Escape from Babel: Toward a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice / Edition 1

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Overview

While "psychotherapy" has been busily dividing into hundreds of different models, research shows that it doesn't really matter which approach you use. Yet there are some factors, across models, that do matter.
The authors want readers to shake their allegiance to masters and models and focus on the basics of relationship, hope, and a plan for the future. Theirs is a simple but effective approach.

Provides therapeutic model w/respect for client, good therapeutic relationship, hope, structure in therapy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393702194
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Series: Norton Professional Bks.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., practices solution-oriented therapy in Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 Trapped in Babel: The State of Modern Clinical Theory and Practice 1
2 Escape from Babel: Building a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice 19
3 The Unsung Heroes of Psychotherapy: The Contribution of the Client and Chance Events to Treatment Outcome 34
4 On the Shoulders of Carl Rogers: The Contribution of the Therapeutic Relationship to Treatment Outcome 81
5 Hoping for a Change: The Role of Hope, Expectancy, and Placebo in Psychotherapy Outcome 122
6 "A Gift from God": A Case Example 161
7 Structure and Novelty: The Role of Models and Techniques in Psychotherapy Outcome 182
8 Getting a Life: A Case Example 198
Epilogue 215
Bibliography 217
Index 235
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