Brief Psychotherapy

Time-Limited and Effective Treatments (First Edition)
Richard D. Parsons, Ph.D.
©2022, 202 pages

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    Brief therapy is a unique and effective approach to mental health service delivery. Brief Psychotherapy: Time-Limited and Effective Treatments offers readers insight into the assumptions and operating principles that are at the core of all brief therapies. The book reviews contemporary and time-limited models of psychotherapy and also provides clinical illustrations of each theory.

    Part I provides readers with an overview of brief therapy. The chapters describe brief therapy’s unique perspective and focus for mental health service, the social and cultural forces that have contributed to its emergence, its key values and principles, and various factors that may impact the suitability of brief therapy for individual clients.

    Part II focuses on various theories and their applications with chapters that cover solution-focused brief therapy, time-limited dynamic psychotherapy, brief cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and single-session therapy. Each chapter describes the individual theory’s history and significant contributors; unique perspective; assumptions and guiding principles; principles in action; supportive research; and its suitability and effectiveness. Throughout, engaging case studies and activities bridge theory and practice and enrich the student learning experience.

    Designed to provide students and practitioners with an effective introduction to emerging mental health treatment and provisions, Brief Psychotherapy is an ideal resource for mental health training programs and practitioners at all levels.

    Richard D. Parsons, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus in Counselor Education at West Chester University. He has authored or co-authored over 100 books, book chapters, and professional articles. He has over 40 years of university teaching experience and has had a private clinical practice for more than 40 years.
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