Handbook of Homework Assignments in Psychotherapy

Research, Practice, and Prevention

Editors: Kazantzis, Nikolaos, L'Abate, Luciano (Eds.)

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About this book

The process of psychotherapy is essentially a means of helping patients to help themselves. As such, psychotherapy is not limited to the relatively brief in-session consultation time with the practitioner. Rather, patients' engagement in therapeutic activities between sessions has become an important part of the therapy process. Such activities, often termed 'homework', are central to ensuring that therapeutic goals are reached.

The Handbook of Homework in Psychotherapy is the first resource for the practicing clinician that addresses the role of homework across major therapeutic paradigms and complex clinical problems. It opens with a series of practice-orientated chapters on the role of homework in different psychotherapies (acceptance and commitment, client-centered, constructivist, cognitive-behavioral, experiential, family, interpersonal, psychodynamic) written by an international team of expert psychotherapy practitioner-researchers. Then, experienced practitioners present strategies, examples, and formulated assignments for use with different populations (couples, families, older adults) and complex problems (chronic depression, chronic pain, eating disorders, obsessions and compulsions, personality disorders, psychosis, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury). The Handbook closes with three chapters by leading psychotherapy theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners that critique the available research evidence for homework, integrate the recommendations for using homework in practice, and also provide directions for homework's role in prevention.

Each chapter presents:

  • A brief overview of the approach
  • Review of existing empirical support
  • Recommendations for practice
  • Illustration of homework's role in practice and prevention through detailed case studies
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  • Individualized use of homework, rather than a collection of "one-size-fits-all" assignments

Novice and seasoned psychotherapists from all training backgrounds will find useful ideas in this volume. The Handbook ably complements many current teaching psychotherapy texts in graduate and residency programs by offering real-world expertise in a core feature of therapy. Researchers, too, will find new insights on the value of between- session assignments and future directions for study as our understanding of homework's role in psychotherapy continues to evolve.

About the authors

Nikolaos Kazantzis, Ph.D., is faculty member at the School of Psychology, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. He has published widely on the topic of homework assignments in psychotherapy, including serving as a Guest Editor for special issues on this topic in the journals IN SESSION: Journal of Clinical Psychology (2002), Journal of Psychotherapy Integration (2006), and Cognitive and Behavioral Practice (2006). He has co-authored more than 40 articles and book chapters and has participated in national and international conferences related to his research interests. He is also a recipient of the Royal Society of New Zealand Science and Technology Award for Beginning Scientists, The Australian Association for Cognitive Behavior Therapy’s (AACBT) Tracy Goodall Early Career Award, and Massey University’s Research Medal – Early Career. Dr. Kazantzis is a licensed (registered) clinical psychologist and maintains a part-time practice in Auckland, New Zealand.

 Luciano L’Abate, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Georgia State University, Georgia, Atlanta, USA where he was Director of the Family Psychology Training Program and the Family Study Center. He completed his Ph.D., at Duke University, with post-doctoral specialization at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He worked in the Psychiatry Departments of Washington (St. Louis) and Emory (Atlanta) Universities Schools of Medicine before moving to Georgia State University, where he spent his entire academic career. He was in part-time private and consulting and clinical practice for 42 years. He has published (author, co-author, edited, and co-edited) 37 books, 3 are in press, as well as over 250 papers in scientific and professional journals.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Handbook of Homework Assignments in Psychotherapy presents multiple approaches to the integration of homework into therapy, including perspectives from nine theoretical orientations plus psychotherapy integration, as well as research and practical case examples. This inclusiveness is to be commended, as it lends to the overall strength and contributions of the work. … solid reference work with a broad perspective on homework that will likely become an essential component in the personal libraries of clinicians from all levels of experience as well as those of researchers." (Michele A. Schottenbauer, PsycCritiques, Vol. 52 (40), 2007)

"The Handbook of Homework Assignments in Psychotherapy: Research, Practice, and Prevention … provides readers with an extensive overview of how clinicians of various orientations integrate homework assignments into their clinical work with various popultions. … All chapters are well-organized, succinct, and written by experts in their respective fields. This book is geared towards clinicians working with adult populations. … This would be an excellent book for beginning clinicians or graduate students who are seeking an overview of various treatment approaches and clinical disorders." (Jeanne M. Duax, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Vol. 37, 2007)

"The book operationally defines ‘homework’ in various kinds of therapy … . is aimed at practitioners and researchers with all ranges of experience. … Readers looking for an ‘academic’ perspective on homework, a comparison of different approaches to between-session work, and inspiration in working with different populations will find a great deal here. … It really does represent a ‘first to market’ work that will be foundational for others interested in the theory and practise of psychotherapy homework, and certainly makes a very unique contribution." (Peter Bieling, Canadian Psychology, Vol. 49 (2), 2008)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction and Historical Overview

    Nikolaos Kazantzis, Luciano LĽAbate

    Pages 1-15

  • Behavior Therapy

    Deborah Roth Ledley, Jonathan D. Huppert

    Pages 19-34

  • Client-Centered Therapy

    Marjorie C. Witty

    Pages 35-50

  • Emotion-Focused Experiential Therapy

    Jennifer A. Ellison, Leslie S. Greenberg

    Pages 65-83

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

    Jami F. Young, Laura Mufson

    Pages 85-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Homework Assignments in Psychotherapy
Book Subtitle
Research, Practice, and Prevention
Editors
  • Nikolaos Kazantzis
  • Luciano L'Abate
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-29681-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-29681-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-29680-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3995-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 464
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