Project Description

Working With Emotion in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavior, and Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy by Leslie S. Greenberg, Norka Malberg, and Michael A. Tompkins PhD ABPP

On Sale March 12, 2019

The authors of this volume investigate the role of emotion in the development and maintenance of psychological problems, and in effecting psychological change. They examine emotion as it is conceptualized and used in three of the most widely practiced approaches today–psychodynamic, cognitive behavior, and emotion-focused psychotherapy. In each chapter, the authors discuss the impact of emotion on child development and learning, the relationship between emotion and motivation, and the ways in which emotion can be harnessed in treatment to improve psychological functioning and strengthen interpersonal relationships. Clinical vignettes show readers how to arouse, identify, and channel emotions in therapy, while also utilizing emotion to develop and maintain an effective therapeutic alliance.

What Clinicians Are Saying


“In this volume, Leslie S. Greenberg, Norka T. Malberg, and Michael A. Tompkins investigate the role of emotion in the development and maintenance of psychological problems, and in effecting psychological change. They examine emotion as it is conceptualized and used in three of the most widely practiced approaches today—psychodynamic, cognitive behavior, and emotion-focused psychotherapy. The authors discuss the impact of emotion on child development and learning, the relationship between emotion and motivation, and the ways in which emotion can be harnessed in treatment to improve psychological functioning and strengthen interpersonal relationships. Clinical vignettes show readers how to arouse, identify, and channel emotions in therapy, while also utilizing emotion to develop and maintain an effective therapeutic alliance.”
 
“It is all too common in academia for differences to be expressed vociferously, where the worthy aim of genuine dialogue becomes displaced or abandoned. In contrast, this volume places three psychotherapy orientations in conversation, exploring differences clearly, thoughtfully, and with no rancor. Graduate students and early career professionals will find that this book challenges the inevitable biases of their education. Even the most seasoned practitioner will be stimulated to transcend facile ways of characterizing these psychotherapeutic approaches.”

Elliot Jurist, PhD, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, The City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York

“This book fills two gaps in the literature. First, it offers a rich and nuanced account of the role of emotions in the psychological therapies, showing how central they are to the way we work. Second, it offers a rare example of dialogue between different therapy traditions. With intriguing clinical examples, the authors highlight what the traditions share, as well as what is specific to each.”

Nick Midgley, Associate Professor and Codirector of the Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research Unit, University College London, England

 

“At the cutting edge of the psychotherapy integration movement, this book summarizes psychodynamic, cognitive behavior, and emotion-focused work in historical context; the authors’ comparisons and contrasts are incisive, original, and thought-provoking. Students and new clinicians will appreciate the verbatim clinical material, while experienced therapists will benefit from the theoretical clarity and comprehensiveness.”

Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology, Piscataway, NJ