Book Review: Psychological Interventions
As I delved into Mary B. Ballou’s “Psychological Interventions,” I was immediately struck by the author’s ability to weave together multiple theoretical perspectives to present a comprehensive guide on the topic. The book provides a thorough understanding of psychological interventions, drawing on research from cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoanalytic theory, and interpersonal approaches.
One aspect that really resonated with me was the author’s emphasis on tailoring interventions to individual clients and their specific needs. Ballou provides numerous case examples that demonstrate how different interventions can be effective for different people.
However, as much as I appreciated this personalized approach, I did find the book to be somewhat dense at times. It is filled with technical jargon that may be difficult for readers without a strong background in psychology to fully understand.
That being said, “Psychological Interventions” is an important read for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of different approaches to therapy. Overall, I give it a solid score of 7/10 for its comprehensive approach and insightful case examples.
publishedDate : 1995
authors : Mary B. Ballou
publishers : Greenwood Publishing Group
pageCount : 214
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