Handbook of Contemporary Psychotherapy: Toward an Improved Understanding of Effective Psychotherapy

Editor : William O'Donohue, Editor : Steven R. Graybar, Editor : William T. O'Donohue

Handbook of Contemporary Psychotherapy: Toward an Improved Understanding of Effective Psychotherapy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Sage
  • Published : January 2009
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 432
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 27635
  • ISBN 13 : 9781412968201
  • ISBN 10 : 1412968208

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Comprehensively describes the key constructs and key skills involved in the craft of psychotherapy. The chosen constructs contained in this handbook were selected because of their important roles in many psychotherapy cases. Complex patients who do not fall under the so-called empirically supported treatments and diagnostic categories currently available are addressed in a practical manner offering the readers of this text an enriched therapeutic repertoire upon which to rely in dealing with the problems arising in psychotherapy. This book will be of interest to both the experienced psychotherapist wanting to become even more effective by experiencing new ideas as well as a text for beginning students to better orient to the complexities of actual psychotherapy. It will be useful to all the major disciplines of psychotherapy: psychiatry, psychology, social work, psychiatric nursing, marital and family therapists, and more.

Reviews and Endorsements

Introduction: Where Science meets Practice - William O'Donohue, Steven Graybar Ch 2: The Scientist Practitioner and Dynamic Constructs - Michael Lavin Ch 3: The (Dramatic) Process of Psychotherapy - Jeffrey Zeig Ch 4: Avoiding an Ice Patch on the Slippery Slope: Clinical Practice and the issue of repressed memories - William Follette, Deborah Davis Ch 5: Theory and Methods for Studying the Influence of Unconscious Processes - Deborah Davis, Aaron McVean Ch 6: Meditation, Ego and I: Who, exactly, is in conflict? - Kenneth Cloke Ch 7: Family Influences and Ecological Context - James Maddock, Linda Friel, Linda Friel Ch 8: A Psychoanalytical Understanding of the Death Instinct: Problems in Receiving the Good Object - Robert Waska Ch 9: Countertransference: A foundation of Psychotherapy - Jeffrey Corpuel Ch 10: Projective Identification - Patricia Chatham Ch 11: Mindfulness: Being Mindful in Psychotherapy - Akihiko Masuda, Kelly Wilson Ch 12: The Science of Forgiveness - David Antonuccio, Robert Jackson Ch 13: Dream/Work in Psychotherapy: A narrative common-sense approach - Lois Parker Ch 14: Shame - William Hahn Ch 15: Treatment of Clients who are struggling with Depression - James Overholser, Nicole Peak Ch 16: Therapeutic Boundaries and Effective Therapy: Exploring the Relationships - Ofer Zur Ch 17: Terminating Psychotherapy Therapeutically - Steven Graybar

Author Biography:
Steve Graybar received his B.S. in Psychology from Northern Arizona University. He received his M.A. in 1987 and Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently he divides his time between his work at the University of Nevada and his private practice. He was honored by the Nevada State Psychological Association for career contributions related to his seven years of work on the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners.

William T. O'Donohue is a licensed clinical psychologist and is widely recognized in the field for his proposed innovations in mental health service delivery, in treatment design and evaluation, and in knowledge of empirically supported cognitive behavioral therapies. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement for Behavior Therapy and served on the Board of Directors of this organization. Dr. O'Donohue has an exemplary history of successful grant funding and government contracts. Since 1996, he has received over $1,500,000 in federal grant monies from sources including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Justice. In addition, Dr. O'Donohue has published his work prolifically. He has edited over twenty books, and written thirty-five book chapters on various topics and published reviews for seven books. Furthermore, he has published more than seventy-five articles in scholarly journals. Dr. O'Donohue is currently directing a major grant funded project involving integrated care. This project is a treatment development/outcome evaluation project. Specially trained psychologists are placed into primary care and five sets of variables are examined: 1) patient satisfaction; 2) provider satisfaction; 3) clinical change; 4) functional change; and 5) medical utilization change. Dr. O'Donohue is a national expert in training clinicians in integrated care and developing quality improvement projects in integrated care.

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