Problem-Solving Therapy: A Positive Approach to Clinical Intervention, Third Edition

Problem-Solving Therapy: A Positive Approach to Clinical Intervention, Third Edition

by Arthur M. Nezu, Thomas D'Zurilla
     
 

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Enhance Function--Avert Relapses--Present New Problems

In this new updated edition, authors Thomas J. D'Zurilla and Arthur M. Nezu, present some of the most useful advances in problem-solving therapy (PST) today. An excellent resource for maximizing positive patient outcomes, this all-inclusive guide

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MAXIMIZE POSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

Enhance Function--Avert Relapses--Present New Problems

In this new updated edition, authors Thomas J. D'Zurilla and Arthur M. Nezu, present some of the most useful advances in problem-solving therapy (PST) today. An excellent resource for maximizing positive patient outcomes, this all-inclusive guide helps enhance your problem solving skills and apply successful clinical techniques to help your clients improve their lives. Known for its presentation of solid research results and effective PST training tools, this best-selling guide has been fully updated to include:

  • NEW research data on social problem solving and adjustment
  • NEW studies on the efficacy of PST
  • NEW social problem solving models
  • NEW updated and more user-friendly therapist's training manual

Written for a wide audience, from therapists and counselors to psychologists and social workers, this highly readable and practical reference is a must-have guide to helping your patients identify and resolve current life problems.

The book set is designed to be read alongside its informal "manual" accompaniment, Solving Life's Problems: A 5-Step Guide to Enhanced Well-Being by D'Zurilla, Nezu, and Christine Maguth Nezu.

Purchase of the two books as a set will get you these life-changing texts at an $7.00 savings over the two books bought individually.

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Editorial Reviews

Reviewer: Christopher J. Graver, PhD(Madigan Army Medical Center)
Description: There is a great need for practical and functional approaches to therapy not only to treat psychopathology, but also to enhance positive functioning. This third edition updates social problem-solving theories and contains a more user friendly therapist manual.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the social problem-solving model and to provide a hands-on approach to facilitating constructive problem-solving skills and attitudes in therapy.
Audience: The target audience includes clinicians involved in therapy, mainly clinical and counseling psychologists. Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and others interested in community prevention and positive psychology also will find it of interest. The authors, experts in the field of behavioral psychology, have numerous years of academic service and peer-reviewed research.
Features: The first part of the book covers the historical development and several models of problem-solving therapy. These chapters provide a good foundation for a later understanding of the specific recommendations and instructions. Also included are empirical approaches to a problem-solving assessment. The second part is focused on the clinical application of problem-solving therapy. The manual is easy to follow and structures a typical course of therapy. It also details common pitfalls to avoid and presents case examples to demonstrate these points.
Assessment: This third edition serves to delineate in writing the clinical skills that many behavioral practitioners learn through observation and experience.It does not really impart a new therapy, but rather provides structure and guidance for the problem-solving skills that CBT and other therapists commonly use. As such, it would make a good adjunct to a behavioral therapy course for graduate students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826114754
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/18/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
428 KB

Meet the Author

Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Public Health, Drexel University; and Special Professor of Forensic Mental Health & Psychiatry, The University of Nottingham, UK. He is the Editor of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; Past President/Head, Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, and Behavioral Psychology Specialty Council. He is the author of over 90 journal articles, 75 book chapters, and over 20 books.

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