Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis (Hardcover)
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Comprehensive, systematic, and balanced, Systems of Psychotherapy uses a wealth of clinical cases to help readers understand a wide variety of psychotherapies - including psychodynamic, existential, experiential, interpersonal, exposure, behavioral, cognitive, third wave, systemic,
multicultural, and integrative. The ninth edition of this landmark text thoroughly analyzes 15 leading systems of psychotherapy and briefly surveys another 32, providing students and practitioners with a broad overview of the discipline. The book explores each system's theory of personality, theory of psychopathology, and resulting therapeutic process and therapy relationship. Through these explorations the authors clearly demonstrate how psychotherapy systems agree on the processes producing change while diverging on the elements
in need of change. Additionally, the authors present cogent criticisms of each approach from cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic, humanistic, cultural, and integrative perspectives. This ninth edition features updated meta-analytic reviews of the effectiveness of each system, new sections on
Lacanian analysis, mentalization therapy, and psychotherapy with gender nonconforming people, as well as new sections and updates throughout the text.
About the Author
James O. Prochaska, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cancer Prevention Research Consortium at the University of Rhode Island, where he co-developed the transtheoretical /stages of change model. Dr. Prochaska has over 50 years of psychotherapy experience in a variety of settingsand is the first psychologist to win a Medal of Honor for Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society. His books include Changing for Good and Changing to Thrive. John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a clinical psychologist in independent practice. Among his books are Psychotherapy Relationships That Work, Handbook ofPsychotherapy Integration, and Insider's Guide to Graduate School in Clinical and Counseling Psychology.