This book's humble title betrays little of the riches it contains or the magnitude of its author's accomplishment in having written it. When it appeared in 1981, the first edition of Psychotherapy was on the cutting edge of a nascent trend toward eclecticism in psychotherapy. Now, thanks in part to that classic, what was once an ad hoc movement has blossomed into a dominant force in both the academic and clinical milieus.
Consistent with its predecessor, Psychotherapy, Second Edition espouses no single theoretical orientation. Neither is it a melange of concepts and techniques haphazardly slapped together from disparate schools of thought. Rather, it describes a dynamic, practical approach to the psychotherapeutic process as a whole. Based on its author's extensive review of the current literature as well as his more than half-century of clinical experience, the approach it outlines seamlessly integrates ideas common to a wide array of psychotherapeutic systems and incorporates modalities that have been shown to be effective in treating specific disorders.
While the basic approach it describes is the same as that found in the original, the Second Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the current state of the art in psychotherapy. Among its many timely additions are chapters in which the author traces the psychotherapeutic process through its three fundamental stages: from the beginning through the terminating phases of psychotherapy. Also new to this edition are Dr. Garfield's appraisal of the latest research on critical patient and therapist variables, his exploration of recent trends in short term psychotherapy, and his review of new and emerging integrative trends in psychotherapy.
A sound, basic training manual for upper-level students, and a timely overview and refresher course for practicing clinicians, Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a valuable resource that will surely have a profound influence upon the psychotherapeutic profession for many years to come.
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY VOLUME I: Theory and Methods, VOLUME II: Risk, Disorder, and Adaptation —Edited by Dante Cicchetti and Donald J. Cohen
More than 80 theorists and clinicians share their findings on the complex, ever-changing relationships between pathology and normality. While collectively they approach the subject from a variety of theoretical viewpoints, each author strives to shed new light on some aspect of the mechanisms and processes that contribute to maladaption across the lifecourse. Following a discussion of relevant epidemiology, taxonomy, and assessment issues, Volume I explores the relationship between developmental psychopathology and biological and genetic processes, neuropsychology, and ethology, and the implications of developmental psychopathology for psychometric theory. Readers will appreciate the in-depth examinations of several of the most influential theoretical approaches to the field, including psychoanalytic, systems theory, socio-cognitive, information processing, cross-cultural, and others. Volume II focuses on assessment, classification, and diagnosis of psychopathologies across the life span. It explores numerous relational and ecological risk factors ranging from societal to micro-level processes, and addresses the occurrence of resilient outcomes in the presence of stressors associated with maladaption.
Volume I: 1995 (0-471-53243-6) 850 pp., Volume II: 1995 (0-471-53244-4) 850 pp.
THE WORKING ALLIANCE: Theory, Research, and Practice —Edited by Adam O. Horvath and Leslie S. Greenberg
One of the most important conceptualizations to emerge over the past decade, the "working alliance" refers to the subtle, interactive relationship between client and therapist. This book provides clinicians with a detailed overview of this crucial collaborative relationship and illuminates the ways in which it promotes positive therapeutic change. Key topics covered include: the basic aspects of the alliance concept; methodologies of, and data generated by, each of the major alliance research groups; cognitive, experiential, and family systematic perspectives of the alliance; the moment-to-moment impact of the alliance on the therapeutic process; and more. 1994 (0-471-54640-2) 304 pp.
A PERILOUS CALLING: The Hazards of Psychotherapy Practice —Edited by Michael B. Sussman
In a series of compelling first-person narratives, nearly 30 practitioners provide intimate, at times painfully frank, accounts of their inner experiences and struggles. They explore such topics as the therapist's personal development and unconscious motivations for becoming a therapist, the strains the therapist's calling can put on a marriage, parenting and psychotherapy, disillusionment and the physical and psychic isolation of clinical work, and the perils of dealing with suicidal patients. They also consider many ethical and legal hazards in the age of the medical "quick-fix." 1995 (0-471-05659-X) 300 pp.
Over the course of his long and distinguished career, Sol L. Garfield has received numerous prestigious awards, including the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Contribution Award, the Distinguished Contribution to Knowledge Award, the Distinguished Scientist Award, the Society for Psychotherapy Research Distinguished Research Career Award, and the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology 3rd Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Training. He is the author or editor of ten previous books, notably Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change (coedited with A. E. Bergin), now in its fourth edition, and has contributed nearly 150 journal articles or chapters to edited volumes.