First published in 1982. Paradoxical psychotherapy has rapidly become one of the most· important approaches to family therapy and psychotherapy during the past few years. The aim of this book is to present an overview of paradoxical therapy. Paradoxical Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice with Individuals, Couples, and Families Is designed for all clinical psychologists. Applications are offered for the individual, marital, and family therapist.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Paradoxical Psychotherapy 2. Human Nature and the Paradoxical Theory of Change 3. The Dialectics of Psychopathology 4. When to Work Paradoxically 5. How to Work Paradoxically 6. Organizing Paradoxical Techniques 7. A Compilation of Paradoxical Techniques 8. Recent Innovations in the Use of Paradoxical Techniques 9. Paradoxical Letters 10. Case Studies in Paradoxical Psychotherapy 11. Research 12. Professional and Ethical Issues
Gerald R. Weeks (Author) and Luciano L'Abate (Author)