States and Processes for Mental Health

States and Processes for Mental Health

Advancing Psychotherapy Effectiveness

1st Edition - March 5, 2021

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  • Author: Brad Bowins
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323850490
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323900140

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States and Processes for Mental Health: Advancing Psychotherapy Effectiveness presents a novel mechanism of action for psychotherapy, revealing how psychotherapy actually works by advancing key states and processes characterizing mental health. This new understanding is presented in three sections. The first section identifies 7 states and processes for mental health. The second section examines 15 major forms of psychotherapy and non-specific factors with a comprehensive overview of each, followed by an empirical and theoretical proof of concept showing how they do indeed enhance the states and processes for mental health. In the third section, the author explores conceptual and practical problems in the current approach to psychotherapy, whereby discrete forms of psychotherapy are oriented to remedying psychopathology. Dr. Bowins then offers a new trans-therapy approach applying general strategies and those derived from existing forms of psychotherapy, to advance each of the states and processes characterizing mental health.

Key Features

  • Identifies states and processes for mental health-activity, psychological defense mechanisms, social connectedness, regulation, human specific cognition, self-acceptance, and adaptability
  • Reveals how current forms of psychotherapy and non-specific factors actually advance the states and processes characterizing mental health
  • Demonstrates problems with the current system of psychotherapy
  • Provides a novel unified approach to psychotherapy

Readership

Psychotherapists, Psychotherapy researchers, advance students studying psychotherapy, Psychiatrist, behavioral specialist

Table of Contents

  • SECTION 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Activity
    3. Psychological Defense Mechanisms
    4. Social Connectedness
    5. Regulation
    6. Human Specific Cognition
    7. Self-Acceptance
    8. Adaptability
    9. Conclusion

    SECTION 2
    10. Introduction
    11. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    12. Behavioral Therapy
    13. Cognitive Therapy
    14. Compassion-Focused Therapy
    15. Emotion-Focused Therapy
    16. Existential Psychotherapy
    17. Gestalt Therapy
    18. Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    19. Mindfulness-Based Therapy
    20. Narrative Therapy
    21. Person-Centered Therapy
    22. Positive Psychotherapy
    23. Problem-Solving Therapy
    24. Psychoanalytic Therapy
    25. Rational-Emotive Therapy
    26. Non-Specific Factors
    27. Conclusion

    SECTION 3
    28. Problems with the Discrete Approach
    29. Moving Forward

Product details

  • No. of pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: March 5, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323850490
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323900140

About the Author

Brad Bowins

Brad Bowins
Dr. Bowins is a psychiatrist, researcher, and founder of The Centre For Theoretical Research In Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology (psychiatrytheory.com). His research and writings challenge the status quo, fostering paradigm shifts so crucial to the advancement of science and knowledge. Several theoretical perspectives, presented in peer-reviewed papers and Mental Illness Defined: Continuums, Regulation, And Defense (Routledge, 2016), have advanced the way that key aspects of mental illness are understood including psychological defense mechanisms, psychosis and schizophrenia, hypomania, continuums, regulation, personality disorders, repetitive maladaptive behavior, and dissociation. In addition, other peer-reviewed papers and books provide unique perspective on topics such as motion sickness, the nature of the conscious and unconscious mind, sexual orientation, and men’s health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Psychiatrist, Researcher, and Founder, The Centre For Theoretical Research in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Toronto, Canada

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