"As Safran and Greenberg point out, the time is ripe for psychotherapy theorists and researchers from different theoretical traditions to begin dealing with the topics of emotion and affective change in a systematic fashion and to begin a dialogue with each other. In this very valuable book, they have accomplished these goals admirably. Each chapter, written by a leading figure in the field of psychotherapy research and theory, is of great interest in its own right. And the final integrative chapter...is itself worth the price of the book. Anyone interested in the role of emotion in therapeutic changeand I assume that would include just about everyone interested in psychotherapywill find the book of great value."Morris Eagle, Ph.D.
"Safran and Greenberg offer us a valuable service by bringing together examples of how emotionality emerges in various forms of psychotherapy. They then seek to point up linkages to current theories of differential emotions. Of special value are contributions...[that] suggest ways in which therapists from various orientations can integrate their practice with current scientific evidence."Jerome L. Singer, Ph.D.
"Psychotherapists have long followed the red thread of emotionality, but a general and integrated theory of cognition, emotion, and psychodynamics has not been available. This compendium of views of how to explain clinical emotionality moves toward the goal of such integration by specifying observable phenomena and pegging the theories of contributors to such instances. The book is part of a revitalization movement in clinical theory."Mardi Horowitz, M.D.