The Basics of Psychotherapy: An Introduction to Theory and Practice (Theories of Psychotherapy Series(r)) (Paperback)
Bruce E. Wampold, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, director of the Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center in Vikersund, Norway, and chief scientist of Theravue, an electronic platform for deliberate practice and therapist improvement. Dr. Wampold trained in mathematics at the University of Washington before earning his doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 12, Society of Clinical Psychology; 17, Society of Counseling Psychology; 29, Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy; and 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and is board certified in counseling psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. The author of more than 200 books, chapters, and articles related to counseling, psychotherapy, statistics, and research methods, Dr. Wampold also has received awards, including the 2007 Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Research Career Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and an Honorary Doctorate from Stockholm University. He is general vice-president and president-elect of the Society of Psychotherapy Research. Currently, Dr. Wampold's work involves understanding counseling and psychotherapy from empirical, historical, and anthropological perspectives. His pursuit of evidence on psychotherapy has led to the application of sophisticated statistical methods and, at times, to the development of methods when the available methods have been insufficient, to understand the complexities of psychotherapy. He has contributed to various areas related to psychotherapy, including relative efficacy of various approaches, therapist effects, the therapeutic alliance, placebo effects in medicine and in psychotherapy, trajectories of change, multicultural competence, and expertise in psychotherapy. His analysis of empirical evidence, which has led to the development of a contextual model from which to understand the benefits of counseling and psychotherapy, is found in The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work (2nd ed., 2015, Routledge). His current work involves using deliberate practice to assist therapists to improve their outcomes. This work has led to the development of an electronic platform for therapist development (see https: //www.theravue.com).