Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice

“Clinical psychologists and psychotherapists understand and appreciate the need for integrating science and practice, and these short, user friendly volumes provide the most science that can be packed into 100 pages. Reading these books will make you a better practitioner.”

Series Editor Danny Wedding, PhD, MPH

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.

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



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.

Content and Structure

1. Volumes on a Disorder or Group of Disorders

The contents of each volume are structured as follows:  


  • Terminology
  • Definition
  • Epidemiology
  • Course and Prognosis
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Comorbidities
  • Diagnostic Procedures and Documentation

Theories and Models of the Disorder   
Diagnosis and Treatment Indications  

  • 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 - New Strand

The contents of each volume are structured as follows:


  • Terminology
  • Overview

    Theories and Models
    Assessment and Treatment Indications

  • 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

The Editors

Series editor

Danny Wedding, PhD, MPH

Saybrook University, Oakland, CA and University of the Caribbean, Cupecoy, Sint Maarten.
Danny trained as a clinical psychologist and he has taught medical students and psychiatry residents throughout his career. Danny retired from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, but he continues to write, lecture, and consult from his home in Berkeley, California.

Associate editors

Kenneth E. Freedland, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Health Psychology, Washington UniversitySchool of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
Ken Freedland is a Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Health Psychology at Washington University School ofMedicine in St. Louis. He is an Associate Editor of Psychosomatic Medicine, on the editorial board of HealthPsychology, and the author or coauthor of over 120 published articles and book chapters and 110 publishedabstracts. 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 BehavioralMedicine, and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Freedland was a CBT supervisor forENRICHD and has supervised several other clinical trials of CBT for patients with heart disease or other medicalillnesses.

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 isinternationally known for her clinical research in the addictions field, particularly brief motivationalinterventions. She has received several awards, given over 200 invited presentations/workshops, and publishedover 250 articles or book chapters and 7 books, as well as serving on several editorial boards. Dr. Sobell is aFellow in the American Psychological Association, holds a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from theAmerican Board of Professional Psychology, and is Past President of the Association for Advancement ofBehavior Therapy and the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association).

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