The Essence of Psychotherapy: Reinventing the Art in the New Era of Data
The Essence of Psychotherapy traces the common thread in all psychotherapy approaches--behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, strategic, and humanistic--and defines this "essence" as a set of fundamental principles and ultimate objectives that must be preserved in the face of increased standardization in the field. While today's therapist is guided by protocols and manuals, psychotherapy, in practice, remains an art. Nicholas and Janet Cummings have gathered case studies of master therapists to illustrate the essential process of successful therapy and to show that, as an art, it is both teachable and verifiable.
* Illustrated with case studies
* Analyses the techniques of six master psychotherapists in their work with difficult patients
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Chapter 1 What Are Best Practices Anyway?
Chapter 2 Psychotherapy Is an Amalgam of All Techniques and Competencies ...
Chapter 3 The Anatomy of Psychotherapy
Chapter 4 Effective Psychotherapy as Focused Intermittent Psychotherapy Throughout the Life Cycle ...
Chapter 5 Intermittent Focused Psychotherapy Throughout the Life Cycle ...
Chapter 6 Psychotherapys New Horizons
Chapter 7 New Notes on Old Masters
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