Therapy Breakthrough: Why Some Psychotherapies Work Better Than Others

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Like no other book you have ever read, Therapy Breakthrough explains clearly and vividly just what goes on in psychotherapy, why there are so many different systems of psychotherapy which disagree with one another, where these different schools of therapy came from, why psychotherapy is continually misrepresented in popular culture, and why, despite all this, psychotherapy gets good results, is improving all the time, and is superior to drugs ...

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Overview

Like no other book you have ever read, Therapy Breakthrough explains clearly and vividly just what goes on in psychotherapy, why there are so many different systems of psychotherapy which disagree with one another, where these different schools of therapy came from, why psychotherapy is continually misrepresented in popular culture, and why, despite all this, psychotherapy gets good results, is improving all the time, and is superior to drugs in helping you solve your problems.

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"Prepare to embark on a rollicking yet highly informative journey through the intense world of psychotherapy! In engaging style the authors, who respectfully dedicate their book to the memory of my beloved husband, present much substantial information, as well as making some assertions which may spark healthy controversy."
-DEBBIE JOFFE ELLIS, PH.D., co-author (with Albert Ellis) of All Out! (2010) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (2011)

If you have a rational mind - or would like to have one - Therapy Breakthrough will be indispensable in helping you see how Cognitive-Behavioral therapy can be used to make your life happier and healthier."
-WARREN FARRELL, PH.D., bestselling author of Why Men Are the Way They Are

Therapy Breakthrough is a bold and instantly readable primer on the seismic shift in psychotherapy as seen from within the profession - and a helpful reminder of what is at the care of modern therapeutic techniques. It's also a fun read!"
-NANDO PELUSHI, PH.D., New York clinical psychologist and contributing editor for Psychology Today

Library Journal
11/01/2013
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which psychotherapists Edelstein (coauthor, Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life), Richard K. Kujoth (Chess Is an Art), and David Ramsay Steele (From Marx to Mises: Post-Capitalist Society and the Challenge of Economic Calculation) strongly favor, addresses problems such as disturbed patterns of thinking, which are curable through teaching or thought correction. The case examples here are sometimes reduced to caricature to illustrate the difference between CBT and traditional psychotherapy—CBT is portrayed as all thinking, while psychotherapy is depicted as only feeling; even post-traumatic stress disorder is described as a kind of warped thinking. Chapter 10, "Heroes of the Revolution," is a valuable history of CBT through the work of pioneer psychologists Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck, but Carl Rogers (client-centered) and Irvin Yalom (existential) are dismissed along with orthodox Freudians, with the implication that psychoanalysis has no cognitive element. VERDICT A book that makes light of Jerome Frank's research on psychotherapy (Persuasion and Healing) cannot be recommended by this reviewer. Dynamic and cognitive therapies coexist and will continue to influence each other for the better.—E. James Lieberman, George Washington Univ. Sch. of Medicine, Washington, DC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812696868
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 810,257
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael R. Edelstein: Michael R. Edelstein is a psychotherapist in San Francisco. He co-authored Stage Fright: 40 Stars Tell You How They Beat America’s #1 Fear (2009) and Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life (1997).
Richard Kujoth: Richard Kujoth is a psychotherapist in Urbana, Illinois.
David Ramsay Steele: David Ramsay Steele is author of Atheism Explained: From Folly to Philosophy (2008) and co-author of Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life (1997).

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