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Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123430106, 9780080547992

Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy

1st Edition

Editors in Chief: Michel Hersen William Sledge
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123430106
eBook ISBN: 9780080547992
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th June 2002
Page Count: 1942


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Psychotherapy is the dialogue between patient and therapist in the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral, crisis, and mental disorders. Psychoanalysis as formulated by Sigmund Freud is the first modern form of psychotherapy and this approach has given rise to several score of psychodynamic therapies.

In more recent times behavioral, cognitive, existential, humanistic, and short-term therapies have been put into practice, each with a particular focus and each giving rise to variations in structure and content of treatment as well as therapeutic outcomes. These therapy approaches relate the patient/therapist dialogue to different aspects of the therapeutic process. For instance, behavior therapies focus on the patient's conduct and cognitive therapies treat the client's thought processes.

The Encyclopedia covers the major psychotherapies currently in practice as well as the classical approaches that laid the foundation for the various contemporary treatment approaches. In addition, the Encyclopedia identifies the scientific studies conducted on the efficacy of the therapies and review the theoretical basis of each therapy.


Academic, medical, and public libraries; professional schools, mental health reference libraries; psychiatric institutes, psychological clinics, clincial social work departments, psychoanalytic institutes.

Table of Contents

K.D. Strosahl, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. A. Schweiger and J. Brown, Acute Brain Syndromes: Cognitive Therapy. P. Stasiewicz and K.E. Smith, Addictions in Special Populations: Treatment. R. Ostroff, Adjunctive/Conjoint Therapies. H. Stein and M. Edwards, Adlerian Psychotherapy. J. Cummings, Alternatives to Psychotherapy. R.W. Novaco, Anger Control Therapy. A. Fine, Animal Assisted Therapy. T.P.S. Oei and G. Dingle, Anxiety Disorders: Brief Intensive Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy. R. Suinn and J. Deffenbacher, Anxiety Management Training. L.G. Ost, Applied Relaxation. L.G. Ost, Applied Tension. T. Heise, Applied Transcultural Psychotherapy. M.P. McCabe, Arousal Training. M.S. Cohen-Liebman, Art Therapy. E. Gambrill, Assertion Training. J.J. Plaud, Assisted Covert Sensitization. A. Medalia, Attention Training Procedures. P. Emmelkamp and J.H. Kamphuis, Aversion Relief. J. Luiselli, Avoidance Training. D. Woods and E.J. Teng, Backward Chaining. J. Beck, Beck Therapy Approach. A. Kazdin, Behavior Analysis. A. Lazarus, Behavior Rehearsal. J.P. Forsyth and J. Sabsevitz, Behavior Therapy: Historical Perspective and Overview. D. McKay and W.W. Tryon, Behavior Therapy: Theoretical Bases. D.C.S. Richard and S. Haynes, Behavioral Assessment. J. Antick and J. Rosqvist, Behavioral Case Formulation. M.E. Ehrich and T.R. Kratochwill, Behavioral Consultation and Therapy. B. Donohue and L.S. Weissman, Behavioral Contracting. B. Cox and S. Tylor, Behavioral Group Therapy. G. Birchler, Behavioral Marital Therapy. P. Friman and N. Blum, Behavioral Pediatrics. J.D. Edinger, Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia. A. Combs-Lane, J.L> Davis, and R. Acierno, Behavioral Therapy: Instructions. D. Williamson, R. Kohlmaier, and M. White, Behavioral Weight Control Therapies. D.M. Doleys and B. Doleys, Bell and Pad Conditioning. L.C. Wasserman, Biblical Behavior Modification. E. Gambrill, Bibliotherapy. E. Spees, Bioethics. D.D. Montgomery, Biofeedback. R. Ley, Breathing Retraining. B. SteenbargerBrief Therapy. D. Speigel, Cancer Patients: Psychotherapy. R.A. Rehfeldt, Chaining. D.S. Bender and A. Skodol, Character Pathology. S. Marans, K. Dahl, and J. Schowalter, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytic Principles. I. Schneider, Cinema and Psychotherapy. W.W. Meissner, Clarification. S. Taylor, Classical Conditioning. R. Wessler, Cognitive Appraisal Therapy. S.D. Rose, Cognitive Behavior Group Therapy. D. Roth, W. Eng, and R.G. Heimberg, Cognitive Behavior Therapy. N. Cummings, Collaborative Care. D.A. Reitman and N. Jurbergs, Communication Skills Training. W. Klyklo, Comorbidity. R. Miltenberger, Competing Response Training. G. Sartory and K. Elsesser, Complaints Management Training. B.A. Williams, Conditioned Reinforcement. N.A. Clemens, Confidentiality. H. MardiConfigurational Analysis. W.W. Meissner, Confrontation. C.A. Kearney and J. Vecchio, Contingency Management. J. Weiss, Control Mastery Theory. H. Rosenberg, Controlled Drinking. D. Fried, Corrective Emotional Experience. K. Carey, Correspondence Training. W.H. Sledge and S.G. Lazar, Cost Effectiveness. W.H. Sledge, Countertransference. D. Snyder, Couples Therapy: Insight-Oriented. T. Dowd, Coverant Control. G. Groden and J. Groden, Covert Positive REinforcement. Z.F. Peynircioglu, Covert Rehearsal. P.A. Wisocki, Covert Reinforcer Sampling. D. Sue, Culture Specific Psychotherapy. E. Foulks, Cultural Issues. M.K. Jones and R. Menzies, Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy. S. Reynolds and M. Linehan, Dialectical Behavior Therapy. N. Singh, Differential Attention. M. Tasse, S.M. Havercamp, and L. Lecavalier, Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior. L. Coyne and A. Gross, Discimination Training. N.A. Clemens, Documentation. M. Kopta and J.L. Lowry, Dosage Model. R. Lane and M. Harris, Dreams, Use in Psychotherapy. J. Yager, Eating Disorders: Psychotherapy. N. Cummings, Economic and Policy Issues. J. Lomax, Education: Curriculum for Psychotherapy. M.J. Lambert and D.A. Vermeersch, Efficacy. N. McConaghy, Electrical Aversion. A. Lazarus, Emotive Imagery. G. Tryon, Engagement. P. Lieberman and L.L. Havens, Existential Psychotherapy. S. Taylor, Exposure. W.J.P.J. Van Hout and P.M.G. Emmelkamp, Exposure In-Vivo Therapy. A. Poling, K.E. Ehrhardt, and R. L. Jenings, Extinction. F. Shapiro, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing C.M. Anderson, Fading. W.A. Griffin, Family Therapy. C.Z. Enns, Feminist Psychotherapy. C. Miller, Flooding. T.D. Eells, Formulation. R.G. Miltenberger, Forward Chaining. A.O. Kris, Free Association. K. Wilson and A. R. Murrell, Functional Analysis of Behavior. R.J. Kohlenberg and M. Tsai, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. C. Johnson, Functional Communication Training. R.W. Ladouceur, C. Boutin, C. Sylvain, and S. Lachance, Gambling: Behavior and Cognitive Approaches. S. Zahm and E. Gold, Gestalt Therapy. D. Schave, Gifted Youth. D.H. Tingstrom, Good Behavior Game. R. Robak, Grief Therapy. R. MacKenzie, Group Psychotherapy. A. Hoffart, Guided Master Therapy. R. Miltenberger, Habit Reversal. E. Strachan and D.A. Hope, Heterosocial Skills Training. D. Bienenfeld, History of Psychotherapy. D. Woods, HOme-Based Reinforcement. L.W. Coyne and T.W. Lombardo, Homework. K.J. Schneider and L.M. Leitner, Humanistic Psychotherapy. D. Levis, Implosive Therapy. L. Beutler and M. Harwood, Individual Psychotherapy. C. Miller, Informed Consent. G. Gold, Integrative Approaches to Psychotherapy. S. Stuart and M. Robertson, Interpersonal Psychotherapy. W. Downey, Interpretation. A. Sugarman, Intrapsychic Conflict. N.H. Azrin, Job Club Method. J. Satinover, Jungian Psychotherapy. W.R. Walker, Language in Psychotherapy. H.V. Zonana, Legal Dimensions of Psychiatry. P.T.P. Wong, Logotherapy. MJ. Zvolensky and G. H. Eifert, Manualized Behavior Therapy. M. Mattson, Matching Patients to Alcoholism Treatment. R. Sansone and L. Sansone, Medically Ill Patient: Psychotherapy. R.A. B. and J.M. Storey, Minimal Therapist Contact Treatments. K. Freeman, Modeling. M.J. Robertson and S. Stuart, Mood Disorders. A. Lazarus, Multimodal Behavior Therapy. T. Paclawskyj and J. Matson, Negative Practice. A. Poling, J. Austin, and S. Snycerski, Negative Punishment. A. Poling, L. LeBlanc, and L.E. Turner, Negative Reinforcement. D.S. Lehrer and J. Kay, Neurobiology. L. Laatsch, Neuropsychological Assessment. H. Roane, C.C. Pizza, and M.A. Mich, Nocturnal Enuresis: Treatment. F. Summers, Object Relations Psychotherapy. J. Butcher, Objective Assessment. J.H. Brown and A. Sugarman, Oedipus Complex. R.A. Rehfeldt, Omission Training. Z. Taintor, Online or E-Therapy. A. Poling and J.E. Carr, Operant Conditioning. N. McConaghy, Orgasmic Reconditioning. M.J. Lambert and D.E. Barley, Outcome Measures. S. Hobbs, B. Jones, and J. Jones, Overcorrection. D.A. Songer, Pain Disorders. S. Hofmann, Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. L.M. Ascher, Paradoxical Intention. B.A. Rich, J.G. Querido, and S.M. Eyberg, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. S. Blatt, Patent Variables: Anaclitic and Introjective Dimensions. A. Poling, K.E. Ehrhardt, and R.A. Ervin, Postitive Punishment. A. Poling and E.J. Daly, III, Positive Reinforcement. A. Norwood and R. Ursano, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. R. Grover and D.W. Nangle, Progressive Relaxation. J.C. Fowler, Projective Testing in Psychotherapeutics. S.M. Sonnenberg and R. Ursano, Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Technique. E. Marcus, Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Overview. F. Cournos, Psychodynamic Couples Therapy. C. Healey and M. Sullivan, Psychogenic Voice Disorders; Treatment. W.N. Stone, Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy. J. Kay, Psychopharmacology: Combined Treatment. S. Jenkins, Race and Human Diversity. A. Ellis, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. R. Wubbolding, Reality Therapy. A. Fricker, A. Combs-Lane, and R. Acierno, Reinforcer Sampling. K. Brunswig and T. Penix, Relapse Prevention. S.D. Orfanos, Relational Psychoanalysis. D.W. McNeil and S.M. Lawrence, Relaxation Training. K. Moras, Research of Psychotherapy. K. Long and W. Sledge, Resistance. S. Axelrod, Response Cost. J.G. Osborne, Response-Contingent Water Misting. J. Bulgin, A.F. Barabasz, and W.R. Walker, Restricted Environmental Stimualation Therapy. K. Freeman and E. Dexter, Retention Control Training. J.L. Davis, A. Fricker, and R. Acierno, Role Playing. R.L. Munich, Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. A. Wilson and N.M.T. Robinson, Self Psychology. T. Dowd, Self-Control Desensitization. L.P. Rehm and E. Yanasak, Self-Control Therapy. G. Burlingame and R. Davies, Self-Hlep Groups. A. Vallieres, C.M. Morin, and M.-C. Oullet, Self-Help Treatment for Insomnia. R. Azman, Self-Punishment. E.T. Dowd, Self-Statement Modification. M.R. Dixon, Setting Events. H. Meggers and J. LoPiccolo, Sex Therapy. J. Tsamasiros, Short-Term Anxiety Provoking Psychotherapy. G. Turpin, Single Case Methods and Evaluation. B. Steenbarger, Single Session Therapy. A. Lutz and I.K. Berg, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. A. Morrison, Somatoform Disorders. T. O'Hearn, Sports Psychotherapy. P. Emmelkamp and E. Vedel, Spouse-Aided Therapy. C.R. Carlson, Stretch-Based Relaxation Training. L.S. Benjamin, Structural Analysis of Social Behavior. A. Sugarman, Structural Theory. K. Tracy, B. Rounsaville, and K. Carroll, Substance Dependence: Psychotherapy. P.A. Wisocki, Successive Approximations. M. Green, Sullivan's Interpersonal Psychotherapy. S.B. Shanfield, Supervision in Psychotherapy. L. Luborsky, Supportive-Expressive Dynamic Psychology. M.A. Milan, Symbolic Modeling. D. McGlynn, Systematic Desensitization. A. Oberkirch, Tele-Psychotherapy. G. Tryon, Termination. B. Karusu, Therapeutic Factors E. Spees, Therapeutic Storytelling with Children and Adolescents. M. O'Neill and M.L. Whittal, Thought Stopping. H. Levenson, T. Schacht, and H.H. Strupp, Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy. R.S. Griffin and A. Gross, Time-Out. P. Stuve and J.A. Salina, Token Economy. T. Ayllon and M.A. Milan, Token Economy: Guidlines for Operation. A. Sugarman and K. Kanner, Topographic Theory. E. Marcus, Transference. A. Sugarman and C. Law-Greenberg, Transference Neurosis. A. Wilson and N.M.T. Robinson, Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena. C. Frueh, S. Turner, and D.C. Beidel, Trauma Management Therapy. S. Sugarman and C. DePottel, Unconscious, The. T. Dowd, Vicarious Conditioning. T. Dowd, Vicarious Extinction. M. North and S. North, Virtual Reality Therapy. R. Crowther, Vocational Rehabilitation. M.T. Notman and C.C. Nadelson, Women's Issues. G. Tryon, Working Alliance. M.J. Sedler, Working Through.


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About the Editors in Chief

Michel Hersen

Michel Hersen (Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1966) is Professor and Dean, School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon. He is Past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He has written 4 books, co-authored and co-edited 126 books, including the Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults and Single Case Experimental Designs. He has also published more than 220 scientific journal articles and is co-editor of several psychological journals, including Behavior Modification, Clinical Psychology Review, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, and Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal. With Alan S. Bellack, he is co-editor of the recently published 11 volume work entitled Comprehensive Clinical Psychology. Dr. Hersen has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Education, the National Institute of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Distinguished Practitioner and Member of the National Academy of Practice in Psychology, and recipient of the Distinguished Career Achievement Award in 1996 from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians. Dr. Hersen has written and edited numerous articles, chapters and books on clinical assessment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, U.S.A.

William Sledge

Master, Calhoun College at Yale

Affiliations and Expertise

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.


"The Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy is a remarkably ambitious attempt to provide a state-of-the-art edited tome of this quickly evolving and highly complex field... One of the editors, Michel Hersen, has a very long history of publishing quality and highly ambitious edited books that have often become the standard in the field... Hersen and Sledge have assembled a remarkably diverse and talented group of professionals to work with them on this ambitious project... Just about everything in the field of psychotherapy is covered in its pages, and then some... Overall, the encyclopedia is a remarkable achievement. It is a useful and mostly comprehensive resource for both professionals and others... Both professionals and non-professionals should find the book easy to read and educational. Thus, the volumes are an excellent resource for anyone interested in almost any branch or subspecialty of psychotherapy. University libraries, graduate and postgraduate training programs, and even Dr. Phil might be especially interested in having these volumes available to them... The volumes should clearly be in any professional or personal library that values psychotherapy. It is a handy book that would likely be used often by readers. It is sure to be a standard in the field." —CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

"Psychotherapy, as a vital treatment modality in health care since at least the beginning of the 20th century, has generated as many questions as it has provided answers. Among them are "what is psychotherapy and how does it work?", "which forms or cost effective yet efficacious?", and "what is the theory (ies) behind it and what is its scientific basis?" The Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy strives to answer the aforementioned questions - and more. This two-volume reference work is intended for a multi-faceted audience. As a reference work, the encyclopedia can be used by students and professionals from the fields from counseling and clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, and social work. However, as an encyclopedia, the intended audience is much broader, including lay individuals seeking vetted information in this rapidly expanding and changing field... A particularly useful feature is cross-references to other encyclopedia chapters where applicable... The Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy will make a useful addition to college and medical school libraries." --E-STREAMS

"...this informative and well-organized encyclopedia "addresses over 200 topics" and presents a "compilation of both the science and art of psychotherapy." Entries describe primarily various schools or models of treatment and analysis, but also include related concepts, e.g., clarification, efficacy, post-traumatic stress disorder, transference. Most entries about therapies include a descriptive overview of the treatment, its theoretical basis, applications and exclusions with regard to population, empirical studies, case illustrations, and a summary; all entries include an outline, glossary, cross-references, and list of further readings. Used together, the table of contents and index provide good access to the set. Both editors have distinguished careers in the field, Hersen in psychology at Pacific University and Sledge in psychiatry at Yale University's School of Medicine. The assoicate editors and advisory board members are also well qualified. Excellent for professionals and a good introduction for students beginning research; highly recommended for libraries supporting counseling or clinical psychology." --CHOICE

"These two volumes present an enormous amount of theory, practice, research, and training in a diverse, interesting, and controversial field... The result is commendable... This is a good buy..." --LIBRARY JOURNAL