Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

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New developments in psychotherapy research and practice over the past twenty years require a new perspective from a psychotherapy book. Until recently, approaches to clinical practices were presented as competing truths. Each one was viewed as a distinct, all-encompassing system of thought and clinical practice. Therapists were expected to decide which school they favored and then apply its treatment methods consistently to all patients. This is no longer the case.
While a growing body of empirical research supports the efficacy of treatment over no treatment, it does not endorse any one treatment as superior to all others. Moreover, most psychotherapists today acknowledge that they draw on therapeutic insights and techniques from a number of psychological schools of thought.
To guide therapists in developing their own style of effective psychotherapy, Bruce Bongar and Larry E. Beutler have assembled a work that provides an overview of the field and an understanding of the essential features of the leading schools of psychotherapy. They bring together experts who introduce the individual theories and practice techniques from these schools and guide the reader in discovering which approaches work best for which patients.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195082159
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/5/1995
  • Series: Oxford Series in Clinical Psychology Series, #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 10.31 (w) x 7.37 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Bongar is Professor of Psychology at Pacific Graduate School and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the author of Suicide (Oxford 1993) and The Suicidial Patient and Series Editor for the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Psychology. Dr Bongar is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, a chartered psychologist of the British Psychological Society, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
Larry E. Beutler is Professor and Director of the Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Beutler is the editor of several books, including, Systematic Treatment Selection (with J. Clarkin), Psychotherapy Research (with M. Crago), and Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy (with A. Freeman, K.E. Simon, and H. Arkowitz), and the editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is also on the Editorial Board for the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Psychology, a fellow of APS, Past-President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and a member of the Fellows Committee, Division of Psychotherapy, American Psychological Association.

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Table of Contents

PART I: Theories and Practices of Psychotherapy
1. Unity and Diversity Among Psychotherapies: A Comparative Perspective, David E. Orlinsky and Kenneth I. Howard
2. Psychodynamic Therapies in Historical Perspective, Bertram Karon and Anmarie J. Widener
3. Psychodynamic Therapies in Practice: Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy, Jeffrey L. Binder, Hans H. Strupp, and William P. Henry
4. Behavioral Therapies in Historical Perspective, W. Edward Craighead, Linda Wilcoxon Craighead, and Stephen S. Ilardi
5. Behavior Therapy in Practice, Kim T. Mueser and Robert P. Liberman
6. Depth Existential Therapy: Evolution Since World War II, James F.T. Bugental and Bruce McBeath
7. Experiential Therapy in Practice: The Process-Experiential Approach, Robert Elliott and Leslie S. Greenberg
8. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Historical Perspective, Donald H. Meichenbaum
9. Cognitive Therapies in Practice, Keith S. Dobson and Brian F. Shaw
10. Group Psychotherapy in Historical Perspective, Max Rosenbaum and Kathleen M. Patterson
11. Group Therapy in Practice, Barbara Ballinger and Irvin Yalom
12. Family Therapy in Historical Perspective, John F. Clarkin and Daniel Carpenter
13. Family Systems Therapy in Practice: A Systemic Couples Therapy for Problem Drinking, Michael Rohrbaugh, et al.
14. Integrative and Eclectic Therapies in Historical Perspective, Marvin R. Goldfried and John C. Norcross
15. Integrative and Eclectic Therapies in Practice, Larry E. Beutler, Andres J. Consoli, and Rebecca E. Williams
PART II: Psychotherapy for Special Populations and Circumstances
16. Psychotherapy with Women in Theory and Practice, Annette M. Brodsky and Susan L. Steinberg
17. Counseling and Psychotherapy with Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups in Theory and Practice, J. Manuel Casas
18. Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Susan M. Panichelli and Philip C. Kendall
19. Psychotherapy with Older Adults in Theory and Practice, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson and Larry W. Thompson
20. Brief and Crisis Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice, Julia Shiang and Bruce Bongar
PART III: Research Methods, Professional Issues, and New Directions
21. Methods of Psychotherapy Research, Alan E. Kazdin
22. Issues in the Training of Psychotherapists, Richard P. Halgin and Robert A. Murphy
23. Ethics in Psychotherapy
24. The Modern Psychotherapist and the Future of Psychotherapy, Michael J. Mahoney

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