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Clinical Workbook for Psychotherapists

1st Edition

By Robert Langs

Routledge

526 pages

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Description

This clinical workbook stresses the details of sound clinical practice, invites the reader to engage in exercises related to these practices as he or she goes through the volume, and offers practice in techniques that are essential to sound psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Understanding Unconscious Communication -- Unconscious communication and madness -- How and why messages are encoded -- Decoding disguised messages -- Analysing the therapist’s interventions -- Decoding the material from patients -- Listening and Formulating -- The elements of listening -- Indicators -- Identifying the adaptive contexts -- Adaptive contexts: manifest representations -- Adaptive contexts: derivative representations -- Adaptive contexts: known implications -- Responses to interventions: encoded perceptions -- Responses to interventions: reactions to perceptions -- Some precepts of listening -- Intervening and Validating -- Some precepts of intervening: the nature of interventions -- Silence -- Interpretations and the play-back of selected derivatives -- Managing the ground rules of psychotherapy -- Common errors in intervening -- Appendix: The seven dimensions of the therapeutic interaction

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health