Critical Issues in Psychotherapy examines new and existing models in psychotherapy and presents them in an accessible manner to the practitioner in training through illustrative therapy cases and practitioner commentaries. There are many new models that have emerged in psychotherapy in recent years; however; they have not often been made accessible to front line practitioners.
- Issue 1: Empirically Supported Treatments
- Empirically Supported Treatments: What's a Nonbehaviorist to Do?
- Issue 2: Assessment
- Psychological Assessment: From Objectification Back to the Life World
- Issue 3: Biologization of Psychotherapy
- The Biologization of Psychotherapy: Understanding the Nature of Influence
- Issue 4: Spirituality
- The Phenomenon of Spirit in a Secular Psychotherapy
- Issue 5: Culture
- Psychotherapy as an Instrument of Culture
- Issue 6: Managed Care
- Managed Care Programs: What Do Clinicians Need?
- Issue 7: Individualism
- Individualism and Modern Psychotherapy
- Issue 8: The Scientist-Practitioner Model
- The Patient-Philosopher Evaluates the Scientist-Practitioner: A Case Study
- Issue 9: Free Will/Determinism
- Psychotherapy as Practical Teleology: Viewing the Person as Agent
- Issue 10: Eclecticism
- Eclecticism in Psychotherapy: Is it Really the Best Substitute for Traditional Theories?
- Issue 11: Postmodernism
- The Postmodern Turn: What it Means for Psychotherapy—and What it Doesn't
- Issue 12: Multiculturalism
- Culture, Identity, and Loyalty: New Pathways for a Culturally Aware Psychotherapy
- Issue 13: Diagnosis
- “Objectivity” in Diagnosis and Treatment: A Philosophical Analysis
- Issue 14: Feminism
- Bringing Feminist Issues to Therapy