Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-5381-0655-6 • Hardback • June 2018 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-5381-0656-3 • Paperback • June 2018 • $45.00 • (£35.00)
978-1-5381-0657-0 • eBook • June 2018 • $42.50 • (£33.00)
Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D., practiced psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families for 29 years before entering academia in 2003. He is currently a professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Karson is the author of Deadly Therapy: Lessons in Liveliness from Theater and Performance Theory and Using Early Memories in Psychotherapy: Roadmaps to Presenting Problems and Treatment Impasses, as well as three other books.
Chapter 1. Knowing Something About Learning Therapy
Chapter 2. Knowing Something About Humans
Chapter 3. Knowing Something About Psychology
Chapter 4. Knowing Something About Yourself
Chapter 5. Knowing Something About Conflict
Chapter 6. Knowing Something About the Working Alliance and Case Formulation
Chapter 7. Knowing Something About the Therapeutic Frame
Chapter 8. Knowing Something About Technique
Chapter 9. Knowing Something About Feedback
This engaging book is the distillation of a lifetime of experience and thought of a master clinician and teacher. Therapists of all theoretical orientations will encounter pearls of wisdom to enhance their understanding and practice.
— Jonathan Shedler, PhD., clinical associate professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine
What Every Therapist Needs to Know is an important book, not just for beginning practitioners but also for those more advanced. Karson has found a way to integrate relational thinking with Skinner’s behaviorism in a readable and accessible book. I welcome this addition to the psychotherapy literature as a valuable resource for those conducting psychotherapy who may feel torn between one orientation and another. Karson integrates behavioral and relational thinking in a way that is enlightening for those who feel committed to one or the other.
— Peter Buirski, dean emeritus and clinical professor, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver
Karson resides in a realm of clinical mastery that no book may convey, but for the aspiring clinician, this latest work of his is both foundation and path. Ascend the spiral staircase!
— Ioannis Ioannou, Psy.D., CCHP, psychologist for MHM Services, Inc.