“Brief Therapy” doesn't mean the same thing to all therapists. In this book, Preston presents a thorough discussion of the factors that contribute to the effectiveness of therapy, and carefully integrates key elements from diverse theoretical viewpoints. Includes sections on Basic Assumptions; Maps of the Mind: Making Sense of Psychological Adaptation and Pathology; Assessment and Treatment Planning, and Treatment. Chapters include: The Nature of Human Emotional Suffering; Actions that Facilitate Emotional Healing; Characteristics of Mental Health; The Mind and the Brain: A Neurobiological Perspective; Targeting Specific Problems; and The Role of Psychotropic Medications.
John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and author or coauthor of twenty books. He is professor emeritus of psychology at Alliant International University, and has also served on the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine. He has... Read more
“...carefully integrates key elements from diverse...viewpoints.” —Richard D. Recor, PhD, The Montana Psychologist
“...an impressive integration of many approaches and the inclusion of often-neglected topics such as resistance and the newer neurobiological model is commendable. I personally found it very interesting and informative.” —E. Thomas Dowd, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, Kent State University
“...a much-needed coherent and integrative perspective.” —Counseling Today, American Counseling Association
“...bound to have a positive ripple effect, providing quick, clinical approaches for use with brief treatment clients.” —The Master's Advocate, North American Association of Masters in Psychology