Handbook of Evidence-based Psychotherapies: A Guide for Research and Practice

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Chris Freeman, Mick Power
Wiley, May 7, 2007 - Psychology - 512 pages
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At a time when healthcare organisations are increasingly emphasising the need for evidence-based interventions, this comprehensive and timely handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the current evidence-base for psychological therapies and major psychological disorders. The "Handbook of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies" takes a pluralistic approach, covering cognitive and behavioural therapies as well as counselling and humanistic approaches.

Internationally-renowned experts guide the reader through the latest research, taking a critical overview of each practice's strengths and weaknesses. Specific therapies and disorder chapters are interspersed between a general introduction and critique of issues for the evidence-base, and a final chapter provides an overview for the future. Overall, the book provides a unique summary of the principles of evidence-based therapies, together with the major disorders with which they have been evaluated.

The "Handbook of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies" will be invaluable to psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychology and psychiatric trainees, and other professions using psychotherapy as part of their clinical practice.


Michael Barkham

Aaron T. Beck

Kathryn Bleiberg

Tom Brown

Alan Carr

Fiona Cathcart

Katherine Cheshire

Rob Durham

Paul Emmelkamp

Winnie Eng

Peter Fisher

Chris Freeman

Nick Heather

Richard Heimberg

J.H. Kamphuis

Willem Kuyken

Ken Laidlaw

Roslyn Law

William Lindsay

Stan Lindsay

Katherine Logan

Siobhan MacHale

Frank Margison

Shari Manning

John Markowitz

John McLeod

Jane Morris

Mick Power

Kumar Rao

Mark Ramm

Jan Scott

John Spector

Peter Sturmey

Douglas Turkington

E. Vedel

David Winter

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Cognitive Therapy
Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Depression
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About the author (2007)

Chris Freeman is a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist based at the Cullen Centre in the royal Edinburgh Hospital and is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh. he established the South of Scotland Training Programme in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and has published widely in the areas of eating disorders and psychological therapies.

Mick Power is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh and an honorary consultant clinical psychologist at the royal Edinburgh Hospital. he is the co-founder of the journal Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and has previously edited handbooks of mood disorders and of cognition and emotion. His main interest is in the application of theories of cognition and emotion to the understanding of psychological disorders.

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