Systematic, comprehensive, and balanced, this stimulating book helps readers understand a wide variety of therapies, including psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, gestalt, interpersonal, exposure, behavioral, cognitive, systemic, integrative. The book provides an integrative framework that embraces both the essential similarities and the fundamental differences among the psychotherapies.
The authors explore each system's theory of personality, theory of psychopathology, resulting therapeutic process and relationship. By doing so, Prochaska and Norcross demonstrate how much psychotherapy systems agree on the processes producing change while disagreeing on the content that needs to be changed. The limitations, practicalities, and outcome research of each psychotherapy are also presented to bring both the similarities and differences to life, the authors demonstrate how the same complex psychotherapy case (Mrs. C) is formulated and treated by each system.
Includes gender-sensitive & culture-sensitive therapies/ integrative & eclectic therapies/interpersonal therapies.
A comprehensive text of 14 leading theories of psychotherapy, each sympathetically presented but also critically analyzed from the vantage points of behavioral, psychoanalytic, humanistic, contextual (systems and culture-sensitive), and integrative perspectives. Among the numerous revisions to this edition are new chapters on gender-sensitive and culture-sensitive therapies, and on integrative and eclectic therapies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From The Critics
This textbook describes and compares numerous approaches to psychotherapy. Among the theories and techniques covered are: psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, interpersonal, exposure and flooding therapies, behavior therapies, cognitive, systemic, gender- and culture-sensitive approaches, constructivist, and integrative and eclectic approaches. For each system, the implications of the theory for practice are detailed. A trans-theoretical perspective is offered, and future prospects for psychotherapy are considered. Prochaska teaches at the University of Rhode Island. Norcross teaches at the University of Scranton. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
James O. Prochaska, PhD, is professor of psychology and director of the Cancer Prevention Research Consortium at the University of Rhode Island and a clinical psychologist in part-time private practice. He has been the principal investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling over $75 million and has been recognized by the American Psychological Society as one of the five most-cited authors in psychology. His 30 book chapters and over 200 scholarly articles focus on self-change, health promotion, and psychotherapy from a transtheoretical perspective, the subject of his popular book, CHANGING FOR GOOD (with John Norcross and Carlo DiClemente).
John C. Norcross, PhD, is professor and former chair of psychology as well as distinguished university fellow at the University of Scranton, and a clinical psychologist in part-time independent practice. Author of more than 250 scholarly articles, Dr. Norcross has written or edited 15 books, the most recent being EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES IN MENTAL HEALTH and PSYCHOTHERAPY RELATIONSHIPS THAT WORK. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session. Among his awards are APA's Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award, Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, and election to the National Academies of Practice.