Loading, please wait...

product description page

Unifying Effective Psychotherapies : Tracing the Process of Change - by J. Scott Fraser (Hardcover)

Unifying Effective Psychotherapies : Tracing the Process of Change -  by J. Scott Fraser (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Mental health professionals have long debated what makes effective psychotherapy work. Is it a specific treatment modality, or a set of common factors such as a strong therapeutic relationship? In this book, J. Scott Fraser argues that both perspectives are correct. His transtheoretical, transdiagnostic framework identifies the process of change that underlies all effective treatments.
From this viewpoint, all client problems boil down to negative, recurring cycles of thought and behavior. The goal of psychotherapy is to disrupt or reverse those cycles. While successful treatment requires common factors linked with specific interventions, these components must be embedded in a therapeutic rationale that implies a direction for treatment. There are many possible “correct” rationales, so finding the one that best fits the client and therapist is the task of treatment planning. The book uses varied and compelling case examples, featuring different client problems and treatments, to illustrate a common process of change.
Both philosophically rich and highly practical, this book helps readers understand the complexity and promise of psychotherapy.
Number of Pages: 309
Genre: Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Author: J. Scott Fraser
Language: English
Street Date: February 13, 2018
TCIN: 53506301
UPC: 9781433828676
Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-7757
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $79.95 Save $12.00 (15% off)
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores
Loading, please wait...

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.