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Counseling and Psychotherapy Essentials: Integrating Theories, Skills, and Practices / Edition 1

Counseling and Psychotherapy Essentials: Integrating Theories, Skills, and Practices / Edition 1

by Bernard D. Beitman M.D., Glenn E. Good


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The essential textbook for learning integrative psychotherapy.

In an age when actual psychotherapeutic practice is predominantly eclectic, most psychotherapy textbooks are outdated and impractically bound in theoretical pigeon holes. Counseling and Psychotherapy Essentials incorporates into a single source the latest advances in the field and focuses on psychotherapy's core processes—rather than ideologies—to provide a comprehensive and imminently pragmatic textbook for learning integrative counseling and psychotherapy.

The central lessons of this book are framed on one side by a theoretical overview in which essential therapeutic concepts and techniques are synthesized, and on the other side by a detailed review of frequently encountered concerns such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, couple/marital issues, and psychopharmacology. From the general to the specific, Good and Beitman keep their discussion grounded in the core processes of psychotherapy—engagement, pattern search, change, and termination—that facilitate therapeutic change.

In Counseling and Psychotherapy Essentials, students have a textbook that seamlessly connects their classroom experience with their actual work with clients, preparing them to be effective clinicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393704587
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/20/2006
Series: Norton Professional Bks.
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bernard D. Beitman, M.D. is professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a member of the Committee on Psychotherapy by Psychiatrists of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the co-author of Integrating Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy.

Glenn E. Good is associate professor of education at the University of Missouri-Columbia and co-editor of The New Handbook of Psychotherapy and Counseling with Men.

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: A Contextual Overview of Counseling and Psychotherapy     1
Foundations of Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Theories: Concepts and Techniques     9
Humanistic, Multicultural, and Systems Theories: Concepts and Techniques     29
Components of Effective Counseling & Psychotherapy
Foundations of Therapeutic Communication     59
Engagement: Establishing, Maintaining, and Repairing Therapeutic Working Alliances     83
Pattern Identification and Treatment Planning     107
General Strategies for Facilitating Change     141
ECBIS Strategies for Facilitating Change     155
Resolving Resistance and Negotiating Transference and Countertransference Issues     183
Termination: Anticipating Challenges, Supporting Growth, Preventing Relapse, and Preparing Clients for Their Future     205
Higher-Incidence Concerns & Effective Treatments
Psychoeducational Interventions to Enhance Psychosocial Skills     227
Depression and Suicide     249
Anxiety and Panic Concerns     271
Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence     299
Couple, Marital, and Family Therapy     337
Medications, Therapy, and the Neural Circuitry of the Brain     367
References     389
Index     425

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