Duncan, B., EBSCO host provider, & American Psychological Association. (2010). The heart & soul of change delivering what works in therapy (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Abstract: “Updating the classic first edition of The heart and soul of change (see record 1999-02137-000), editors Duncan, Miller, Wampold, and Hubble have created a new and enriched volume that analyzes the most recent research on what works in therapeutic practice and provides practical guidance on how a therapist can truly deliver what works in therapy. Readers familiar with the first edition will encounter the same pragmatic focus but with a larger breadth of coverage and new chapters on both your psychotherapy and substance abuse treatment. The guiding principle is recognition that psychotherapy is implemented one person at a time, on the basis of that unique individual’s perceptions of the progress and fit of the therapy and therapist. Chapters examine the common factors underlying effective psychotherapy and bring the psychotherapist and the client-therapist relationship into focus as key determinants of psychotherapy outcome. This new edition also demonstrates that systematic client feedback improves effectiveness and efficiency and legitimizes psychotherapy services to third-party payers. Clinicians reading this volume will improve their understanding of what is truly therapeutic in the diverse forms of psychotherapy practiced today”—Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record © 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

Preview of the article: Updating the classic first edition of The Heart and Soul of Change, editors Duncan, Miller, Wampold, and Hubble, have created a new and enriched volume that presents the most recent research on what works in therapeutic practice, a thorough analysis of this research, and practical guidance on how a therapist can truly “deliver what works in therapy.” This volume examines the common factors underlying effective psychotherapy and brings the psychotherapist and the client–therapist relationship back into focus as key determinants of psychotherapy outcome.
The second edition of The Heart and Soul of Change also demonstrates the power of systematic client feedback to improve effectiveness and efficiency and legitimize psychotherapy services to third party payers. In this way, psychotherapy is implemented one person at a time, based on that unique individual’s perceptions of the progress and fit of the therapy and therapist.Readers familiar with the first edition will encounter the same pragmatic focus but with a larger breadth of coverage—this edition adds chapters on both youth psychotherapy and substance abuse treatment. Through reading The Heart and Soul of Change, Second Edition: Delivering What Works in Therapy clinicians of varied levels of experience will improve their understanding of what is truly therapeutic in the diverse forms of psychotherapy practiced today.

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