Handbook of Effective Psychotherapy

  • Thomas R. Giles

Part of the The Plenum Behavior Therapy Series book series (PBTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Reviews of the Outcome Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. J. Eysenck
      Pages 3-20
    3. Thomas R. Giles, Daniel M. Neims, Elizabeth M. Prial
      Pages 21-39
  3. The Most Effective Treatments by Disorder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. G. R. Patterson, T. J. Dishion, Patricia Chamberlain
      Pages 43-88
    3. Tristram Smith
      Pages 107-133
    4. Stuart L. Kaplan, Joan Busner
      Pages 135-150
    5. Guylaine Côté, David H. Barlow
      Pages 151-169
    6. Lawrence E. Shapiro, C. Alec Pollard, Cheryl N. Carmin
      Pages 171-194
    7. Dudley David Blake, Francis R. Abueg, Steven H. Woodward, Terence M. Keane
      Pages 195-226
    8. Debra A. Hope, Craig S. Holt, Richard G. Heimberg
      Pages 227-251
    9. Gail Steketee, Judy Lam
      Pages 253-278
    10. Harold Leitenberg
      Pages 279-303
    11. Jacqueline B. Persons
      Pages 305-323
    12. Kim T. Mueser, Shirley M. Glynn
      Pages 325-354
    13. Darren A. Tutek, Marsha M. Linehan
      Pages 355-378
    14. John P. Allen, Margaret E. Mattson
      Pages 379-406
  4. Critical Commentary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Gene Pekarik
      Pages 409-436
    3. Ralph M. Turner
      Pages 437-454
    4. Robert Elliott, William B. Stiles, David A. Shapiro
      Pages 455-479
    5. Thomas R. Giles
      Pages 481-488
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 489-505

About this book


Handbook of Effective Psydwtherapy is the culmination of 15 years of personal interest in the area of psychotherapy outcome research. In my view, this is one of the most interesting and crucial areas in the field: it has relevance across disparate clinical disciplines and orientations; it provides a measure of how far the field has progressed in its efforts to improve the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic inter­ vention; and it provides an ongoing measure of how readily clinicians adapt to scientific indications in state-of-the-art care. Regrettably, as several of the chapters in this volume indicate, there is a vast chasm between what is known about the best available treatments and what is applied as the usual standard of care. On the most basic level there appears to be a significant number of clinicians who remain reluctant to acknowledge that scien­ tific study can add to their ability to aid the emotionally distressed. I hope that this handbook, with its many delineations of empirically supported treatments, will do something to remedy this state of affairs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas R. Giles
    • 1
  1. 1.Associates in Managed CareDenverUSA

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