Empathy in Psychotherapy

Author: Frank-M. Staemmler
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109020
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In this title, Staemmler examines, criticizes, and ultimately broadens traditional concepts of empathy between therapist and client. He takes issue with three traditional ideas about empathy: (1) Empathic processes are understood as one-sided; the therapist empathizes with the client, and not vice versa. (2) Empathy is basically regarded as a cognitive capacity: One mind envisions the mental 'content' of another. (3) The traditional notion of empathy is individualistic. Therapist and client act with no context surrounding them. Staemmler suggests that we need to enlarge the concept of empathy: to understand empathy as a mutual process between client and therapist, to understand its physical and spiritual components, and to understand it within a given cultural context.To that end, he investigates empathy from various points of view: developmental psychology, social psychology and the study of emotions, the latest neuroscience research, classical phenomenology, and more. Along the way he takes many interesting digressions: for example what the latest infant research tells us about empathy between parent and baby; a fascinating consideration of the ways that actors use empathy; and perhaps most surprising, an extended study of empathy's relation to paranormal phenomena and meditative states. Toward the end of the book, having established empathy at the center of the therapeutic process, Staemmler takes up the question of how therapists can become better empathizers. His own preferred approach, mediation derived from Tibetan Buddhism, has found significant confirmation in research on empathic capacities. More secular approaches like mindfulness meditation also increase empathic capacity, but to a lesser degree. Staemmler suggests that clinicians need to give our empathic capacities support and care if we are to avoid burnout and what is often called “compassion fatigue.”

Transference and Empathy in Asian American Psychotherapy

Author: Jean Lau Chin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275944933
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

European Psychotherapy 2007

Author: Rainer Krause
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3932096606
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Die erste wissenschaftliche Internet-Zeitschrift f r Psychotherapie in Europa. Wie geht das? Autoren reichen ihre Manuskripte ein, sofort nach erfolgreichem Abschluss des Review-Verfahrens ist der komplette Artikel im Internet weltweit verf gbar und ist neben dem direkten ffnen der Zeitschrift ber Suchmaschinen aufzufinden. Publikationsdatum ist der Monat der Internetpublikation. Die Artikel k nnen heruntergeladen werden. Am Ende des Jahres erscheint jeweils eine Druckversion f r die wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken und Abonnenten. Kosten: 15, - pro JahrKostenloses Probelesen nach Anmeldung beim Verlag unter [email protected] Stichwort: Probelesen European Psychotherapy Special Topic 2007 Leslie S. Greenberg: EFT. Emotion Focused Therapy

Problem Solving Therapy in the Clinical Practice

Author: Mehmet Eskin
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123984688
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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

Being Empathic

Author: Steve Vincent
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857757057
Format: PDF
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Drawing extensively on the work of Carl Rogers and his own experience, Vincent, a specialist in the person-centered approach in therapies, analyzes the therapist's role in empathy, whether creating an environment for it, practicing it, encouraging clients to develop it, or accepting it from others. Vincent concentrates on the concepts posited by Ro

The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Author: Stirling Moorey
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 1526461552
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The therapeutic relationship in CBT is often reduced to a cursory description of establishing warmth, genuineness and empathy in order to foster a collaborative relationship. This does not reflect the different approaches needed to establish a therapeutic partnership for the wide range of disorders and settings in which CBT is applied. This book takes a client group and disorder approach with chapters split into four sections: General issues in the therapeutic relationship in CBT Therapeutic relationship issues in specific disorders Working with specific client groups Interpersonal considerations in particular delivery situations Each chapter outlines key challenges therapists face in a specific context, how to predict and prevent ruptures in the therapeutic alliance and how to work with these ruptures when they occur. With clinical vignettes, dialogue examples and ‘tips for therapists' this book is key reading for CBT therapists at all levels.

Essentials of Clinical Social Work

Author: Jerrold R. Brandell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324559
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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.

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.

Therapy in the Real World

Author: Nancy Boyd-Franklin
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462510345
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Helping beginning and experienced therapists cope with the myriad challenges of working in agencies, clinics, hospitals, and private practice, this book distills the leading theories and best practices in the field. The authors provide a clear approach to engaging diverse clients and building rapport; interweaving evidence-based techniques to meet therapeutic goals; and intervening effectively with individuals, families, groups, and larger systems. Practitioners will find tools for addressing the needs of their clients while caring for themselves and avoiding burnout; students will find a clear-headed framework for making use of the variety of approaches available in mental health practice.