The Essence of Psychotherapy: Reinventing the Art for the by Nicholas A. Cummings

By Nicholas A. Cummings

The Essence of Psychotherapy lines the typical thread in all psychotherapy approaches--behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, strategic, and humanistic--and defines this "essence" as a suite of primary ideas and supreme goals that has to be preserved within the face of elevated standardization within the box. whereas state-of-the-art therapist is guided through protocols and manuals, psychotherapy, in perform, is still an paintings. Nicholas and Janet Cummings have accumulated case reports of grasp therapists to demonstrate the fundamental strategy of winning remedy and to teach that, as an artwork, it really is either teachable and verifiable.

  • Illustrated with case studies
  • Analyses the innovations of six grasp psychotherapists of their paintings with tricky patients

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