Acclaimed for its clear writing and stellar contributors, this authoritative text is now in a revised and updated fourth edition. The book explains the history, assessment approach, techniques, and research base of each of the 12 most important psychotherapies practiced today, along with its foundational ideas about personality and psychological health and dysfunction. The consistent chapter format facilitates comparison among the various approaches. Every chapter includes engaging clinical vignettes and an extended case example that bring key concepts to life, as well as suggested resources for further learning.
New to This Edition
Incorporates important developments in clinical practice and research.
Entirely new chapters on CBT, third-wave CBT, couple therapies, and interpersonal and brief psychodynamic therapies; all other chapters fully updated.
Increased attention to multiple dimensions of diversity, the evidence-based practice movement, psychotherapy integration, and applications to physical health care.
About the Editors:
Stanley B. Messer, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Past president of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, he is a Fellow in several American Psychological Association societies and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Messer has published extensively on the application of psychodynamic theory and research to brief and integrative therapies, as well as on evidence-based practice. He has also conducted empirical research on the process of psychotherapy. Dr. Messer is associate editor of the online journal Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy and maintains a clinical practice in Highland Park, New Jersey.
Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. Past president of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Board of Professional Psychology, and the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Pepperdine University. Dr. Kaslow is former editor of the Journal of Family Psychology. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award, the Presidential Citation, and the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award from the APA, and is a Distinguished Member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. With over 300 publications, Dr. Kaslow has expertise in couple and family psychology, psychology education/training, family violence, and suicide.