Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide

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Item#: 9783319494593
Edition 01
Author Smith, Jeffery
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This title combines the many schools of thought on psychotherapy into one reader-friendly guide that coaches psychotherapists through the various techniques needed as the field expands. Unlike any other book on the market, this text considers all of the simultaneous advances in the field, including the neurobiology of emotions, the importance of the therapeutic relationship, mindfulness meditation, and the role of the body in healing. Written with genuine respect for all traditions from CBT to psychodynamics, the book unifies views of psychopathology and cure based on the notion of the mind-
ain as an organ of affect regulation. The book accounts for the tasks that characterize psychotherapist activity in all therapies, how they are performed, and how they result in therapeutic change. The book also reviews the various pathologies seen in general practice and guides the reader to the specific therapist-patient interactions needed for their resolution.<
>With its big-picture focus on clinical practice,Psychotherapy: A Practical Guideis a concise resource for students, psychotherapists, psychologists, residents, and all who seek to integrate what is new in psychotherapy.<

Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsForeword by Dr. James Bourgeois1. Introduction<
>PART I: How Therapy Works2. Layers of Pathology3. The Affect Avoidance Model4. Avoidance Patterns and Mechanisms5. How Affects Are Healed6. A Context of Connection7. Motivation, Internal and External8. A Developmental Primer<
>PART II: What Therapists Do9. Conducting an Initial Assessment10. Conducting Generic Talk Therapy11. Building and Maintaining the Therapeutic Relationship12. Working with the Inner Child13. Adjustments<
>PART III: A Catalog of EDPs14. Seven Behavioral EDPs15. Addictions16. The First Helper: Emotion17. The Second Helper: Conscience-Based Emotion18. The Third Helper: Thoughts19. Involuntary Symptoms: Grief and Depression20. Involuntary Symptoms: Anxiety-Related Problems21. Involuntary Symptoms: Trauma and Dissociation22. Going Forward<