This book invites comparison with Colby's Primer for Psychotherapists (2), now, sadly, out of print. Introduction to the Technique of Psychotherapy is a shorter, more elementary, and up-to-date book, and so it is more easily gotten through by one who is brand new to therapy. It can also be read in one sitting and then referred to for the pearls and aphorisms it contains. The book meets its stated goals of being simple, practical, and helpful. Because of its introductory nature, its scale of resolution in mapping the terrain of psychotherapy is low. Or maybe it is better described as a landscape painting. For a more detailed map, a book such as Beitman and Yue's Learning Psychotherapy (3) is useful, but Dr. Greenberg's Introduction to the Technique of Psychotherapy is a nice place to start.