What Readers Say

Indispensable For Therapists

Dr. Richard Makover’s comprehensive guide, Annotated Psychotherapy: A Session by Session Look at How a Therapist Thinks reveals the internal dialogue in reaction to the patient’s statements. The “Annotation” reveals the therapist’s reaction to the patient’s statements and the therapist’s internal dialogue. Dr. Makover shows how this dialogue serves as the guide for the therapist to adjust the delivery of the psychotherapy. The dialogue between the patient and therapist is model for how to keep the therapy on track whether it be with a proper diagnosis, focused treatment planning, clear formulations, delivery of specific interventions or strategies and effective communication. The language and dialogue presented in this book serve as a template for the delivery of all aspects of the therapy. This is the valuable lesson of the book.

The earlier books – Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists, and the Basics of Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide are indispensable for therapist in training or the seasoned therapist looking to improving clinical skills.

Diane Sholomskas, PhD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and codirector of the Center for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Phobias
“This new book from Richard Makover, with its unique format of annotated transcripts of therapy sessions, is a valuable addition to the library of resources available to psychotherapists of all disciplines and will be especially useful in training new therapists.”

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Robert Rohrbaugh, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Associate Dean of Global Health Education

“Ever wished to observe the work of a therapist first hand? Dr. Richard Makover’s comprehensive guide, Annotated Psychotherapy: A Session by Session Look at How a Therapist Thinks, provides that kind of birds eye view of therapy and the therapeutic assessment process.

This handy reference is a complete package that offers not only therapy transcripts and therapist evaluative comments but also explanations of key therapy concepts and a glossary of terms—almost like having a supervisor by your side as you develop your therapeutic skills.

Dr. Ann Goelitz, PhD, LCSW. Psychotherapist and author of From Trauma to Healing: A Social Worker’s Guide to Working With Survivors.