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Handbook of Contemporary Psychotherapy: Toward an Improved Understanding of Effective Psychotherapy

by William O'Donohue and Steven R Graybar SAGE Publications, Inc
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The Handbook of Contemporary Psychotherapy comprehensively describes the key constructs and key skills involved in the craft of psychotherapy. The chosen constructs contained in this handbook were selected because of their important roles in many psychotherapy cases. Complex patients who do not fall under the so-called empirically supported treatments and diagnostic categories currently available are addressed in a practical manner offering the readers of this text an enriched therapeutic repertoire upon which to rely in dealing with the problems arising in psychotherapy. This book will be of interest to both the experienced psychotherapist wanting to become even more effective by experiencing new ideas as well as a text for beginning students to better orient to the complexities of actual psychotherapy.

COURSE USE: It will be useful to all the major disciplines of psychotherapy: psychiatry, psychology, social work, psychiatric nursing, marital and family therapists, etc.

CONTENTS: Introduction: Where Science meets Practice
Ch 2: The Scientist Practitioner and Dynamic Constructs
Ch 3: The (Dramatic) Process of Psychotherapy
Ch 4: Avoiding an Ice Patch on the Slippery Slope: Clinical Practice and the issue of repressed memories
Ch 5: Theory and Methods for Studying the Influence of Unconscious Processes
Ch 6: Meditation, Ego and I: Who, exactly, is in conflict?
Ch 7: Family Influences and Ecological Context
Ch 8: A Psychoanalytical Understanding of the Death Instinct: Problems in Receiving the Good Object
Ch 9: Countertransference: A foundation of Psychotherapy
Ch 10: Projective Identification
Ch 11: Mindfulness: Being Mindful in Psychotherapy
Ch 12: The Science of Forgiveness
Ch 13: Dream/Work in Psychotherapy: A narrative common-sense approach
Ch 14: Shame
Ch 15: Treatment of Clients who are struggling with Depression
Ch 16: Therapeutic Boundaries and Effective Therapy: Exploring the Relationships
Ch 17: Terminating Psychotherapy Therapeutically

Steve Graybar received his B.S. in Psychology from Northern Arizona University. He received his M.A. in 1987 and Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently he divides his time between his work at the University of Nevada and his private practice. He was honored by the Nevada State Psychological Association for career contributions related to his seven years of work on the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners.. William T. ODonohue is a licensed clinical psychologist and is widely recognized in the field for his proposed innovations in mental health service delivery, in treatment design and evaluation, and in knowledge of empirically supported cognitive behavioral therapies. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement for Behavior Therapy and served on the Board of Directors of this organization. Dr. ODonohue has an exemplary history of successful grant funding and government contracts. Since 1996, he has received over $1,500,000 in federal grant monies from sources including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Justice. In addition, Dr. ODonohue has published his work prolifically. He has edited over twenty books, and written thirty-five book chapters on various topics and published reviews for seven books. Furthermore, he has published more than seventy-five articles in scholarly journals. Dr. ODonohue is currently directing a major grant funded project involving integrated care. This project is a treatment development/outcome evaluation project. Specially trained psychologists are placed into primary care and five sets of variables are examined: 1) patient satisfaction; 2) provider satisfaction; 3) clinical change; 4) functional change; and 5) medical utilization change. Dr. ODonohue is a national expert in training clinicians in integrated care and developing quality improvement projects in integrated care.