Psychotherapy Essentials To Go: Achieving Psychotherapy Effectiveness

Paperback | January 27, 2015

byClare Pain, Molyn Leszcz, Jon Hunter

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Rigorously field-tested by on-the-ground clinicians, these practical guidebooks—sold separately or as a set—provide easy-to-use, evidence-based summaries of five core therapy techniques. Filled with self-test questionnaires, case studies, diagrams, exercises and role play transcripts, they are ideal teaching and learning resources. Accompanying each guide is a DVD featuring an hour-long video of sample therapy sessions and clinical explications, as well as a handy pocket-reminder card that summarizes key information about the therapy technique. An on-the-go package of essential tools that busy clinicians won’t want to be without.

The final book in the Psychotherapy Essentials to Go series, this hands-on guide, with accompanying DVD of sample therapy sessions, answers the question: What makes a therapist effective? Several evidence-based strategies are presented to improve outcomes. Maintaining a therapeutic alliance and reducing impasses by understanding relational dynamics, attachment, trauma, and countertransference are all emphasized as helpful aspects of a clinician’s repertoire in challenging treatment situations.

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Rigorously field-tested by on-the-ground clinicians, these practical guidebooks—sold separately or as a set—provide easy-to-use, evidence-based summaries of five core therapy techniques. Filled with self-test questionnaires, case studies, diagrams, exercises and role play transcripts, they are ideal teaching and learning resources. Acc...

Robert Maunder, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and head of research for Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry. His primary research interest is the role of interpersonal attachment on health.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 7.2 × 6.5 × 0.8 inPublished:January 27, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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For counseling students and already-established practitioners who want to enhance their skills, Norton has released a good starter book. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in grief, loss, and trauma, I found Psychotherapy Essentials To Go helpful, with techniques that can be integrated into a wide range of approaches and modalities. . . . It is easy to read and easy to understand, and can help therapists — especially new therapists — brush up. — PsychCentral[A]ppropriate for seasoned professionals as a brief refresher. . . . [T]he benefits to students, beginning counselors, and even helping professionals who are having difficulty navigating common barriers to effective treatment are immense. . . . [A] useful tool for therapists striving for success. — Somatic Psychotherapy TodayI enjoyed this series from two different perspectives: The first perspective is as a professor of counseling who occasionally teaches theory. Students using these books will find them readable, thorough, and applicable to the practice of therapy. New therapists will find them useful to consolidate their own use practice, and they will possibly be introduced to new material. . . . For the experienced practitioner who wants to expand into other modalities, these books introduce a new therapeutic approach. And for those who have only had a quick overview of many theories, this series offers another look, and possibly new material to add to what was already studied. . . . I recommend this series and hope that it will be expanded to include other therapeutic approaches. — The Milton H. Erickson Foundation NewsletterAt last! Here is that rarity, a book that actually tells you how to do the job of psychotherapy—laying out the detailed workings of forming a therapeutic alliance, deepening emotional engagement, tactfully tackling trauma, and transforming therapist-client relationship strain into therapeutic opportunity. The accessible, learning-oriented format, with extensive annotated extracts from therapy sessions provide ideal teaching material for all mental health professionals. Simple without being simplistic, demystifying while acknowledging complexity, readable and reliable, energizing yet evidence-based, it is destined for a place in every therapist's and would-be therapist's backpack. — Jeremy Holmes, MD, FRCPsych, School of Psychology, University of Exeter, UKAn extraordinarily lucid and helpful discussion of the tenets and techniques of psychotherapy. The presentation draws on current research and the case presentations are not only gripping but also studded with brief clear discussions of the reasons for each therapist comment. A superb training manual for therapists. — Irvin Yalom, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University; author of The Gift of TherapyPsychotherapy Essentials To Go is a truly impressive series of books. Elevating pragmatics over dogma, it is grounded in the wisdom of front-line psychotherapists who adapt the core principles of empirically supported psychotherapies to flexibly address a myriad of clinical issues. I can think of no other series of psychotherapy handbooks as skillfully concise and yet thorough. It will quickly become a standard reference for teaching and enhancing clinical competence. — Zindel V. Segal, PhD, Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders, University of Toronto–Scarborough; author of The Mindful Way Through Depression