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Gurman, Alan S.

Works: 51 works in 251 publications in 3 languages and 7,345 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Methods (Music)  Bibliographies  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: RC488.5, 616.89156
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan S Gurman
Clinical handbook of couple therapy by Alan S Gurman( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Updating and expanding upon the highly acclaimed and widely adopted Clinical Handbook of Marital Therapy, this book is the comprehensive, authoritative guide to therapy with couples." "Organized for optimal clinical use, the book begins with a detailed analysis of the major models of couple therapy. Noted contributors present descriptions of strategies and techniques and link these to a basic theoretical framework. Included are entirely new in-depth chapters on problem- and solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, object relational, and ego-analytic therapies, as well as chapters on Bowen family systems, emotionally focused, group, and preventive approaches." "Each chapter follows a uniform structure, presenting detailed discussions of the theoretical model of distress/dysfunction; the rationale for how the treatment approach follows from the model; the overall strategy; the therapist's role; specific strategies, including major techniques, typical obstacles, and limitations of the approach; and common clinical issues such as managing resistance, handling acute relationship distress, and dealing with termination." "Chapters in Part II discuss issues of culture, gender, religion, race, and sexual orientation, exploring the ways deeply felt personal values in these areas can cause conflict between partners as well as problems in the therapeutic discourse. Also examined are ruptures of the relational bond and the facilitation of healthy divorce processes." "The conduct of couple therapy with psychiatric disorders is addressed in Part III. Topics include depression, anxiety, personality disorders, alcoholism, eating disorders, and sexual desire disorders." "Presenting a wealth of practical and theoretical information on the full range of couple therapy interventions, the work is invaluable for a variety of professionals, including marital and family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and nurses. It also serves as an excellent text for advanced courses in these areas."--Jacket
Handbook of family therapy by Alan S Gurman( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reflects the achievements in developing new concepts and models of family therapy and new approaches to special clinical issues and problems during the 1980s. Chapters by experts such as Boszormenyi-Nagy, Everett, Guttman, Lankton, Liddle, McGoldrick, Madanes, and Walsh offer insight into a variety of areas including systems theory, cybernetics, and epistemology; contextual therapy; Ericksonian therapy; strategic family therapy; treating divorce in family therapy practice; ethnicity and family therapy; and training and supervision in family therapy
Essential psychotherapies : theory and practice by Alan S Gurman( Book )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As new forms of psychotherapy proliferate and clinicians increasingly integrate principles across models, a solid understanding of the foundational theories of the field remains critical. Essential Psychotherapies provides systematic and extensive expositions of 12 forms of psychotherapy being practiced today. The volume's scope encompasses influential treatments that have been developed relatively recently, such as the brief, cognitive, family, relational, and integrative psychotherapies, as well as more traditional treatments, such as psychoanalytic, existential-humanistic, and person-centered psychotherapies, Gestalt, group, and behavior therapy, and Transactional Analysis. Covering everything from the fundamentals to the latest innovations in theory and practice, eminent authorities represent their respective models in unusually coherent chapters enriched throughout by detailed case material."--Jacket
Theory and practice of brief therapy by Simon H Budman( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic work provides a richly textured overview of the "whys" and "hows" of brief therapy. The authors identify the central features of effective, time-limited interventions for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Taking a developmental approach to treatment, they explain how brief therapy can help at different times in a patient's life, as changes and transitions bring on new stresses and challenges. A practical framework is provided for selecting and screening patients, rapidly finding a focus for clinical work, and making optimal use of available time. Case examples and extensive transcripts are included to illustrate the use of strategies and techniques drawn from many different psychotherapy perspectives. Throughout, the focus is on creative and efficient ways to help patients build on existing strengths and make desired changes in their interactions with others
Clinical handbook of marital therapy( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casebook of marital therapy( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Couples in conflict : new directions in marital therapy by Alan S Gurman( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions & answers in the practice of family therapy( Book )

in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective psychotherapy : a handbook of research( Book )

15 editions published in 1977 in English and German and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical casebook of couple therapy( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vividly depicting the process of couple therapy, this casebook provides in-depth illustrations of treatment based on the most important contemporary models. The editor and contributors are leading clinicians who represent diverse perspectives on relationship difficulties and how to resolve them. The cases reveal the nuances of couple therapy as it actually unfolds, as opposed to the cut-and-dried examples often found in treatment manuals. Up to date, engaging, and instructive, the book meets a key need for mental health practitioners and students. The introductory chapter by editor Alan S. Gurman describes the state of the art in couple therapy and presents guiding questions to help readers compare the various approaches. The rest of the book is devoted to the cases. The full range of concerns that couples bring to therapy are addressed, including conflicts surrounding intimacy, sex, power, and communication; parenting issues; family-of-origin complications; infidelity; and mental health problems. Contributors orient the reader to their respective models with a focus on how theory informs clinical practice. They show how they handle the nuts and bolts of assessment, case conceptualization, and goal setting; how sessions are structured; the techniques used to help couples make desired changes; and ways to overcome obstacles to change. Featuring couples of varying ages, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations, the cases shed light on both waht works and what doesn't work when treating intimate partners. Each chapter includes thought-provoking comments and discussion questions from the editor. Students will find this book invaluable as a text in clinical training programs. More experienced clinicians - including clinical and counseling psychologists, social workers, family therapists, psychiatrists, and pastoral counselors - will welcome it as a resource for self-study and reflection. -- from dust jacket
Handbook of family therapy, volume II( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions & answers in the practice of family therapy by Alan S Gurman( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief therapy in action : a clinical demonstration by Simon H Budman( Recording )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of family therapy( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of family therapy( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of family therapy by Alan S Gurman( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuale di terapia della famiglia( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributi di: Maurizio Andolfi, Arnon Bentovim, Paolo Bertrando, Luigi Boscolo, Pauline G. Boss, Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, Carlfred B. Broderick, David Campbell, Luigi Cancrini, Anna Castellucci, Gianfranco Cecchin, Massimo Clerici, Jorge Colapinto, Elaine Crutchley, Piero De Giacomo, William J. Doherty, Rosalind Draper, Craig A. Everett, Ian R.H. Falloon, Edwin H. Friedman, Laura Fruggeri, Judith Grunebaum, Alan S. Gurman, Herta A. Guttman, Amy Holtzworth-Munroe, Neil S. Jacobson, Warren Kinston, David P. Kniskern, Carol H. Lankton, Stephen R. Lankton, Howard A. Liddle, Camillo Loriedo, Cloé Madanes, Francesco Margari, Maurizio Marzari, Massimo Matteini, William J. Matthews, William R. McFarlane, Gianpaolo Pierri, William M. Pinsof, Laura Giat Roberto, Luigi Schepisi, Sandra S. Schrader, Lynn Segal, Anna Maria Sorrentino, David Ulrich, Gaspare Vella, Sandra S. Volgy
Questions and answers in the practice of family therapy : volume 1( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping couples change : a social learning approach to marital therapy by Richard B Stuart( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marital therapy: a content-coded bibliography, 1928-1972 by Alan S Gurman( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Handbook of family therapyEssential psychotherapies : theory and practiceTheory and practice of brief therapyCasebook of marital therapyClinical casebook of couple therapyHandbook of family therapy, volume IIHandbook of family therapyHandbook of family therapy
Alternative Names
Gurman, Alan Stephen, 1945-

English (209)

Italian (4)

German (1)