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The many different therapeutic models in use today can lead to blind spots in clinical practice. This important and timely book gives a balanced synthesis, based on actual cases, evidence, practice and experience, to describe the process of psychotherapy and identify the fundamental elements that lead to good outcome across all its schools. In the course of developing a consistently reliable, effective, practical psychotherapy, Digby Tantam pinpoints four essential principles: addressing the person's concerns; taking into account their values and personal morality; recognizing the role of emotions; and binding it all into a narrative treatment for symptom relief, resolution of predicaments, release from addiction or sexual problems, and finding happiness through intimacy. This book is essential reading for psychiatrists or clinical psychologists looking for a straightforward framework for short-term psychotherapy and anyone working long-term with patients using a psychotherapy model.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521479639
ISBN-10: 0521479630
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 334
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Digby Tantam

DOB 15 March 1948 Co-director, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation About 100 papers in psychology, psychotherapy, medical, psychiatry journals. Two co-authored books, five edited books. Previously Professor of Psychotherapy at the University of Warwick, and Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Manchester. Degrees in medicine, maths and philosophy, animal physiology. Long-standing interest in brief psychotherapy, non-verbal communication and Asperger syndrome. Previous Chair of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and University Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. Professional associations/learned bodies Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists Associate Member, British Psychological Society Member, British Association of Counselling Registrar, European Association of Psychotherapy Member, North West Institute of Dynamic Psychotherapy British Medical Association International Society for the Study of Emotions Universities Psychotherapy Association

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