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

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $43.65
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 49%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $43.65   
  • New (3) from $80.54   
  • Used (4) from $43.65   

Overview

"This wonderful volume, The Essence of Psychotherapy is... a thoughtful, engaging and incisive book about intermittent psychotherapy over the life cycle... a collection of interesting cases of time-sensitive therapy... I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in psychotherapy, from the newest graduate student to the most experienced clinician."
--SIMON H BUDMAN, Ph.D., President, Innovative Training Systems, Inc.; Faculty, Harvard Medical School
"For those psychotherapists who cannot see a positive future for their art in the age of managed care and evidence-based practice, I would prescribe a simple tonic: read this book."
--STEVEN C. HAYES, Ph.D., Foundation Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
The Essence of Psychotherapy traces the common thread in all approaches to psychotherapy--behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, strategic, and humanistic--and defines their "essence" as a set of fundamental principles and ultimate objectives that must be preserved in the face of increased standardization in the field. While protocols and manuals guide today's therapist, 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.

Audience: Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and counselors.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a thoughtful, engaging and incisive book about intermittent psychotherapy over the life cycle...a collection of interesting cases of time-sensitive therapy...I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in psychotherapy, from the newest graduate student to the most experienced clinician".
Simon H. Budman, Ph.D., President, Innovative Training Systems, Inc.; Faculty, Harvard Medical School

"For those psychotherapists who cannot see a positive future for their art in the age of managed care and evidence-based practice, I would prescribe a simple tonic: read this book".
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., Foundation Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Nicholas A. Cummings, Ph.D., Sc.D. is the President of the Foundation for Behavioral Health and Chairman of the Nicholas & Dorothy Cummings Foundation, Inc. He was the founding CEO of American Biodyne (MedCo/Merck, then Merit, now Magellan Behavioral Care). He is also the former President of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Cummings was the founder of the four campuses of the California School of Professional Psychology, the National Academies of Practice, the American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association, and the National Council of Professional Schools of Psychology. He was also the Chief Psychologist (Retired) at Kaiser Permanente. He was the former Executive Director of the Mental Research Institute. Currently, Dr. Cummings is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Janet L. Cummings, PsyD., is President of the Nicholas & Dorothy Cummings Foudation, Inc., and former staff psychologist at American Biodyne (MedCo, now Merit Behavorial Care). She earned her Doctorate at the School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University, 1992.
Read More Show Less

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.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)