Theory and Practice of Brief Therapy

ISBN-10: 1572308214

ISBN-13: 9781572308213

Edition: 1988

Authors: Simon H. Budman, Alan Gurman, Alan S. Gurman

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This text provides an overview of the 'whys' and 'hows' of brief therapy. Case examples and extensive transcripts are included to illustrate the use of strategies and techniques drawn from many different psychotherapy perspectives.
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 8/13/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 402
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Simon H. Budman, PhD, Innovative Training Systems, Newton, MA, and Harvard Medical School

The Practice of Brief Therapy: An Introduction
The Historical Context
Defining Brief Therapy: How Long Is "Short," and to Whom?
The Effectiveness of Brief Therapy--by Design and by Default
Attitudinal and Systems Limitation Factors in Brief Therapy
Technical Treatment Issues in Brief Therapy
Patient Selection for Brief Therapy
Initiating Brief Therapy
The Issue of Focus in Brief Psychotherapy
An I-D-E Checklist
Maximizing Therapeutic Leverage during Initial Contacts
Common Foci in Brief Therapy and Some Basic Assumptions
The Five Most Common Foci
The Process of Finding a Focus
Brief Intervention: Some Assumptions
Interpersonal Losses
Existential Losses
The Brief Therapy of Interpersonal and Existential Losses
Therapist Pitfalls in the Brief Treatment of Losses
Developmental Dysynchrony
Perspectives on the Course of Emotional Development
Points of Vulnerability to Developmental Dysynchrony
The Brief Therapy of Developmental Dysynchrony
Therapist Pitfalls in Dealing with Developmental Dysynchrony
Marital and Family Conflicts: Early Treatment Issues and Assessment
The Long Tradition of Brief Marital and Family Therapy
Values of the Brief Therapist Treating Marital and Family Problems
Initiating Brief Marital and Family Therapy
Marital and Family Assessment
The Brief Therapy of Marital and Family Conflicts
Brief Therapy of Extramarital Affairs
Stage Theory and Marital/Family Dissolution
Symptomatic Presentations: the Uses of Clinical Hypnosis
A History of Clinical Hypnosis
Controversies in Hypnosis
Preparing a Patient for Hypnosis
Hypnotic Induction
Specific Problem Areas
Treating Personality Disorders
The Nature of Personality Disorders
Classification of Personality Disorders
Psychotherapy with Personality-Disordered Patients
A Theoretical Model for Intervention with Personality-Disordered Patients
Treatment of Specific Character Clusters
Interminable Brief Therapy for Severe Borderline Character Disorders
Concluding Comments
Time-Limited Group Psychotherapy
Length of Treatment in Short-Term Group Psychotherapy
Central Aspects of Short-Term Group Therapy
Phases of Short-Term Group Psychotherapy
Time and Termination
The Use of Time in Brief Psychotherapy
The Issue of Termination
Case Examples
A Case Transcript
David: Session 1
David: Session 2
David: Session 3
David: Session 4
David and Lisa: Session 5
David and Lisa: Session 6
David and Lisa: Session 7
Subject Index
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