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Developments in Psychotherapy

Developments in Psychotherapy
Historical Perspectives

Edited by:
  • Windy Dryden - Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

October 1996 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Developments in Psychotherapy charts and explores the origins and historical development of the major fields in counseling and psychotherapy, including person-centered, transactional analysis, Gestalt, cognitive, and behavioral therapy. Leading British and American psychotherapists discuss in detail the development of each approach--how, why, and where it came about--and the context and influences under which it was formulated. The contributors survey the evolution of the approaches and explain the significant shifts and trends that have occurred in their theory and practice, advances that are often not recognized or fully understood. Finally, the present-day roles of the different therapies are considered so that readers can relate them to their historical contexts. Highlighting the historical development of important therapeutic approaches, Developments in Psychotherapy will be a useful resource for all student and practicing counselors and psychotherapists.

Nathaniel J Raskin
Person-Centred Psychotherapy
Twenty Historical Steps

Simon du Plock
The Existential-Phenomenological Movement, 1834-1995
Ian Stewart
Developments in Transactional Analysis
Malcolm Parlett and Judith Hemming
Developments in Gestalt Therapy
John Rowan
Developments in Transpersonal Psychotherapy
Robert A Neimeyer and Joel M Martin
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Personal Construct Therapy in Sociohistorical Perspective

Robert Newell
Developments in Behaviour Therapy
Marjorie E Weishaar
Developments in Cognitive Therapy, 1960-95
Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden
Trends in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, 1955-95
Cory F Newman and Marvin R Goldfried
Developments in Psychotherapy Integration

`An exciting collection of current thought about the diverse applications and systems that are present in today's eclectic psychotherapy science... This book shows that there is a need for integration and harmony rather than antagonism. We are after all at heart attempting to serve in whichever way we feel is our truth. This is a book that evokes and creates thought; depending upon your own therapeutic approach, there is much to offer by way of alternatives, free association and appreciation of other schools, and it is here that Dryden's editing is excellent' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling

`An important collection' - Scientific and Medical Network Journal

`Windy Dryden is to be congratulated on this comprehensive collection which will give the student and practitioner a valuable overview of the non-psychoanalytic fields in counselling and psychotherapy... the 14 contributors have created an accessible textbook which brings the approaches [covered] well into the latter half of the 90s' - [ac]Eisteach, The Journal of the Irish Association for Counselling and Therapy

`Charting the main theoretical and practical developments in the major non-psychoanalytic approaches to psychotherapy... this book seems to be a very useful one to anyone studying these matters in a serious way. And really there is nothing like it elsewhere' - Self & Society

`A good narrative introduction to many approaches' - Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

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ISBN: 9780803979123

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