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The Psychotherapy of Hope
Author: Renato D. Alarcon

ISBN: 9781421403045
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 21 December 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.9
Description:


Directly inspired by the work of Jerome D. Frank and his field-defining book Persuasion and Healing, this volume of essays by distinguished contemporary scholars broadly assesses the current state of research and practice in psychotherapy.

Editors Renato D. Alarc¢n, a former student of Frank's, and Julia B. Frank, Jerome Frank's daughter and coauthor, bring diverse perspectives to this work. Each chapter, based on one of the themes of Frank's classic book, offers honest critique and fearless criticism of psychotherapy as it has evolved in the twenty-first century. Contributors update classical psychotherapeutic concepts such as demoralization, hope, meaning, rhetoric, and cultural variation and add new insight into how the neuroscience revolution affects our understanding of mental organization and psychotherapy. As Frank did in his own time, these authors challenge the claims made for the specificity or superiority of cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and other varieties of psychotherapy, providing an honest evaluation of the value and limitations of many competing approaches to diagnosis and treatment. The...

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