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Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy : Theory and Practice - Bruce Bongar

Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy

Theory and Practice

By: Bruce Bongar (Editor), Larry E. Beutler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th January 1995
ISBN: 9780195082159
Number Of Pages: 520

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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 thought and 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 psychological schools 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 who introduce the individual theories and practice techniques from these schools and guide the reader in discovering which approaches work best for which patients.

Industry Reviews

"The authors of each of the chapters is well known, clearly identified with the approach being described, and well suited for the task . . . . The content is uniformly substantial and informative . . . . The taks of summarizing the current status of the psychotherapies is well done and serves its purpose as a potential textbook as well as a good resource for professionals."--Contemporary Psychology "This is the book I have been waiting for for years! Up-to-date, comprehensive, authoritative coverage of a suitable, contemporary array of pertinent topics."--Geoffrey Thorpe, University of Maine "Useful review."--Domeena Renshaw, Loyola University Medical School "A substantive compendium--comprehensive, scholarly and erudite. Among the very best texts in psychotherapy." --Anthony Marsella, University of Hawaii "An excellent contemporary survey of theory, practice, and research in psychotherapy , presented by seasoned clinicians and researchers."--William Lamb, UC-Berkeley "This cutting edge text comprehensively reviews state-of-the-art psychotherapeutic treatments in an eminently readable, "user-friendly" format....[D]estined to become a classic. Congratulations to Bongar and Beutler for the wide range of knowledge and depth of wisdom this volume brings to bear on psychotherapy."--William S. Pollack, Harvard Medical School "An excellent, clear readable text."--Ken Altshuler, M.D., University of Texas "Excellent text to prepare students for changes in psychiatric mental health care."--Professor Edna Hamera, Ph.D., University of Kansas

PART I: Theories and Practices of Psychotherapy 1: David E. Orlinsky and Kenneth I. Howard: Unity and Diversity Among Psychotherapies: A Comparative Perspective 2: Bertram Karon and Anmarie J. Widener: Psychodynamic Therapies in Historical Perspective 3: Jeffrey L. Binder, Hans H. Strupp, and William P. Henry: Psychodynamic Therapies in Practice: Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy 4: W. Edward Craighead, Linda Wilcoxon Craighead, and Stephen S. Ilardi: Behavioral Therapies in Historical Perspective 5: Kim T. Mueser and Robert P. Liberman: Behavior Therapy in Practice 6: James F.T. Bugental and Bruce McBeath: Depth Existential Therapy: Evolution Since World War II 7: Robert Elliott and Leslie S. Greenberg: Experiential Therapy in Practice: The Process-Experiential Approach 8: Donald H. Meichenbaum: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Historical Perspective 9: Keith S. Dobson and Brian F. Shaw: Cognitive Therapies in Practice 10: Max Rosenbaum and Kathleen M. Patterson: Group Psychotherapy in Historical Perspective 11: Barbara Ballinger and Irvin Yalom: Group Therapy in Practice 12: John F. Clarkin and Daniel Carpenter: Family Therapy in Historical Perspective 13: Michael Rohrbaugh, et al.: Family Systems Therapy in Practice: A Systemic Couples Therapy for Problem Drinking 14: Marvin R. Goldfried and John C. Norcross: Integrative and Eclectic Therapies in Historical Perspective 15: Larry E. Beutler, Andres J. Consoli, and Rebecca E. Williams: Integrative and Eclectic Therapies in Practice PART II: Psychotherapy for Special Populations and Circumstances 16: Annette M. Brodsky and Susan L. Steinberg: Psychotherapy with Women in Theory and Practice 17: J. Manuel Casas: Counseling and Psychotherapy with Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups in Theory and Practice 18: Susan M. Panichelli and Philip C. Kendall: Therapy with Children and Adolescents 19: Dolores Gallagher-Thompson and Larry W. Thompson: Psychotherapy with Older Adults in Theory and Practice 20: Julia Shiang and Bruce Bongar: Brief and Crisis Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice PART III: Research Methods, Professional Issues, and New Directions 21: Alan E. Kazdin: Methods of Psychotherapy Research 22: Richard P. Halgin and Robert A. Murphy: Issues in the Training of Psychotherapists 23: Ethics in Psychotherapy: 24: Michael J. Mahoney: The Modern Psychotherapist and the Future of Psychotherapy

ISBN: 9780195082159
ISBN-10: 019508215X
Series: Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 5th January 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.21 x 18.75  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 1.12