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Gabbard's Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments, Second Edition

Edited by Holly Crisp, M.D., and Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.

  • 2023
  • 830 Pages
  • ISBN 978-1-61537-326-0
  • Item #37326

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The advancement of LGBTQ+ rights; calls for racial and social restoration and justice; the COVID-19 pandemic. All three have changed society and the practice of psychotherapy in profound ways.

They are all also featured prominently in this second edition of Gabbard's Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments. Updated for the first time since 2012, this volume reflects advances not only in psychotherapy itself—the latest empirical data, as well as our increased understanding of the interface between brain and mind—but also in the culture at large.

In these pages, readers will find

  • A new section on racial and ethnic diversities in psychotherapy, including discussions on working with patients of African American, Asian American, South Asian American, and Latin American backgrounds
  • A new section on gender and sexualities in psychotherapy that examines the unique issues and opportunities that arise when treating gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and gender diverse individuals
  • A chapter on the rapidly expanding role of cyberspace in psychotherapy, including the increased use of telepsychiatry, driven in no small part by the pandemic

Additionally, this second edition features a new chapter on supervision and consultation, which describes both the important role they play in a therapist's training and development and common pitfalls to be aware of.

Lastly, readers can expect to find the most up-to-date information on a range of psychotherapeutic modalities that include psychodynamic psychotherapy; cognitive behavioral therapy; dialectical therapy; supportive psychotherapy; and family, couple, and group psychotherapy.

With chapter summaries and key points that make it easy to reference the comprehensive information, as well as extensive lists of recommended readings, this volume is more than just the authoritative guide to the range of current psychotherapeutic treatments—it is also a gateway to further exploration and learning.


  • Part 1: Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Introduction to Part 1: Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 1. Theoretical Models of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 2. Techniques of Long-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 3. Techniques of Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 4. Theory and Practice of Mentalization Based Treatment
  • Chapter 5. Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Levels of Personality Pathology Severity
  • Chapter 6. Applications of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to Specific Disorders
  • Part 2: Individual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Introduction to Part 2: Individual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Chapter 7. Theory of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Chapter 8. Techniques of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Chapter 9. Efficacy, Indication and Applications of Individual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Specific Disorders
  • Part 3: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Introduction to Part 3: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Chapter 10. Theory in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Chapter 11. Techniques of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Chapter 12. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Applications and Adaptations: Efficacy and Indications
  • Part 4: Individual Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • Introduction to Part 4: Individual Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 13. Theories of Interpersonal Therapy
  • Chapter 14. Techniques of Individual Interpersonal Therapy
  • Chapter 15. Applications of Individual Interpersonal Therapy to Specific Disorders
  • Part 5: Individual Supportive Psychotherapy

  • Introduction to Part 5: Individual Supportive Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 16. Theory of Individual Supportive Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 17. Techniques of Individual Supportive Therapy
  • Chapter 18. Applications of Individual Supportive Therapy to Specific Disorders
  • Part 6: Family, Couple and Group Psychotherapy

  • Introduction to Part 6: Family, Couple and Group Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 19. Theories and Techniques of Family Therapy
  • Chapter 20. Theories and Techniques of Couple Therapy
  • Chapter 21. Theories and Techniques of Group Therapy
  • Part 7: Racial and Ethnic Diversities in Psychotherapy

  • Introduction to Part 7: Ethnic and Cultural Diversities in Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 22. African Americans and Psychotherapeutic Treatment
  • Chapter 23. Contextualizing Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Asian Americans
  • Chapter 24. South Asian Americans
  • Chapter 25. There is no such thing as Latinx: Race, intersectionality, and immigration in clinical work and supervision with Latin American communities
  • Chapter 26. How Our Mind Becomes Racialized: Implications for the Therapeutic Encounter
  • Part 8: Gender and Sexualities in Psychotherapy

  • Introduction to Part 8: Gender and Sexualities in Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 27. Issues Arising in Psychotherapy with LGBT Patients
  • Chapter 28. Psychotherapy with Lesbians
  • Chapter 29. Psychotherapy with Gay Men
  • Chapter 30. Psychotherapy with Trans and Gender Diverse People
  • Chapter 31. Psychotherapy with Bisexual Patients
  • Part 9: Special Issues in Psychotherapy

  • Introduction to Part 9: Special Issues in Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 32. Professional Boundaries and Ethics in Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 33. Neuroscience of Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 34. Psychotherapy and Cyberspace
  • Chapter 35. Combining Medications and Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 36. Supervision and Consultation
  • Index


    Mohsin Ahmed, M.D., Ph.D.
    Anthony Bateman, M.A., FRCPsych
    Seamus Bhatt-Mackin, M.D.
    Tali Boritz, Ph.D., C.Psych.
    Nicola Brown, Ph.D., C.Psych.Private practice, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Eve Caligor, M.D.
    Chloe Campbell, Ph.D.
    David A. Casey, M.D.
    Alexander L. Chapman, Ph.D., R.Psych.
    Calvin R. Chin, Ph.D.
    Lois W. Choi-Kain, M.D., M.Ed.
    David A. Clark, Ph.D.
    John F. Clarkin, Ph.D.
    Jean Cottraux, M.D., Ph.D.
    Holly Crisp, M.D.
    Mantosh Dewan, M.D.
    Keith S. Dobson, Ph.D.
    David J. A. Dozois, Ph.D.
    Jack Drescher, M.D.
    Matthew Fadus, M.D.
    Peter Fonagy, Ph.D.
    Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.
    Rosa Garcia, M.S.
    Daniel Gaztambide, Psy.D.
    Michael Goldstein, M.D.
    Anton Hart, Ph.D.
    Mary Hepworth, Ph.D.
    Alison Heru, M.D.
    Daniel Jackson, M.D.
    Gurmeet Kanwal, M.D.
    Erin A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
    Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D.
    Jay L. Lebow, Ph.D.
    Falk Leichsenring, D.Sc.
    Molyn Leszcz, M.D.
    Csilla Nani Lippert, M.D., Ph.D.
    Joshua D. Lipsitz, Ph.D.
    Ilana Lipsitz-Odess, Ph.D.
    Barbara F. Marcus, Ph.D.
    John C. Markowitz, M.D.
    Benjamin McCommon, M.D.
    Amanda M. McEpplan, Ph.D.
    Christopher McIntosh, M.D., FRCPC
    Shelley McMain, Ph.D., C.Psych.
    David Mintz, M.D.
    Diana E. Moga, M.D., Ph.D.
    J. Christopher Muran, Ph.D.
    Dionne R. Powell, M.D.
    Diana Punko, M.D., M.S.
    Romy A. Reading, Ph.D.
    Jessica Reis, M.D.
    Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A.
    John S. Rolland, M.D., M.P.H.
    Richard N. Rosenthal, M.D.
    Jay Shore, M.D., M.P.H.
    Anne Sonley, M.D., FRCPC
    Julia F. Sowislo, Ph.D.
    Christiane Steinert, Ph.D.
    Lynn Stormon, Ph.D.
    Beverly J. Stoute, M.D.
    Donna M. Sudak, M.D.
    Holly A. Swartz, M.D.
    Charles Swenson, M.D.
    Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D.
    Jasmine Ueng-McHale, Ph.D.
    Brandon Unruh, M.D.
    Adelya A. Urmanche, M.A., Ph.D.
    Susan Vaughan, M.D.
    Froma Walsh, Ph.D.
    Priyanthy Weerasekera, M.D., M.Ed.
    Arnold Winston, M.D.
    Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D.
    Peter Yellowlees, M.D., M.B.B.S.

About the Authors

Holly Crisp, M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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