Understanding Therapy: How Different Approaches Solve Real-World Problems, 1st Edition

  • Rudy Nydegger
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  • ISBN-10: 1440865094
  • ISBN-13: 9781440865091
  • DDC: 616.89
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released November 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Therapy and counseling have proved beneficial for tens of millions of Americans, whether to address a serious mental illness or for more everyday issues such as troubled relationships, stress, or grief. Studies suggest that approximately 80 percent of people who receive therapy find it beneficial. A number of effective schools of psychotherapy are available today, and each has its own approach, strengths, and weaknesses. This title explores different forms of psychotherapy using clear, non-technical language and a reader-friendly format. Part I provides important foundational information, including the history, common misconceptions, and types of therapists. Part II profiles different therapies, highlighting each one's history, key founders and proponents, tenets, and potential advantages and disadvantages. Part III features real-world situations for which someone might seek therapy and illustrates how several different forms of therapy would address the problem.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction to Psychotherapy.
1: What Is Psychotherapy?.
2: Common Misconceptions about Psychotherapy.
3: Types of Therapists: Where Do They Practice and How Are They Trained?.
Types of Psychotherapy.
4: Traditional Psychodynamic Therapies.
5: Neo-Psychoanalytic Therapies.
6: Humanistic and Existential Therapies.
7: Cognitive Approaches.
8: Behavioral Approaches.
9: Group and Other Forms of Therapy.
10: Medical and Other Physical Approaches.
Case Studies.
11: Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
12: Panic Disorder.
13: Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety.
14: Major Depression.
15: Persistent Depressive Disorder.
16: Bereavement.
17: Adjustment Disorder with Depression.
18: Personality Disorder.
19: Marital Difficulties.
20: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
21: School Phobia.
22: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
23: Bipolar Disorder.
24: Eating Disorder.
25: Intimate Partner Violence.
Additional Resources.
About the Author.