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A Consumers Guide to Psychotherapy
A Consumers Guide to Psychotherapy by Larry E. Beutler, Bruce Bongar, Joel N. Shurkin 0195139208 9780195139204
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A Consumers Guide to Psychotherapy by Larry E. Beutler, Bruce Bongar, Joel N. Shurkin

With over 400 types of psychotherapy available, ranging from the highly effective to the highly questionable to the downright fraudulent, the task of choosing a therapist can be daunting. Now, this work gives you all the information you need to get the most effective help and to know when your therapy is working--or when its time for a change. Drawing on years of practical experience and the most up-to-date research, the authors give you expert guidance on all the issues you should consider, whether youre seeking therapy or uncertain about the therapy youre receiving: What questions should I ask my therapist about a recommended treatment? What personal qualities and professional qualifications should I look for in a therapist? What do research studies say about the effectiveness of a particular therapy? How do I recognize when a therapist is not right for me? How can I tell when my therapists behavior is unethical or unprofessional? What strategies can I use to evaluate my progress? The authors also provide an overview of the main branches of psychotherapy and suggest which approaches are best suited to the most commonly occurring problems, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, relationship and sexual difficulties, and many others. Finally, the authors stress that because therapies dont come with warning labels, and because a therapist will typically apply his or her theory to whoever walks through the door, regardless of their symptoms and circumstances, it is essential to choose your therapist wisely, with as much forethought as possible. Empowering you to make that choice with confidence and to be a knowledgeable participant in your own treatment, this book is essential for all those seeking or merely curious about psychotherapy.

Author: Larry E. Beutler, Bruce Bongar, Joel N. Shurkin

Language: English

Edition: [1st pbk. ed.]

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2001-02-08

Our Price: $6.30

ISBN: 0195139208

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