Casebook of the Brief Psychotherapies

  • Richard A. Wells
  • Vincent J. Giannetti

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard A. Wells
      Pages 3-17
  3. Individual Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Simon H. Budman, Michael F. Hoyt
      Pages 21-26
    3. Jaime Ross, Carlos J. Gonsalves
      Pages 27-51
    4. Brian F. Shaw, Joel Katz, Irene Smns
      Pages 77-90
    5. Robert Rosenbaum
      Pages 109-128
    6. Larry V. Pacoe, Michael A. Greenwald
      Pages 129-141
    7. Laura Black, Raymond W. Novaco
      Pages 143-158
    8. Vincent J. Giannetti
      Pages 159-178
    9. Alvin R. Mahrer, Martine Roberge
      Pages 179-196
  4. Couple and Family Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Maryhelen Snyder, Bernard G. Guerney Jr.
      Pages 221-234
    3. Michael F. Hoyt
      Pages 235-248
    4. William I. Cohen, Kathleen Reed
      Pages 249-258
    5. Daniel J. Hurley, Stuart G. Fisher
      Pages 259-270
    6. Elam Nunnally
      Pages 271-286
    7. Phillip A. Phelps
      Pages 287-302
    8. Gregory K. Popchak, Richard A. Wells
      Pages 303-314
    9. Cathryn G. Pridal, Joseph LoPiccolo
      Pages 329-345
  5. Group Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Karen Subramanian, Elizabeth Siegel
      Pages 349-361
    3. Carol J. Golden-Scaduto, Harold S. Bernard
      Pages 363-374
    4. Stuart Fine, Mervyn Gilbert
      Pages 375-387
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 389-394

About this book


Following the publication of the Handbook of the Brief Psychotherapies (Wells & Giannetti, 1990), the editors began to conceptualize the idea of a collection of case studies encompassing a number of the commonly en­ countered clinical problems that have been treated with such ap­ proaches. The Casebook of the Brief Psychotherapies is the result. The Case­ book details clinical interventions with client populations as diverse as substance abusers, torture victims, the physically handicapped and other exceptional groups, and the economically disadvantaged with emotional and behavioral problems, as well as individuals experiencing sexual dysfunction or eating disorders. In addition, topics such as be­ reavement, depression, anger, and many crucial aspects of marital and family therapy are discussed by eminent clinical practitioners. Although the cases draw heavily upon cognitive behavioral and strategic structural formulations, psychodynamic, interpersonal, and experiential ap­ proaches are also included. The Casebook is clinically oriented, with a minimum of theory. Am­ ple case material and commentary allow the reader to experience direct­ ly the application of brief therapy to specific client problems. What emerges from this compendium of approaches and problems is a tap­ estry of action-oriented, problem-solving, skill-building, rational ap­ proaches to therapy that balance the client's ability to change with the demands and limits of time.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Wells
    • 1
  • Vincent J. Giannetti
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Duquesne University PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-44393-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2880-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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