Becoming an Effective Therapist / Edition 1

Becoming an Effective Therapist / Edition 1

by Len Sperry, Jon Carlson, Diane Kjos
     
 

Describes the core skills of counseling needed during each of the four phases of psychotherapy: engagement, assessment, intervention, and maintenance. The textbook provides skill development exercises and assistance in integrating these skills when working with individuals, couples, and families. Separate chapters focus on cognitive and behavioral therapies,… See more details below

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Describes the core skills of counseling needed during each of the four phases of psychotherapy: engagement, assessment, intervention, and maintenance. The textbook provides skill development exercises and assistance in integrating these skills when working with individuals, couples, and families. Separate chapters focus on cognitive and behavioral therapies, psychodynamic theories, and systemic techniques. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205322077
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

I. OVERVIEW: BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE THERAPIST.

1. The Effective Therapist: An Overview.

II. ENGAGEMENT.

2. Initiating the Therapeutic Process.

3. Establishing the Therapeutic Relationship.

III. ASSESSMENT.

4. Diagnostic Assessment.

5. From Diagnostic Assessment to Formulation and Intervention.

6. Focused and Ongoing Assessment.

IV. INTERVENTIONS.

7. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions.

8. Psychodynamic Interventions.

9. Interventive and Solution-Focused Interventions.

10. Systemic and Psychoeducational Interventions.

V. MAINTENANCE AND TERMINATION.

11. Maintaining Clinical Gains, Preventing Relapse, Terminating Treatment.

VI. THE PRACTICE OF EFFECTIVE COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY.

12. Practical Issues and Ethical Dilemmas.

13. The Effective Therapist in Action.

Index.

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