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Current Psychotherapies 10th Edition

Danny Wedding, Raymond J. Corsini

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011, 2008, 2005
  • 656 Pages


Relevant and accessible, CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES, 10th Edition helps students learn, compare, and apply the major systems of psychotherapy in a way that is meaningful to both their classroom experience and their own practices. The book is used in top counseling, psychology, and social work programs, and features an outstanding group of contributors--each of whom is either an originator or a leading proponent of one of the systems. Each contributor presents the basic principles of the system, including how it compares with other systems, in a clear and straightforward manner. Each theory chapter includes a case example that guides students through the problem, evaluation, treatment, and follow-up process. The tenth edition features new chapters on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies and Positive Psychotherapy, and completely rewritten chapters on Behavior Therapy and Adlerian Psychotherapy. CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, which accompanies the tenth edition, offers corresponding cases that demonstrate the basic techniques and methods of the theory being illustrated. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections

Danny Wedding, Saybrook University

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 J. Corsini, University of Hawaii

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.
  • The tenth edition includes a new chapter on Positive Psychotherapy written by Tayyab Rashid and Martin Seligman. Also new is the chapter on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, written by Jeremy Safran and Alexander Kriss.
  • The chapters on Adlerian Psychotherapy (by Maniacci, Sackett-Maniacci, and Mosak) and Behavior Therapy (by Antony) have both been totally rewritten to reflect recent developments.
  • InfoTrac® Student Collections are specialized databases expertly drawn from the Gale Academic One library. Each InfoTrac® Student Collection enhances the student learning experience in the specific course area related to the product. These specialized databases allow access to hundreds of scholarly and popular publications - all reliable sources - including journals, encyclopedias, and academic reports. Learn more and access at:
  • The chapter on Analytical Psychotherapy was reluctantly dropped for this edition, primarily to keep the size of the book manageable for students reading the book within the limits of a 16-week semester. This chapter is still available at the book's website.
  • All other chapters retained for this edition have been updated to include the most current and relevant research findings. In addition, all of the core chapters now address the very important topic of multiculturalism.
  • An appendix offers extensive research assistance, including information on locating and evaluating resources, MLA style guidelines, and research methodology.
  • A case-study book by the authors, CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, Seventh Edition, uses cases to bring basic techniques and methods to life.
  • The tenth edition features a new chapter on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies by Safran and Kriss; a completely rewritten chapter on Adlerian Psychotherapy by Maniacci, Sackett-Maniacci, and Mosak; a new chapter on Behavior Therapy by Antony; and a new chapter on Positive Psychotherapy by Rashid and Seligman.
  • The authors examine the evidence-based support for each theory and share their ideas about the current controversy regarding the importance and limitations of evidence-based practice.
  • The book is well known for its helpful pedagogy. Each chapter follows a consistent organization that allows students to read and study the book "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.
1. Introduction to 21st Century Psychotherapies/ Frank Dumont.
2. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies/ Jeremy D. Safran.
3. Adlerian Psychotherapy / Michael P. Maniacci, Laurie Sackett-Maniacci, and Harold H. Mosak.
4. Client-Centered Therapy / Nathaniel J. Raskin, Carl R. Rogers, and Marjorie C. Witty.
5. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy / Albert Ellis.
6. Behavior Therapy / Martin M. Antony.
7. Cognitive Therapy / Aaron T. Beck and Marjorie E. Weishaar.
8. Existential Psychotherapy / Irvin D. Yalom.
9. Gestalt Therapy / Gary Yontef and Lynne Jacobs.
10. Interpersonal Psychotherapy / Helen Verdeli.
11. Family Therapy / Irene Goldenberg, Herbert Goldenberg, and Erica Goldenberg Pelavin.
12. Contemplative Psychotherapies / 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.

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