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Handbook of Brief Therapies: A practical guide

by Sarah L Parry SAGE Publications Ltd
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This essential guide offers a step-by-step guide to applying a range of contemporary and popular brief treatments, suitable for a range of client groups and professional settings. Following a comprehensive introduction to the use of brief interventions in therapeutic practice, each chapter provides an introduction to the theoretical underpinnings and evidence-based of a brief intervention, followed by guidance as to how to implement the approach with useful 'top tips', worksheets and examples from practice through case vignettes illustrating its application. 

Introduction - Sarah Parry
Part I: Core Approaches
Chapter 1: Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Neil Murphy & Gosia Bowling
Chapter 2: Time-Limited Person Centred Therapy - Dimitrios Christos
Chapter 3: Motivational Interviewing - Sarah Parry
Chapter 4: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy - Panoraia Andriopoulou & Sarah Parry
Chapter 5: Short-Term Family Therapy - Panoraia Andriopoulou
Chapter 6: Short Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Katy Roe
Chapter 7: Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) - Catherine Athanasiadou-Lewis & Venetia Leonidaki
Chapter 8: Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy - Clive Turpin
Part II: Brief Focussed Therapy
Chapter 9: Brief Uses of Compassionate Mind Training - Hannah Wilson
Chapter 10: Brief Interventions Using Artistic Expression - Laura Richardson
Chapter 11: Brief Interventions in Hospital Settings - Will Curvis
Chapter 12: Computer-Assisted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Derek Richards, Angel Enrique & Jorge Palacios
Chapter 13: Psychoeducation - Simone Bol
Chapter 14: Integrating Core Approaches - Sarah Parry
Comparative Summary Table - Collective

This book condenses 70 years of developments in brief therapy and brings them into focus for the current practitioner. With a range of case study examples and a focus on techniques and tips for the busy practitioner it will be an excellent addition to any modern health care practitioners library.

Sarah Parry, ClinPsyD, is a clinical psychologist within a trauma-informed looked-after children's service and senior lecturer. Her research interests include therapeutic uses of formulation, the utility of compassion-based approaches for clients and practitioners alike, and how interpersonal trauma can affect aspects of people's lives and their coping strategies.