Introduction to Psychological Theories and Psychotherapy

Paperback | August 13, 2014

byAndrew Koffmann, M. Grace Walters

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This is an introductory text on psychological theories and psychotherapy that approaches the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. Written for psychiatry residents, but of notable relevance to other students and practitioners in medical and mental health fields, this book lays out aspecific sequence for learning psychotherapy that emphasizes the fundamental importance of acquiring an appropriate foundational knowledge base in addition to learning the specific techniques of psychotherapies.Beyond emphasizing the details of major treatment models as well as the theory and research findings that inform the field of psychotherapy in general, a specific learning sequence is laid out that will guide the reader toward developing beginning competence as a psychotherapist. Psychoanalytictheory and behavior theory are each presented in historical context, with explanations and clear distinctions made among categories of each. These include classical psychoanalytic theory, ego psychology, object relations, the interpersonal school, intersubjective and relational approaches, learningtheory (including classical and operant conditioning), cognitive theory, and mindfulness-based approaches.

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This is an introductory text on psychological theories and psychotherapy that approaches the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. Written for psychiatry residents, but of notable relevance to other students and practitioners in medical and mental health fields, this book lays out aspecific sequence for learning psychotherapy tha...

Andrew Koffmann, PhD, is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. M. Grace Walters, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pagesPublished:August 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199917965

ISBN - 13:9780199917969

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Psychological theories: Key concepts3. Toward an integrated understanding of psychotherapy: Useful perspectives4. Learning psychotherapy5. Current psychotherapies6. Conclusions