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Review 'This book is an excellent antidote to seat-of-the-pants brief therapy as it is commonly practiced...and it is a must in the process of retraining....Budman and Gurman have given us not only the theory and rationale that will make one a believer in brief therapy, but also the techniques that will make one a good brief therapist.'--Nicholas A. Cummings, PhD'This volume has set the standard for works on brief psychotherapy. It offers a well-conceived combination of thoughtful consideration and empirically based evidence. Budman and Gurman capture the essential qualities that are common to many forms of brief therapy, while discussing applications to a variety of specific problems and populations. Accessibly written, this is an ideal resource and text for graduate-level students.'--Thomas H. Peake, PhD, ABPP, School of Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology'Highly recommended! Will likely become the standard in the field.'--Gerald L. Klerman, MD'Basic reading for all therapists, in training or continuing their education, who want to learn more about how to get the job done efficiently.' (Psychotherapy 2002-08-15) Read more About the Author Simon H. Budman, PhD, is the president and CEO of Inflexxion (formerly Innovative Training Systems), in Newton, Massachusetts. He is coeditor of The First Session in Brief Therapy and coauthor of The Essential Guide to Group Practice in Mental Health, among many other publications. Alan S. Gurman, PhD, until his death in 2013, was Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. A pioneer in the development of integrative approaches to couple therapy, he edited and wrote many influential books; was a past two-term editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy; and was former President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Dr. Gurman received numerous awards for his contributions to couple and family therapy, including the Distinguished Achievement in Family Therapy Research Award from the American Family Therapy Academy and the Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association. He also received the Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching and Training from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. ? Read more See all Editorial Reviews