In this volume, Boszormenyi-Nagy and Krasner provide a comprehensive, sharply focused guide to the clinical use of Contextual Therapy (CT) as a therapy rooted in the reality of human relationships. The authors describe a far-reaching trust-based approach to individual freedom and interpersonal fairness that makes possible a remarkably effective system of psychotherapy. Between Give and Take clearly delineates four basic dimensions of relational reality: factual predeterminants, human psychology, communications and transactions and due consideration or merited trust. It is this last dimension that is the cornerstone of CT. It builds on the realm of the "between" that reshapes human relationships and liberates each relating person for mature living.
Table of Contents
Preface, Prologue, I. PREMISES, II. OUTLINES OF THE HUMAN CONTEXT, III. ASSESSING THE CONTEXT, IV. THE PROCESS OF THERAPY, V. THERAPEUTIC METHODS, VI. APPLICATIONS AND GUIDELINES, VII. THERAPISTS IN CONTEXT, Glossary, References, Index
Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, M.D. and Barbara R. Krasner, Ph.D.