Psycho therapy

Author: Laurence Simon
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275971007
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To help professionals return psychotherapy to an activity which is more helpful to clients, more professional, and more psychosocial.

Psychotherapy Society and Politics

Author: Nissim Avissar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137575972
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the overlap between personal and political aspects of life within the context of psychotherapy. It sketches out a clear and detailed narrative of the complex interrelations between psychotherapy, society, and politics. It articulates a theoretical basis for politically conscious and socially responsible therapy work, as well as the guiding principles in implementing this position. Many psychotherapists find themselves struggling when faced with political issues that come up in treatment, both overtly and covertly. Many of them find value in clarifying political aspects of clients' lives and psychotherapy itself, but are hesitant to touch upon this loaded issue or do not know how to approach it. Nissim Avissar’s book opens up new possibilities of thinking afresh on psychotherapy, in a way that takes into account real life conditions and the effects of professional work on the social environment.

What is Psychotherapeutic Research

Author: Del Loewenthal
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855753013
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book marks an important watershed in the development of psychotherapy. It provides examples of how psychotherapeutic research and the abilities to carry it out can help the practising psychotherapist. A lack of relative knowledge of research in psychotherapy, a history of apparent defensiveness is being evaluated, and a reluctance to work with universities has developed in psychotherapy. The papers represent a cross-section of current research thinking from within the UKCP, North America and Continental Europe. It will prove useful for students and practitioners of psychotherapy, as well as those more traditionally engaged in psychotherapeutic research.The book has been divided into five sections: Section One outlines what is meant by psychotherapeutic research and gives an overview of the features of different research methods. Section Two describes how to get started in the use of qualitative and quantitative methods. Section Three focuses on research into the process of psychotherapy. Section Four concentrates on research into the outcomes of psychotherapy. Section Five investigates researching the therapist and the therapeutic context.It is hoped that they will inspire current and trainee practitioners to develop themselves and their practice through research.The United Kingdon Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), established in 1993, promotes the art and science of psychotherapy through research and education, and maintains high standards of training and practice in psychotherapy and the wider provision of psychotherapy for public benfit.

The Path of Psychotherapy

Author: Ira David Welch
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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This unique book explores the "why" and "what" of helping to illuminate the art and values of psychotherapy. Author David Welch speaks directly to practicing helpers (and helpers-in-training) with compassion and humor. The book, based on the author's years of counseling experience, presents material in a way that reviewers have described as "mind-expanding", "priceless", and "compelling". This one-of-a-kind book offers wise philosophical and personal guidelines for the therapeutic relationship; uses first-person narrative and a storytelling style to offer wisdom drawn from years of introspective assessment of both cognitive and affective processes; emphasizes the therapist/client relationship; and draws from a variety of sources, including the author's own case files and experiences, novels, texts, television, and movies.

Psychology Psychotherapy Psychoanalysis and the Politics of Human Relationships

Author: Laurence R. Simon
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275974718
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This volume offers a psychology of human personality and behavior created as a function of the politics practiced by the social structure in which they are based. Simon demonstrates the dangers of the psychiatry and therapy industries from a variety of political, religious, and scientific perspectives. He argues that the mental health field, as currently dominated by psychiatric thinking entrenched in the "myths of mental illness," is acting as a social control agency and a force in the development of a totalitarian state.

Understanding Experience

Author: Roger Frie
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781583919002
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This volume is a collection of innovative interdisciplinary essays that explore the human capacity for experience. The authors address the postmodern debate in contemporary psychotherapy and psychoanalysis through clinical case discussion and theoretical exegesis.

Systemic Family Therapy

Author: Jon L. Winek
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412936969
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text looks at theoretical issues in the context of their clinical applications. The gap between theoretical and applied understanding in Marriage and Family Therapy is bridged by several features unique to this text. The text is enriched with graphic representations of key theoretical constructs as well as several tables. The book utilizes clinical examples throughout the chapters to help illustrate how theoretical constructs work in practice.