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Overcoming Barriers to Progress in Psychotherapy
A Clinician's Guide




  • Available for pre-order on May 19, 2023. Item will ship after June 9, 2023
ISBN 9781032444536
June 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

This accessible guide comprehensively addresses why psychotherapy of diverse forms often falters and provides effective strategies to succeed.

Psychotherapy on occasion does not progress as both the client and therapist would like it to and affecting deep-lasting change can be difficult and elusive. By addressing the spectrum of reasons for this occurrence inclusive of client, therapist, and interactive influences, barriers to psychotherapy progress can be managed, optimizing outcomes for the wellbeing of clients and success of psychotherapists. Given that the client, therapist, and interaction between both parties is integral to psychotherapy, coverage is provided in three sections: client influences, therapist influences, and interactive influences. Within each chapter relevant literature is reviewed, key sources of the barrier to psychotherapy presented, and strategies for addressing the problem provided, with several case examples and vignettes.

This book is essential for psychotherapists of all backgrounds, including students of psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: CLIENT INFLUNCES  1. MOTIVATION  2. EXPECTATIONS  3. PERSONALITY DISORDERS  4. REINFORCEMENT PARAMETERS  5. COMPLEXITY  6. RESISTANCE AND NONCOMPLIANCE  7. IMPAIRED STATES AND PROCESSES FOR MENTAL HEALTH  8. TRANSFERENCE  SECTION 2: THERAPIST INFLUENCES  9. COUNTERTRANSFERENCE  10. EMOTIONAL FACTORS  11. PERSONALITY FACTORS  12. SKILL FACTORS  SECTION 3: INTERACTIVE INFLUENCES  13. THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE  14. INTERACTIONS BETWEEN CLIENT AND THERAPIST INFLUENCES  15. CONCLUDING WORD

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Biography

Dr. Bowins is a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, researcher, and founder of The Centre For Theoretical Research In Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology.