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An Introduction to the Psychotherapies

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KEY CONTEXTS ; 1. An historical context ; 2. Ethical aspects of psychotherapy practice ; 3. Research in psychotherapy ; 4. What is psychotherapy? ; PRINCIPAL APPROACHES ; 5. Individual long-term psychotherapy ; 6. Short-term dynamic therapy ; 7. Cognitive psychotherapy ; 8. Behavioural psychotherapy ; 9. Crisis intervention ; 10. Supportive psychotherapy ; 11. Group psychotherapy ; ATTEMPTS AT INTEGRATION ; 12. Cognitive-analytic psychotherapy ; 13. The conversational model ; SPECIFIC CLINICAL GROUPS ; 14. Child psychotherapy ; 15. Psychotherapy with older adults ; 16. Couple psychotherapy ; 17. Sex therapy ; 18. Family therapy in the adult psychiatric setting


Provides a fine introduction to the major spheres of psychotherapy. One of the greatest contributions of the book is its blending of the academic and applied facets of psychotherapy in a manner that is understandable to the novice. * Contemporary Psychology * This book is likely to retain its place as probably the most satisfactory introduction to the field. The book can be recommended as a first text for psychiatric trainees and others involved in psychotherapy. * Anthony Ryle, Psychiatric Developments * This volume has gone far along the road towards providing the ideal initiation. * Irish Journal of Psychotherapy * Provides an excellent and up-to-date guide to psychotherapy for general practitioners and other members of the primary care team. * Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners * This book is strongly recommended to general psychiatrists in training who need t learn about the basic approaches to psychotherapy and to prepare them for their higher examinations. * The Lancet * An excellent small text which deserves to be widely read I shall urge my trainees to read it. * British Journal of Psychiatry * A welcome primer for the psychotherapy novice. Accessible and exceptionally readable, the authors struck successfully a fine balance between giving enough background to orientate the newcomer to a clear level of understanding, and including too much detail at the expense of readability. * Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy * From reviews of the previous edition:

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