Psychotherapy and Psychopathology would appear to be most useful as a textbook for graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology, for psychiatric residents in courses in psychopathology, and for the clinical supervision of novice counselors and psychotherapists. The obvious virtue of the book is its explicit, jargon-free linkages among diagnosis, clinical formulation, and concrete strategies of treatment. My third-year psychiatric residents in psychotherapy supervision struggle to move from the inpatient unit with the focus on DSM-IV diagnosis, stabilization, and case disposition to the more sustained, detailed, and nuanced understanding of the psychotherapy outpatient and the requirement to interact in a planful and understanding way to the patient's benefit. In an accessible handbook format, this book specifically describes the reasons that people are the way they are, the manner in which they maintain their unhappy and unfortunate maladaptations, and what is corrective from a psychotherapeutic point of view. In contrast to the dry DSM-IV categories, the reader finds people and their varied complexes, complexities, and life dilemmas vividly described and readily recognizable.