Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice

Hardcover | February 1, 1992

EditorBruce Bongar, Larry E. Beutler

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New developments in psychotherapy research and practice over the past twenty years require a new perspective from a psychotherapy book. Until recently, approaches to clinical practices were presented as competing truths. Each one was viewed as a distinct, all-encompassing system of thoughtand clinical practice. Therapists were expected to decide which school they favored and then apply its treatment methods consistently to all patients. This is no longer the case. While a growing body of empirical research supports the efficacy of treatment over no treatment, it does not endorse any one treatment as superior to all others. Moreover, most psychotherapists today acknowledge that they draw on therapeutic insights and techniques from a number of psychologicalschools of thought. To guide therapists in developing their own style of effective psychotherapy, Bruce Bongar and Larry E. Beutler have assembled a work that provides an overview of the field and an understanding of the essential features of the leading schools of psychotherapy. They bring together experts whointroduce the individual theories and practice techniques from these schools and guide the reader in discovering which approaches work best for which patients.

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New developments in psychotherapy research and practice over the past twenty years require a new perspective from a psychotherapy book. Until recently, approaches to clinical practices were presented as competing truths. Each one was viewed as a distinct, all-encompassing system of thoughtand clinical practice. Therapists were expect...

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This text presents an introduction to the theory and practice of psychotherapy. It is designed both to provide a review of the major theories in the field and a demonstration of current practices. With this goal in mind, the book includes two chapters for each of the most important schools of thought, one describing the historical back...

Bruce Bongar is Professor of Psychology at Pacific Graduate School and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the author of Suicide (Oxford 1993) and The Suicidial Patient and Series Editor for the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Psychology. Dr Bongar is a diplomate of the American Bo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 7.36 × 10.31 × 1.14 inPublished:February 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PART I: Theories and Practices of Psychotherapy1. David E. Orlinsky and Kenneth I. Howard: Unity and Diversity Among Psychotherapies: A Comparative Perspective2. Bertram Karon and Anmarie J. Widener: Psychodynamic Therapies in Historical Perspective3. Jeffrey L. Binder, Hans H. Strupp, and William P. Henry: Psychodynamic Therapies in Practice: Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy4. W. Edward Craighead, Linda Wilcoxon Craighead, and Stephen S. Ilardi: Behavioral Therapies in Historical Perspective5. Kim T. Mueser and Robert P. Liberman: Behavior Therapy in Practice6. James F.T. Bugental and Bruce McBeath: Depth Existential Therapy: Evolution Since World War II7. Robert Elliott and Leslie S. Greenberg: Experiential Therapy in Practice: The Process-Experiential Approach8. Donald H. Meichenbaum: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Historical Perspective9. Keith S. Dobson and Brian F. Shaw: Cognitive Therapies in Practice10. Max Rosenbaum and Kathleen M. Patterson: Group Psychotherapy in Historical Perspective11. Barbara Ballinger and Irvin Yalom: Group Therapy in Practice12. John F. Clarkin and Daniel Carpenter: Family Therapy in Historical Perspective13. Michael Rohrbaugh, et al.: Family Systems Therapy in Practice: A Systemic Couples Therapy for Problem Drinking14. Marvin R. Goldfried and John C. Norcross: Integrative and Eclectic Therapies in Historical Perspective15. Larry E. Beutler, Andres J. Consoli, and Rebecca E. Williams: Integrative and Eclectic Therapies in PracticePART II: Psychotherapy for Special Populations and Circumstances16. Annette M. Brodsky and Susan L. Steinberg: Psychotherapy with Women in Theory and Practice17. J. Manuel Casas: Counseling and Psychotherapy with Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups in Theory and Practice18. Susan M. Panichelli and Philip C. Kendall: Therapy with Children and Adolescents19. Dolores Gallagher-Thompson and Larry W. Thompson: Psychotherapy with Older Adults in Theory and Practice20. Julia Shiang and Bruce Bongar: Brief and Crisis Psychotherapy in Theory and PracticePART III: Research Methods, Professional Issues, and New Directions21. Alan E. Kazdin: Methods of Psychotherapy Research22. Richard P. Halgin and Robert A. Murphy: Issues in the Training of Psychotherapists23. Ethics in Psychotherapy: 24. Michael J. Mahoney: The Modern Psychotherapist and the Future of Psychotherapy

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"Excellent text to prepare students for changes in psychiatric mental health care."--Professor Edna Hamera, Ph.D., University of Kansas