The Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Psychotherapy / Edition 1

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In the new mental health marketplace, professionals are pressured to play by new rules, and the bottom line seems too often to be money. Corporations have largely taken over what has previously been considered a private interaction between practitioner and client. These marketplace changes are having profound effects on professionals and clients, as well as on the nature of clinical practice itself. Practicing in the New Mental Health Marketplace focuses on the ethical, legal, and moral questions that these changes have provoked. By reading the varying perspectives of the contributors to this book, clinicians will succeed in practicing effectively, knowledgeably, and ethically in the new mental health marketplace.

"...examines the role of the therapeutic alliance in short- term therapy...a must-read for all mental health professionals working in brief psychotherapy."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557985088
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 18.20 (w) x 26.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Psychotherapy: An Introduction 3
2 The Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Drive-Conflict Perspective 15
3 The Therapeutic Alliance in the Relational Models of Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy 39
4 Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, the Therapeutic Alliance, and Brief Psychotherapy 63
5 The Therapeutic Relationship and Alliance in Short-Term Cognitive Therapy 95
6 The Therapeutic Alliance in Short-Term Humanistic and Experiential Therapies 123
7 The Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Strategic Therapy 147
8 Perspectives on the Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Couples and Family Therapy 171
9 The Alliance in Time-Limited Group Psychotherapy 193
10 The Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Psychotherapy: General Principles 217
Index 231
About the Editors 237
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