Clinical Strategies for Becoming a Master Psychotherapist (Google eBook)

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William O'Donohue, Nicholas A. Cummings
Academic Press, Apr 1, 2006 - Psychology - 368 pages
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The best health practices are a synthesis of science and art. Surgery is a case in point. Although all competent surgeons follow scientific protocols, the best surgeons are masters of the art of surgery and produce better outcomes: e.g., smaller incisions; lower mortality rates. Psychotherapists are in exactly the same position. Psychotherapy is both a science and an art. There are excellent resources that convey information about empirically supported practices — the science of psychotherapy. However, this scientific information is incomplete in two important ways. It does not cover key matters that come up in psychotherapy (e.g., building a therapeutic relationship, resistance, termination), and it often does not fully cover the "art" of implementing these techniques, the nuances, the creative ways, the problem solving strategies when difficulties arise. This book is an attempt to have high profile, expert, "master" therapists discuss the art of handling these key issues.
  

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Contents

Chapter 01 The Art and Science of Psychotherapy
Chapter 02 Enhancing Client Motivation to Change
Cultivating and Negotiating the Therapeutic Relationship
An Introduction
Chapter 05 Recognizing and Dealing with Cultural Influences in Psychotherapy
Chapter 06 Effective Understanding and Dealing with Manipulation
Chapter 07 Recognizing and Dealing with Transference
Key Questions Often Associated with Different Phases of Sessions and Treatments Plus Twentyone Helpful Hints
Chapter 12 Designing and Assigning Effective Homework
How the Master Clinician Understands and Teaches Competencies
Chapter 14 Using Tasks in Ericksonian Psychotherapy
Chapter 15 Using Acceptance in Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy
The Treatment of Performance Anxiety in Cinema
Chapter 17 The Importance of Novelty in Psychotherapy
Chapter 18 Interruption Replaces Termination in Focused Intermittent Psychotherapy throughout the Life Cycle
The Ultimate Challenge for Master Psychotherapists

Chapter 09 Resistance as an Ally in Psychotherapy
Chapter 10 Enhancing Psychotherapy through Appropriate entry points
Chapter 11 Dealing with Feelings of Depression
Author Index
Index
Copyright

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William O'Donohue, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno and a licensed psychologist in the state of Nevada. He has published over 50 books and 150 chapters and journal articles. One of his main interests is integrating psychological services into medical settings.

Nicholas A. Cummings Nicholas A. Cummings is the president of the Foundation for Behavioral Health and Distinguished Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the former president of the American Psychological Association, founder of California School of Professional Psychology, and founding CEO of American Biodyne.

Janet L. Cummings is president of the Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Foundation and in the independent practice of psychotherapy in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was formerly a staff psychologist at American Biodyne.

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