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Not Just Talking Conversational Analysis, Harvey Sacks' Gift to Therapy

Not Just Talking: Conversational Analysis, Harvey Sacks' Gift to Therapy

1st Edition

By Jean Pain
December 31, 2009

Good relationships depend, above all, on our skills in conversation. Harvey Sacks' method, Conversational Analysis, was the springboard for The author's research into psychotherapy as a social activity that depends for its success on the quality of the therapeutic dialogue. The ...

The Muse as Therapist A New Poetic Paradigm for Psychotherapy

The Muse as Therapist: A New Poetic Paradigm for Psychotherapy

1st Edition

By Heward Wilkinson
February 19, 2009

In recent years there has been a cautious movement towards seeing psychotherapy and counselling as arts not as sciences. In this rich, yet rigorous, multidisciplinary text, this movement is explored in terms of poetry; therapy; dreams; literary texts; Heideggerian, Kantian, and post-modern ...

The Use of Psychoanalytic Concepts in Therapy with Families For all Professionals Working with Families

The Use of Psychoanalytic Concepts in Therapy with Families: For all Professionals Working with Families

1st Edition

By Hilary A. Davies
February 17, 2010

This book begins with a readable practitioner’s guide to psychoanalytic theory and concepts. It moves on to give a number of detailed practice-based examples of the application of this theoretical model in the therapy room with the families of children seeking help with a variety of difficulties. ...

Cradling the Chrysalis Teaching and Learning Psychotherapy

Cradling the Chrysalis: Teaching and Learning Psychotherapy

1st Edition

By Mary MacCallum Sullivan, Harriett Goldenberg
March 31, 2015

This book addresses the ethical and philosophical basis for the teaching/learning involved in becoming a psychotherapist. How can training prepare prospective psychotherapists, counsellors, and counselling psychologists for a task whose practitioners cannot even agree as to whether it is an art or ...

Fostering Good Relationships Partnership Work in Therapy with Looked After and Adopted Children

Fostering Good Relationships: Partnership Work in Therapy with Looked After and Adopted Children

1st Edition

By Miriam Richardson, Fiona Peacock, Geoff Brown, Tracey Fuller, Tanya Smart, Jo Williams
January 31, 2016

This book explores the importance of effective multi-agency and multi-disciplinary partnership work for the mental health of children and young people in care and adoption. It takes an overall systemic perspective, but the co-authors contribute different theoretical approaches. It focuses on ...

Managing Difficult Endings in Psychotherapy It's Time

Managing Difficult Endings in Psychotherapy: It's Time

1st Edition

By Lesley Murdin
November 30, 2014

This book is about the difficulty of endings, but it is also about learning from the endings that we know have gone wrong as well as those that have worked well. It sets out how the psychological therapist can help a person to live well while life is available, and to face the endings that confront...

Psychotherapy 2.0 Where Psychotherapy and Technology Meet

Psychotherapy 2.0: Where Psychotherapy and Technology Meet

1st Edition

By Philippa Weitz
April 30, 2014

The digital age is both exciting and challenging for psychotherapy, opening the door to clients groups previously not able to access psychological help, whilst also providing the challenges caused by social media and internet abuse and how these impact on the consulting room. Psychotherapy 2.0 ...

The Psyche in the Modern World Psychotherapy and Society

The Psyche in the Modern World: Psychotherapy and Society

1st Edition

By Tom Warnecke
March 31, 2015

The Psyche in the Modern World sets out to open consulting room doors and bring the concept of the Psyche, and its main advocate, the psychotherapy discipline, into public space and into the realm of interdisciplinary discourse. A culture of carefully guarded clinical confidentialities ...

The Role of Brief Therapy in Attachment Disorders

The Role of Brief Therapy in Attachment Disorders

1st Edition

By Lisa Wake
July 14, 2010

The Role of Brief Therapy in Attachment Disorders provides a comprehensive summary of the range of approaches that exist within the brief therapy world, including Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Ericksonian Therapy, ...

Why Can't I Help this Child to Learn? Understanding Emotional Barriers to Learning

Why Can't I Help this Child to Learn?: Understanding Emotional Barriers to Learning

1st Edition

By Helen High
October 31, 2011

The book outlines theories of child development from the point of view of the kinds of relationships children make with adults and the effects of their relationships on their learning. In addition, anxieties that some children show about reading, writing and arithmetic are described. In exploring ...

Addictive Personalities and Why People Take Drugs The Spike and the Moon

Addictive Personalities and Why People Take Drugs: The Spike and the Moon

1st Edition

By Gary Winship
November 30, 2011

'Why do we take drugs? I haven't the faintest idea, but Gary Winship has a damned good go at telling me the answer. Some might say this is a largely academic book, but as an ex-psychiatric nurse and a Jo Public for the last twenty-five years, I'd say there's something in here for everyone. We've ...

Attachment and New Beginnings Reflections on Psychoanalytic Therapy

Attachment and New Beginnings: Reflections on Psychoanalytic Therapy

1st Edition

By Jonathan Pedder, Gary Winship
December 31, 2010

This collection of written pieces plots the work of an NHS psychotherapist, Jonathan Pedder, turning the science of psychiatry into human encounters. He had a career teaching and inspiring colleagues and students with psychoanalytic ways of thinking, encouraging and supporting them in the ...

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