must read for anyone having questions or doubts about psychotherapy. If you have any questions or concerns about therapy this book will answer all of them it has a clear description about the class of therapy offered and therapist. It will guide you thru tough decisions and discussion topics you should ask therapist. ITS A REAL MUST READ!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2009

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    I have read Mr John Morella's "A Guide For Effective Psychotherapy", and i have really enjoyed it. In the book he desribes many types of therapy. He also lets you know which therapist is best suited for you and everyone else in different cases. Mr. Morella also tells you what really happens during therapy, and not just about what the media puts out about therapy. I really enjoyed reading his book.

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  • Posted September 9, 2009

    AlexSifton Tues-Thurs 11-12:15

    I have just started reading this book. I never knew much about therapist or the differences about them. I have never been very intrested about psycology, until i starting reading this book. This book is very intresting an even more so very easy to understand. This book gets to the point and has tought me alot within the first couple of chapters.

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  • Posted May 6, 2009

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    my review for this book .

    An Effective Guide for Psychotherapy is an excellent book to ready if you want to know a little bit about the complex world of psychotherapy .It is also a great way to understand real psychology and break away from the common ideas about the subject given by the media .Also i kept my attention because usually educational books are really boring but this one keeps it short and to the point and doesnt bore the reader with useless information , i would recommend it to n e one interested in psychotherapy .


    Johnathan G.
    Tuesday&Thursday
    9:30am-10:45am
    SLCC

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

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    How helpful this Book was to ME.

    Before reading Dr. Morella book, "A guide for Effective Psychotheray", I was truely clueless to what a therapist really do. Now that I have read this book about all the different types of mental health providers, such as; psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family counselors,etc. It also shows the different kind of formats for pychotherapy, I was wonder if I had a problem would I have to be by myself with a therapist. In the book in chapter 4, explains how you can be in any group you feel that fits you and i would prolly want to be in a group therapy, just so I could get back other feedbacks. However, this is why i feel this chapter helped me more to understand the different tpyes of group.

    I have learned so much by reading this book. Like I said before I did not understand what a psychology do, but now that I have read this book I understand everything. If anything would have to be added in the chapter I would probably say add a chapter about suicide and how it occurs. Looking at all the chapters made me realize how therapist are the best. And if we add a chapter about suicide it would probably make that book a little more interesting. I mean everything was explained but that subject. Once a teen read this book with a chapter about how suicide occurs and other information they will never get rid of this book. I really did enjoy reading through this book and showed me plenty information that I never knew about.

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  • Posted April 29, 2009

    Psychology Class

    I enjoyed reading the book even though I was not that into psychology. The book was easy to understand and comprehend. I found that the information was helpful, not only to me but anyone else who is interested in this subject.
    Britney Briggs
    T,TH Class 9:30 a.m.

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  • Posted April 25, 2009

    Informative and Useful

    Do you have questions about psychotherapy? It is the purpose of this book to walk you through the steps of therepy. Dr Morella explains the different styles of therepy and the different types of therapist available in layman terms. He guides you step by step through the process of selecting a proper therapist to recieving the proper treatment. He presents many aspects of the treatment course that I have found beneficial. If you or someone you know is considering treatment this book is a great tool to ease the process and calm your fears. I would recomend this book to anyone thinking about psychotherapy or anyone taking a high school or college psychology course. Dr Morella has done an excellent job of explaining complicated medical matters in simple and understandable terms. Parents there is even a very informative section about doing the right thing for your child when considering behavioral problems. Read the book then pass it on to your friends and family because everyone can benefit from it.

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  • Posted April 12, 2009

    steven bella T-Th 11-12:30

    i thought the book was a really good and an informative book. it explained all the different types of therapies that i never knew existed. i would definetely recommend it to other young readers as it will help them sort out any problems they may have. the only improvement i thought was the glossary to define some of the words. keep up the good work i thought it was really good and i cant wait to read your other book.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

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    Leah Scott (TTh 11:00-12:15)

    After reading Dr. Morella's book, I find myself to be much better informed on matters of therapy. It was written in a way that was informative and easy to understand. I am thoroughly enjoying having him as a psychology teacher, he is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of human behavior and the different types of therapy. His experience has helped to produce what I thought was a great book for people looking to learn more about the process of therapy. I am looking forward to reading his next book and wish him the best of luck with it!

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