Research and Psychotherapy is a valuable resource for beginner and seasoned clinicians alike. The book will serve as an excellent text for graduate level courses in psychology, especially suitable for those exploring personality disorders. Drs. Luborsky masterfully present principles of supportive-expressive psychotherapy and demonstrate how to successfully combine it with other types of psychotherapies. The authors provide extensive information on the latest research in the field.
Lester Luborsky, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has engaged in psychotherapy research for the past forty years. He is author of eight books and close to 400 articles and chapters. He has received numerous professional awards, including the Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Applications of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation and the Sigourney Award for Research in Psychoanalysis from the American Psychoanalytic Association. He was recently honored by the Society for Psychotherapy Research with a celebration of his contributions to psychotherapy research. Ellen Luborsky, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice, with training from the Cornell Medical Center and the N.Y.U. Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She also consults and speaks on topics related to early development. She is the author, with Susan Klebanoff, of a book on depression for teens. She has also written articles on psychotherapy research and on play therapy.
Chapter 1 Preface: The Book's Beginnings Part 2 The Vital Link Between Research and Psychotherapy Chapter 3 The Links Between Research & Psychotherapy Chapter 4 The Essence of Supportive-Expressive (SE) Psychotherapy Chapter 5 The Essence of SE Session-Limited Psychotherapy Part 6 Clinical Research Methods Chapter 7 The Core Conflictual Relationship Theme (CCRT) Method Chapter 8 The Symptom-Context Method Chapter 9 The Health-Sickness Rating Scale (HSRS) Method Chapter 10 The Helping-Alliance (HA) Methods Part 11 Doing Supportive-Expressive (SE) Psychotherapy Chapter 12 The Opening Phase of SE Psychotherapy Chapter 13 The Supportive Relationship: Its Hows and Whys Chapter 14 Expressive Techniques: Ways of Listening and Understanding Chapter 15 Expressive Techniques: Ways of Responding Chapter 16 The Closing Phase of SE Psychotherapy Part 17 Combining and Comparing SE Psychotherapy with Other Treatments Chapter 18 Combining Medication with SE Psychotherapy Chapter 19 Comparing and Combining Psychotherapies Part 20 Summaries: Linking Research and Psychotherapy Chapter 21 The Steps in SE Psychotherapy: A Review Chapter 22 Twenty New Ideas for Clinical Research Chapter 23 The Interplay of Clinical Hunches with Research Discoveries Chapter 24 Appendix A: CCRT Scoring: Standard Categories Chapter 25 Appendix B: Helping Alliance Questionnaire-I Chapter 26 Appendix C: Rating Scales for SE and SE Session-Limited Psychotherapy