The Art of Therapy
About the Book
THE ART OF THERAPY
Offers a practical approach to the therapist’s task, from the perspective of a 35-year veteran of private practice. This book debunks some of the most traditional rituals and hidebound conventions of the consulting-room, for example the myth of confidentiality, the master-slave relationship of therapist to client, and the tendency of therapy to continue until the client runs out of money to pay for it. New techniques and intervention strategies are presented, drawn from the Mental Research Institute’s international view of problem causation and solution-oriented methods of change.
Psychotherapy is an art. Good therapy is good art. Great therapy is everlasting art, like the Mona Lisa.
About the Author
Dr. Everstine was educated at Kenyon College, the New School for Social Research, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California, Berkeley. His doctorate is in Psychology. He was a graduate student of Philosophy at Oxford University (Linacre College) and Cambridge University (Fitzwilliam College). He is the author of five textbooks in Psychology, and wrote The Meaning of Life (2000) and Life Is Relationship (2007). He is a Life Member of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, and a member of the Oxford and Cambridge Club, London.