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Routledge Focus on Mental Health


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Routledge Focus on Mental Health presents short books on current topics, linking in with cutting-edge research and practice.

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Psychoanalysis and the Act of Artistic Creation A Look at the Unconscious Dynamics of Creativity

Psychoanalysis and the Act of Artistic Creation: A Look at the Unconscious Dynamics of Creativity

1st Edition

By Luís Manuel Romano Delgado
September 26, 2022

This book explores the phenomenon of creativity and creation from a psychoanalytic point of view, focusing on understanding the psychoemotional dynamics underlying artistic creative activities, such as theatre, literature, and painting. Throughout, Delgado considers these works of art through a ...

Growing Through the Erotic Transference An Analysand's Journey

Growing Through the Erotic Transference: An Analysand's Journey

1st Edition

By Frances H. Moore
August 18, 2022

The book offers an in-depth case study of the erotic transference experienced by a female analysand with her male analyst, exploring how the shifting phases of erotic transference help the analysand to understand, rediscover and redefine herself with transformative growth. The first half of the ...

Analytic Listening in Clinical Dialogue Basic Assumptions

Analytic Listening in Clinical Dialogue: Basic Assumptions

1st Edition

By Dieter Bürgin, Angelika Staehle, Kerstin Westhoff, Anna Wyler von Ballmoos
August 15, 2022

Analytic Listening in Clinical Dialogue focuses on the work of four leading clinicians as they assess how their unconscious basic assumptions impact their clinical work. Using the case study of a seven-year-old boy, the authors evaluate a videotaped psychoanalytic first interview and exchange their...

Treatment for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors An Integrative Psychodynamic Approach

Treatment for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: An Integrative Psychodynamic Approach

1st Edition

By Stacy K. Nakell
August 01, 2022

Treatment for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors is the first book to establish the theory and practice of a psychodynamic approach to treating body-focused repetitive behavior disorders (BFRBDs), such as hair pulling, skin picking, and cheek, lip and cuticle biting. Chapters set out a new framework...

Forgiveness and Reconciliation Initiating Individuation and Enabling Liberation

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Initiating Individuation and Enabling Liberation

1st Edition

By Monika Renz
July 26, 2022

This book details a five-phase model of the process of forgiveness and reconciliation, exploring how it can be understood as a threshold experience with the potential to offer profound emotional renewal. Illustrated with numerous case study vignettes, the book presents the findings of a research ...

The Working Alliance in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Principles and Practice

The Working Alliance in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Principles and Practice

1st Edition

By Windy Dryden
May 31, 2021

The Working Alliance in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy explores the principles and practice of REBT from the perspective of working alliance theory. Windy Dryden seeks to debunk the myth that REBT neglects the therapeutic relationship by breaking down working alliance theory into specific ...

Single-Session Therapy and Its Future What SST Leaders Think

Single-Session Therapy and Its Future: What SST Leaders Think

1st Edition

By Windy Dryden
November 09, 2020

Single-Session Therapy and Its Future provides an introduction to the major principles of single-session therapy and what currently constitutes good practice in the field. The book is a timely reflection on where SST is at, and where it might be heading. It is comprised of interviews with ...

Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy Theory, Research, and Practice

Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice

1st Edition

By Cheryl Hulburd
October 09, 2020

Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy is an innovative and comprehensive approach that significantly advances the field of play therapy. This easy to read, user-friendly book includes history, creative interventions, case studies, the art of puppetry, and the worldwide benefits of puppet-assisted play ...

Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers A Roadmap of Trauma and Critical Incident Care

Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers: A Roadmap of Trauma and Critical Incident Care

1st Edition

By Fiona Dunkley
October 17, 2019

Humanitarian aid workers are trying to make a difference in an increasingly dangerous world. Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers: A Roadmap of Trauma and Critical Incident Care highlights the risks of such work, educates professionals responsible for their duty of care, and brings ...

The Feldenkrais Method for Executive Coaches, Managers, and Business Leaders Moving in All Directions

The Feldenkrais Method for Executive Coaches, Managers, and Business Leaders: Moving in All Directions

1st Edition

By Garet Newell, Simon Paul Ogden
July 29, 2019

In this fascinating and practical book, Garet Newell and Simon Paul Ogden show how the Feldenkrais Method can be used by coaches and managers as a resource to improve both the performance of individuals and the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. The Feldenkrais Method is based on ...

Helping Clients Deal with Adversity by Changing their Attitudes A Concise Therapist Guide

Helping Clients Deal with Adversity by Changing their Attitudes: A Concise Therapist Guide

1st Edition

By Windy Dryden
June 13, 2019

Helping Clients Deal with Adversity by Changing Their Attitudes: A Concise Therapist Guide provides an outline for therapists wishing to help clients deal with life’s adversities by encouraging them to change their attitudes. Divided in two parts, this book first provides a thorough, but concise, ...

The Tao of Dialogue

The Tao of Dialogue

1st Edition

By Paul Lawrence, Sarah Hill, Andreas Priestland, Cecilia Forrestal, Floris Rommerts, Isla Hyslop, Monica Manning
March 26, 2019

Contemporary writers position ‘dialogue’ at the heart of change theory, but what do we mean by ‘dialogue’? The Tao of Dialogue explains through story what dialogue means, and how to leverage dialogic principles in managing relationships within the workplace. Accessible and innovative, The Tao of ...

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