Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy

Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy : Theory and Practice

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This is an introduction to the major theories and practices of psychotherapy. The book is designed both to provide a survey review of the major theories in the field and a demonstration of current practices. Two chapters are presented for each of the most important theories, one that describes historical background and theoretical developments and the other presents an abbreviated manual of application. In addition, further chapters are devoted to particular applications and population such as ethnic minorities, women, older adults, and children. Special chapters on research, training, and ethical issues are also provided.
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  • Hardback | 520 pages
  • 182.88 x 251.46 x 33.02mm | 1,156.65g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 019508215X
  • 9780195082159

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This text presents an introduction to the theory and practice of psychotherapy. It is designed both to provide a review of the major theories in the field and a demonstration of current practices. With this goal in mind, the book includes two chapters for each of the most important schools of thought, one describing the historical background and theoretical development, the other focusing on application and technique. This flexibility - intended to bridge the gap between theory and practice - establishes the unique value of the text as an informative and entertaining introduction to the field of psychotherapy, suitable for both advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The work contains timely chapters on important special issues, such as ethics in psychotherapy and cultural and ethnic sensitivity. The editors and contributors comprise an outstanding group of internationally recognized authorities.
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Table of contents

PART I: THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY ; 1. Unity and diversity among psychotherapies: A comparative perspective ; 2. Psychodynamic therapies in historical perspective ; 3. Psychodynamic therapies in practice: Time-limited dynamic psychotherapy ; 4. Behavioral therapies in historical perspective ; 5. Behavior therapy in practice ; 6. Depth existential therapy: Evolution since World War II ; 7. Experiential therapy in practice: The process-experiential approach ; 8. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in historical perspective ; 9. Cognitive therapies in practice ; 10. Group psychotherapy in historical perspective ; 11. Group therapy in practice ; 12. Family therapy in historical perspective ; 13. Family systems therapy in practice: A systemic couples therapy for problem drinking ; 14. Integrative and eclectic therapies in historical perspective ; 15. Integrative and eclectic therapies in practice ; PART II: PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES ; 16. Psychotherapy with women in theory and practice ; 17. Counseling and psychotherapy with racial/ethnic minority groups in theory and practice ; 18. Therapy with children an adolescents ; 19. Psychotherapy with older adults in theory and practice ; 20. Brief and crisis psychotherapy in theory and practice ; PART III: RESEARCH METHODS, PROFESSIONAL ISSUES, AND NEW DIRECTIONS ; 21. Methods of psychotherapy research ; 22. Issues in the training of psychotherapists ; 23. Ethics in psychotherapy ; 24. The modern psychotherapist and the future of psychotherapy
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About Bruce Bongar

Bruce Bongar is Professor of Psychology at Pacific Graduate School and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the author of Suicide (Oxford 1993) and The Suicidial Patient and Series Editor for the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Psychology. Dr Bongar is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, a chartered psychologist of the British Psychological Society, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
Larry E. Beutler is Professor and Director of the Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Beutler is the editor of several books, including, Systematic Treatment Selection (with J. Clarkin), Psychotherapy Research (with M. Crago), and Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy (with A. Freeman, K.E. Simon, and H. Arkowitz), and the editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is also on the Editorial Board for the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Psychology, a fellow of APS, Past-President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and a member of the Fellows Committee, Division of Psychotherapy, American Psychological Association.
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