How Therapists Act
Combining Major Approaches To Psychotherapy And The Adaptive Counselling And Therapy Model
In this edited casebook, therapists identified with major theoretical approaches demonstrate how they use the Adaptive Counselling and Therapy ACT Model in combination with their preferred theoretical perspective. Differences in each therapist's tone and approach are captured in six case chapters. Weaving the integrative thread of ACT throughout the tapestry of cases, this text combines illustrative material from specific theoretical approaches.; A major focus of the volume involves combining ACT with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory, Time-Limited Psychodynamic Counselling and Eclectic Counselling for women and men.; Serving as a text for graduate-level methods and theory courses in counselling, psychology, mental health counselling and counselling guidance, this book can also be used as a resource for practitioners in the same areas. It emphasises tasks, readiness, and adapting therapist behaviour and treatments to each client.
Table of Contents
LIST OF FIGURES PREFACE -- CHAPTER 1 -- GETTING READY: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW/Don W Nance -- Key Concepts of ACT -- Selection Process for Orientations and Authors -- Limitations/Restrictions in Range -- Recommendations for Reading -- References -- CHAPTER 2 -- COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOR THERAPY AND ACT/Jerry L Deffenbacher -- Cognitive - Behavioral Approaches to Counseling -- Relationship of ACT to CBT -- Bill: A Case of High Anger -- Summary and Reflection -- References -- Comments -- Questions -- CHAPTER 3 -- HUMANISTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY AND ACT/Willis D. Poland -- Personal Statement -- Elements of a Humanistic Orientation -- Perspective on Readiness -- Therapeutic Interventions -- Kevin: A Case of Internal Conflict -- Closing Reflections -- Bibliography -- Comments -- Questions -- CHAPTER 4 -- TIME-LIMITED PSYCHODYNANIIC COUNSELING AND ACT/Steven B. Robbins and Karen P Lese -- Mann’s Three Stage Model -- Commonalities Between Mann and ACT -- Curtis: A Case of Measuring Up -- Conclusion -- References -- Comments -- Questions -- CHAPTER 5 -- SYSTEMS ThEORY AND ACT/Pennie Myers -- Systems Theory and ACT: A Successful Marriage -- The Schools of Family Therapy -- The Process of Family Therapy -- Greg and Suzanne: A Case of Public Commitment -- Commitment to an integrative Systemic Approach -- References -- Comments -- Questions -- CHAPTER 6 -- AN ECLECTIC APPROACH TO COUNSELING WOMEN/Eileen T Nickerson -- Theoretical Perspectives -- Selection of Clients -- Marie: Movement out from a Cloistered Life -- Lily: Movement out of the Past -- Marie and Lily: Some Comparisons -- Reflections on ACT -- Bibliography -- Comments -- Questions -- CHAPTER 7 -- DEVELOPMENTAL ECLECTIC COUNSELING WITH MEN/Goidon M. Hart -- Developmental Issues for Men -- David: A Case of High EpecIations -- Conclusions and Reflections -- References -- Comments -- Quest ions -- CHAPTER t -- UPDATING ACT/Don W. Nance -- Organizing vs. Integrating -- ACT—A Compatible Additive -- Style I—-In the Structure vs. the interaction -- Style 2—Teach Them to Fish -- Style 3—Home Base for the Outpatient Therapist -- Style 4—What Doesn’t Need Attention -- Assessing Client Readiness—Just Ask -- Redefining the Tasks, Reassessing Readiness -- Therapist Readiness -- Rangc in Style/Range in Cornen: Generalisi vs. Specialist and Individual vs. Team -- INDEX -- ABOUT ThE AUTHOR.
Dr. Don W. Nance is Director of Counseling and Testing a Wichita State University. Wichita. Kansas. I-Ic received a B.A. degree from the University of Redlands in Calitwnia, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Counseling Psychology.