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Therapy Breakthrough : Why Some Psychotherapies Work Better Than Others - Michael R. Edelstein

Therapy Breakthrough

Why Some Psychotherapies Work Better Than Others

Paperback Published: 27th August 2013
ISBN: 9780812696868
Number Of Pages: 288

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More people are in psychotherapy than ever before. Yet most of them have no idea of the vast differences between the hundreds of various schools of therapy. Therapy Breakthrough is the first book to clearly explain the theories and practices of the two big camps: Psychodynamic or PD therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral or CB therapy. PD therapists believe that emotional problems are caused by hidden forces in our unconscious minds, forces that cannot be observed directly and that resist being uncovered. CB therapists, by contrast, maintain that the roots of people’s emotional and behavioral disturbances can be identified by direct questions, and these problems can then be tackled by straightforward techniques. Therapy Breakthrough is written from the standpoint of CB therapy. Using psychological research, philosophy, and common sense, it argues that PD therapy is founded on mistaken theories of the mind, and explains how to apply CB methods directly to your own problems.

"Prepare to embark on a rollicking yet highly informative journey through the intense world of psychotherapy! In engaging style the authors, who respectfully dedicate their book to the memory of my beloved husband, present much substantial information, as well as making some assertions which may spark healthy controversy." -DEBBIE JOFFE ELLIS, PH.D., co-author (with Albert Ellis) of All Out! (2010) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (2011) If you have a rational mind - or would like to have one - Therapy Breakthrough will be indispensable in helping you see how Cognitive-Behavioral therapy can be used to make your life happier and healthier." -WARREN FARRELL, PH.D., bestselling author of Why Men Are the Way They Are Therapy Breakthrough is a bold and instantly readable primer on the seismic shift in psychotherapy as seen from within the profession - and a helpful reminder of what is at the care of modern therapeutic techniques. It's also a fun read!" -NANDO PELUSHI, PH.D., New York clinical psychologist and contributing editor for Psychology Today

ISBN: 9780812696868
ISBN-10: 0812696867
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 27th August 2013
Publisher: Cricket Books, a division of Carus Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5