In this creative work, individual and...
BUDMAN Simon H., GURMAN Alan S.
In this creative work, individual and group therapist Simon Budman joins marital and family therapist Alan Gurman to develop a model of brief treatment that is unique in approach, broad in coverage, and powerful in application for patients in a variety of settings.
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In this creative work, individual and group therapist Simon Budman joins marital and family therapist Alan Gurman to develop a model of brief treatment that is unique in approach, broad in coverage, and powerful in application for patients in a variety of settings. Taking a developmental approach to treatment, the authors assume patients may well return to their therapists at different times during their lives, as new life stages bring with them novel stresses and problems. In the authors' view, neither traditional long-term treatment nor brief therapy defined as a certain number of hours adequately grasps a patient's evolving clinical needs. Respect for complexity is a particularly strong feature of this volume.
As Paul Wachtel states in his foreword, "The book is commendable for its honesty. It confronts the complexity of the real world rather than attempting to fit all observations into the mold of their theories." The authors show, for example, how contemporary research on adult development informs the practice of brief psychotherapy. They successfully negotiate the assumed chasm between the intrapsychic and social without falling into a bland eclecticism, illustrating through analyses and case examples why work within the therapeutic session itself must involve changes in a patients's daily interactions if psychotherapy is to progress. The final chapter, which is an edited transcript of a full-length case, clearly elucidates Budman and Gurman's model of brief therapy.
|Auteur||BUDMAN Simon H., GURMAN Alan S.|
|Editeur||THE GUILFORD PRESS|
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