Empathy in Psychotherapy

Author: Frank-M. Staemmler
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109349
Format: PDF, ePub
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"In Empathy in Psychotherapy: How Therapists and Clients Understand Each Other, Frank-M. Staemmlerbrings together neuropsychology, the psychotherapy literature, the developmentalpsychology literature, and philosophical literature...to rigorously and thoroughly present a newview of the nature of empathy that makes it clear how the relationship can be healing. Thebook is an impressive effort of scholarship in which Staemmler has thoroughly grounded hisideas in the literatures that he brings to bear." --PsycCRITIQUES "Staemmler's new book on empathy, Empathy in Psychotherapy: How Therapists and Clients Understand Each Other, is a tour de force. Rarely have I read a book--surely not in psychoanalysis or psychotherapy--so scholarly and so accessible, so theoretically challenging and so humanistically rich." --International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology "People intuitively know that we travel the byways of life jointly. Dr. Staemmler takes this common sense perspective and through professionally astute examination transforms it into a dependable guideline for living. His de-mystification and humanization of the elusive dynamics of communal existence returns the reader to the old adage that we are all in the same boat and, further, that it is emotionally imperative to let ourselves be there." Erving Polster, PhD Director, The Gestalt Institute of San Diego According to large scale studies on therapeutic outcomes, psychotherapists' ability to understand their clients has been considered the second most important healing factor in all therapies. The author of this scholarly volume seeks to improve our understanding of the immense therapeutic potential that the human capacity for empathy holds, and to improve our use of it in therapeutic practice. Drawing from the work of great thinkers in philosophy, literature, theology, psychology, and social sciences, and recent discoveries in neuroscience, the author provides a critique of traditional concepts of empathy and creates a new, more expansive definition. More specifically, the author exposes the basic characteristics of current individualistic ideologies that are concealed within traditional concepts of empathy and focuses on the concept that empathic relating between human beings does not just take place in the psyche but is an embodied process. The book also considers scientific phenomena from the field of parapsychology such as telepathy and clairvoyance, which can be thought of as special cases of empathy. The potential for certain types of meditation to increase our empathic abilities is also explored. Key Features: Improves our understanding of the potential for empathy to greatly enhance therapeutic practice Draws from philosophy, literature, theology, psychology, social sciences, and neuroscience to create a new definition of empathy Critiques traditional concepts of empathy and highlights their strengths and weaknesses

Common Language for Psychotherapy Procedures

Author: I. Marks
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 8886290020
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The clp project is creating a general lexicon of psychotherapy procedures in its website: www.commonlanguagepsychotherapy.org. Therapists from round the world describe operationally what they do with clients. They show overlaps and differences across procedures used in varying approaches. Clp entries are practical descriptions of therapists' procedures - what they do, not why they do it - though procedure and theory can be hard to unravel. Each entry briefly describes one of a broad range of psychotherapy procedures in plain language, and includes a short Case Illustration. The growing A-Z website already includes procedures from many therapy approaches, with entries coming so far from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA. This volume shows the first 80 entries

Being Empathic

Author: Steve Vincent
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138030473
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‘This is the most stimulating, thorough, in-depth work on empathy as originated and developed by Carl Rogers within client-centred therapy and the person-centred approach that a reader will find. It provides a rigorous look at empathic understanding, with practical case illustrations throughout. 'What a ‘cornucopia’ of offerings are provided in this book. The quotes and extracts from Rogers are always to the point, and explorations of the concepts rich and original, each amplifying, yet not changing, Carl’s meanings. This book has a unique format and style, merging tradition with innovation and whimsy. It is both intellectually stimulating and very personal. I was delighted with the wit, humour, and plays on words. When compared with the reductionistic, stereotypic depiction of Rogers’ work in so many previous texts outside the Person Centred Approach community, this book is a breath of fresh air. I believe Steve has guided us with elegance and insight, wisdom and compassion, towards deeper understandings of the genius and profundity of Carl Rogers’ work and his principles. While the audience for this book might best be considered to be those in training as therapists, or students using the book as a university text, it will also be most helpful for practitioners who want to review and renew a deeper understanding of Rogers’ approach. Potential clients, in seeking a safe haven for their deep explorations, may also profit greatly from this book as a guide in their search.' Gay Leah Barfield in her Foreword

Relational Psychotherapy

Author: Patricia A. DeYoung
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317528751
Format: PDF
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The new edition of Relational Psychotherapy offers a theory that’s immediately applicable to everyday practice, from opening sessions through intensive engagement to termination. In clear, engaging prose, the new edition makes explicit the ethical framework implied in the first edition, addresses the major concepts basic to relational practice, and elucidates the lessons learned since the first edition's publication. It’s the ideal guide for beginning practitioners but will also be useful to experienced practitioners and to clients interested in the therapy process.

Problem Solving Therapy in the Clinical Practice

Author: Mehmet Eskin
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123984688
Format: PDF
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Evidence based or empirically supported psychotherapies are becoming more and more important in the mental health fields as the users and financers of psychotherapies want to choose those methods whose effectiveness are empirically shown. Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies are shown to have empirical support in the treatment of a wide range of psychological/psychiatric problems. As a cognitive-behavioral mode of action, Problem Solving Therapy has been shown to be an effective psychotherapy approach in the treatment and/or rehabilitation of persons with depression, anxiety, suicide, schizophrenia, personality disorders, marital problems, cancer, diabetes-mellitus etc. Mental health problems cause personal suffering and constitue a burden to the national health systems. Scientific evidence show that effective problem solving skills are an important source of resiliency and individuals with psychological problems exhibit a deficiency in effective problem solving skills. Problem solving therapy approach to the treatment and/or rehabilitation of emotional problems assumes that teaching effective problem solving skills in a therapeutic relationship increases resiliency and alleviates psychological problems.The book, in the first chapters, gives information on problem solving and the role of problem-solving in the etiology and the treatment of different forms of mental health problems. In the later chapters, it concentrates on psychotherapy, assessment and procedures of problem solving therapy. At the end it provides a case study. Provides a comprehensive appreciation of problem solving therapy Contains empirical evidence and applied focus for problem solving therapy which provides a scientific base and best practices Highlights the problem solving difficulties of persons with specific disorders

Transference and Empathy in Asian American Psychotherapy

Author: Jean Lau Chin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275944933
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work, set in the context of the growing Asian American population and its associated mental health needs, offers resource/training guidance for psychotherapists who intend to practice with minority communities. It deals with cultural factors that pose obstacles to western psychotherapy.

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Elsie Jones-Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483305368
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text offers an extensive array of theories, including all the mainstream approaches as well as contemporary ones such as narrative, feminist, and post-modern. The author provides an integrative framework that allows students to assess the various theories with respect to possible clinical application. By comparing and contrasting the theories, as well as analyzing strengths and weaknesses of each, students will learn to apply them more flexibly in practice. The book is divided into four major theoretical forces in psychotherapy and introductory sections are provided to help students place a particular theory within a major theoretical period. The four theoretical forces discussed are: (1) psychoanalytical and psychodynamic; (2) behavioral and cognitive school(s); (3) existentialism and humanism; and (4) social constructivism school of psychotherapy. The author discusses social constructivism and then describes at least five theoretical approaches within this theoretical force--solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, strengths-based therapy, and so on.

Essentials of Clinical Social Work

Author: Jerrold R. Brandell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324559
Format: PDF, ePub
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This brief version of Jerrold R. Brandell’s Theory & Practice of Clinical Social Work assembles coverage of the most vital topics for courses in Clinical Social Work/Advanced Practice. Written by established contributors in the field, this anthology addresses frameworks for treatment, therapeutic modalities, specialized clinical issues and themes, and dilemmas encountered in clinical social work practice. Now available in paperback and roughly half the size of the full-length version, Essentials of Clinical Social Work comes at a reduced cost for students who need to learn the basics of the course.

Introduction to Occupational Therapy E Book

Author: Jane Clifford O'Brien
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323266398
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A complete overview of the profession and the practice of occupational therapy, Introduction to Occupational Therapy, 4th Edition prepares you for the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of the OT practitioner. This edition incorporates the latest revisions of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, which defines the OT process and areas of concern. Discussions also include treatment settings, occupational therapy across the lifespan, and evaluation, intervention, and outcomes within the OT process. Written by OT expert Jane Clifford O'Brien, this edition also keeps you current with emerging topics such as working with culturally diverse patients, evidence-based practice, and new practice areas such as driving and obesity. Coverage of different OT practice areas (e.g., adult, geriatric, pediatric, and mental health) prepares you for the variety of clients you will encounter in clinical practice. An emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you think logically and use the literature to form a basis for diagnoses and treatment plans. Case studies and activities in each chapter promote problem-solving skills and demonstrate concepts. The OT Practice Framework and reimbursement mechanisms are addressed in terms of the occupational therapy process, providing a sound basis for decision making. A broad perspective on OT practice fits the needs of both occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students. Chapter objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter. A companion Evolve website includes video clips, review questions with answers, crossword puzzles, and additional case studies. NEW! The latest revisions to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework are incorporated throughout the book, keeping you current with today's OT theories and practice. NEW cultural content prepares you to meet the needs of diverse clients. NEW discussions of the Centennial Vision provide a "big picture" view of occupational therapy and its changes as the profession reaches the age of 100.

Client centered and Experiential Psychotherapy in the Nineties

Author: Germain Lietaer
Publisher: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9789061863649
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This voluminous book of 47 chapters offers a good cross section of what is burgeoing in the field of client-centered and experiential psychotherapy on the threshold of the nineties. it does not represent a single vision but gives the floor to the various suborientations: classics Rogerians; client-centered therapists who favor some form of integration or even eclecticism; experiential psychotherapists for whom Gendlin's focusing approach is a precious way of working; client-centered therapists who look at the therapy process in terms of information-processing; existentially oriented therapists... Remarkable is that - for the first time in the history of client-centered/experiential psychotherapy - the European voice rings through forcefully: more than half of the contributions were written by authors from Western Europe.Several chapters contain reflections on the evolution—past, present, and future—of client-centered/experiential psychotherapy. The intensive research into the process, which had a central place in the initial phase of client-centered therapy, is given here ample attention, with several creative studies and proposals for renewal. In numerous contributions efforts are made to build and further develop a theroy of psychopathology, the client's process, the basic attitudes and task-oriented interventions of the therapist. The chapters dealing with clinical practice typically aim at the description of therapy with specific client populations and paricularly severely disturbed clients. And finally a few fields are introduced which are new or barely explored within the client-centered/experiential approach: working with dreams, health psychology, couple and family therapy.