Modern Eclectic Therapy: A Functional Orientation to Counseling and Psychotherapy

Including a Twelve-Month Manual for Therapists

  • Authors
  • Joseph Hart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-12
  3. History

  4. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
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      Pages 124-145
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      Pages 146-165
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      Pages 166-185
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      Pages 186-204
  5. Technique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
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      Pages 207-219
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      Pages 220-239
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      Pages 240-281
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      Pages 282-319
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      Pages 320-332
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 333-394

About this book


This book is a hybrid; it contains theoretical sections and sections de­ voted to technique; it attempts to provide a historical perspective and to give a contemporary formulation of theory and practice; and it dis­ cusses both practical problems of day-by-day therapy sessions and phil­ osophical issues related to the meaning of psychotherapy in modern society. In a way the book reflects, in its own style and contents, the subject it is about. Eclectic therapy is certainly a hybrid of many strains of influence; it is more diverse in its structures, theories, and techniques than any other therapeutic orientation. Still, eclectic therapy does have a definite consistency and coherency that I hope will be clearly revealed in this book. The plan of the book is as follows. In Part I, I will present the arguments and evidence that there is a modern trend toward eclecticism among therapists and then in Part II, tie this trend into the historical tradition of functionalism. Both the common features of clinical func­ tionalism and the specific ideas and methods of James, Janet, Burrow, Taft, and Thorne are presented. I believe it will be a revelation to many readers to see the contemporary significance of the therapies practiced by these eclectic pioneers.


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