Roadblocks on the Journey of Psychotherapy

Author: Jane S. Hall
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780765703491
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Once a journey for self understanding has begun, there is inevitably a struggle against real change. Inner roadblocks on both sides of the couch impede the journey of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and these roadblocks are what the book is about. The pressure to repeat the past in the present, including the attachments to pain and the difficulty of letting go of abusive relations (both internal and external) are enemies of growth and change. These roadblocks (resistances) and the forms they take are explored and illustrated in this book. A Jason Aronson Book

Removing the Roadblocks

Author: Marsha Vannicelli
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898621747
Format: PDF
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Based on the author's 18 years of experience supervising group therapists, this quintessentially practical book is designed to help practitioners think through and formulate appropriate strategies in their clinical work. Utilizing many clinical examples, and providing explanations throughout for her interventions, Vannicelli pays special attention to the therapeutic stance -- where the clinician positions him or herself in relation to the patient, and why; and how various strategies and techniques maximize the patient's opportunity for therapeutic growth. A hallmark of Dr. Vannicelli's approach, richly illustrated in this work, is her sensitivity to countertransference and the ways it can be used productively in clinical practice. Alone among books in the substance abuse field, REMOVING THE ROADBLOCKS analyzes the group therapy issues that arise in the three populations most commonly seen in substance abuse clinics -- substance abusers themselves, adult children of alcoholics, and other family members. The author describes characteristics unique to each population and addresses overlap among them in terms of basic procedures, formats, and hurdles that group leaders face. The book also differs from most psychotherapy texts by giving the reader an opportunity to "hear the voice" of an experienced therapist as she provides examples of various kinds of interventions and demonstrates how they might actually be communicated and implemented. Rather than reading about psychotherapy or about various kinds of problems, one has the sense of experiencing a thorough consultation with a truly seasoned supervisor. A particularly useful feature is the appendix at the end of the volume, which provides examples of assessment and intake questionnaires, history questionnaires, ground rules for treatment, contracts, and other practical materials. Designed for all mental health professionals who work with substance abusers, the book's focus on practical clinical issues also makes it ideal for paraprofessionals. It is an excellent text for courses on substance abuse in social work, psychology, nursing, and other disciplines, as well as for courses in group psychotherapy.

Sharing the Journey

Author: Judith A. Goren
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595324940
Format: PDF, Docs
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Author Judith A. Goren, PhD, invites us into her office and shows us the daily considerations of psychotherapy from her perspective as a humanistic psychologist in private practice. Sharing the Journey focuses on her own experience over many years. Its chapters offer advice and helpful information to the next generation of new practitioners. Written without technical jargon and with honesty and humor, this collection of short essays will be particularly useful for students, interns and new therapists in counseling, social work and psychology. Their teachers, mentors, supervisors and clients will also want to read it.Some of the topics covered include: establishing ground rules with clients the business side of private practice working with adults abused as children principles of effective listening self-care for the therapist Dr. Goren's essays illuminate timeless issues shared by all psychotherapists.

Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls

Author: Gary W. Moon
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830827773
Format: PDF, Docs
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Editors Gary W. Moon and David G. Benner, along with a team of expert contributors, provide a comprehensive survey of spiritual direction in its myriad Christian forms. With insights on spiritual direction's relationship to psychotherapy and pastoral counseling, this book serves as an authoritative resource for spiritual transformation and pastoral care.

Theory and Design in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Susan Day
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618191420
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This introduction to theories of counseling and psychotherapy relates major schools of thought to everyday practice in the helping professions. The author employs a student-friendly tone to explain the complexities of each theory, provides examples to clarify abstract ideas, and focuses on the positive psychology aspects in the theories themselves. Pedagogical aids include class discussion topics, small group exercises, and opportunities for personal reflections. Multicultural matters are integrated into all chapters instead of discussed separately.

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Sari Solden
ISBN: 0978590910
Format: PDF
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Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, psychotherapist Sari Solden's, groundbreaking book, explains how every year, millions of withdrawn little girls and chronically overwhelmed women go undiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder because they don't fit the stereotypical profile: they're not fast-talking, hyperactive, or inattentive, and they are not male. This pioneering book explores treatment and counseling options, and uses real-life case histories to examine the special challenges women with AD/HD face, such as the shame of not fulfilling societal expectations. Solden explains that AD/HD affects just as many women as men, and often results in depression, disorganization, anxiety, and underachievement. Included in this revised edition is a brand new chapter on friendship challenges for women with AD/HD. Three empowering steps -- restructuring one's life, renegotiating relationships, and redefining self-image -- help women take control of their lives and enjoy success on their own terms. "Sari Solden has used her personal and professional experience to shine some light into the dark closet inhabited by far too many ADD women... She empowers ADD women by validating their experience as worthwhile human beings who struggle with serious organizational problems in many areas of their lives." (Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, authors of You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy")