Provides a concise yet comprhensive introduction to the models and theories that variously form the basis for all therapeutic work.
All therapeutic approaches employed in counselling and psychotherapy are based upon particular models or assumptions about people, their nature and what causes them to develop psychological problems or 'psychopathology'. Psychopathology and Therapeutic Approaches offers students and trainee practitioners with little or no prior knowledge a concise and much-needed introduction to psychopathology and the different forms of psychological assistance available. All the major models of psychopathology are discussed, along with the therapeutic approaches they inform, including: *psychoanalytic and psychodynamic, *behavioural and cognitive, and *humanistic approaches. In recognition of the non-psychological influences on people's lives, the book also introduces readers to a number of additional important but often over-looked approaches, including the biomedical, the transpersonal and the socio-cultural. Key practice issues, such as the role of scientific method and research in counselling and psychotherapy, the importance of evidence based practice, and the development and implications of eclecticism and integration, are outlined and evaluated.With its accessible style and captivating use of case examples, Psychopathology and Therapeutic Approaches will appeal to students studying abnormal or applied psychology within health studies, nursing, social work and psychology courses, as well as to all newcomers to counselling and psychotherapy .
List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements Preface Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychopathology Biomedical and Medical Approaches Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Approaches Behavioural and Cognitive Approaches Humanistic and Transpersonal Approaches Social and Cultural Approaches Evidence-Based Practice, Eclectic and Integrated Approaches References Index