Theory and Practice of Brief Therapy / Edition 1

Theory and Practice of Brief Therapy / Edition 1

by Simon H. Budman, Alan S. Gurman, Simon Budman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572308214

ISBN-13: 9781572308213

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This classic work, never before available in paper, provides a richly textured overview of the "whys" and "hows" of brief therapy. The authors identify the central features of effective, time-limited interventions for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Taking a developmental approach to treatment, they explain how brief therapy can help at different times

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This classic work, never before available in paper, provides a richly textured overview of the "whys" and "hows" of brief therapy. The authors identify the central features of effective, time-limited interventions for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Taking a developmental approach to treatment, they explain how brief therapy can help at different times in a patient's life, as changes and transitions bring on new stresses and challenges. A practical framework is provided for selecting and screening patients, rapidly finding a focus for clinical work, and making optimal use of available time. Case examples and extensive transcripts are included to illustrate the use of strategies and techniques drawn from many different psychotherapy perspectives. Throughout, the focus is on creative and efficient ways to help patients build on existing strengths and make desired changes in their interactions with others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572308213
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
402
Sales rank:
900,736
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The Practice of Brief Therapy: An Introduction1
Ch. 2Initiating Brief Therapy26
Ch. 3Common Foci in Brief Therapy and Some Basic Assumptions62
Ch. 4Losses74
Ch. 5Developmental Dysynchrony97
Ch. 6Marital and Family Conflicts: Early Treatment Issues and Assessment120
Ch. 7The Brief Therapy of Marital and Family Conflicts163
Ch. 8Symptomatic Presentations: The Uses of Clinical Hypnosis188
Ch. 9Treating Personality Disorders214
Ch. 10Time-Limited Group Psychotherapy246
Ch. 11Time and Termination283
Ch. 12A Case Transcript302
References373
Subject Index395

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