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Therapy's Best: Practical Advice and Gems of Wisdom from Twenty Accomplished Counselors and Therapists [NOOK Book]

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Insightful interviews with a Who’s Who of the world’s foremost therapists

Therapy’s Best is a lively and entertaining collection of one-on-one interviews with some of the top therapists and counselors in the world. Educator and psychotherapist Dr. Howard G. Rosenthal talks with twenty of therapy’s legends, including Albert Ellis, arguably the greatest clinical psychologist and therapist of our time; assertiveness training pioneer Robert ...
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Therapy's Best: Practical Advice and Gems of Wisdom from Twenty Accomplished Counselors and Therapists

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Overview

Insightful interviews with a Who’s Who of the world’s foremost therapists

Therapy’s Best is a lively and entertaining collection of one-on-one interviews with some of the top therapists and counselors in the world. Educator and psychotherapist Dr. Howard G. Rosenthal talks with twenty of therapy’s legends, including Albert Ellis, arguably the greatest clinical psychologist and therapist of our time; assertiveness training pioneer Robert Alberti; experiential psychotherapist Al Mahrer; and William Glasser, the father of reality therapy and choice theory. Each interview reveals insights into the therapists’ personal lives, their observations on counseling, and the helping profession in general, and their thoughts on what really works when dealing with clients in need.

The interviews found in Therapy’s Best uncover treatment strategies that are often missing from traditional textbooks, journal articles, courses, and seminars related to assertiveness training, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), marriage and family counseling, transactional analysis, psychoanalysis, suicide prevention, voice therapy, experiential psychotherapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Conversations with the “best and brightest” (including two recipients of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychotherapy’s “Living Legends” award) reveal why these therapists are such effective helpers, what makes their theories so popular, and most important, what makes them tick. This unique book lets you “rub elbows” with these consummate professionals and learn more about their theories, ideas, and experiences.

Therapy’s Best includes interviews with:
  • Dr. Albert Ellis—creator of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and APA Division of Psychotherapy “Living Legend”
  • Dr. Edwin Schneidman—the foremost expert on suicide prevention, suicidology, and thanatology
  • Richard Nelson Bolles—author of What Color Is Your Parachute?
  • Dr. Dorothy and Dr. Ray Bevcar—husband and wife therapists who write textbooks on marriage counseling
  • Dr. Al Mahrer—father of experiential psychotherapy and APA Division of Psychotherapy “Living Legend”
  • Les Greenberg—father of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Muriel James—co-author of Born to Win
  • and many more!
Therapy’s Best is a must read for professionals who practice counseling and psychotherapy, students preparing to do likewise, and anyone else with an interest in therapy—and the people with provide it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317787006
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 292
  • File size: 1,007 KB

Table of Contents

Preface : lessons from the legends of the couch
Ch. 1 The Svengali interviews 1
Ch. 2 Robert Alberti on assertiveness : rights and writes 15
Ch. 3 The marriage counseling mystique : a candid interview with Dorothy and Ray Becvar 25
Ch. 4 Schmoozing with Bob Bertolino : solution-oriented brief therapy is coming to a treatment center near you 39
Ch. 5 Flying high with the world's best-known job-hunting counselor : Richard Nelson Bolles 63
Ch. 6 The mummy at the dining room table and beyond : an insightful interview with Jon Carlson 71
Ch. 7 Psychotherapy is a strange field : an in-depth chat with a seasoned professional, Raymond J. Corsini 83
Ch. 8 The REBT story you haven't heard : a no-holds-barred interview with Albert Ellis 99
Ch. 9 Voice therapy : an interview with Robert and Lisa Firestone 113
Ch. 10 Samuel T. Gladding on creativity 149
Ch. 11 One-on-one with William Glasser : counseling with choice theory, the new reality therapy 161
Ch. 12 Les Greenberg : emotion makes a comeback 173
Ch. 13 The wisdom of Muriel James 187
Ch. 14 An interview with Jeffrey Kottler 195
Ch. 15 Taking off the gloves with Al Mahrer, the undisputed welterweight experiential therapy champion of the world 203
Ch. 16 Psychoanalysis now and then : a conversation with Nancy McWilliams 221
Ch. 17 The gambling addiction Era Cometh : a thought-provoking interview with Lia Nower 239
Ch. 18 An encounter with EMDR pioneer Francine Shapiro : the eyes have it 249
Ch. 19 A psychological approach to psychotherapy with suicidal patients : an intellectual exchange with Edwin S. Shneidman 259
Ch. 20 What we can learn from accomplished counselors and therapists : a baker's dozen of insightful gems of wisdom 269
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2007

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    This book is simply outstanding. This book is an example of why Dr. Rosenthal's books should be mandatory and essential for all aspiring counselors.

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