An Introduction to the Psychotherapies

Paperback | May 26, 2006

EditorSidney Bloch

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'Psychotherapy' is a nebulous term with widely different connotations. Anyone embarking on training in psychotherapy will find themselves faced with a bewildering range of possible therapies from which to choose. Which treatments are effective? What theories underlie a particular treatmentmethod? What techniques are used in a particular treatment? In what circumstances is a particular treatment appropriate? In what circumstances is it inappropriate? In the past thirty years, Sidney Bloch's Introduction to the Psychotherapies has established itself as the leading introductory text to the field. In short, accessible chapters by leading practitioners, it outlines the leading therapies, noting for each one the definitions, aims, assessment, andpractice, coupled with the essential references. For the 4th edition, the chapters have been extensively revised and updated, taking into account the developments in the 10 years since publication of the 3rd edition. Chapters have been added on research in psychotherapy, cognitive-analyticpsychotherapy, the conversational model and psychotherapy with older adults and on a rather different note, a chapter setting the psychotherapies in an historical context. This book will remain the core text for undergraduate students in psychology, who are considering training in clinical psychology, along with anyone in the fields of mental health and general medicine looking for an accessible overview of this huge and often confusing field.

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'Psychotherapy' is a nebulous term with widely different connotations. Anyone embarking on training in psychotherapy will find themselves faced with a bewildering range of possible therapies from which to choose. Which treatments are effective? What theories underlie a particular treatmentmethod? What techniques are used in a particula...

Sidney Bloch is at Department of Psychiatry, St Vincent's Hospital, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.01 inPublished:May 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198520921

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Table of Contents

Key Contexts1. Sidney Bloch and Edwin Harari: An historical context2. Allen Dyer and Sidney Bloch: Ethical aspects of psychotherapy practice3. Frank Margison and Anthony Bateman: Research in psychotherapy4. Jerome D Frank: What is psychotherapy?Principal Approaches5. Susan Mizen and Jeremy Holmes: Individual long-term psychotherapy6. Michael Hobbs: Short-term dynamic therapy7. Nicholas B Allen: Cognitive psychotherapy8. Lynne Drummond and Brett Kennedy: Behavioural psychotherapy9. Cynthia Graham and John Bancroft: Crisis intervention10. Sidney Bloch: Supportive psychotherapy11. Mark Aveline: Group psychotherapyAttempts at Integration12. Ian Kerr and Anthony Ryle: Cognitive-analytic psychotherapy13. Russell Meares: The conversational modelSpecific Clinical Groups14. Ricky Emanuel: Child psychotherapy15. Jane Garner: Psychotherapy with older adults16. Michael Crowe: Couple psychotherapy17. John Bancroft: Sex therapy18. Edwin Harari and Sidney Bloch: Family therapy in the adult psychiatric setting

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`Provides a fine introduction to the major spheres of psychotherapy. One of the greatest contributions of the book is its blending of the academic and applied facets of psychotherapy in a manner that is understandable to the novice.'Contemporary Psychology