Prescriptive Psychotherapies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080195063, 9781483153568

Prescriptive Psychotherapies

1st Edition

Pergamon General Psychology Series

Authors: Arnold P. Goldstein Norman Stein
Editors: Arnold P. Goldstein Leonard Krasner
eBook ISBN: 9781483153568
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 356
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Prescriptive Psychotherapies describes a prescriptive approach to psychotherapeutic treatment. At the heart of this prescriptive model is the patient X therapist X treatment interactionist view of the question ""Which type of patient, meeting with which type of therapist, for which type of treatment will yield which outcomes?"" The diagnostic, research, and therapeutic implications of this viewpoint are examined. Attention is also devoted to the question of how prescriptive psychotherapy research might be most advantageously conducted to yield prescriptive information leading to increasingly successful treatment outcomes. This book is comprised of 15 chapters and begins by explaining the value and development of prescriptive psychotherapies and suggesting a schema for both conceptualizing and generating investigations that may yield progressively more useful psychotherapeutic prescriptions. The next chapter considers the views of others regarding issues bearing upon the prescriptive process, particularly the role of diagnosis. The treatment and research implications of psychological testing are then explored, along with the role of assessment in behavior modification. Several of the key issues in the process of achieving effective application of the integrated insight-behavioral approach to psychobehavioral counseling and therapy are also examined. Examples of clinical prescriptions of prescriptive psychotherapies are given, including psychoneuroses, psychophysiological disorders, and sexual deviations. This monograph is addressed to both clinicians and researchers concerned with the conduct and effectiveness of psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

Preface Part I Introduction Introduction Part II Prescription Development Commentary: Viewpoints on Prescription Diagnostic Considerations 1 Psychological Testing: Treatment and Research Implications 2 Role of Assessment in Behavior Modification 3 Issues in Application 4 Diagnosis and Prescription for Psychotherapy Therapeutic Considerations 5 A Prescriptive Treatment Model Based upon Social Class and Premorbid Adjustment 6 Toward a Flexible, or Personalistic System of Psychotherapy 7 Generic and Individual Approaches to Crisis Intervention Research Considerations 8 Some Myths of Psychotherapy Research and the Search for a Paradigm 9 A Grid Model for the Psychotherapies 10 Strategy of Outcome Research in Psychotherapy 11 Comparisons of Psychiatric Treatments: Problems and Pitfalls Part III Clinical Prescriptions Commentary Psychoneuroses Phobic Reactions Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis Hysteria Depression Psychophysiological Disorders Bronchial Asthma Ulcerative Colitus Hypertension and Hypertensive Headaches Migraine Sexual Deviations Sexual Orientation Disturbance (Homosexuality) Orgasmic Dysfunction (Frigidity) Orgasmic Dysfunction (Impotence) Fetishism and Transvestism Exhibitionism Anti-Social Behavior Smoking Obesity Insomnia Psychosis Schizophrenia Summary and Conclusions References Index


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Arnold P. Goldstein

Norman Stein

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Arnold P. Goldstein

Leonard Krasner

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