1st Edition

The New Contextual Therapy Guiding the Power of Give and Take

By Terry D. Hargrave, Franz Pfitzer Copyright 2004
    172 Pages
    by Routledge

    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    Through detailing and examining the four interplaying dimensions of relationships, Contextual Theory gives therapists the ability to reshape human relationships and solve problems using the strengths of trust, fairness, and freedom. Not just a review of what came before, this brief clinical guide de-mystifies the Contextual Theory of family counseling for practitioners and students in language that is succinct and lucid in order to expose a whole new generation of therapists to this important approach to family therapy.

    Preface. Section One:  The Dimensions of Contextual Therapy.  The Basics of the Theory.  Just the Facts.  It's Not Just Anxiety.  It's How You Play the Game. The Drive to be Constructive or Destructive.  Section Two: The Techniques of Contextual Therapy.  Slapping the Face and Violations Impacting Self.  Sinking Sand and Violations that Impact Relational Ethics.


    Hargrave, Terry D.; Pfitzer, Franz