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Handbook of Brief Therapies: A practical guide

by Sarah L Parry SAGE Publications Ltd
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This step-by-step guidebook offers 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 brief intervention, followed by guidance on how to implement the approaches with useful 'top tips', worksheets and examples from practice through case vignettes illustrating its application. Includes chapters on motivational interviewing, brief interventions for suicide risk, brief and single-session exposure-based therapies for phobias and PTSD, solution-focused brief therapy, brief interventions for violence, brief interventions for psychosis and a selection of special interest feature chapters (e.g. supporting people through bereavement and nurturing wellbeing in hospital settings). The Handbook is an essential guide to a range of practitioners working across a multitude of fields within health, social care and education. The Handbook reflects current recommendations and guidelines of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and recommendations of accrediting professional bodies in the UK and US. A must have for any practitioner working to support the wellbeing of others.

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.