All therapeutic approaches used in counselling and psychotherapy are based on particular models or assumptions about people and the causes of psychological problems. This work offers a concise introduction to psychopathology and the different forms of psychological assistance available. All the major models of psychopathology are discussed, along with the therapeutic approaches they inform, including: biomedical and medicalapproaches; psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches; behavioural and cognitive approaches; humanistic and transpersonal approaches; and social and cultural approaches. Key practice issues, such as evidence based practice and integration, are also outlined and evaluated. This book should be useful for students of psychology and all newcomers to counselling and psychotherapy.
STEPHEN JOSEPH works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick where he is a Tutor on the Clinical Psychology Training Programme. His previous publications include Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress (1997), co-authored with William Yule and Ruth M. Williams. AE(00): Dr Stephen Joseph is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Unviersity of Essex where he has taught abnormal psychology for the past four years. Before that he was lecturer in psychology at the University of Ulster where he specialised in social psychology, and at the London School of Economics and the Institute of Psychiatry, London, where he undertook clinical research. He is the co-editor of Understanding posttraumatic stress (Wiley).