States and Processes for Mental Health: Advancing Psychotherapy Effectiveness

States and Processes for Mental Health: Advancing Psychotherapy Effectiveness

by Brad Bowins
States and Processes for Mental Health: Advancing Psychotherapy Effectiveness

States and Processes for Mental Health: Advancing Psychotherapy Effectiveness

by Brad Bowins

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Overview

States and Processes for Mental Health: Advancing Psychotherapy Effectiveness presents a novel mechanism of action for psychotherapy, revealing how psychotherapy actually works by advancing key states and processes characterizing mental health. This new understanding is presented in three sections. The first section identifies 7 states and processes for mental health. The second section examines 15 major forms of psychotherapy and non-specific factors with a comprehensive overview of each, followed by an empirical and theoretical proof of concept showing how they do indeed enhance the states and processes for mental health. In the third section, the author explores conceptual and practical problems in the current approach to psychotherapy, whereby discrete forms of psychotherapy are oriented to remedying psychopathology. Dr. Bowins then offers a new trans-therapy approach applying general strategies and those derived from existing forms of psychotherapy, to advance each of the states and processes characterizing mental health.

  • Identifies states and processes for mental health-activity, psychological defense mechanisms, social connectedness, regulation, human specific cognition, self-acceptance, and adaptability
  • Reveals how current forms of psychotherapy and non-specific factors actually advance the states and processes characterizing mental health
  • Demonstrates problems with the current system of psychotherapy
  • Provides a novel unified approach to psychotherapy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323900140
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 03/05/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 282
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Dr. Bowins is a psychiatrist, researcher, and founder of The Centre For Theoretical Research In Psychiatry&Clinical Psychology (psychiatrytheory.com). His research and writings challenge the status quo, fostering paradigm shifts so crucial to the advancement of science and knowledge. Several theoretical perspectives, presented in peer-reviewed papers and Mental Illness Defined: Continuums, Regulation, And Defense (Routledge, 2016), have advanced the way that key aspects of mental illness are understood including psychological defense mechanisms, psychosis and schizophrenia, hypomania, continuums, regulation, personality disorders, repetitive maladaptive behavior, and dissociation. In addition, other peer-reviewed papers and books provide unique perspective on topics such as motion sickness, the nature of the conscious and unconscious mind, sexual orientation, and men’s health.

Table of Contents

SECTION 11. Introduction2. Activity3. Psychological Defense Mechanisms4. Social Connectedness5. Regulation6. Human Specific Cognition7. Self-Acceptance8. Adaptability9. Conclusion

SECTION 210. Introduction11. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy12. Behavioral Therapy13. Cognitive Therapy14. Compassion-Focused Therapy15. Emotion-Focused Therapy16. Existential Psychotherapy17. Gestalt Therapy18. Interpersonal Psychotherapy19. Mindfulness-Based Therapy20. Narrative Therapy21. Person-Centered Therapy22. Positive Psychotherapy23. Problem-Solving Therapy24. Psychoanalytic Therapy25. Rational-Emotive Therapy26. Non-Specific Factors27. Conclusion

SECTION 328. Problems with the Discrete Approach29. Moving Forward

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