Book Analysis in Apa

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Book Analysis Robert J. Barnett Olivet Nazarene University Theories and Techniques of Counseling II MAPC 20 - PSYC 611 Professor Tina Burton September 25, 2014 Certification of Authorship: I certify that I am the author of this paper and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the paper. I have also cited any sources from which I used data, ideas, or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I also certify that this paper was prepared by me specifically for the purpose of this assignment. Robert J. Barnett Introduction: What Jim Collin’s epic book Good to Great is to the business and leadership world, Len Sperry and Jon Carlson’s book, How Master…show more content…
It addresses concerns that are increasingly important for the practice of psychotherapy today. Who are the master therapists and how did they develop their expertise? What do they do? And, most important, how do they go about effecting significant change in their clients” (p. xxiii). Along the way contrasts and comparisons are made between what lesser experienced (or less proficient) therapists might do with what master therapists might do and why. The authors provide this overview: Chapter 1 provides a grand tour of the landscape of psychotherapy as it is practiced today. It describes expertise in general and in regard to psychotherapy. It provides a profile of master therapists and how early life experiences and professional work settings have influenced the development of their own expertise. The text in chapters 2-8 is centered around the extended case example. It will help you understand all the aspects of the therapeutic process and how all the components of successful therapy fit together: the therapeutic alliance; assessment of the client’s change potential; clinician credibility; case conceptualization; interventions that foster first, second, and third order change; monitoring and evaluation; and termination. It sets the stage for better understanding the transcribed therapy segments and the two sets of commentaries. Chapter 9 lays out the necessary developmental tasks and

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