Skip to main content
The Art and Science of Brief Psychotherapies

The Art and Science of Brief Psychotherapies
An Illustrated Guide, Second Edition

Edited by Mantosh J. Dewan, M.D., Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D., and Roger P. Greenberg, Ph.D.
2012
372 pages
ISBN 978-1-58562-396-9
Paperback Also Available In: eBook
Item #62396





DVD Included!

The groundbreaking text The Art and Science of Brief Psychotherapies, addressing a treatment modality in increasing demand, has now been released in a new edition, thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to include rich material for learning and teaching the “how to” of brief psychotherapy. This new edition is grounded in research and meticulously referenced; at the same time, its style is hands-on and its focus utterly pragmatic.

  • This is the only book presenting expert video demonstrations of the major brief psychotherapy models. The DVD depictions vividly illustrate characteristics that distinguish the various forms, so that viewers can see how the different therapies look and sound in practice—a terrific teaching and learning tool.
  • The DVD presents master clinicians’ insights and experience for five brief therapies—cognitive (Judith Beck, Ph.D.), behavioral (Edna Foa, Ph.D.), solution-focused (Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D.), interpersonal (Scott Stuart, M.D.), and dynamic (Hanna Levenson, Ph.D.)—illustrating the essential techniques of these modalities in a concrete, compelling way.
  • Because the contributors were selected for their extensive experience in teaching and training in brief therapy, they are uniquely qualified to provide highly practical and effective information about their chosen approaches. The case vignettes and clinical strategies are plentiful.
  • A chapter on motivational interviewing, a technique used to heighten patient engagement in the brief psychotherapeutic process, has been added.
  • The new opening chapter presents a concise review of factors common to all successful psychotherapies.
  • The book addresses the six most common forms of brief psychotherapy in depth, examines combined therapy, cross-cultural issues, and evaluation of trainee competence, and ends with a chapter in which the editors provide a highly readable, astute overview and synthesis of this complex material.

Teachers who strive to provide their students and trainees with a working sense of brief therapy beyond theory, and students who long for that down-to-earth knowledge, will be grateful for The Art and Science of Brief Psychotherapies.

Introduction. Part I: Building a Foundation for Successful Therapies. Essential ingredients for successful psychotherapy: effect of common factors. Motivational interviewing as a brief psychotherapy. Part II: Six Key Brief Psychotherapies. Cognitive therapy. Behavior therapy: exposure therapy for anxiety disorders. Solution-focused brief therapy: doing what works. Interpersonal psychotherapy. Time-limited dynamic psychotherapy: an integrative perspective. Brief couple therapy. Part III: Special Topics. Combining brief psychotherapy and medications. Brief psychotherapy from a multicultural perspective. Evaluating competence in brief psychotherapy. Part IV: Overview and Synthesis. Doing therapy, briefly: overview and synthesis. Index.
"On the cutting edge of brief therapy, this volume features seven eminently teachable and empirically supported treatments for behavioral ailments. Drs. Dewan, Steenbarger, and Greenberg have compiled the complete learning package, replete with case illustrations, distinguished authors, practical methods, and DVD clips. Enthusiastically recommended for those learning brief therapy as well as those teaching it!"—John C. Norcross, Ph.D., ABPP, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Scranton; Editor, Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session
Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D.
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.
Bernard D. Beitman, M.D.
Peter J. Bieling, Ph.D.
Mantosh J. Dewan, M.D.
Rub�n J. Echemend�a, Ph.D.
Norman B. Epstein, Ph.D.
Daniel J. Fischer, M.Ed.
Edna B. Foa, Ph.D.
Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D.
Valerie V. Grant, Ph.D.
Roger P. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Elizabeth A. Hembree, Ph.D.
Hanna Levenson, Ph.D.
John Manring, M.D.
Theresa B. Moyers, Ph.D.
Jo�l Nu�ez, Ph.D.
Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D.
Scott Stuart, M.D.
Laura Sullivan, Ph.D.
Mantosh J. Dewan, M.D., is Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.

Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.

Roger P. Greenberg, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor and Head, Psychology Division, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.