The Structure of Individual Psychotherapy

The Structure of Individual Psychotherapy

by Bernard D. Beitman, Bernard D. Beitman
     
 

Underlying numerous psychotherapeutic techniques are principles guiding the evolution of the therapeutic relationship, the identification of maladaptive patterns, and the process of change. These principles form the structure of individual psychotherapy. Dr. Beitman calls these stages engagement, pattern search, change and termination. Each stage has a common

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Underlying numerous psychotherapeutic techniques are principles guiding the evolution of the therapeutic relationship, the identification of maladaptive patterns, and the process of change. These principles form the structure of individual psychotherapy. Dr. Beitman calls these stages engagement, pattern search, change and termination. Each stage has a common structure: specific goals, characteristic content, basic techniques, and predictable distortions. Within this structure he defines the unique contributions of many different psychotherapeutic approaches. The book makes a valuable contribution to the growing movement toward psychotherapy integration.

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From the Publisher
"Bernard Beitman tackles the major challenge of articulating the structure of individual psychotherapy. As a leader in the integrative movement Beitman is well positioned to identify structures that are common across diverse systems of psychotherapy. Beitman applies the critical integrative dimension of stages of change to analyze how people can progress in therapy. For clinicians and academicians, Beitman's book is a valuable resource for those seeking to develop more effective approaches to psychotherapy." —James Prochaska, PhD

"This is an excellent introduction to the broad structure of psychotherapy of all types. It gives a bird's-eye view of the general principles and working models of psychotherapy....It is a book that can impart years of wisdom to learners of psychotherapy. I recommend it highly to psychiatric residents and clinicians." —Frederick T. Melges, MD

American Journal of Psychotherapy
"I recommend the book without reservation."—American Journal of Psychotherapy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898624618
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/12/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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