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Current Psychotherapies

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Relevant and accessible, CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES helps students learn, compare, and apply the major systems of psychotherapy in a way that is meaningful to both their classroom experience and to their own practices. CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES is used in top counseling, psychology, and social work programs, and features an outstanding group of contributors, each of whom is eit ...more
8th edition, 544 pages
Published (first published May 28th 1973)
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I can't understand why anyone would call this boring. It's densely packed with information that covers a lot of territory, so by nature of the format, you've got to wrestle with the content to really get a grip on the concepts. That's not because it's particularly difficult, but more because you've got to deal with each author's decisions for balancing content with economy of space. I read this book's ninth edition for a class on psychotherapies and during that semester, I also found my mother's ...more
Jyotika Varmani
I found this to be the best book among the several I went through in this topic. It is very detailed, and at the same time very well organized. It has very good flow, and is easy to understand for someone who is new to psychology. The language is simple and powerful. A must read.
The book has a lot of material, but it's well organized and easy to tell what is the most important information for the book. Each chapter follows a similar outline, despite having a variety of authors. I particularly enjoyed the section on existential psychotherapy, as it was written by Irvin Yalom.
Very textbook-y. Boring. There are much better general psychological theory books out there. My professor for this class was a retired 75-year-old who came back to teach one class because our university is in a financial crisis. I guess I should not have been surprised that his textbook choice wasn't the most innovative. But yes, this is a very comprehensive overview of psychotherapy theories with lots of history, examples, etc. and it is useful for that reason.
Jan 06, 2009 Elisabeth rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Counselor Trainees
This has been one of the most useful books during my Ph.D. work. It is a great resource for quickly learning about the essential individual counseling theories. I definitely plan to recommend it to all of my future students!
For a textbook that needs to cover so much ground, it does a decent job.
for spring '09 Counseling Theories & Techniques
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