Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change, 4th Edition

Regarded as the textbook of research on the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy, this volume is a favourite of practitioners who approach their work in an empirical spirit. While tracing research developments gradually as individual papers appear remains an important part of being well-informed about the field, the reviews and meta-analyses offered in this massive volume provide a very efficient entree into the research literature and a simple way of understanding the primary themes and tentative conclusions emerging from empirical research across the world.

Rating: 5

Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change, 4th Edition

Edited by , 1994. ISBN 0471545139. John Wiley & Sons. 880 pages.

Originally published as part of our ‘Top Picks’ selection in 2003, but without a full review, I’ve retained the listing for this book here in the new reviews section specifically because I still believe it is a great research resource. Note, however, that a new edition of the volume was recently published, so we may be taking another look at it here soon!

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