The Essence of Psychotherapy
Reinventing the Art for the New Era of Data
The Essence of Psychotherapy traces the common thread in all psychotherapy approaches--behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, strategic, and humanistic--and defines this essence as a set of fundamental principles and ultimate objectives that must be preserved in the face of increased standardization... read more in the field. While today's therapist is guided by protocols and manuals, psychotherapy, in practice, remains an art. Nicholas and Janet Cummings have gathered case studies of master therapists to illustrate the essential process of successful therapy and to show that, as an art, it is both teachable and verifiable.
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