In this book, Steve Davidson offers an innovative approach to psychotherapy and to personal development that builds upon operations theory and the idea that by methodically building operational competence, by identifying needs and wants, and then taking necessary action, we have a better opportunity to find happiness and personal fulfillment. Davidson explores the fundamental components of personality and how the process of psychotherapy can become the process of helping people develop their personalities. Later chapters offer practical applications to working with a range of patients, including those suffering from anxiety, depression, and addiction. Provocative and insightful, An Introduction to Human Operations Psychotherapy is a valuable resource for mental health and human service professionals, including those in administration and coaching positions and as well as students and those in training.
About the Author:
Steve Davidson, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization on systems theory and learning within an operations frame. He received his PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology/San Diego and maintains an independent practice in addition to training staff, teaching graduate students, and consulting for the government. As a systems theorist his research interests include learning from past cultures which evidence high levels of functioning, and which might serve as models for contemporary societies.