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The Psychotherapy of Hope: The Legacy of "Persuasion and Healing"
Alarcon, Renato D., MD, MPH and Julia B. Frank, MD
Johns Hopkins U Press / Hardcover / 2012-01-01 / 1421403048
Psychotherapy
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368 pages
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Directly inspired by the work of Jerome D. Frank and his fielddefining book Persuasion and Healing, this volume of essays by distinguished contemporary scholars broadly assesses the current state of research and practice in psychotherapy.

Editors Renato D. Alarcón, a former student of Frank's, and Julia B. Frank, Jerome Frank's daughter and coauthor, bring diverse perspectives to the volume. Each chapter, based on one of the themes of Frank’s classic book, offers honest critique and fearless criticism of psychotherapy as it has evolved in the twentyfirst century. Contributors update classical psychotherapeutic concepts such as demoralization, hope, meaning, rhetoric, and cultural variation and add new insight into how the neuroscience revolution affects our understanding of mental organization and psychotherapy. As Frank did in his own time, these authors challenge the claims made for the specificity or superiority of cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and other varieties of psychotherapy, providing a candid assessment of the value and limitations of many competing approaches to diagnosis and treatment. They also focus attention on psychotherapies for special populations, including children, people with serious medical illness, and those from culturally and religiously diverse backgrounds.

Like Persuasion and Healing,this volume advocates not for any particular approach but for psychotherapy more generally grounded in principles of evolutionary biology, culture, narrative, and behavior change. It provides researchers, theorists, and practitioners of every kind of training with a genuinely phenomenological approach to a wide range of psychiatric issues. Echoing Frank's voice, in particular his emphasis on the commonalities of suffering and the therapeutic power of hope,The Psychotherapy of Hopeoffers scholarly wisdom and practical advice on how to understand psychotherapy—and apply its principles to the greatest benefit of patients.

Renato D. Alarcón, M.D., M.P.H.,is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Honorio Delgado Chair at the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, and former medical director of the Mood Disorders Unit at the Mayo Psychiatry and Psychology Treatment Center, Rochester, Minnesota. He is author or editor of fourteen books, including Psychotherapy in Psychiatry: Science or Myth?, The Mosaics of Hope,Culture and Personality Disorders, and the Latin American Textbook of Psychiatry.

Julia B. Frank, M.D.,is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine, coauthor of the third edition of Persuasion and Healing, and coeditor of the third edition of The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care.

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