Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice

Herausgeber: Danny Wedding, Jonathan S. Comer, Kenneth E. Freedland, J. Kim Penberthy, Linda Carter Sobell

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About the Series:

The series Advances in Psychotherapy - Evidence-Based Practice provides therapists with practical evidence-based guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the most common disorders seen in clinical practice - and does so in a uniquely reader-friendly manner. Each book is both a compact how-to reference for use by professional clinicians in their daily work, as well as an ideal educational resource for students and for practice-oriented continuing education.In planning is a new strand dealing with methods and approaches rather than specific disorders. The most important feature of the books is that they are practical and reader-friendly. All have a similar structure, and each is a compact and easy-to-follow guide covering all aspects of practice that are relevant in real life. Tables, boxed clinical pearls, and marginal notes assist orientation, while checklists for copying and summary boxes provide tools for use in daily practice.
A new strand is dealing with methods and approaches rather than specific disorders. The first volume in the new strand dealing with methods and approaches started with the release of Mindfulness.

The series has been developed and is edited with the support of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12).

Content and Structure

1. Volumes on a Disorder or Group of Disorders

The contents of each volume are structured as follows:

  • Description:
    • Terminology
    • Definition
    • Epidemiology
    • Course and Prognosis
    • Differential Diagnosis
    • Comorbidities
    • Diagnostic Procedures and Documentation
  • Theories and Models of the Disorder
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Indications
  • Treatment:
    • Methods of Treatment
    • Mechanisms of Action
    • Efficacy and Prognosis
    • Variations and Combinations of Methods
    • Problems in Carrying out the Treatment
    • Multicultural Issues
  • Case Vignette; Further Reading; References
  • Appendix: Tools and Resources

2. Volumes on Methods and Approaches

The contents of each volume are structured as follows:

  • Description:
    • Terminology
    • Overview
  • Theories and Models
  • Assessment and Treatment Indications
  • Treatment:
    • Method of Treatment
    • Efficacy and Prognosis
    • Variations of the Method and Combinations with Other Approaches
    • Problems in Carrying out the Treatments
    • Multicultural Issues
  • Case Vignette; Further Reading; References
  • Appendix: Tools and Resources


Main Features

  • Practice-oriented:
    The main emphasis is on information that therapists and practitioners can use in their daily practice.
  • Easy-to-read:
    The most important information is summarized in tables, illustrations, or displayed boxes, and marginal notes.
  • Compact:
    Each volume consists of 80-100 pages.
  • Expert authors:
    We recruit genuine authorities to write for the series; many of our authors are leaders in the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Div. 12).
  • Regular publication:
    We aim to publish 4 volumes each year.
  • Reasonably priced:
    The list price is under $30 per volume. Discounts apply for members of APA Division 12 and for readers who subscribe for a minimum of 4 volumes.


  • About the Editors:

    Series editor:

    Danny Wedding, PhD, MPH, Distinguished Consulting Faculty Member, Saybrook University, Oakland, CA
    Danny trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Hawaii, and then completed a postdoctoral year of training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He retired from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and then taught at Alliant International University and the American University of the Caribbean. Dr. Wedding is the author or editor of 12 books, the editor for PsycCRITIQUES (APA's journal of book and film reviews), and a Past President of the Society of Clinical Psychology.

    Associate editors:

    Dr. Jonathan Comer is a Professor of Psychology at Florida International University, where he directs the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program, an interdisciplinary clinical research program devoted to expanding the quality, scope, and accessibility of mental health care. He is the Immediate Past President of the Society of Clinical Psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and Associate Editor of the journal Behavior Therapy. He has published over 150 scholarly articles and chapters on innovative treatment delivery methods, pediatric anxiety disorders, traumatic stress, disruptive behavior problems, and the psychological effects of disasters and terrorism on youth. His research has been funded by the NIMH, NICHD, PCORI, and NSF, among several other agencies.

    Kenneth E. Freedland, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Health Psychology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
    Ken Freedland is a Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Health Psychology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is an Associate Editor of Psychosomatic Medicine, on the editorial board of Health Psychology, and the author or coauthor of over 120 published articles and book chapters and 110 published abstracts. His research focuses on the role and treatment of depression and related problems in heart disease. He is a member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Freedland was a CBT supervisor for ENRICHD and has supervised several other clinical trials of CBT for patients with heart disease or other medical illnesses.

    Dr. J. Kim Penberthy is the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. She has spent her career treating patients with depressive disorders, training other professionals regarding effective treatments, and conducting research in the effective diagnosis and treatment of depression and related disorders. Dr. Penberthy is internationally known for her research regarding effective treatment for persistent depression and related disorders using the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP) and has developed applications for comorbidities and group administration.

    Linda Carter Sobell, PhD, ABPP, Professor, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Ft.Lauderdale, FL
    Linda Sobell is Professor in the Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, FL, and is internationally known for her clinical research in the addictions field, particularly brief motivational interventions. She has received several awards, given over 200 invited presentations/workshops, and published over 250 articles or book chapters and 7 books, as well as serving on several editorial boards. Dr. Sobell is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, holds a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is Past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association).

    Save money with a standing order:

    The advantages of placing a Standing Order: You will automatically be sent each new volume at the special Standing Order price of US $24.80 / € 19.95 / £15.90 - saving 20% compared to the single-volume price of US $29.80 / € 24.95
    After a minimum of 4 successive volumes, the Standing Order can be cancelled at any time. If you wish to pay by credit card, we will hold the details on file but your card will only be charged when a new volume actually ships.)

    Members of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12) and Psychologists in Independent Practice (APA Division 42) may purchase individual volumes in the series at US $24.80 - a saving of US $5 !When ordering, please enter your APA membership number in the comments box during checkout. Members can save further by placing a Standing Order for the series - only US $19.80 per volume!

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    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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