Psychotherapy: An Eclectic-Integrative Approach / Edition 2

Psychotherapy: An Eclectic-Integrative Approach / Edition 2

by Sol L. Garfield
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Psychotherapy: An Eclectic-Integrative Approach / Edition 2

This book's humble title betrays little of the riches it containsor the magnitude of its author's accomplishment in having writtenit. When it appeared in 1981, the first edition of Psychotherapywas on the cutting edge of a nascent trend toward eclecticism inpsychotherapy. Now, thanks in part to that classic, what was oncean ad hoc movement has blossomed into a dominant force in both theacademic and clinical milieus.

Consistent with its predecessor, Psychotherapy, Second Editionespouses no single theoretical orientation. Neither is it a melangeof concepts and techniques haphazardly slapped together fromdisparate schools of thought. Rather, it describes a dynamic,practical approach to the psychotherapeutic process as a whole.Based on its author's extensive review of the current literature aswell as his more than half-century of clinical experience, theapproach it outlines seamlessly integrates ideas common to a widearray of psychotherapeutic systems and incorporates modalities thathave been shown to be effective in treating specific disorders.

While the basic approach it describes is the same as that foundin the original, the Second Edition has been thoroughly revised andupdated to reflect the current state of the art in psychotherapy.Among its many timely additions are chapters in which the authortraces the psychotherapeutic process through its three fundamentalstages: from the beginning through the terminating phases ofpsychotherapy. Also new to this edition are Dr. Garfield'sappraisal of the latest research on critical patient and therapistvariables, his exploration of recent trends in short termpsychotherapy, and his review of new and emerging integrativetrends in psychotherapy.

A sound, basic training manual for upper-level students, and atimely overview and refresher course for practicing clinicians,Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a valuable resource that willsurely have a profound influence upon the psychotherapeuticprofession for many years to come.

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY VOLUME I: Theory and Methods,VOLUME II: Risk, Disorder, and Adaptation —Edited by DanteCicchetti and Donald J. Cohen

More than 80 theorists and clinicians share their findings onthe complex, ever-changing relationships between pathology andnormality. While collectively they approach the subject from avariety of theoretical viewpoints, each author strives to shed newlight on some aspect of the mechanisms and processes thatcontribute to maladaption across the lifecourse. Following adiscussion of relevant epidemiology, taxonomy, and assessmentissues, Volume I explores the relationship between developmentalpsychopathology and biological and genetic processes,neuropsychology, and ethology, and the implications ofdevelopmental psychopathology for psychometric theory. Readers willappreciate the in-depth examinations of several of the mostinfluential theoretical approaches to the field, includingpsychoanalytic, systems theory, socio-cognitive, informationprocessing, cross-cultural, and others. Volume II focuses onassessment, classification, and diagnosis of psychopathologiesacross the life span. It explores numerous relational andecological risk factors ranging from societal to micro-levelprocesses, and addresses the occurrence of resilient outcomes inthe presence of stressors associated with maladaption.

Volume I: 1995 (0-471-53243-6) 850 pp., Volume II: 1995(0-471-53244-4) 850 pp.

THE WORKING ALLIANCE: Theory, Research, and Practice—Edited by Adam O. Horvath and Leslie S. Greenberg

One of the most important conceptualizations to emerge over thepast decade, the "working alliance" refers to the subtle,interactive relationship between client and therapist. This bookprovides clinicians with a detailed overview of this crucialcollaborative relationship and illuminates the ways in which itpromotes positive therapeutic change. Key topics covered include:the basic aspects of the alliance concept; methodologies of, anddata generated by, each of the major alliance research groups;cognitive, experiential, and family systematic perspectives of thealliance; the moment-to-moment impact of the alliance on thetherapeutic process; and more. 1994 (0-471-54640-2) 304 pp.

A PERILOUS CALLING: The Hazards of Psychotherapy Practice—Edited by Michael B. Sussman

In a series of compelling first-person narratives, nearly 30practitioners provide intimate, at times painfully frank, accountsof their inner experiences and struggles. They explore such topicsas the therapist's personal development and unconscious motivationsfor becoming a therapist, the strains the therapist's calling canput on a marriage, parenting and psychotherapy, disillusionment andthe physical and psychic isolation of clinical work, and the perilsof dealing with suicidal patients. They also consider many ethicaland legal hazards in the age of the medical "quick-fix." 1995(0-471-05659-X) 300 pp.

Over the course of his long and distinguished career, Sol L.Garfield has received numerous prestigious awards, including theAmerican Psychological Association's Distinguished ContributionAward, the Distinguished Contribution to Knowledge Award, theDistinguished Scientist Award, the Society for PsychotherapyResearch Distinguished Research Career Award, and the Council ofUniversity Directors of Clinical Psychology 3rd Annual Award forOutstanding Contributions to Clinical Training. He is the author oreditor of ten previous books, notably Handbook of Psychotherapy andBehavior Change (coedited with A. E. Bergin), now in its fourthedition, and has contributed nearly 150 journal articles orchapters to edited volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471595564
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/01/1995
Series: Wiley Series on Personality Processes Series , #191
Edition description: REV
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 1,188,928
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

SOL L. GARFIELD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Washington University. Since receiving his doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University in 1942, Dr. Garfield has held teaching positions in several psychology departments, including those of Northwestern University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Nebraska, Ohio State University, and Columbia University. A certified practitioner since 1947, he has served as a clinical psychologist with the U.S. Army and as chief clinical psychologist at several V.A. Hospitals. He has also held prominent positions in many professional societies, including President of the American Psychological Association's Division of Clinical Psychology; President of the Society of Psychotherapy Research; and member of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Psychological Intervention Guidelines. From 1979 to 1984, Dr. Garfield served as the editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Table of Contents

Orientations and Viewpoints in Psychotherapy.

The Therapy Client-Patient.

The Psychotherapist.

Therapeutic Variables in Psychotherapy.

Common and Specific Factors in Psychotherapy.

The Beginning Phase of Psychotherapy.

The Middle and Later Phases of Psychotherapy.

Terminating Psychotherapy.

Theoretical Emphases and Issues.

Brief and Long-Term Psychotherapy.

Research in Psychotherapy.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy: A Concluding Note.


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