Psychotherapy Revised: New Frontiers in Research and Practice

Psychotherapy Revised: New Frontiers in Research and Practice

Psychotherapy Revised: New Frontiers in Research and Practice

Psychotherapy Revised: New Frontiers in Research and Practice

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This book is the product of many minds, many hands, and many hours at the computer. I would have to write another book of the same size to express my indebtedness to all those who have stimulated me, worked with me, criticized, and enlarged upon my ideas and practices. For many years I have tried out the ideas of others as well as some of my own, among my colleagues at the Counseling Center, members of the Psychology Department, and friends.

One's distillation is never final; that is a good thing. But one must find occasional quiet places, plateaus if you will, lagoons for resting after strenuous effort. I am at such a juncture now.

Writing this book and sharing ideas with peers and students probably has been the most exciting intellectual time of my life. I only hope it can excite similar interest and challenge among others. I am grateful for the stimulation and help afforded by those cooperating with me in writing this book and in much of the research preliminary to the writing: Peter J. Fagan, Diane M. DePalma, Michael B. Kaiser, Theodore Heavner, to my secretary, May Nakamura, to my research assistant, Renee Pettis, to Ed Trenn, graphic artist, and to all other members of my staff at the Counseling Center. Over the years I have discussed many of the issues addressed in this book with colleagues who have been of inestimable value: Arthur J. Bachrach, James N. Mosel, Charles E. Rice, John J. Sullivan, and Daniel N. Wiener. To try to name even the outstanding members of my seminars over the years would take a long time; suffice it to say I have found such time highly provocative and rewarding. My remaining hope is that others will find my particular distillation useful, productive, and rewarding; that is all one can ask from friendship or science.

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