Between Therapists

Author: Arthur Robbins
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853028328
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Arthur Robbins demonstrates how important countertransference reactions are as sources of information and understanding of patient/therapist interactions. He presents transcriptions of some group supervision sessions, which emphasize the mixture of cognitive and affective organization which the therapist is continually exploring with the patient.

Psychotherapy An Erotic Relationship

Author: David Mann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134752393
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Psychotherapy: An Erotic Relationship challenges the traditional belief that transference and countertransference are merely forms of resistance which jeopardize the therapeutic process. David Mann shows how the erotic feelings and fantasies experienced by clients and therapists can be used to bring about a positive transformation. Combining extensive clinical material with theoretical insights and new research on infants, the author traces erotic development back to the parent-child relationship, drawing parallels between this relationship and the therapist/client dyad. Individual chapters explore the function of the erotic within the unconscious, pre-Oedipal and Oedipal material, homoeroticism in therapy, sexual intercourse as a metaphor for psychological change, the primal scene and the difficulties of working with perversions.

A Multi modal Approach to Creative Art Therapy

Author: Arthur Robbins
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 9781853022623
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This text recasts Arthur Robbins' early work within the framework of modern psychodynamic theory. The creative intent of this text is to offer a structure that is not limited to one therapeutic model and to open up the doors for the creative art therapist to be effective with a wide range of patient populations.

The Dynamics of Music Psychotherapy

Author: Kenneth E. Bruscia
Publisher: Barcelona Pub
ISBN:
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A long-overdue exploration of transference and countertransference in the field, this book presents the work of leading pioneers in psychodynamically oriented music therapy. After an introduction to the dynamics and methodology of music psychotherapy, the book provides in-depth analyses of transference and countertransference as they are manifested in various approaches to improvisation, songs, and music imagery. The chapters are theoretical and clinical, including perspectives of therapist and client. Aside from being a first in music therapy, this book extends the horizons of psychodynamic theory to include musical phenomena.

The Therapist s Emotional Survival

Author: Stuart D. Perlman
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461631912
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Sexually abused and traumatized patients need therapists to understand their pain. Therapists must be able to handle their own baggage (rescue fantasies, for instance) and to process their own feelings on a daily basis in order to contain and use them.

Beyond Countertransference

Author: Joseph M. Natterson
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780876685587
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This book shows that the therapist's subjectivity is not merely countertransference, but an indispensable component of the therapeutic process. The subjective life of the therapist is co-equal to that of the patient in creating the therapeutic transaction. Throughout the book, clinical material from patients, personal data from the therapist, and theoretical discussions weave around one another in a triple helix. Thus, the subjective life of the therapist is manifestly integral to and inseparable from the verbal and nonverbal behaviour of the patient.

The Artist As Therapist

Author: Arthur Robbins
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853029073
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In this classic text Art Robbins explores the role of the art therapist in integrating aesthetics and psychodynamics into the therapeutic process. He argues that psychological phenomena have their aesthetic counterparts, and that incorporating these elements facilitates the therapeutic process. The artist in the therapist responds to the patient's use of colour, space, form and energy; the therapist uses his or her artist's reaction to ascertain the psychodynamics of the piece.Drawing on his extensive experience as a psychoanalyst, psychologist, art therapist and sculptor, Robbins weaves together object relations theory and principles of art to create a more cohesive understanding of therapeutic treatment. Now reissued by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, The Artist as Therapist integrates art and psychology and has profound implications for all those working in these fields.

In Defense of Tort Law

Author: Thomas Koenig
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814748996
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Late night comedians and journalists eagerly seized upon the case of an elderly woman who sued McDonald’s when she spilled hot coffee in her lap as a prime example of frivolous litigation. But as Rustad and Koenig argue, cases such as these are an incomplete and misleading characterization of tort law. Corporations have successfully waged a public relations battle to create the impression that most lawsuits are spurious, when in fact the opposite is true: tort law plays a crucial role in protecting consumers from dangerous and sometimes life-threatening hazards. Without legal remedies, corporations would suffer no penalty for choosing profits over public health and safely. In Defense of Tort Law is the first book to systematically examine the social, legal and policy dimensions of the tort reform debate. This insightful analysis of solid empirical data looks beyond popular myths about frivolous lawsuits, and tackles a variety of contentious issues: Should punitive damages be capped? Who is favored by tort law? Who loses, and why? Koenig and Rustad’s detailed case study analysis also reveals disturbing gender inequities in a legal system that is largely dominated by men. Because women are disproportionately injured by medical products, impermissible HMO cost cutting, medical malpractice and sexual exploitation, restrictions on the rights to recovery in these fields inevitably creates gender injustice. Engaging and up to date, In Defense of Tort Law also identifies aspects of the current law that require further elaboration, including the need for measures to combat cybercrime against consumers.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Author: Nancy McWilliams
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606235829
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Addressing the art and science of psychodynamic treatment, Nancy McWilliams distills the essential principles of clinical practice, including effective listening and talking; transference and countertransference; emotional safety; and an empathic, attuned attitude toward the patient. The book describes the values, assumptions, and clinical and research findings that guide the psychoanalytic enterprise, and shows how to integrate elements of other theoretical perspectives. It discusses the phases of treatment and covers such neglected topics as educating the client about the therapeutic process, handling complex challenges to boundaries, and attending to self-care. Presenting complex information in personal, nontechnical language enriched by in-depth clinical vignettes, this is an essential psychoanalytic work and training text for therapists.