International Dictionary of Psychotherapy

1st Edition

Giorgio Nardone, Alessandro Salvini

Routledge
March 29, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 616 Pages
ISBN 9780367110932 - CAT# K407027

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Summary

The International Dictionary of Psychotherapy is a systematized compendium of the numerous psychotherapies which have evolved over the past thirty years. With contributions from over 350 experts in the field, it highlights the diverse schools of psychotherapy, tracing their histories and traditions, while underlining their specific strengths in dealing with human behaviours, feelings and perceptions in the contemporary world.

The book traces 8 principle paradigms: cognitive-behavioural; eclectic; body-expression; interactional-strategic; psychodynamic; systemic-relational; humanistic-existential. It presents to the expert and non-expert reader an array of models which grew from a specific paradigm, sharing the same fundamental epistemology and therapeutic strategies. This is accomplished through a reader-friendly approach which presents clear definitions of the key constructs of each paradigm, and transversal concepts that are common to the diverse practices of psychotherapy.

The International Dictionary of Psychotherapy, provides a clear picture of the numerous types of psychotherapeutic treatments and their applications, while offering a close examination of the efficacy and evaluative methods developed as a result of numerous debates and research carried out within the psychotherapeutic community.

It represents an essential resource for psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic practitioners and students, regardless of background or creed.

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