Developments in Psychotherapy: Historical Perspectives

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Windy Dryden
SAGE, Aug 28, 1996 - Psychology - 274 pages
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This comprehensive and accessible book charts the origins and development of the major non-psychoanalytic fields in counselling and psychotherapy.

Leading British and North American psychotherapists examine a range of approaches including person-centred, transactional analysis, Gestalt, cognitive and behavioural therapy. They discuss how, why and where each approach came about, and the context and influences under which it was formulated. They go on to survey the further development of theory and practice in each case, taking in the most significant trends and highlighting advances which are often not recognized or fully understood. Each approach is then brought firmly up to date with an overview of its current ideology and direction, so that readers can relate its present-day context to its historical background.

  

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Contents

The ExistentialPhenomenological Movement 18341995
29
Developments in Transactional Analysis
62
Developments in Gestalt Therapy
91
Developments in Transpersonal Psychotherapy
111
Personal Construct Therapy
140
Developments in Behaviour Therapy
167
Developments in Cognitive Therapy 196095
188
Trends in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy 195595
213
Developments in Psychotherapy Integration
238
The Editor and Contributors
261
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Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies as well as being the Programme Co-ordinator of the MSc in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

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