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International Dictionary of Psychotherapy / Edition 1

International Dictionary of Psychotherapy / Edition 1

by Giorgio Nardone, Alessandro SalviniGiorgio Nardone


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The International Dictionary of Psychotherapy is a systematized compendium of the numerous psychotherapies that have evolved over the past 30 years. With contributions from over 350 experts in the field, it highlights the diverse schools of psychotherapy, tracing their histories and traditions, while underlining their specific strengths in dealing with human behaviours, feelings and perceptions in the contemporary world.

The book traces eight principal paradigms: psychodynamic, behavioural, existential-humanistic, body-expression, systemic-relational, cognitive, interactional-strategic and eclectic. It presents to the expert and non-expert reader an array of models that grew from a specific paradigm, sharing the same fundamental epistemology and therapeutic strategies. This is accomplished through a reader-friendly approach that presents clear definitions of the key constructs of each paradigm, and transversal concepts that are common to the diverse practices of psychotherapy.

The International Dictionary of Psychotherapy provides a clear picture of the numerous types of psychotherapeutic treatments and their applications, while offering a close examination of the efficacy and evaluative methods developed as a result of numerous debates and research carried out within the psychotherapeutic community.

It represents an essential resource for psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic practitioners and students, regardless of background or creed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367110932
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/29/2019
Pages: 610
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Giorgio Nardone is Director of the Post Graduate School of Brief Strategic Psychotherapy, located in Arezzo, Italy, and of the School of Managerial Training in Communication and Strategic Problem Solving, located in Arezzo and Florence, Italy. He is co-founder, along with Paul Watzlawick, of the Centro di Terapia Strategica where he conducts work as a psychotherapist, professor and researcher. He has authored and co-authored nearly 30 publications, many of which have been translated from Italian into English, Spanish, French, Russian and Japanese.

Alessandro Salvini is Scientific Director of the Psychology and Psychotherapy Institute "Psicopraxis" of Padua and School of Specialization in Psychotherapy-Interactive. He was formerly Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Padua and President of the College of Professors of Clinical Psychology of Italian Universities. He is the author of numerous scientific publications, including eight books.

Table of Contents


The eight paradigms and their respective theoretical-applicative models

Therapeutic paradigms and their models

Dictionary entries A–Z

Appendix: Empirical research in psychotherapy

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