In this revised edition, the author maintains this focus on social work practice while integrating several new approaches. He includes a new chapter on marital and family intervention, which clinically illustrates the practice applications of such theories as One-Person Family Therapy and the Relationship Enhancement approach to marital therapy. He also incorporates the new advances in the treatment of anxiety and depression through a discussion of both cognitive therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy, and includes new sections dealing with very brief psychotherapy (one to two sessions). Planned Short-Term Treatment, Second Edition, will be both an invaluable text for social work students and a comprehensive guide for the social work practitioner and other mental health professionals.
Richard A. Wells is a professor of social work at the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked as a clinician in child guidance, family service, and mental health settings and maintains an active private practice.