Contemporary Models of Psychotherapy is truly encyclopedic in scope. Its systematic approach and abstruse language of interacting levels, units, systems, and dynamisms can be tedious reading, but the virtue of the book is its breadth of scope and aspiration to seek unity in conceptualization. As an overarching framework, it transcends the particularity and the uniqueness of each school of psychotherapy. Founders of psychotherapeutic schools, such as Freud, Jung, and Adler, and the unique social, cultural, and moral dimensions they each bring to their theories and craft tend to disappear into the grand system. Ford and Urban’s text, in contrast, permits a view of psychotherapy from a transcendent, integrative, philosophy of science point of view. The language reminds me of Freud’s in his "Project for a Scientific Psychology" (2). People as conflict-ridden, striving, and choosing moral agents with unique histories and individuality are not emphasized in this framework. Rather, the systems-ecological approach shifts the focus to organisms in their physical, social, and cosmological ecologies. Contemporary Models of Psychotherapy, with its philosophy of science prose and conceptualization, truly speaks in the idiom of the technological age.