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The Art and Science of Assessment in Psychotherapy - Chris Mace

The Art and Science of Assessment in Psychotherapy

By: Chris Mace (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th August 1995
ISBN: 9780415105392
Number Of Pages: 222

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While professional trainings in psychotherapy and counselling vary considerably in the attention they pay to assessment, courses, conferences and workshops devoted to the subject are attracting an audience eager for more demonstration and discussion. In response, The Art and Science of Assessment in Psychotherapy offers an extended symposium on principles and practice. Guided by a belief that comparative study will spur critical reflection and innovation, its presentations encompass a wide range of therapeutic orientations, settings and interests.
In the book twelve distinguished practitioners of widely used approaches within psychotherapy describe the methods they use in their assessments and how these have developed. They also discuss the uses and limitations of the therapies they offer. The approaches covered include psychoanalytic psychotherapy, in-patient psychotherapy, family therapy, group psychotherapy, psychodrama, cognitive-behaviour therapy, couple therapy and focal therapy. Additional chapters look at assessment in the light of psychotherapy research, question how far assessment can be separated from treatment, and ask whether the use of questionnaires and special tests aids or detracts from interviewing as a method of assessment.
As psychotherapy matures as a profession, both chronologically and in response to public demand, interest in assessment methods is growing, yet to date the published material has been limited and dispersed amongst specialist books and journals. The Art and Science of Assessment in Psychotherapy offer the first comprehensive, practical review of a key professional issue which will be of interest to all practising psychotherapists and counsellors.

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Why Assess?p. 8
How I Assess for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapyp. 27
How I Assess for In-Patient Psychotherapyp. 42
How I Assess for Family Therapyp. 61
How I Assess for Group Psychotherapyp. 78
How I Assess for Psychodrama Groups, Or, 'Would You like a Cup of Tea or Coffee?'p. 90
How We Assess for Short-Term Cognitive Behaviour Therapyp. 106
How I Assess in Couple Therapyp. 121
How I Assess for Focal Therapyp. 137
Psychodynamic Formulation in Assessment for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapyp. 155
What is the Point of a Formulation?p. 167
Building a Cognitive Model of Psychotherapy Assessmentp. 182
When Are Questionnaires Helpful?p. 203
Name Indexp. 216
Subject Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780415105392
ISBN-10: 0415105390
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 17th August 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1