The Art and Science of Brief Psychotherapies

The Art and Science of Brief Psychotherapies : A Practitioner's Guide

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This unique textbook offers an invaluable starting point in learning both the art and science of brief psychotherapy. Unlike other references, which review current literature and cover all of the many schools of brief therapy in current use, this compact text is packed with practical information that shows both what to do and why to do it, so that beginning therapists can start to think like brief therapists in their own work. Based on more than a decade of extensive teaching experience, the editors of this practical guideAanother immediately useful tool in the Core Competencies in Psychotherapy seriesAtake you step by step through every approach, describing therapies and specific interventions and including detailed case examples to illustrate how they are implemented. -The introduction answers basic questions about how to define, when to use, and why and how to learn brief therapy. -Part I, Six Key Brief Psychotherapies, begins with the highly structured cognitive, behavioral, and solution-focused therapies and continues with interpersonal, time-limited dynamic, and couples therapies. -Part II, Special Topics, covers identifying the essential ingredients of brief therapy, conducting brief therapy in a multicultural context, combining brief therapy with medications, and evaluating competency in brief therapy. -Part III, Overview and Synthesis, proposes three skill sets-relationship, instrumental, and change agency-that form the backbone of what it means to be a competent practitioner of brief psychotherapy. Fully indexed and easy to use, this volume is destined to become the definitive guide to acquiring core competency in this field (as mandated by the residency review committee), bringing to life the fascinating and challenging world of brief psychotherapy for students, educators, residents, and practitioners everywhere.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 158562067X
  • 9781585620678
  • 1,418,217

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"This fine text draws on an empirical base and shows how clinicians can meet the mandate of doing psychotherapy more effectively and efficiently. Their concept is 'co-piloting' with the client. They achieve this with the reader as well."-- "Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D., Editor of Outcome Measurement in Psychiatry: A Critical Review and Improving Mental Health Care: Commitment to Quality"show more

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This unique book offers an invaluable introduction to the core concepts and skills required in conducting brief psychotherapy. Unlike other references, which attempt to review all of the literature pertinent to short-term treatment or to cover all of the many schools of brief therapy in current use, this compact work--another immediately useful offering in the Core Competencies in Psychotherapy series--is brimming with practical guidance on "what to do" in the therapy room.The contributing authors, all of them experienced educators intimately involved in teaching and training psychiatry residents and clinical psychology predoctoral interns in the practice of the brief psychotherapies, address six key models of brief psychotherapy that have garnered empirical support in the research literature: cognitive, behavioral, solution-focused, interpersonal, time-limited dynamic, and couple therapies. Additional topics covered include ingredients of successful short-term therapy, conducting brief psychotherapy in a multicultural context, combining brief therapy with medication treatment, and evaluating competence in brief psychotherapy. In the opening and closing sections of the book, the editors supplement the how-to expertise provided by the chapter authors by highlighting and synthesizing the common themes behind these chapters, furnishing readers with overarching principles and techniques to draw upon in their own practices.Fully indexed, this remarkable volume is destined to become the definitive guide to acquiring competency in the practice of brief psychotherapy (as mandated by the residency review committee), bringing to life the fascinating and challenging world of this modality for students, residents, and practitioners everywhere.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Six Key Brief Psychotherapies. Cognitive therapy: introduction to theory and practice. Brief behavior therapy. Solution-focused brief therapy: doing what works. Brief interpersonal psychotherapy. Time-limited dynamic psychotherapy: formulation and intervention. Brief couple therapy. Part II: Special Topics. Essential ingredients for successful psychotherapy: effect of common factors. Brief psychotherapy in a multicultural context. Combining brief psychotherapy and medications. Evaluating competence in brief psychotherapy. Part III: Overview and Synthesis. Doing therapy, briefly. Index.show more

About Mantosh J. Dewan

Mantosh J. Dewan, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. Roger P. Greenberg, Ph.D., Professor and Head, Psychology Division, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.show more

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