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The Therapist as Listener

Author : Peter Wilberg
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Listening is clearly central to the practice of both counselling and psychotherapy. Given this, it is quite extraordinary how little thought has been given to the nature of therapeutic listening and to the cultivation and evaluation of the therapist as listener. Instead, listening is a subject marginalised in both the theoretical literature on psychotherapy and in the practical training of counsellors and psychotherapists .In this collection of essays and articles by Peter Wilberg, the thinking of Martin Heidegger provides the platform for an exploration of the deeper nature of listening - not simply as a passive prelude to therapeutic or diagnostic responses, but as a mode of active inner communication with others. What Wilberg calls Maieutic Listening is not a new form of psychotherapy, but the innately therapeutic essence of listening as such - understood not as a mere therapeutic 'skill' but as a our most basic way of being and bearing with others in pregnant silence.

Cognitive Therapy

Author : Robert L. Leahy
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Today, under pressure from managed care companies as well as from patients who are demanding briefer and more focused treatments, therapists are creatively combining cognitive and psychodynamic approaches and obtaining unprecedented therapeutic results. In this volume, Robert Leahy describes Aaron Beck's seminal model of depression, anxiety, anger, and relationship conflict and shows how each of these problems is handled by the cognitive therapist in the context of an interactive therapeutic relationship. Leahy demonstrates how uncovering resistance to change and using the therapeutic relationship enhances recovery and promotes rapid change. With concrete examples he shows how to implement all of the basic cognitive techniques, including: —activity scheduling —graded task assignments —exposure hierarchies —response prevention —challenging underlying schemas —thought monitoring Drawing from cognitive and dynamic orientations and taking into account the complexity of countertransference and resistance, this book is for today's clinicians who, rather than being wedded to a specific approach, are committed to a quick and successful therapeutic outcome. A Jason Aronson Book

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Author : William T. O'Donohue
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Proven to be highly effective for the treatment of a wide range of problems, cognitive-behavior therapy is the most widely used psychotherapeutic technique. Building on the success of the previous edition, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Second Edition presents specific direction for cognitive behavior therapy techniques. Fully updated and expanded, this edition contains contributions from world-renowned experts on problems including smoking cessation, stress management, and classroom management. Its step-by-step illustrations create a hands-on reference of vital cognitive-behavioral therapy skills. This reference is essential for psychologists, counselors, and social workers.

The Listener S Songs

Author : David Heller
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Among the poetry selections offered and the corresponding topics embraced are the following: prayers of a therapist, the seekers memories, dreams and their meaning, the diversity of feelings people struggle with, the common presence of fear in peoples lives, difficulties with anxiety and depression, the pace of healing, work-related problems, sexual abuse, suicidality, doubts about life, the spirituality of healing, the search for truth, and the crucial importance of the therapy relationship.

Hospital Preaching as Informed by Bedside Listening

Author : Cajetan N. Ihewulezi
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This book states the great need to sit down face to face and attentively listen to stories, experiences, and feelings of patients. These bedside encounters with patients can well inform the preacher and can result in more effective liturgical preaching in hospitals, hospice, prison, and nursing home settings.

The Economics of Therapy

Author : Daniel Thomas
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When you think of arts therapy, you don't often associate the practice with profit; however, ethical economic models are essential in allowing clients the most access to arts therapy services. Art therapists don't generally have formal training in economics, which can be challenging when developing their professional services. This book offers the fundamentals of micro and macro economics that apply to creating a sustainable and ethical business model that supports the development of the arts therapies profession worldwide. Through economic theory and international case studies, the authors consider the business side of therapeutic arts service with recommendations for developing an ethical and sustainable practice. With key insights and informative examples, this book will serve as a guide for small business owners looking to develop their arts therapy practice.

Family Treatment of Personality Disorders

Author : Malcolm M Macfarlane
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Help families cope with the impact of personality dysfunction! Family Treatment of Personality Disorders: Advances in Clinical Practice examines the application of marital and family therapy approaches to the treatment of a wide range of personality disorders. Valuable on its own and doubly useful as a companion volume to Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice (Haworth), the book integrates traditional individual models with family systems models to provide a multidimensional approach to treating personality disorders. Each chapter is written by a family therapist with extensive experience treating personality disorders and includes a case example, an exploration of the impact of the disorder on family members, a look at cultural and gender issues, and an examination of how the model is integrated with traditional psychiatric services and the proper application of medication. Family Treatment of Personality Disorders is a single, accessible source for significant contributions to the emerging literature on family treatment approaches that, until now, have been scattered through journals representing a variety of disciplines. The book’s strong clinical focus provides a concise summary of relevant theory and interventions for effective treatment, including discussion of how to manage crises and acting out behavior. Edited by a practicing frontline clinician, the book provides an overview of the personality disorders field, examines the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior model and the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy approach, and presents detailed descriptions of key concepts and treatment approaches. Family Treatment of Personality Disorders focuses on specific DSM-IV personality disorders, including: borderline narcissistic histrionic obsessive-compulsive passive-aggressive avoidant dependent paranoid Family Treatment of Personality Disorders: Advances in Clinical Practice is an excellent resource for clinicians treating mental health problems and for academic work in family psychopathology and family therapy and mental health.

Family Therapy and Mental Health

Author : Malcolm M Macfarlane
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Use these interventions and treatments to help people with mental health problems and their families! Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice explores the application of family therapy approaches to the treatment of a variety of mental health problems. A variety of treatment modalities are used with patients and their families to address these problems, including family psychoeducational approaches, the McMaster Model, cognitive behavioral family therapy, brief therapy, and systemic and narrative approaches. Each chapter of Family Therapy and Mental Health examines the gender and cultural issues that are relevant to the population and model it describes, and includes a case example. In addition, each chapter describes how the model is integrated with psychiatric services and examines the use of medication in each case. For complete contents, and to see our distinguished roster of contributors, please visit our Web site at This volume presents a variety of family therapy approaches to conditions that include: schizophrenia bipolar disorder anxiety depression personality disorders suicide addictions There are also complete chapters describing family therapy approaches to special issues such as: women and mental health brain injury aging The text of Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice is written with a strong clinical focus and will be helpful and informative for frontline clinicians as well as students in graduate programs. The book's broad range, covering the mental health issues that clinicians typically encounter in the real world, ensures that they will find information they can use today and every day, and wisdom that students can carry with them through their careers.

Collaborative Psychoanalysis

Author : Walter Bonime
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This book describes the individual's internal struggle for and against personality change, and the dynamic processes the foster or impede such change. Also investigated is how working with dreams advances the realistic discerning of one's self.

Emotional Schema Therapy

Author : Robert L. Leahy
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"Emotional schema therapy attempts to expand the range of regulatory flexibility so that the occurrence of emotion need not result in extreme affective forecasting or self-defeating emotion regulation strategies, but, rather, can become the opportunity to recruit a wide range of adaptive interpretations and strategies for coping. Emotional schema therapy attempts to highlight problematic theories about one's own current emotion and how these are related to unhelpful coping styles that perpetuate further dysfunction. This book examines a variety of techniques to address a number of beliefs about emotion and suggest more helpful strategies for coping with emotions that appear troubling"--