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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 - Introduction Identify a thorough definition of psychotherapy Distinguish different views of how to live life espoused by different schools of psychotherapy Recognize the structure of the text Orlinsky and Howards (1987) definition: Psychotherapy is: 1) A relation among persons, engaged in by 2) one or more individuals defined as needing special assistance to 3) improve their functioning as persons, together with 4) one or more individuals defined as able to render such help. Optimistic / Comic: View hard work and personal improvements as leading to good outcomes if the client participates as prescribed E.g., Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Experiential therapy Tragic: Coming to terms with the limitations imposed by the troubled world E.g., Psychoanalysis, Existential therapy Emphasis on most widely practiced schools of psychotherapy Concern with theory To be used as a launching pad to further exploration This book is NOT: Focused on specific personal factors that make a good therapist A training manual A how-to guide to the specifics of each treatment Focused on differences in treatments between adults and children/adolescents Chapter 2 Behavior Therapy...
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