This bestselling book has helped thousands of people find ways of dealing with everyday emotional difficulties, and also supported practitioners and trainee psychotherapists in their work with patients. This fifth edition features up-to- date thinking and practice from Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapy and includes new content on: · Trauma and Complex Trauma · Mindfulness · Relational mapping · Group Work. Further updates include a new foreword, updated references, and new chapter summaries and conclusions.
How does his social environment change an individual, and why do these changes occur? Can social institutions be shaped and molded profoundly enough to afford each member of a society his maximum potential for happiness, effective functioning, and complete development? In this new work a distinguished psychologist evolves a theory of personality and society designed to help guide the work of institutions responsible for individual growth and development. Drawing on his vast experience--as an educator, a prison psychologist, a practicing psychoanalyst, and as the director of major studies in child development, personality assessment, the social psychology of higher education, and alcoholism and related problems--Professor Sanford has designed a developmental model intended to guide work in institutions which mold the individual: from family through schools, colleges, child guidance clinics, and mental hospitals. With exceptional lucidity, he examines the central issues in furthering desirable change through intervention in individual and group processes. He achieves notable advances in integrating personality theory and sociological theory: he joins psychoanalytic "ego psychologists" and other personality theorists in developing a dynamic-organismic theory broader than that of classical psychoanalysis and more in keeping with contemporary social theory. The author's clear style and firm grasp of his subject add further to the significance of Self and Society. It will be a stimulating textbook in social psychology, personality, and culture, and personality, and will make indispensable reading for behavioral scientists, psychiatrists, and educators, as well as for all professionals who work to promote mental health, education and social welfare. Nevitt Sanford (1909-1995) was professor of psychology and education at Stanford University and director of the Institute for the Study of Human Problems. After leaving Stanford in 1968, he founded the Wright Institute. He has been president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and president of the Division of Personality and Social Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He has been author or coauthor of close to 200 scholarly journals as well as more than a dozen books.
A psycho-educational model for assessing individuals and families. In Family Wellness Skills, Joseph Hernandez, a longtime Family Wellness trainer and practitioner, shares the foundational concepts of the Family Wellness model to make it accessible to an even broader audience. In it, he provides mental health professionals with a map to guide their clients from recognizing a need for change, to deciding to make a change, to achieving change itself. Hernandez lays out the core ideas behind Family Wellness—chief among them, balancing individuality with connection; fostering skills for interpersonal health (speaking, listening, and cooperating); and developing and maintaining patterns that work for families (mutual respect, parents in charge, interdependence, and expecting change). He shows all helping professionals how to develop effective treatment plans and practical interventions that take into account a family’s inherent assets. Family Wellness Skills provides a complete, handy guide to the key points of this successful treatment model, so any mental health professional can help families discover and develop their gifts and abilities, making for stronger, healthier relationships.
The standard test battery developed by Rapaport, Gill, and Schafer at the Menninger Foundation constituted the most important research instrument (apart from clinical interviews) of the Foundation's psychotherapy research project. The battery's influence on clinical diagnosis and on research in personality assessment and change has been tremendous. In the hands of highly trained and skilled psychologists, the battery, constructed chiefly around projective tests, has been invaluable for diagnosing difficult cases. The complexity of interpreting it, however, and the many dimensions along which its findings can be organized, have made it frustratingly difficult to use in formal research. And its cost, because of the great time investment it requires, has made clinicians reticent about using it on a large scale. Dr. Appelbaum, an experienced psychotherapist and psycho analyst, was a distinguished member of the group of highly skilled psychologists who applied this test battery in the psychotherapy research reported here, although his role in this instance was re stricted to analyzing the findings of others who administered and interpreted the tests. In recent years, Dr. Appelbaum has been eval uating the mechanisms and effects of various psychotherapeutic approaches.
This work meets a long-standing need in the helping professions by being the first and only comprehensive book on how counselors and psychotherapists can work with clients around values, goal-setting, decision-making and action planning. Helping clients determine their priorities, set goals, make decisions, and take action to improve their lives are common tasks for virtually all helping professionals when engaging with clients. This is the process known as "values clarification" (or "Values Clarification"). While counselors and psychotherapists widely practice values clarification-some knowingly, others unaware-they typically do so with a limited understanding of its theory, methods and various applications. This book demonstrates, with great precision, case studies, and hundreds of clinical examples, how counselors and psychotherapists in many fields can ask good clarifying questions, conduct clarifying interviews, and employ dozens of values clarification strategies with individuals, couples, families, and groups. To illustrate how values clarification can be used to explore a myriad of counseling topics, the examples throughout the text are often grouped around more specific applications for marriage and family counseling, career counseling, substance abuse and recovery counseling, geriatric counseling, grief counseling, pastoral counseling, financial counseling, school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, counselor/clinical education and supervision, health counseling, and personal growth. There are clear descriptions of what values clarification is and is not, theory and research, multicultural and diversity issues, and how counselors and therapists can handle value and moral conflicts with clients. Values clarification is compared and contrasted to other approaches to counseling and psychotherapy, including person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, reality therapy-choice theory, existential, individual psychology, solution-focused, narrative, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, appreciative inquiry, life coaching, and positive psychology.
This Handbook covers all the many aspects of cognitive therapy both in its practical application in a clinical setting and in its theoretical aspects. Since the first applications of cognitive therapy over twenty years ago, the field has expanded enormously. This book provides a welcome and readable overview of these advances.
This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.
This is a collection of papers by well-known contemporary writers who describe their own models of coaching and their thoughts on the theoretical roots that define their work. The collection explores the theoretical underpinning of coaching from classical to contemporary thinkers, sets the appropriate organizational context for coaching within the framework of contemporary organizations, and traces the historical developments of personality testing and the lasting role that psychometrics play in the coaching industry. It also examines the differences between psychodynamic and non-psychodynamic approaches to coaching, and addresses the role the unconscious plays in the way we offer coaching and interact within the thinking space created for clients. A number of different case studies illustrate the multi-dimensional model in practice. The book also provides an outlook on how to address ethical considerations and dilemmas associated with coaching, and includes up-to-date information on resources, facilities, and further training for coaches. This is a recommended book for coaches, clients, sponsors of coaching, and practitioners from related professions. The Contributors: Miranda Alcock, Halina Brunning, Michael Diamond, Angela Eden, Larry Gould, Clare Huffington, Michael Jarrett, Richard Kwiatkowski, Gordon Lawrence, Anton Obholzer, Vega Roberts, Marlene Spero, Lionel Stapley, Mark Stein, and Erika Stern.
Intuition is commonly regarded as a flash of insight, a gut feeling or (to some) a psychic hit, but it is actually much more than any of these. It is a universal mental capacity for the direct acquisition of knowledge apart from reasoning, memory and the five senses. Throughout history intuition, drawing on an innate reservoir in the deeper levels of the unconscious mind, has enabled man's greatest acts of creativity, insight, inspiration and understanding. Over the last century the intuitive process has gradually become somewhat better understood and accepted, and can now be seen as an immense human potential for acquiring understanding, knowledge and insight. Opening the Inner Eye presents the latest discoveries in the workings of intuition and its applications to individual daily life and in all professional areas that depend upon information and knowledge for their advances. Most of these new findings were obtained at the Center for Applied Intuition, a San Francisco organization that functioned from 1977 to 1993, through interaction with a team of "expert intuitives"-individuals who developed their natural intuitive ability into a refined skill. This book describes the broad conditions under which intuition can be used to access almost unlimited information, and the results of several applicational experiments in counseling, business consulting, science, medicine and other fields.
This new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties continues to pack ten books into one, offering exceptional value for money. With full colour throughout, brand new images and updated chapters, it is an indispensable guide to all the clinical specialties. Updated in line with the curriculum and with new emphasis on patient-centred care, it continues to offer a great opportunity for multidisciplinary learning. Humane and humorous, it overflows with practical advice, ideas and facts. Book jacket.
`This is an enriching book for readers interested in unconscious psychological processes and who have a predilection for psychotherapy which interfaces psychology, philosophy and spirituality' - Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy Transpersonal Psychotherapy recognizes levels of experience that take us beyond our usual sense of self, limited by the content of our personality. Whilst facilitating the emergence of self, it also actively encourages an exploration of transpersonal experience as an integral part of the individuation process. The major work proves a thorough and accessible introduction for students of psychotherapy ad interested others.
Many therapists can attest to the fact that adolescents can be difficult and frustating clients-problems are seldom well defined, clearly delineated symptoms are more exception than the rule, and troubling situations often involve the entire family. Gestalt therapist Mark McConville draws on his more than twenty years of professional experience to offer clinicians an effective model for understanding and treating adolescents. He outlines the Developmental Tasks Model, which describes adolescents' struggles, "temporary insanity," and ultimately, triumph of development. He clearly demonstrates that the Gestalt therapeutic model bridges the theoretical and clinical gap, and offers an indepth exploration of the various aspects of clinical work. Adolescence offers valuable nuts-and-bolts advice on initiating therapy with adolescents who are not yet ready to do the self-reflective, exploratory work. In addition, the book examines the therapeutic method of engaging and cultivating the adolescent's emerging inner world. With perception and sensitivity, McConville explains how the clinician can guide the adolescent in the very personal and subjective process of birthing and existential self. The book details the process of the creative reorganization of the self during adolescence and explores the changes that take place in the adolescent's relationships with peers, parents, and others in the adult world. The author also tracks the interplay of intrapsychic and interpersonal boundary development and shows how this interplay manifests itself in relationships and evolves from early through late adolescence. The Gestalt model of therapy allows the clinician to make sense of the confusion of the adolescent world and map out the multiple possibilities of clinical interventions.
This is an introductory text on psychological theories and psychotherapy that approaches the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. Written for psychiatry residents, but of notable relevance to other students and practitioners in medical and mental health fields, this book lays out a specific sequence for learning psychotherapy that emphasizes the fundamental importance of acquiring an appropriate foundational knowledge base in addition to learning the specific techniques of psychotherapies. Beyond emphasizing the details of major treatment models as well as the theory and research findings that inform the field of psychotherapy in general, a specific learning sequence is laid out that will guide the reader toward developing beginning competence as a psychotherapist. Psychoanalytic theory and behavior theory are each presented in historical context, with explanations and clear distinctions made among categories of each. These include classical psychoanalytic theory, ego psychology, object relations, the interpersonal school, intersubjective and relational approaches, learning theory (including classical and operant conditioning), cognitive theory, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Counsellors and psychotherapists often encounter difficult situations with clients for which they feel ill prepared. At any stage in the process a client may experience a crisis or set back in their progress or simply be unable to move beyond a certain point. Working through Setbacks in Psychotherapy is therefore intended to help therapists respond to such events which form major obstacles to the successful development and maintenance of the therapeutic relationship. The authors present a framework for understanding the problems that arise and offers effective guidance for working through difficult situations which test the skills of even the most experienced practitioners. Until now little has been written about the
Provides facts and information for teens and young adults about issues involving ADHD and other neurobiological disorders. Presented in an A to Z format accompanied by question and answer and fact versus legend segments.
One of the most powerful factors in therapy is that it involves the intensive relationship between two (or more) human beings. The issues of transparency and self-disclosure therefore become important concerns for therapists; how can they use themselves effectively in their work without transgressing on professional regulations? These issues and concerns are addressed in this new edition of The Use of Self in Therapy by experienced therapists, who share their own wisdom, research, and experiences in valuable ways. Disregarding methodology or approach, the authors demonstrate how to train and develop the self and person of the therapist as a powerful adjunct to successful therapy. They enable practitioners to become more effective in helping their clients to realize and regain their own powers of healing and healthy recovery. This 3rd edition also examines the impact of increasing professional regulation, as well as the impact of the internet and social media on the conduct of therapy. Also new to this edition are discussions of how therapists can use themselves in cultures that are less individually-oriented. This book is a valuable addition to any therapist’s library and therapy supervisor’s teaching arsenal.
The Buddhist view of the mind - how it works, how it goes wrong, how to put it right - is increasingly being recognised as profound and highly practical by scientists, counsellors and other professionals. In The Psychology of Awakening, this powerful vision of human nature, and its implications for personal and social life, are for the first time brought to a wider audience by some of those most influential in exploring its potential for the way we live today. These include: David Brazier Jon Kabat Zinn Francisco Varela Joy Manne Geshe Thubten Jinpa Mark Epstein Gay Watson Maura Sills Guy Claxton Stephen Batchelor Deeply relevant, accessible and authoritative, The Psychology of Awakening will be of interest to all those who wish to understand the workings of their minds a little better and who are also seeking new ways of mastering the challenges - personal, professional and cultural with which modern life confronts us all.
Would you like some practical tips on how to feel happier, bounce back from adversity, think more positively, improve your assertive communication and manage your stress instead of carrying it? If so, this book is for you! Psychotherapist and Emotional Wellness Consultant, Judy Belmont, MS, LPC, offers a manual full of practical, hands on tips, that anyone can use to create a more positive and happier life. Consider this workbook as your blueprint for mental wellness. All too often people know what they need to do to feel better, but they do not know how to get there! This workbook gives practical exercises and visualization techniques to take action right away! Through use of experiential activities, exercises, self-help worksheets, and educational handouts, you can experience change—not just think or talk about it. Unfortunately, life skills training is rarely a part of formal education, but it is these basic life skills that are vital to success in any realm of life. In this book, you will learn how to develop the resilience and healthy thinking skills you need to manage your anger, heal from loss, forgive even if they are not sorry, love yourself no matter how many times you failed or slipped backwards, and reclaim your personal sense of power and effectiveness. This workbook is in no means a substitute for therapy, but it can serve as a therapeutic companion to boost your "mental fitness" in enhancing your life wellness skills.
All of us talk to ourselves, carrying on inner dialogues much of the day. Some of this self-talk frees us, but much of it keeps us captive to negative patterns that have a corresponding negative impact on our emotions and actions. But we do not have to remain prisoners of fear, anxiety, despair, disillusionment, regret, or stress! The bestselling author of A Better Way to Think shows readers how to truly bring every thought captive under Christ, thereby freeing themselves from the negative patterns of self-talk that have stymied their personal and spiritual growth for years. Biblically based and full of practical, proven strategies, this book helps readers harness the positive and creative power of their thought lives in order to experience lasting freedom from negativity.
Based on a series of clinical studies of schizoid problems, this book is a sequel to Harry Guntrip's theoretical study of the emergence of the schizoid problem, Personality Structure and Human Interaction (1961). It includes revised versions of earlier papers, and also much original material. In Part 1, a description of the schizoid position is given, in terms of relation to the external world, internal states of ego disintegration and, the core of the problem, the dissociated and lost emotional heart of the total self.Part 2 reviews the theoretical development which makes it necessary to see manic-depressive problems in the light of the deeper and more subtle schizoid condition. Part 3, on "The Nature of Basic Ego-Weakness", seeks to assess fully the importance of Winnicott's research into the earliest beginnings of ego development, as the infant slowly grows into psychic separation from the mother, a process that involves both the opportunity for individuation and also the risk of loss of relationship, as well as the risk of possibly permanent stunting of the ego development instead of growth of basic ego relatedness in the mentally healthy person.Part 4 explores the implications for psychotherapy of the study of the schizoid problem, particularly in the matter of the personal therapeutic relationship of therapist and patient. And finally, in Part 5, the review of theory is put on a broad foundation with a chapter on "The Concept of Psychodynamic Science" and another comparing the ego theories of Hartmann and the "object-relational" thinkers, Melanie Klein, Fairbairn, and Winnicott.