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Critical Issues in Psychotherapy
Translating New Ideas into Practice


February 2001 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"The contributors are an esteemed group that have played significant roles in shaping contemporary understanding of the issues they will be addressing. The number of chapters coincides with the number of weeks in a typical semester, increasing its use as a course text."

Brian Vandenberg, University of Missouri-St. Louis

A landmark publication, Critical Issues in Psychotherapy moves the discipline into the new millennium by addressing many of the field's new and revolutionary approaches. Through illustrative therapy cases and practitioner commentaries, this text examines both the newer and the more established models in psychotherapy. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this volume translates the new approaches to psychotherapy, making them more accessible to students. Organized around the issues that are fundamental to psychotherapy, chapters include information on empirically validated treatments, mainstream theories, individualism, spirituality, multiculturalism, moral and legal discourse, and managed care. Bringing together an esteemed group of authorities, this will be the ideal text for students in advanced courses in psychotherapy and counseling practice and theory.


 
Issue 1
 
Empirically Supported Treatments
What's a Non-Behaviorist to Do? Marian S Bergin
 
Commentary
 
Issue 2
Assessment Constance T Fisher
 
Psychological Assessment
From Objectification Back to the Life World Steven Lars Nielsen
 
Commentary
 
Issue 3
Biologization of Psychotherapy Richard N Williams
 
The Biologization of Psychotherapy
Understanding the Nature of Influence Louis A Moench
 
Commentator
 
Issue 4
Spirituality Sally H Barlow and Allen E Bergin
Lorna Smith Benjamin
The Phenomenon of Spirit in a Secular Psychotherapy
 
Commentary
 
Issue 5
Culture Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand
Lynne A Bennion
Psychotherapy as an Instrument of Culture
 
Commentary
 
Issue 6
Managed Care David E Polkinghorne
 
Managed Care Programs
What Do Clinicians Need? Lynne D Johnson
 
Commentator
 
Issue 7
Individualism Frank C Richardson
Judy Norman
Individualism and Modern Psychotherapy
 
Commentary
 
Issue 8
Scientist-Practitioner Model Hendrika Vande Kemp
 
The Patient-Philosopher Evaluates the Scientist-Practitioner
A Case Study James M Harper
 
Commentary
 
Issue 9
Free Will//Determinism Joseph F Rychlak
 
Psychotherapy as Practical Teleology
Viewing the Person as an Agent Diane L Spangler
 
Commentary
 
Issue 10
Eclecticism Brent D Slife and Jeffrey Reber
 
Eclecticism in Psychotherapy
Is It Really the Best Substitute for Traditional Theories? Ted Packard and Kay Packard
 
Commentator
 
Issue 11
Postmodernism Barbara S Held
Amy Fisher-Smith
What it Means for Psychotherapy - And What It Doesn't
 
Commentary
 
Issue 12
Multiculturalism Blaine J Fowers
 
Culture, Identity and Loyalty
New Pathways for a Culturally Aware Psychotherapy Agnes M Plenck
 
Commentator
 
Issue 13
Diagnosis Robert L Woolfolk
 
Objectivity in Diagnosis and Treatment
A Philosophical Analysis Daniel K Judd
 
Commentary
 
Issue 14
Feminism Jeanne Marecek
Marybeth Raynes
Bringing Feminist Issues to Therapy
 
Commentary
Daniel Robinson
Conclusion
 
The Values of Psychotherapy

"The contributors are an esteemed group that have played significant roles in shaping contemporary understanding of the issues they will be addressing. The number of chapters coincides with the number of weeks in a typical semester, increasing its use as a course text." 

Brain Vandenberg
University of Missouri- St. Louis

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