Psychological Interventions: A Guide to Strategies

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1995 - Psychology - 214 pages
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This book examines a variety of psychological intervention strategies used in counseling and therapy to bring about change. It is a handbook of strategies which reviews major forms of interventions, reviews research evidence of effectiveness, and challenges existing theoretical boundaries. In contrast to existing handbooks, Ballou offers interventions identified by their goal of change, rather than by a particular theoretical orientation or the kind of difficulty the client is undergoing. Each chapter describes a strategy, presents clear instruction for its use, and considers appropriate and inappropriate uses for the strategy. Each chapter also addresses the research evidence underlying claims of effectiveness. Edited by an academic and practitioner of counseling psychology, the book seeks to address the needs of both professionals in the field and students and scholars in the academic community.
 

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Contents

Paradoxical Intention
1
Modeling and RolePlaying
21
Cognitive Restructuring
37
Bibliotherapy
55
Expressive Therapies
67
Imagery
83
Systematic Desensitization
95
Focusing
117
Journal Writing
137
Divorce Mediation
153
Feminist Community
163
Ecological Strategies
175
Conclusion
195
Index
207
About the Contributors
215
Copyright

Assertiveness Training
125

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About the author (1995)

MARY BALLOU is Associate Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology, Northeastern University.

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