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Essential psychotherapies : theory and practice
Gurman, Alan S.
Second edition.
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New York : Guilford Press, [2003]

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xii, 580 pages : charts ; 26 cm
Contemporary issues in psychotherapy: a framework for comparative study / Alan S. Gurman and Stanley B. Messer -- The theory and practice of contemporary psychoanalytic treatment / David L. Wolitzky -- Relational approaches to psychoanalytic psychotherapy / Rebecca C. Curtis and Irwin Hirsch -- Person-centered psychotherapy and related experiential approaches / Arthur C. Bohart -- Existential-humanistic psychotherapy / Kirk J. Schneider -- Behavior therapy / Martin M. Antony and Lizabeth Roemer -- Cognitive therapy / Mark A. Reinicke and Arthur Freeman -- Postmodern approaches to psychotherapy / Robert A. Neimeyer and Sara K. Bridges -- Integrative approaches to psychotherapy / George Stricker and Jerry Gold -- Brief psychotherapies / Michael F. Hoyt -- The family therapies / Nadine J. Kaslow, Barbara M. Dausch, and Marianne Celano -- The marital therapies / Alan S. Gurman.
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Comprehensive and user-friendly, this widely adopted text presents systematic expositions of the 12 most important forms of psychotherapy being practiced today. Covering traditional treatments as well as influential models that have been developed relatively recently, the volume gives students and practitioners a solid grasp of foundational theories and methods. Eminent authorities describe their respective models in unusually coherent chapters to facilitate easy comparison of basic theoretical and practical concerns. Each chapter also includes a detailed case illustration that brings key concepts to life.

Author Notes

Alan S. Gurman, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Family Therapy Training at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He has authored or edited a number of highly acclaimed books, including [i]Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy[/i] and [i]Theory and Practice of Brief Therapy[/i]. A past editor of the [i]Journal of Marital and Family Therapy[/i] and past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Dr. Gurman is a pioneer in the development of integrative approaches to marital therapy, and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the family therapy field. He practices psychotherapy in Madison, Wisconsin.

Stanley B. Messer, PhD, is Professor II and Dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He is coauthor of [i]Models of Brief Psychodynamic Therapy: A Comparative Approach[/i] and coeditor of several volumes, including [i]Theories of Psychotherapy: Origins and Evolution[/i], [i]History of Psychotherapy: A Century of Change[/i], [i]Hermeneutics and Psychological Theory[/i], and [i]Psychoanalytic Therapy and Behavior Therapy: Is Integration Possible?[/i]. Dr. Messer has also written many articles on psychotherapy integration, brief psychodynamic therapy, and evidence-based practice, among other topics, and has conducted empirical research on the process of psychotherapy. He was Associate Editor of [i]American Psychologist[/i] and is currently Associate Editor of the online journal [i]Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy[/i]. Dr. Messer practices psychotherapy in Highland Park, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

1 Contemporary Issues in the Theory and Practice of Psychotherapy: A Framework for Comparative StudyAlan S. Gurman and Stanley B. Messer
2 The Theory and Practice of Traditional Psychoanalytic TreatmentDavid L. Wolitzky
3 Relational Approaches to Psychoanalytic PsychotherapyRebecca C. Curtis and Irwin Hirsch
4 Person-Centered Psychotherapy and Related Experiential ApproachesArthur C. Bohart
5 Existential-Humanistic PsychotherapiesKirk J. Schneider
6 Behavior TherapyMartin M. Antony and Lizabeth Roemer
7 Cognitive TherapyMark A. Reinecke and Arthur Freeman
8 Postmodern Approaches to PsychotherapyRobert A. Neimeyer and Sara K. Bridges
9 Integrative Approaches to PsychotherapyGeorge Stricker and Jerry Gold
10 Brief PsychotherapiesMichael F. Hoyt
11 Family TherapiesNadine J. Kaslow and Barbara M. Dausch and Marianne Celano
12 Marital TherapiesAlan S. Gurman
13 Group PsychotherapiesRobert R. Dies