Synopses & Reviews
The new edition of the popular casebook, CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, features compelling new cases that illustrate Existential Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Therapy in a Multicultural context, as well as classic case studies by some of the world's most important psychotherapists, including Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, and Peggy Papp. The new edition maintains its parallel structure with the Ninth Edition of Wedding and Corsini's CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES, making the combination of these two books the most comprehensive look at psychotherapy today. Cases have been chosen for intrinsic interest, clarity of presentation, and the extent to which each case demonstrates the basic techniques and methods of the theory being illustrated.
The fifth edition of CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY maintains its parallel structure with the Eighth Edition of Corsini and Wedding's CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES. Cases are selected on the basis of intrinsic interest, clarity of presentation, and the extent to which each case demonstrates the basic techniques and methods of the theory being illustrated. This edition retains classic case studies by L. Bryce Boyer, Barbara Sullivan, Harold Mosak, Carl Rogers, Albert Ellis, Irvin Yalom, Arnold Lazarus, and Peggy Papp.
About the Author
Danny Wedding was trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Hawaii and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He later completed two years working for the U.S. Congress, first in the Senate and later in the House of Representatives. Danny joined the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine in 1991 as Director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH), a university research and policy center serving the mental health community in Missouri. Danny's research interests include psychotherapy, international health, mental health policy, and the portrayal of mental illness and addictions in films. With the assistance of colleagues, he has written or edited ten books including CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES, CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, BEHAVIOR AND MEDICINE, THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY HANDBOOK, SCREENING FOR BRAIN IMPAIRMENT, and MOVIES AND MENTAL ILLNESS. Danny is the Editor for PSYCCRITIQUES: CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY-- APA REVIEW OF BOOKS, and he currently serves on the APA Council of Representatives.Raymond Corsini's training was diverse. He received a BA and MA at the City College of New York, then did his doctoral training at Syracuse University, Cornell University, University of California, University of Wisconsin (all during the time of his work as a prison psychologist), and finally obtained a Ph.D. at age 41 from the University of Chicago under Carl Rogers. He met and interacted with J.L. Moreno, Fritz Perls, Victor Frankl, and Albert Ellis among others, but his main teacher was Rudolf Dreikurs, an Adlerian. He had three separate careers: as a prison psychologist for 15 years, then an industrial psychologist for ten years, and finally in private practice of psychotherapy and counseling for 30 years. Usually in the summers, he taught courses at over a dozen universities and full time at the University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Berkeley. He has published over 60 books under 43 titles, including four encyclopedias and the most complete dictionary of psychology, and has written or edited 18 books in counseling or psychotherapy.
Table of Contents
1. PSYCHOANALYSIS. Ghosts in the Nursery. Selma Fraiberg, Edna Adelson, and Vivian Shapiro. 2. ADLERIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY. The Case of Roger. Harold H. Mosak and Michael Maniacci. 3. ANALYTICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY. The Case of Bruce. Claire Douglas. 4. CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY. The Case of Mrs. Oak. Carl R. Rogers. 5. RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY. A Twenty-Three-Year-Old Woman Guilty. About Not Following Her Parents' Rules. Albert Ellis. 6. BEHAVIOR THERAPY. Covert Sensitization for Paraphilia. David H. Barlow. 7. COGNITIVE THERAPY. An Interview with a Depressed and Suicidal Patient. Aaron T. Beck. 8. EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY. Case Study of an Obsessive Compulsive Personality. Edward Mendelowitz. 9. GESTALT THERAPY. First or Nowhere. Sally Denham-Vaughan. 10. MULTIMODAL THERAPY. The Case of Ben. Arnold A. Lazarus. 11. FAMILY THERAPY. The Daughter Who Said No. Peggy Papp. 12. CONTEMPLATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIES. Meditation and Psychotherapy: A Case Study. Deane H. Shapiro, Jr.. 13. INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIES. Integrative Therapy with Mr. H. Larry Beutler.