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Current Psychotherapies, 11th Edition
Wedding, Danny and Raymond J. Corsini
Brooks Cole / Softcover / 2018-03-01 / 1305865758
Psychotherapy / Textbooks in Psychology
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COPYRIGHT: 2019 Available March 2018

CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES, 11th Edition, helps students learn, compare and apply all major systems of psychotherapy in a way that's meaningful to their classroom experience and their own practice. Used in top Counseling, Psychology and Social Work programs, the book features an outstanding group of contributors--each of whom is either an originator or a leading proponent of one of the systems. These distinguished figures include Albert Ellis, Carl Rogers, Aaron Beck, Martin Seligman, John Norcross, Larry Beutler and Irvin Yalom. Each contributor presents the basic principles of a system, including how it compares with other systems. A case example in every theory chapter guides students through the problem, evaluation, treatment and follow-up process.


• All authors examine the evidence-based support for the theory they present, and share their ideas about the importance and limitations of evidence-based practice.

• The book is well known for its pedagogy. Each chapter follows a consistent organization that allows students to read and study "horizontally" (from section to section) or "vertically" (comparing all chapter overviews, for example, before moving to all history sections). A reference chart at the front of the book helps student quickly locate information.

• Each theory chapter includes an applications section that features a case example with a problem, evaluation, treatment and follow-up.

• An extensive, detailed and up-to-date glossary provides students with a convenient reference guide to the topics and terminology discussed in the book.

• CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, 7th Edition, by Wedding and Corsini uses cases to bring basic techniques and methods to life. These cases are available to be included in the MindTap course for CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES.


"This is a must read by para-professionals and professionals alike. This resource is organized, informative and easy to follow. The case studies complement nicely the accurate, concise and synoptic material covered in the manuscript."
— David Carter, University of Nebraska-Omaha


1. Introduction to 21st Century Psychotherapies--Frank Dumont.
2. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies--Jeremy D. Safran, Alexander Kriss and Victoria Foley.
3. Adlerian Psychotherapy--Michael P. Maniacci, and Laurie Sackett-Maniacci.
4. Client-Centered Therapy--Nathaniel J. Raskin, Carl R. Rogers and Marjorie C. Witty.
5. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy--Albert Ellis and Debbie Joffe Ellis.
6. Behavior Therapy--Martin M. Antony.
7. Cognitive Therapy--Aaron T. Beck and Marjorie E. Weishaar.
8. Existential Psychotherapy--Irvin D. Yalom and Ruthellen Josselson.
9. Gestalt Therapy--Gary Yontef and Lynne Jacobs.
10. Interpersonal Psychotherapy--Helen Verdeli and Myrna M. Weissman.
11. Family Therapy--Irene Goldenberg and Mark Stanton.
12. Meditation and Psychotherapy--Roger Walsh.
13. Positive Psychotherapy--Tayyab Rashid and Martin Seligman.
14. Integrative Psychotherapies--John C. Norcross and Larry E. Beutler.
15. Multicultural Theories of Psychotherapy--Lillian Comas-Diaz.
16. Contemporary Challenges and Controversies--Kenneth S. Pope and Danny Wedding.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

About the Authors:

Danny Wedding trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Hawaii and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He later worked for the U.S. Congress, first in the Senate and later in the House of Representatives. Dr. Wedding directed the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH), a University of Missouri university research and policy center, for 19 years, and taught in both Thailand and South Korea as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. He served as CSPP Associate Dean for International Programs at Alliant International University in San Francisco, and was responsible for graduate Psychology programs in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Mexico City. He also spent three years teaching for the American University of Antigua, a Caribbean medical school. Dr. Wedding has written or edited 13 books, including CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES, CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, BEHAVIOR AND MEDICINE, THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY HANDBOOK, SCREENING FOR BRAIN IMPAIRMENT, HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, MOVIES AND MENTAL ILLNESS and POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AT THE MOVIES. He edited PsycCRITIQUES, APA's journal of book and film reviews, for 12 years, and he is the senior editor for the Society of Clinical Psychology's book series on ADVANCES IN EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE.

Raymond Corsini received a B.A. and M.A. at the City College of New York. He did his doctoral training at Syracuse University, Cornell University, University of California and University of Wisconsin, and obtained a Ph.D. at age 41 from the University of Chicago under Carl Rogers. His main teacher was Rudolf Dreikurs, an Adlerian. He had three separate careers: as a prison psychologist, then as an industrial psychologist and finally in private practice of psychotherapy and counseling. He taught courses at over a dozen universities and full time at the University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. He published over 60 books under 43 titles, including four encyclopedias and the most complete dictionary of Psychology. He wrote or edited 18 books dealing with counseling and psychotherapy.

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