Clinical Strategies for Becoming a Master Psychotherapist by William O'Donohue
(Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)

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The best health practices are a synthesis of science and art. Surgery is a case in point. Although all competent surgeons follow scientific protocols, the best surgeons are masters of the art of surgery and produce better outcomes: e.g., smaller incisions; lower mortality rates. Psychotherapists are in exactly the same position. Psychotherapy is both a science and an art. There are excellent resources that convey information about empirically supported practices — the science of psychotherapy. However, this scientific information is incomplete in two important ways. It does not cover key matters that come up in psychotherapy (e.g., building a therapeutic relationship, resistance, termination), and it often does not fully cover the "art" of implementing these techniques, the nuances, the creative ways, the problem solving strategies when difficulties arise. This book is an attempt to have high profile, expert, "master" therapists discuss the art of handling these key issues.

About William O'Donohue

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William O'Donohue, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno and a licensed psychologist in the state of Nevada. He has published over 50 books and 150 chapters and journal articles. One of his main interests is integrating psychological services into medical settings. Nicholas A. Cummings Nicholas A. Cummings is the president of the Foundation for Behavioral Health and Distinguished Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the former president of the American Psychological Association, founder of California School of Professional Psychology, and founding CEO of American Biodyne. Janet L. Cummings is president of the Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Foundation and in the independent practice of psychotherapy in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was formerly a staff psychologist at American Biodyne.
Published April 1, 2006 by Academic Press. 368 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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