Becoming an Effective Psychotherapist

Author: Derek Truscott
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Author Derek Truscott skillfully presents the nine leading systems of psychotherapy, the underlying rationale and approach to treatment for each, and their seminal theorists. Each chapter showcases a specific theorys therapeutic goals, its assumptions about the therapistclient relationship, client tasks, and the related change processes. Chapters end with thought-provoking journal exercises, learning tasks, and case examples, as well as a discussion of how each approach has evolved and is practiced today. Through exploratory reflection, this book will help you find a theory that is compatible with your own worldview and will encourage you to be a more effective therapist by adapting it to honor the worldviews of your clients. By understanding your values and those upon which the major systems of psychotherapy are based, you can choose a model for practice that you believe in to maximize your satisfaction, confidence, and effectiveness as a therapist.

Intentional Intervention in Counseling and Therapy

Author: Peter Geiger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351785338
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Intentional Intervention in Counseling and Therapy answers three questions: what heals in counseling and therapy and how? What actions in clinical decision making ensure an optimal outcome for the client? And why are some clinicians more successful than others, apparently remaining so over time? Incorporating citations across multiple disciplines, referencing authorities in both CBT and psychodynamic models, and interwoven with composite case material and session transcripts, this book unmasks the dialectic between goals and process in clinical work.

Theories of Psychotherapy Counseling Concepts and Cases

Author: Richard S. Sharf
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537548
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Reflecting the latest practices from the field, the comprehensive THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 6th Edition equips readers with a solid understanding of the systematic theories of psychotherapy and counseling. A proven author and popular professor, Dr. Richard Sharf combines a thorough explanation of concepts with insightful case summaries and therapist-client dialogues that illustrate techniques and treatment in practice. Dr. Sharf demonstrates how to apply theories to individual therapy or counseling for common psychological disorders-such as depression and generalized anxiety disorders-as well as how to apply them to group therapy. For major theories, the text includes basic information about background, personality theory, and theory of psychotherapy to help readers understand the application of psychotherapy theory. In addition, insight into the personal lives and philosophical influences of theorists helps explain how the theorists view human behavior. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Theories and Applications of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Earl J. Ginter
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483309452
Format: PDF
Download Now
Theories and Applications of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides students with the foundational knowledge needed to implement various therapeutic approaches in individual and family counseling. The dynamic author team of Earl J. Ginter, Gargi Roysircar Sodowsky, and Lawrence H. Gerstein presents theories through a multicultural and social justice-oriented lens, including evidence to support each theory. Students will embrace chapter concepts through vibrant illustrations and relevant examples from movies, TV shows, news articles, and other sources presented throughout.

Prevention of Treatment Failure

Author: Michael J. Lambert
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433807824
Format: PDF
Download Now
Empirical evidence shows that treatment failure is a significant problem and one that practitioners routinely overlook. A substantial minority of patients either fail to gain a benefit from the treatments offered to them, or they outright worsen by the time they leave treatment. Intervening in a timely fashion with such individuals cannot occur if practitioners are unaware of which cases are likely to have this outcome. Prevention of Treatment Failure describes procedures and techniques that can be used by clinical practitioners and administrators to identify patients who are at risk for treatment failure. The book summarizes evidence that convincingly shows that a shift in routine care is needed, and that such a shift can be accomplished easily through integrating specific methods of monitoring patient treatment response on a frequent basis in routine care. Treatment response is placed in the context of historical views of healthy functioning and operationalized through the use of brief self-report scales. Providing alert-signals to therapists, along with problem-solving tools, is suggested as an evidence-based practice that substantially reduces patient deterioration and increases the chances of the return to normal functioning. The book also provides illustrations on how accumulated data resulting from monitoring patient treatment response can be used to improve systems of care.

On Becoming a Better Therapist

Author: Barry L. Duncan
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 9781433817458
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Barry Duncan examines the common factors inherent in various successful therapies & details the importance of the therapeutic alliance as a foundation of effective therapy. This book provides advice on how therapists may systematically deal with clients who do not seem to improve over time.

Approaches to Art Therapy

Author: Judith Aron Rubin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317505735
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
The third edition of Approaches to Art Therapy brings together varied theoretical approaches and provides a variety of solutions to the challenge of translating theory to technique. In each chapter, the field's most eminent scholars provide a definition of and orientation to the specific theory or area of emphasis, showing its relevance to art therapy. The third edition includes many new chapters with material on a wide variety of topics including contemplative approaches, DBT, neuroscience, and mentalization while also retaining important and timeless contributions from the pioneers of art therapy. Clinical case examples and over 100 illustrations of patient artwork vividly demonstrate the techniques in practice. Approaches to Art Therapy, 3rd edition, is an essential resource in the assembly of any clinician's theoretical and technical toolbox, and in the formulation of each individual's own approach to art therapy.

Beginning Research in the Arts Therapies

Author: Gary Ansdell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846421675
Format: PDF
Download Now
* Are you about to write a dissertation for an MA in an arts therapy? * Is your workplace pressuring you to do research on your practice? * Do you fancy trying your hand at a bit of research without any pressure from anyone? * Are you bewitched, bothered and bewildered? A mystique about research usually comes from reading a) writers who launch into philosophical dialectics about research and avoid the basics; b) poorly written research papers full of undecipherable formulae; and c) smug, unfriendly research texts. This book begins at the beginning. Ansdell and Pavlicevic hold your hand and give you plenty of hints and tips while you prepare your funding proposal or research project. They help you think about your title, structure your research questions and aims, and prepare to collect, organize and analyze your research data. Moreover, you're not alone! Franz and Suzie have their own projects which you're invited to follow with opportunities to learn about the nitty-gritty of tables, pie-charts, data transcription, data presentation - and supervisors who toss off clever, useless bits of advice. `Beginning Research in the Arts Therapies' puts the zap into arts therapies research, making it fun and serious, exasperating and utterly absorbing. Miss this book and you'll deprive yourself of a sympathetic ear, firm advice and a sensible and imaginative combustion of theory, debate and determination. `Beginning Research in the Arts Therapies' is recommended to all arts therapies practitioners: students, researchers, and those clinicians who simply want to `keep up' with research literature without `doing it for themselves'.

How and Why Are Some Therapists Better Than Others

Author: Louis Georges Castonguay
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 9781433827716
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Some therapists are more effective than others, that much is clear; why they are more effective is less clear. This book identifies which characteristics make therapists more or less effective in their work and proposes guidelines to improve their effectiveness.

Existential Humanistic Therapy

Author: Kirk J. Schneider
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 9781433827372
Format: PDF
Download Now
This revised primer provides an updated introduction to the theory, history, research, and practice of existential-humanistic therapy, which merges existential philosophy with humanistic psychotherapy, along with recent trends in existential-integrative therapy.