Another Chance to be Real

Author: Donald D. Roberts
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780765705549
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Object relations theory has been useful in understanding borderline personality disorder, and from this theoretical orientation have emerged effective approaches to its treatment. However, treatment based on the object relations model has tended to emphasize only the structural and technical facets of the psychotherapy enterprise, i.e., the frame of therapy, therapeutic neutrality, and interventions strategies, etc. In Another Chance to Be Real, Donald and Deanda Roberts argue that the incorporation of attachment theory and research enhances the effectiveness of treatment by expanding the clinical focus to include relational and process factors.

Letting Go and Taking the Chance to be Real

Author: Sherron Lewis, LMFT
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 163568708X
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Who are we really? The image we have of our “self” is derived largely from our experiences of who we are, from who we would like to be, and from who we are told we are by others. It is a sense that changes over the years that begins to develop in early childhood and grows (or is stunted) through experimenting and testing in early relationships and later relationships in life, composed of various images which we strive to integrate over time. It is that core “someone” who we often may suppress for fear of ridicule, or loss of support, or fear of failure. Lack of active support for us to express our “real-self”, especially in our early years, often leads us, as adults, to feeling unsatisfied, frustrated, and neglected--trying “so hard to be all things to all people,” “doing what is expected or required”—and no longer being sure of what is personally meaningful. And we fail to realize that expressing our real feelings and needs is not the same as being narcissistically entitled. Thus, expressing the real self takes courage and requires a healthy sense of self-esteem, self-efficacy, and agency, and involves capacities for closeness, intimacy, creativity, self-soothing, and repair. Many of us are afraid to take the chance. That is why this book was written. Letting Go and Taking the Chance to be Real is about the processes involved in becoming real again or perhaps for the first time. Sherron Lewis, LMFT and Shelley Stokes, Ph.D. “Sherron Lewis LMFT and Shelley Stokes Ph.D. have accomplished what few other authors have, namely, they have written a book that is at once both profoundly practical and, at the same time, firmly anchored in rigorous psychoanalytic theory regarding disorders of the self. Their work is replete not only with insightful clinical anecdotes, but also with courageous and deeply illuminating revelations of their own emotional lives, by which they model for their readers that authenticity which is an antidote to the toxic shame both which keeps our patients’ false selves perched precariously in place and which makes us less effective as therapists. This product of their collaboration, a combination of many years of experience and clinical wisdom by two master clinicians, is a superb gift to the psychotherapy community and is essential reading for every therapist.” Avak Howsepian, MD, Ph.D., Psychiatry and Neurology, Veterans Affairs Central California, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Univ. of California, San Francisco “This new book by Sherron Lewis and Shelley Stokes represents the latest synthesis of James Masterson’s work, integrating it with other contemporary writers in a way that results in a practical guide for both the lay person interested in personal growth or the clinician on the critical subject of becoming your real self. It’s a very engaging and meaningful book, a must read!” Joseph P. Farley, MFT, Director of the Masterson Institute

Psychotherapie der Borderline Pers nlichkeit

Author: John F Clarkin
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608264760
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Für die Behandlung von Borderline-Patienten hat sich die Übertragungsfokussierte Psychotherapie (TFP) als sehr erfolgreich erwiesen: Sie behandelt nicht nur Symptome, sondern eröffnet Chancen zur Veränderung der Persönlichkeit und Verbesserung der Lebensqualität. Diese völlig überarbeitete zweite Auflage verknüpft die mehr als 25-jährige Forschungsarbeit auf dem Gebiet der psychodynamischen Therapie mit der aktuellen empirischen Datenlage. - Praktische Anleitung: Manual mit spezifischen Aufgaben des Therapeuten für jede Behandlungsphase - Variabler Einstieg: Abgestimmt auf die unterschiedlichen Borderline-Strukturniveaus - Aus der Praxis: Ausgewählte Stundenprotokolle illustrieren den Behandlungsverlauf - Neue Kapitel: Grundlagen der Objektbeziehungs- und Affekttheorie; Veränderungsprozesse in der TFP - Extra-Kapitel Krisenmanagement: typische Problemstellungen und Komplikationen bei Borderline-Patienten "Psychotherapie der Borderline-Persönlichkeit" bietet Neueinsteigern die Einführung in einen bahnbrechenden Therapieansatz und versierten TFP-Therapeuten die Möglichkeit zur Vertiefung und Verbesserung ihrer Behandlungstechnik und -strategie.

Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice

Author: Eda Goldstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231520447
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Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice traces the development of relational ideas from their origin in object relations and self psychology to their evolution in current relational, intersubjectivity, and attachment theory. Relational treatment emphasizes openness and collaboration between client and therapist, mutual impact, the client's subjectivity, and the therapist's empathy, genuineness, and use of the self in therapeutic interaction. The approach treats the relationship and dialogue between client and therapist as crucial to the change process and shows how the therapeutic relationship can be used to help clients and therapists bridge differences, examine similarities, overcome impasses, and manage enactments. The relational emphasis on the subjective experience of both client and therapist is beautifully illustrated throughout this book as the authors draw from their clinical work with clients from diverse backgrounds, including gay and lesbian clients, immigrants, and clients of color. They demonstrate how relational principles and techniques can be applied to multiple problems in social work practice for example, life crises and transitions, physical and sexual abuse, mental disorders, drug addiction, and the loss of a loved one. The authors also discuss the integration of relational constructs in short-term treatment and with families and groups. This volume opens with a historical perspective on the role of relational thinking in social work and the evolution of relational theory. It presents an overview of the key concepts in relational theory and its application throughout the treatment process with diverse clients and in different practice modalities. The book concludes with a discussion of the challenges in learning and teaching new theoretical and practice paradigms, particularly in creating a more mutual exchange in the classroom and during supervision.