Current Psychotherapies

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Cengage Learning, Feb 27, 2007 - Psychology - 544 pages
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Timely and accessible, CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES is the ideal resource that helps students learn, compare, and apply the major systems of psychotherapy in a way that will be meaningful in the classroom and in their own practice. Used in top counseling, psychology, and social work programs, the text features an outstanding group of contributors, each of whom is either an originator or a leading proponent of one of the systems. Each contributor presents the basic principles of the system in a clear and straightforward manner, discussing it in the context of the other systems. Each theory chapter includes a case example that guides students through the problem, evaluation, treatment, and follow-up process. Accompanying CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES is CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, each case demonstrates the basic techniques and methods of the theory being illustrated. This edition retains classic case studies by Harold Mosak, Carl Rogers, Albert Ellis, Arnold Lazarus, and Peggy Papp.
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User Review  - Jyotika Varmani - Goodreads

I found this to be the best book among the several I went through in this topic. It is very detailed, and at the same time very well organized. It has very good flow, and is easy to understand for someone who is new to psychology. The language is simple and powerful. A must read. Read full review

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User Review  - Kirby - Goodreads

Very textbook-y. Boring. There are much better general psychological theory books out there. My professor for this class was a retired 75-year-old who came back to teach one class because our ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PSYCHOANALYSIS
15
ADLERIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY
63
ANALYTICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
107
CLIENTCENTERED THERAPY
141
RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY
187
BEHAVIOR THERAPY
223
COGNITIVE THERAPY
263
MULTIMODAL THERAPY
368
FAMILY THERAPY
402
CONTEMPLATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIES
437
INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIES
481
CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND CONTROVERSIES
512
GLOSSARY
541
NAME INDEX
552
SUBJECT INDEX
561

EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
295
GESTALT THERAPY
328

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About the author (2007)

Raymond Corsini's training was diverse. He received a BA and MA at the City College of New York, then did his doctoral training at Syracuse University, Cornell University, University of California, University of Wisconsin (all during the time of his work as a prison psychologist), and finally obtained a Ph.D. at age 41 from the University of Chicago under Carl Rogers. He met and interacted with J.L. Moreno, Fritz Perls, Victor Frankl, and Albert Ellis, among others, but his main teacher was Rudolf Dreikurs, an Adlerian. He had three separate careers: as a prison psychologist for 15 years, then an industrial psychologist for ten years, and finally in private practice of psychotherapy and counseling for 30 years. He taught courses at over a dozen universities and full time at the University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Berkeley. He has published over 60 books under 43 titles, including four encyclopedias and the most complete dictionary of psychology, and has written or edited 18 books in counseling or psychotherapy.

Danny Wedding was trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Hawaii and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He later worked for two years for the U.S. Congress, first in the Senate and later in the House of Representatives. Danny directed the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH), a University of Missouri university research and policy center, for 19 years. This time included Fulbright sabbaticals in Thailand and South Korea. Since 2010 Danny has served as Associate Dean for Management and International Programs for the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, where he is directly responsible for the CSPP programs in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Mexico City as well as for the development of new international initiatives. With the assistance of colleagues, Danny has written or edited thirteen books, including CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES, CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, BEHAVIOR AND MEDICINE, THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY HANDBOOK, SCREENING FOR BRAIN IMPAIRMENT, MOVIES AND MENTAL ILLNESS, and POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AT THE MOVIES. Danny is also the Editor for PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology--APA Review of Books.

Frank Dumont (retired) was Full Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Director of the PhD program in his field at McGill University. He was the co-editor of Six Therapists and One Client (2000) and a co-editor of Corsini's The Dictionary of Psychology (1999). He gratefully acknowledges that much of this book on personality psychology was researched and drafted while he was Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge University (2005 2006).

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