Exploring Three Approaches to Psychotherapy gives readers in-depth analysis of what occurs in therapy as practiced according to three different orientations: cognitive, emotion-focused, and psychoanalytic.
Leading psychotherapists Leslie S. Greenberg, Nancy McWilliams, and Amy Wenzel explain the theory and principal techniques of their respective models, and specifically how they are applied in the therapy demonstrations shown in the APA DVDs, Three Approaches to Psychotherapy With a Female Client and Three Approaches to Psychotherapy With a Male Client.
This book grants readers access to the authors' insights about how the three approaches work in practice, offering a rare look into the minds of three therapists as they explore and comment on the therapy demonstration sessions.
The book and DVD programs, used together or independently, soundly illustrate the differences and similarities between the three approaches, and thus between the theoretical schools of which they are representative. Resulting comprehension of the major theoretical systems will serve readers well as they encounter new approaches, be they students of theory, practitioners, or professors of psychotherapy.
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About the Authors
About the Authors:
Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He is a leading authority on working with emotion in psychotherapy and the developer of emotion-focused therapy.
He has, with colleagues, authored the major texts on emotion-focused approaches to treatment of individuals and couples, from the original work on emotion in psychotherapy and emotionally focused couples therapy in the 1980s to his more recent books, Emotion-Focused Therapy for Depression (2005); Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power (2008); and Emotion-Focused Therapy (2011).
Dr. Greenberg has published extensively on research on the process of change.
He is a founding member of the Society of the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration and a past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.
He received the 2004 Distinguished Research Career Award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. He has been awarded the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Program Award for Excellence in Professional Training and the Canadian Psychological Association Professional Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession, as well as the Carl Rogers Award of APA's Society for Humanistic Psychology. He is also the recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Applied Research.
Dr. Greenberg serves on the editorial boards of many psychotherapy journals, including the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
He conducts a private practice for individuals and couples and trains therapists in experiential and emotion-focused approaches.
Nancy McWilliams, PhD, is the author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process (1994, rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide (2004), and is associate editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006). She teaches at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey.
She is a former president of APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology and is a consulting editor for the Psychoanalytic Review.
Dr. McWilliams has written on personality structure and personality disorders, psychodiagnosis, sex and gender, trauma, intensive psychotherapy, and contemporary challenges to the humanistic tradition in psychotherapy. Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and she has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally.
Dr. McWilliams's book on case formulation was given the Gradiva Award for best psychoanalytic clinical book of 1999, and in 2004 she received the Rosalee Weiss Award for contributions to practice by APA Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice). She has received both the Leadership and Scholarship awards from Div. 39, and she is an Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
A graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, she is also affiliated with the Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey and the National Training Program of the National Institute for the Psychoanalytic Therapies in New York City.
Dr. McWilliams has a private practice in Flemington, New Jersey.
Amy Wenzel, PhD, is owner of Wenzel Consulting, LLC, clinical assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, adjunct faculty at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, speakers bureau member for Cross Country Education, and an Affiliate of the Postpartum Stress Center. She is an internationally recognized expert on cognitive therapy and regularly provides in-person workshops, webinars, and intensive supervision.
Dr. Wenzel has authored or edited 12 books, including Strategic Decision Making in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (2013), Group Cognitive Therapy for Addictions (2012), Anxiety in Childbearing Women: Diagnosis and Treatment (2011), and Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients: Scientific and Clinical Applications (2009).
She has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on diverse topics such as cognitive processes in psychopathology, perinatal distress, suicide prevention, and interpersonal relationships.
Her research has been funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (now the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation), and the National Institute of Mental Health. She is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in the area of cognitive behavioral psychology.
Dr. Wenzel is on the scientific advisory board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and she has held leadership positions in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Dr. Wenzel currently divides her time between a cognitive therapy-based clinical practice, training and supervision, and scholarly research and writing.