The essential textbook for learning integrative psychotherapy.
The central lessons of this book are framed on one side by a theoretical overview in which essential therapeutic concepts and techniques are synthesized, and on the other side by a detailed review of frequently encountered concerns such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, couple/marital issues, and psychopharmacology. From the general to the specific, Good and Beitman keep their discussion grounded in the core processes of psychotherapy—engagement, pattern search, change, and termination—that facilitate therapeutic change.
In Counseling and Psychotherapy Essentials, students have a textbook that seamlessly connects their classroom experience with their actual work with clients, preparing them to be effective clinicians.
"[A] useful addition to course curriculum...provides a large amount of relevant information in an easy-to-read format." — The Family Journal
"[T]he authors bring distinctive and needed complementary perspectives and experiences . . . . The authors have distilled a tremendous amount of material and clinical literature germane to psychotherapy and counseling . . . . While avoiding jargon, they also manage to avoid facile reductionism." — American Journal of Psychiatry