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Handbook of Contemporary Psychotherapy

Handbook of Contemporary Psychotherapy
Toward an Improved Understanding of Effective Psychotherapy

September 2008 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Handbook of Contemporary Psychotherapy explores a wide range of constructs not captured in the DSM or traditional research but that play important roles in psychotherapy cases. To provide readers with a tool bag of practical techniques they can use in these cases, editors William O'Donohue and Steven R. Graybar present chapters written by leading clinical authorities on such topics as the process of change in psychotherapy, attachment and terror management, projective identification, terminating psychotherapy therapeutically, shame and its many ramifications for clients, dream work, boundaries, forgiveness, the repressed and recovered memory debate, and many others. Each chapter includes a definition of the construct, along with sections on theory, the construct's possible roles in pathology and treatment, measurement, intervention strategies, case illustrations, and future research.

  • Addresses in a practical manner complex patients who do not fall under empirically supported treatments or diagnostic categories
  • Covers in a scholarly and clinically useful way critically important constructs often neglected in academic discourse
  • Explores issues with measurement limitations in an intellectually honest manner
  • Offers a tool bag of practical techniques
Of interest to both experienced psychotherapists and to beginning students who wish to better orient to the complexities of psychotherapy, the book is appropriate for all the major disciplines of psychotherapy, including psychiatry, psychology, social work, psychiatric nursing, marital and family therapists.

William O'Donohue, Steven Graybar
Introduction: Where Science meets Practice
Michael Lavin
Ch 2: The Scientist Practitioner and Dynamic Constructs
Jeffrey Zeig
Ch 3: The (Dramatic) Process of Psychotherapy
William Follette, Deborah Davis
Ch 4: Avoiding an Ice Patch on the Slippery Slope: Clinical Practice and the issue of repressed memories
Deborah Davis, Aaron McVean
Ch 5: Theory and Methods for Studying the Influence of Unconscious Processes
Kenneth Cloke
Ch 6: Meditation, Ego and I: Who, exactly, is in conflict?
James Maddock, Linda Friel, Linda Friel
Ch 7: Family Influences and Ecological Context
Robert Waska
Ch 8: A Psychoanalytical Understanding of the Death Instinct: Problems in Receiving the Good Object
Jeffrey Corpuel
Ch 9: Countertransference: A foundation of Psychotherapy
Patricia Chatham
Ch 10: Projective Identification
Akihiko Masuda, Kelly Wilson
Ch 11: Mindfulness: Being Mindful in Psychotherapy
David Antonuccio, Robert Jackson
Ch 12: The Science of Forgiveness
Lois Parker
Ch 13: Dream/Work in Psychotherapy: A narrative common-sense approach
William Hahn
Ch 14: Shame
James Overholser, Nicole Peak
Ch 15: Treatment of Clients who are struggling with Depression
Ofer Zur
Ch 16: Therapeutic Boundaries and Effective Therapy: Exploring the Relationships
Steven Graybar
Ch 17: Terminating Psychotherapy Therapeutically
Key features
  • Each chapter covers key complexities in the practice of psychotherapy
  • Chapters written by leading clinical authorities  in a manner useful to students as well as practicing psychotherapists
  • Issues with measurement limitations written in an intellectually honest manner
  • Offers a tool bag of practical techniques to use in cases that do not fall under the empirically supported treatments

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