Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis

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Cengage Learning, Apr 22, 2009 - Psychology - 624 pages
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Systematic and balanced, this comprehensive text uses a wealth of clinical case illustrations to help readers understand a wide variety of psychotherapies including psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, existential, person-centered, experiential, interpersonal, exposure, behavioral, cognitive, systemic, multicultural, and integrative. The Seventh Edition thoroughly analyzes 15 leading systems of psychotherapy and briefly surveys another 30, thus providing a broader scope than is available in most textbooks. Prochaska and Norcross explore each system's theory of personality, theory of psychopathology, and resulting therapeutic process and relationship. By doing so, they demonstrate how much psychotherapy systems agree on the processes producing change, while showing how they disagree on the content that needs to be changed. To bring these similarities and differences to life, the authors also present the limitations, practicalities, and outcome research of each system of psychotherapy.
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Review: Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

Kinda disappointing for a $200+ book. At first I was excited - it looked like a great idea. But after a few chapters I realized that the first and intro chapters contained the whole learning of the ... Read full review

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a great read- comparative analysis of many different theories, and practical too. Read full review

Contents

DEFINING AND COMPARING THE PSYCHOTHERAPIES
1
PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPIES
24
PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPIES
59
EXISTENTIAL THERAPIES
94
PERSONCENTERED THERAPY
129
GESTALT AND EXPERIENTIAL THERAPIES
160
INTERPERSONAL THERAPIES
194
EXPOSURE THERAPIES
219
MULTICULTURAL THERAPIES
399
CONSTRUCTIVIST THERAPIES
432
INTEGRATIVE AND ECLECTIC THERAPIES
454
COMPARATIVE CONCLUSIONS
485
THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
517
AN ALTERNATIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS
535
REFERENCES
539
NAME INDEX
573

BEHAVIOR THERAPIES
243
COGNITIVE THERAPIES
295
SYSTEMIC THERAPIES
335
GENDERSENSITIVE THERAPIES
375
SUBJECT INDEX
587
CREDITS
601
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James O. Prochaska, PhD, is professor of psychology and director of the Cancer Prevention Research Consortium at the University of Rhode Island and a clinical psychologist in part-time private practice. He has been the principal investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling over $75 million and has been recognized by the American Psychological Society as one of the five most-cited authors in psychology. His 30 book chapters and over 200 scholarly articles focus on self-change, health promotion, and psychotherapy from a transtheoretical perspective, the subject of his popular book, CHANGING FOR GOOD (with John Norcross and Carlo DiClemente).

John C. Norcross, PhD, is professor and former chair of psychology as well as distinguished university fellow at the University of Scranton, and a clinical psychologist in part-time independent practice. Author of more than 250 scholarly articles, Dr. Norcross has written or edited 15 books, the most recent being EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES IN MENTAL HEALTH and PSYCHOTHERAPY RELATIONSHIPS THAT WORK. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session. Among his awards are APA's Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award, Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, and election to the National Academies of Practice.

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