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Life Witness

Author : T. Byram Karasu
ISBN : 9780765709882
Genre : Psychology
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In Life Witness: Evolution of the Psychotherapist, T. Byram Karasu demonstrates how a young therapist can become an expert clinician by transcending his own school of therapy. Every young therapist attempts to perfect his skills by anchoring onto a single paradigm and becoming an expert technician of that particular school. Within the first five to ten years of practice—the so-called experiential evolution phase—the therapist finds that no single paradigm is suitable for treating all psychopathology. The therapist thus begins to appropriate techniques from other schools of psychotherapy, and by shifting paradigms, synchronizes himself with the patient’s mind. It is from this synchronization that all his techniques begin to evolve and an expert clinician can evolve into a master psychotherapist. The therapist who has transcended his school of psychotherapy now must transcend the field of psychotherapy itself. If he wants to address the patient’s existential issues as well, the therapist first has to come to terms with those issues himself. After all, the therapist can take the patient only so far as he himself has come. Life Witness demonstrates that this formative evolution phase of a therapist encompasses a broad education in literature, philosophy, and spirituality. Karasu ultimately concludes that therapists must find the meaning and purpose of life before they can cultivate an authentic self and become someone whose presence is itself therapeutic. Once this occurs, all "therapeutic messages" will naturally emanate from within.

Witness And Vision Of The Therapists

Author : MR Colin Feltham
ISBN : 1446240398
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This fascinating book presents the views of experienced therapists and counsellors on what is learnt about aspects of human nature from the many hours spent witnessing clients' stories. Contributors write about their observations on working with people whose suffering is associated with social marginalization, family breakdown, the gay community, the AIDS epidemic, the Holocaust, and with people in groups, those who have experienced disaster and personal trauma, or depression, and those who have murdered. The book takes us to some of the depths of human suffering in order to illustrate the value and impact of therapy, and some of the failings and disillusionment of therapy. The material provides insights and hypotheses bearing on the human condition itself, and the contributors do not avoid disclosing some of their own struggles, doubts and suffering.

The Adventure Of Self Discovery

Author : Stanislav Grof
ISBN : 0887065414
Genre : Psychology
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Here Grof presents a useful model of the psyche—a model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, psychedelic states, spontaneous visionary experiences, and psychotic episodes. The model is also useful in explaining the dynamics of experiential psychotherapies and a variety of sociopolitical manifestations such as war and revolution. This book might have been entitled Beyond Drugs. The second part describes the principles and process of the non-pharmacological technique developed by the author and his wife, Christina, for self-exploration and for psychotherapy. Grof explores in detail the components of this technique. He describes its method, its effective mechanisms, as well as its goals and potential. Its practice is simple, since it utilizes the natural healing capacity of the psyche.

Finding Meaning In The Second Half Of Life

Author : James Hollis
ISBN : 1101216697
Genre : Self-Help
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What does it really mean to be a grown up in today’s world? We assume that once we “get it together” with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren’t quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.

Theories Of Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author : Elsie Jones-Smith
ISBN : 9781483305363
Genre : Psychology
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This text offers an extensive array of theories, including all the mainstream approaches as well as contemporary ones such as narrative, feminist, and post-modern. The author provides an integrative framework that allows students to assess the various theories with respect to possible clinical application. By comparing and contrasting the theories, as well as analyzing strengths and weaknesses of each, students will learn to apply them more flexibly in practice. The book is divided into four major theoretical forces in psychotherapy and introductory sections are provided to help students place a particular theory within a major theoretical period. The four theoretical forces discussed are: (1) psychoanalytical and psychodynamic; (2) behavioral and cognitive school(s); (3) existentialism and humanism; and (4) social constructivism school of psychotherapy. The author discusses social constructivism and then describes at least five theoretical approaches within this theoretical force--solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, strengths-based therapy, and so on.

The Recovered Voice

Author : Rainer Matthias Holm-Hadulla
ISBN : 9781782203988
Genre : Psychology
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What exactly happens in psychotherapy, and when is it helpful? This look-behind-the-scenes shows how psychotherapy can be both scientific and imaginative, as the prominent psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and psychoanalyst Rainer M. Holm-Hadulla shows how success can be achieved with the flexible integration of different psychotherapeutic methods. Twelve narratives illustrate the psychotherapeutic treatment of patients suffering from the most frequent disorders requiring psychotherapy: adjustment, anxiety, personality, depressive, and psychotic disorders. The focus is on individuals in their social context, with their various biographies, life-situations, and creative potentialities. The reader witnesses the evolution of productive therapeutic alliances. Psychodynamic conflicts are resolved, behavioural alternatives become apparent, and existential creativity reveals itself as a fundamental psychotherapeutic principle.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of Schema Therapy

Author : Michiel van Vreeswijk
ISBN : 9781118332290
Genre : Psychology
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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the theory, diagnosis, treatment, research, implementation, and management of schema therapy. Presents a comprehensive overview of schema therapy - goes far beyond all previous books on the subject to cover theoretical, research and practical perspectives Covers the latest developments, including work on mindfulness and borderline personality disorder, as well as new applications of schema therapy beyond personality disorders Includes chapters by leaders in the field including Wendy Behary and Arnoud Arntz, as well as a foreword by Jeffrey Young, the founder of schema therapy

Theories Of Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author : William A. Wallace
ISBN : UCLA:31158011013546
Genre : Psychology
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Theory And Practice Of Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author : Gerald Corey
ISBN : 0534338569
Genre : Psychology
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"In the Fifth Edition, you'll find chapters on psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, and cognitive-behavior therapies - and, new to this edition, family systems therapy; ethical issues in counseling practice, including dual relationships, the role of codes of ethics, and guidelines for making ethical decisions; tables and other integrating materials to help you compare and contrast the nine approaches; and coverage of the DSM-IV and of the role of diagnosis and testing, as well as guidelines for applying each of the theories from a multicultural perspective."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Meditation And The Evolution Of Cosmic Consciousness

Author : Don Ayre, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W.
ISBN : 1456871099
Genre : Psychology
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This book is about the little-known fact that there are four different kinds of meditation—Witness Meditation, Transformative Meditation, Discursive Meditation, and Transcendental Meditation. More often, each kind of meditation is promoted and practiced apart from the others. But combined as a process, they lead to cosmic consciousness and more loving attitude toward one’s self and planet Earth. Instead of the violence of interpersonal competition and environmental exploitation so prevalent today, the ideals of peace, justice, and harmony can become the new reality given a more integrated approach to life’s material, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual realms of experience. But in spite of the enormous advances in technology, we are still caught up in unwinnable wars that cost lives and resources of all the participants; we are still confronted by the injustices of social and economic controls that have most recently resulted in meltdowns; and we are still faced with that seemingly unsolvable environmental problems that are plaguing our planet today . Seemingly, the leadership of our global community is failing us. So it’s up to us as individuals. Meditation and the Evolution of Cosmic Consciousness is not a how-to book, however. It is an attempt to identify the process in a way that can be imitated. To do so, Don Ayre has reviewed his private practice as a family and child therapist and the writings of a number of historical figures that he recognizes as “great minds” for evidences of cosmic consciousness that can be used to build a living model. Ayre invites his readers to examine their uses of meditation and the writings of their favorite authors to contribute their thoughts and ideas that will assist with the evolution of cosmic consciousness.

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