Gabbard's Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments

Gabbard's Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments


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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.