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The Essence of Psychotherapy: Reinventing the Art for the New Era of Data / Edition 1
     

The Essence of Psychotherapy: Reinventing the Art for the New Era of Data / Edition 1

by Nicholas A. Cummings, Janet L. Cummings
 

ISBN-10: 0121987604

ISBN-13: 9780121987602

Pub. Date: 03/17/2000

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The Essence of Psychotherapy traces the common thread in all psychotherapy approaches—behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, strategic, and humanistic—and defines this "essence" as a set of fundamental principles and ultimate objectives that must be preserved in the face of increased standardization in the field. While today's therapist is guided by

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The Essence of Psychotherapy traces the common thread in all psychotherapy approaches—behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, strategic, and humanistic—and defines this "essence" as a set of fundamental principles and ultimate objectives that must be preserved in the face of increased standardization in the field. While today's therapist is guided by protocols and manuals, psychotherapy, in practice, remains an art. Nicholas and Janet Cummings have gathered case studies of master therapists to illustrate the essential process of successful therapy and to show that, as an art, it is both teachable and verifiable.

• Illustrated with case studies
• Analyses the techniques of six master psychotherapists in their work with difficult patients

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780121987602
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/17/2000
Series:
Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
0.64(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.
About the Authors.
What Are "Best Practices" Anyway?
Psychotherapy Is an Amalgam of All Techniques and Competencies.
The Anatomy of Psychotherapy.
Effective Psychotherapy as Focused, Intermittent Psychotherapy Throughout the Life Cycle.
Intermittent, Focused Psychotherapy Throughout the Life Cycle.
Psychotherapy's New Horizons.
New Notes on Old Masters.
A Sampling of Current Masters.
Extreme Therapy: The Power of Psychotherapy.
Epilogue.
References.
Index.

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