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Interpersonal Process in Therapy: An Integrative Model 6th Edition

Edward Teyber, Faith Holmes Teyber

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2006, 2000, 1997
  • 512 Pages


Strongly focused on the therapist-client relationship, INTERPERSONAL PROCESS IN THERAPY: AN INTEGRATIVE MODEL integrates cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic theories. Newly revised and edited, this highly engaging and readable text features an increased emphasis on the integrative approach to counseling, in which the counselor brings together the interpersonal/relational elements from various theoretical approaches, and provides clear guidelines for using the therapeutic relationship to effect change. The author helps alleviate beginning therapists' concerns about making "mistakes", teaches therapists how to work with their own countertransference issues, and empowers new therapists to be themselves in their counseling relationships. Featuring new case examples and dialogues, updated references and research, clinical vignettes, and sample therapist-client dialogues, this contemporary text helps bring the reader "in the room" with the therapist, and illustrates the interpersonal process in a clinically authentic and compelling manner.

Edward Teyber, California State University, San Bernardino (Emeritus)

Edward Teyber is an Emeritus professor (psychology) at California State University (CSU), San Bernardino. Dr. Teyber received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. He has enjoyed being active in clinical practice, supervision and training, and research with children and families as well as in psychotherapy process for nearly 40 years. He still writes popular press and professional articles and chapters, and is also the author of the popular-press book HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH DIVORCE and a textbook published by Brooks/Cole, CASEBOOK IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT TREATMENT: CULTURAL AND FAMILIAL CONTEXTS, 2nd Edition. Dr. Teyber maintains a part-time private practice, enjoys golf and doing anything outdoors with family and friends.

Faith Holmes Teyber, California State University, San Bernardin (Emeritus)

Faith Holmes Teyber is an Emeritus professor (psychology) at CSU, San Bernardino. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA. Dr. Teyber's research and publications have been in the area of high risk families. She is also Co-Director of a project with incarcerated parents that teaches them positive parenting practices and helps them process their traumatic developmental histories. She is co-author with Edward Teyber of CASEBOOK IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT TREATMENT: CULTURAL AND FAMILIAL CONTEXTS. Dr. Teyber continues to see clients and provide supervision to graduate students.
  • Teyber's enhanced coverage of research-based cognitive-behavioral therapy includes more information regarding brief treatment applications and new links to time-limited therapy and other treatment modalities.
  • Featuring new case examples and dialogues, updated references and research, and improved descriptive headings to help students pick out important "takeaways" from the text, this newly revised and edited book and has been streamlined to eliminate redundancy.
  • The Sixth Edition includes new material on the supervision process and stage models of professional development for counselors-in-training, plus the new HIPAA standards as related to mental health clinicians.
  • A revised workbook, which can accompany the text, encourages students to apply what they have learned in the book to actual cases they have met in their practicum. New exercises encourage the students to make the most of their supervision.
  • The book specific intervention guidelines for leveraging the therapist-client relationship to effect change to help alleviate beginning therapists' concerns about making mistakes.
  • Students will find programmatic guidelines for writing case conceptualizations/treatment plans and process notes within the interpersonal process framework.
  • Contemporary case studies develop multicultural awareness and continually demonstrate how cultural context influences case conceptualization and treatment planning.
  • The book offers in-depth coverage of the role of attachment throughout the lifespan and attachment-related affects (such as shame) in clients’ presentation of symptoms and problems.
1. The Interpersonal Process Approach..
2. Establishing a Working Alliance.
3. Honoring the Client’s Resistance.
4. An Internal Focus for Change.
5. Responding to Painful Feelings.
6. Familial and Developmental Factors.
7. Inflexible Interpersonal Coping Strategies.
8. Interpersonal Patterns and Themes.
9. An Interpersonal Solution.
10.Working Through and Termination.
A. Process Notes.
B. Case Formulation Guidelines.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133334385
  • ISBN-13: 9781133334385
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  • ISBN-10: 0495604208
  • ISBN-13: 9780495604204
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $167.00
  • RETAIL $221.95

"This book does an excellent job of conceptualizing the therapeutic relationship. The numerous case examples and dialogues between clients and counselors make this book a 'must have' for beginning counseling students. The breadth of theoretical components that are covered also make it an excellent choice for more seasoned clinicians. Teyber takes very complex theories and concepts and makes them understandable and applicable for a wide range of readers."- Jill Thorngren, Montana State University

"This book provides a very articulate approach to being with clients in the room. It integrates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems approaches but most importantly, demonstrates a way of being with clients in session that is genuine but also challenges clients to explore their process. The emphasis on the therapist's use of present process is critical but often not articulated in books for beginning therapists. This book allows for the beginning therapist to establish their own style while incorporating the components of the interpersonal process. Students love it!"- Adina Smith, Montana State University

"Teyber's text offers a readable, well-designed model for therapy that draws from a variety of theoretical perspectives in encouraging therapists to work with the interpersonal process dimension of the therapy relationship to facilitate client change. The model teaches readers to identify significant themes and patterns in the client's in-session behavior, help the client recognize how these patterns function both for better and for worse in the client's life, to allow and analyze re-enactment of those relational patterns in immediate transactions between the client and therapist, and finally to generalize the re-learning from such shared experiences into the client's life outside of therapy. This model is embedded clearly throughout the chapters, supported with discussions of relevant literature, and illustrated with lively case examples including sample dialogue."- Cynthia Glidden-Tracy, Arizona State University

"I would describe this text to a Social Work colleague as a very comprehensive text on therapy in traditional settings, and as one that translates core theories into practice with great clarity. Its strengths are the ability to present a very complex process in a highly usable format. The Therapist-Client dialogues are especially helpful. The text does a nice job with culture and gender issues as part of therapy."- Ellen Whipple, Michigan State University

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Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781337102551
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.

Online Test Bank

ISBN: 9781337102568
Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions for each text chapter -- most with answers and page references.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781337102537
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.