Cyclical Psychodynamics and the Contextual Self

Author: Paul L. Wachtel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131774330X
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Cyclical Psychodynamics and the Contextual Self articulates in new ways the essential features and most recent extensions of Paul Wachtel's powerfully integrative theory of cyclical psychodynamics. Wachtel is widely regarded as the leading advocate for integrative thinking in personality theory and the theory and practice of psychotherapy. He is a contributor to cutting edge thought in the realm of relational psychoanalysis and to highlighting the ways in which the relational point of view provides especially fertile ground for integrating psychoanalytic insights with the ideas and methods of other theoretical and therapeutic orientations. In this book, Wachtel extends his integration of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, systemic, and experiential viewpoints to examine closely the nature of the inner world of subjectivity, its relation to the transactional world of daily life experiences, and the impact on both the larger social and cultural forces that both shape and are shaped by individual experience. Here, he discusses in a uniquely comprehensive fashiong the subtleties of the clinical interaction, the findings of systematic research, and the role of social, economic, and historical forces in our lives. The chapters in this book help to transcend the tunnel vision that can lead therapists of different orientations to ignore the important discoveries and innovations from competing approaches. Explicating the pervasive role of vicious circles and self-fulfilling prophecies in our lives, Cyclical Psychodynamics and the Contextual Self shows how deeply intertwined the subjective, the intersubjective, and the cultural realms are, and points to new pathways to therapeutic and social change. Both a theoretical tour de force and an immensely practical guide to clinical practice, this book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and students of human behavior of all backgrounds and theoretical orientations.

Particulars and Universals in Clinical and Developmental Psychology

Author: Meike Watzlawik
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681233614
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What sparks a psychologist’s interest in a certain phenomenon? Is it a symptom, a syndrome, a treatment, the usual, the exceptional, the group, the individual? An epistemologist, for example, focuses on the group and delivers group results. The clinician has to focus on the patient, although the patient may be perceived as one of a group (e.g., all patients with the same disease). The patient usually focuses on the clinician, but can take other opinions into account; especially, when the clinician is not considered to be the only authority. These dynamics – observable in therapy as well as in research – are critically reflected in this book, not only highlighting differences, but also commonalities individuals share: They all filter information and concentrate on certain aspects according to their socialization. They all have different expectations and can, yet, all deal with the same objective. Communication and building relationships seem to be vital – this book aims to support this quest by moving from the universal to the particular.

A Roadmap for Couple Therapy

Author: Arthur C. Nielsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136671269
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A Roadmap for Couple Therapy offers a comprehensive, flexible, and user-friendly template for conducting couple therapy. Grounded in an in-depth review of the clinical and research literature, and drawing on the author’s 40-plus years of experience, it describes the three main approaches to conceptualizing couple distress and treatment—systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral—and shows how they can be integrated into a model that draws on the best of each. Unlike multi-authored texts in which each chapter presents a distinct brand of couple therapy, this book simultaneously engages multiple viewpoints and synthesizes them into a coherent model. Covering fundamentals and advanced techniques, it speaks to both beginning therapists and experienced clinicians. Therapists will find A Roadmap for Couple Therapy an invaluable resource as they help distressed couples repair and revitalize their relationships.

Being Gay in Ireland

Author: Gerard Rodgers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498555519
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Being Gay in Ireland argues that existing theory on gay men’s lives exhibits a social weightlessness, whereby regional histories become lost in universalist conceptions of identity. Gerard Rodgers aims to fill the gap in regional knowledge by exploring Ireland’s evolving history and its potential implications for gay men’s lives.

Kritische Betrachtungen zur Psychoanalyse

Author: Adolf Grünbaum
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642756956
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Das Buch enth{lt: 1. Die umfassende Diskussion zwischen dem Autor von 'Die Grundlagen der Psychoanalyse' und seinen Kritikern. 2. Eine }ber den Originaltext hinausgehende Kritik des Autors an der Psychoanalyse. 3. Eine Abhandlung }ber den 'Placebobegriff in Medizin und Psychiatrie'

Java Intensivkurs

Author: Marco Block
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642039553
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Das Buch bietet eine kompakte Einführung in die Softwareentwicklung mit Java. Dabei liegt der Fokus eher auf Konzepten und Methoden als auf Sprachelementen. Die Konzepte werden anhand der beispielhaften Realisierung von Projekten vermittelt. Dabei setzt der Autor auf kreative Projektbeispiele, die verschiedene Gebiete der Informatik streifen wie z. B. Künstliche Intelligenz, Bildverarbeitung oder Spieleentwicklung. Die 2. Auflage wurde komplett aktualisiert. Beispiele, Aufgabenlösungen und zusätzliches Material werden auf einer Webseite angeboten.

Die Narben der Gewalt

Author: Judith Herman
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3955717631
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Dieses Buch ist das Ergebnis jahrzehntelanger Forschung und praktischer Arbeit mit Opfern sexueller und häuslicher Gewalt. Es spiegelt zudem die vielfältigen Erfahrungen der Autorin mit zahlreichen anderen traumatisierten Patienten wider, vor allem mit Kriegsveteranen und Terroropfern. 2015 fasste Judith Herman die neuesten Forschungen und Entwicklungen zusammen und ergänzte somit ihren Klassiker, der nie an Aktualität verloren hat. "Das Buch von Judith Herman ist eines der wichtigsten und gleichzeitig lesbarsten Bücher der modernen Traumaforschung. Es sollte in allen universitären Seminaren zum Thema psychische Traumatisierungen zur Pflichtlektüre gehören." - Dr. Arne Hofmann