Gestalt Therapy

100 Key Points and Techniques

Author: Dave Mann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136930612

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Gestalt therapy offers a present-focused, relational approach, central to which is the fundamental belief that the client knows the best way of adjusting to their situation. By working to heighten awareness through dialogue and creative experimentation, gestalt therapists create the conditions for a client's personal journey to health. Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise guide to this flexible and far-reaching approach. Topics discussed include: the theoretical assumptions underpinning gestalt therapy gestalt assessment and process diagnosis field theory, phenomenology and dialogue ethics and values evaluation and research. As such this book will be essential reading for gestalt trainees, as well as all counsellors and psychotherapists wanting to learn more about the gestalt approach.
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Person-Centred Therapy

100 Key Points

Author: Paul Wilkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317656555

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

View: 9822

Person-centred therapy, rooted in the experience and ideas of the eminent psychotherapist Carl Rogers, is widely practised in the UK and throughout the world. It has applications in health and social care, the voluntary sector and is relevant to work with people who are severely mentally and emotionally distressed. As well as being a valuable sourcebook and offering a comprehensive overview, this edition includes updated references and a new section on recent developments and advances. The book begins with a consideration of the principles and philosophy underpinning person-centred therapy before moving to a comprehensive discussion of the classical theory upon which practice is based. Further areas of discussion include: The model of the person, including the origins of mental and emotional distress The process of constructive change A review of revisions of and additions to person-centred theory Child development, styles of processing and configurations of self The quality of presence and working at relational depth Criticisms of the approach are addressed and rebutted and the application of theory to practice is discussed. The new final section is concerned with advances and developments in theory and practice including: Counselling for Depression The Social Dimension to Person-Centred Therapy Person-Centred Practice with People experiencing Severe and Enduring Distress and at the ‘Difficult Edge’ A Review of Research Throughout the book, attention is drawn to the wider person-centred literature to which it is a valuable key. Person-Centred Therapy will be of particular use to students, scholars and practitioners of person-centred therapy as well as to anyone who wants to know more about one of the major psychotherapeutic modalities.
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Gestalt Therapy Integrated

Contours of Theory and Practice

Author: Erving Polster,Miriam Polster

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0394710061

Category: Psychology

Page: 329

View: 569

Surveys the concepts, objectives, and techniques of the action-oriented psychotherapy developed by Fritz Perls. Bibliogs
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Cognitive Therapy

100 Key Points and Techniques

Author: Michael Neenan,Professor of Psychotherapuetic Studies Windy Dryden,Windy Dryden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135446415

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 9115

Cognitive Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques is a crisp, concise elaboration of the 100 main features of the most popular and best validated approach within the field of cognitive behaviour therapy. The 100 key points cover cognitive therapy theory and practice, and examine misconceptions about this approach. Divided into helpful sections, topics covered include assessment, homework, ways of detecting NATS, uncovering core beliefs and relapse prevention. This neat, usable book is an essential guide for psychotherapists and counsellors, both in training and in practice, who need to ensure they are entirely familiar with the key features of cognitive behavioural therapy.
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Gestalt Therapy

An Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Gestalt Therapy

Author: Hanne Hostrup

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum

ISBN: 9788763536578

Category: Psychology

Page: 271

View: 933

Originally, gestalt therapy was developed as a therapy of neurosis. Although its basic concepts remain the same, gestalt therapy has been expanded and refined in both theory and practice. Today, it constitutes a modern form of psychotherapy, suitable as both a form of developmental therapy and a treatment for a wide range of client categories with many different mental disorders. This book discusses the impact of the US origins of gestalt therapy, and it underlines the importance of a high degree of sensitivity to cultural aspects as gestalt therapy spreads throughout the world. It is crucial that gestalt therapists consider the culture and the social conditions which form the context for their practice of gestalt therapy. The book is primarily an introductory textbook, offering a clear and sober presentation of the values, theories, methods, and techniques of gestalt therapy. In addition, it describes the various applications of gestalt therapy and the associated ethical and practical
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In Search of Good Form

Gestalt Therapy with Couples and Families

Author: Joseph C. Zinker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135061696

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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With In Search of Good Form, Joseph Zinker emphasizes seeing and being with as keys to a phenomenological approach in which therapist and patient co-create and mutually articulate their own experiences and meanings. He considers Gestalt field theory, the Gestalt interactive cycle, and Gestalt concepts.
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Integrative Therapy

100 Key Points and Techniques

Author: Maria Gilbert,Vanja Orlans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136876820

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 7392

Integrative Therapy is a unifying approach that brings together physiological, affective, cognitive, contextual and behavioural systems, creating a multi-dimensional relational framework that can be created anew for each individual case. Integrative Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise and accessible guide that allows professionals and students to look beyond specific approaches in order to draw upon ideas and techniques that will best help the client. Divided into helpful sections, areas of discussion include: the case for an integrative approach to therapy the centrality of relationship and dimensions of self development the process of integrative therapy techniques and strategies This book will be essential reading for all psychotherapists and counsellors, both in practice and training, who want to expand their perspectives and learn more about an integrative approach.
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Gestalt Therapy Verbatim

Author: Frederick S. Perls

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939266166

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

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Family Therapy

100 Key Points and Techniques

Author: Mark Rivett,Eddy Street

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134129408

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 2695

Family therapy is increasingly recognised as one of the evidence based psychotherapies. In contemporary therapeutic practice, family therapy is helpful across the age span and for distress caused by family conflict, trauma and mental health difficulties. Because of this, many psychotherapists integrate elements of family therapy within their approaches. Family Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise and jargon-free guide to 100 of the fundamental ideas and techniques of this approach. Divided into helpful sections, it covers: Family therapy theory Essential family therapy practice Using family therapy techniques Common challenges in family therapy Contemporary debates and issues Self issues for family therapists. Family Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques is an invaluable resource for psychotherapists and counsellors in training and in practice. As well as appealing to established family therapists, this latest addition to the 100 Key Points series will also find an audience with other mental health professionals working with families and interested in learning more about family therapy techniques.
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Gestalt Therapy

The Attitude & Practice of an Atheoretical Experientialism

Author: Claudio Naranjo

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 9781899836543

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 526

This remarkable exploration of the inner principles of Gestalt therapy originated over 20 years ago in the form of a completed book, written at Fritz Perls' request. Now fully updated by the author, it is joined by a collection of essays that present the Naranjo's reassessment of Gestalt therapy for the present day. In his fascinating study Naranjo has captured the flavour and distinctive character of the California-based school of Gestalt therapy, propagated by Perls in his last years as a teacher and exemplar of the approach he pioneered. Lively and readible, learned and insightful, this book will be indispensible both for professionals and the lay-reader, demonstrating why Fritz Perls was truly the father of the now-flourishing human potential movement.
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From the Radical Center

The Heart of Gestalt Therapy

Author: Erving Polster,Miriam Polster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135061564

Category: Psychology

Page: 374

View: 8716

This remarkable collection traces central themes in the work of Erving and Miriam Polster, two of the best-known and best loved Gestalt therapists in the world. The writings herein span 4 decades in the history of psychotherapy, bringing together practical, theoretical and aesthetic dimensions of the Polsters' work in a single book. Ranging across diverse subjects and distinct historical periods, the work collected in this volume will educate, provoke, inspire and nourish Gestalt therapists for years to come.
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Relational Approaches in Gestalt Therapy

Author: Rich Hycner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415879316

Category: Psychology

Page: 345

View: 6520

Lynne Jacobs and Richard Hycner assemble an international group of Gestalt theorists and clinicians for an engaging and insightful investigation into the integration of relational approaches within Gestalt therapy. The book is divided thematically into three sections. The first section speculates on the history and development of relationality in terms of Gestalt therapy. Chapters that discuss the patient-therapist relationship comprise the second section, and include explorations into uncertainty in interpretation and understanding, attunement and optimal responsiveness, working with shame, and negotiating individuality and "betweenness." The last section opens up to groups and organizations, applying relational approaches to Gestalt therapeutic encounters with more than one patient.
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The Charged Classroom

Predicaments and Possibilities for Democratic Teaching

Author: Judith L. Pace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317816625

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 6896

At a time when debate over school reform commands unprecedented attention, Judith L. Pace argues we must grapple with the underlying challenges of classroom teaching and, at the same time, strive to realize the ideals of democratic education. Building on three qualitative studies in grades four through twelve, The Charged Classroom examines the deeply embedded tensions, escalating pressures, and exciting possibilities of the contemporary American public school classroom. Through detailed descriptions and analyses of social studies and English language arts classrooms, Pace disentangles how teachers and students navigate three charged arenas: academic expectations, discussion of provocative topics, and curricular demands. In each domain, democratic learning opportunities, such as promotion of positive student identity, dialogue across differences, and exploration of conflict, are both opened up and closed down. A passionate and persuasive call for education reform, the book offers crucial insights about the realities of teaching and key recommendations for advancing democratic education in a multicultural society.
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The Gestalt Therapy Book

Author: Joel Latner

Publisher: Holistic Guide to the Theory

ISBN: 9780939266043

Category: Psychology

Page: 173

View: 1634

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Transactional Analysis

100 Key Points and Techniques

Author: Mark Widdowson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135282897

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 5392

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a versatile and comprehensive system of psychotherapy. Transactional Analysis: 100 Key Points and Techniques synthesises developments in the field, making complex material accessible and offering practical guidance on how to apply the theory and refine TA psychotherapy skills in practice. Divided into seven manageable sections, the 100 key points cover: the philosophy, theory, methods and critique of the main approaches to TA TA perspectives on the therapeutic relationship diagnosis, contracting and treatment planning using TA a trouble shooting guide to avoiding common pitfalls refining therapeutic skills As such this book is essential reading for trainee TA therapists, those preparing for examinations as well as experienced practitioners who will find much practical guidance on the skilful and mindful application of this cohesive system of psychotherapy.
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Solution Focused Brief Therapy

100 Key Points and Techniques

Author: Harvey Ratner,Evan George,Chris Iveson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136299602

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 6065

Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise and jargon-free guide to the thinking and practice of this exciting approach, which enables people to make changes in their lives quickly and effectively. It covers: The history and background to solution focused practice The philosophical underpinnings of the approach Techniques and practices Specific applications to work with children and adolescents, (including school-based work) families, and adults How to deal with difficult situations Organisational applications including supervision, coaching and leadership. Frequently asked questions This book is an invaluable resource for all therapists and counsellors, whether in training or practice. It will also be essential for any professional whose job it is to help people make changes in their lives, and will therefore be of interest to social workers, probation officers, psychiatric staff, doctors, and teachers, as well as those working in organisations as coaches and managers.
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Clarkson: Fritz Perls (paper)

Author: Petruska Clarkson,Jennifer Mackewn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803984530

Category: Psychology

Page: 205

View: 644

`A well-researched, clearly written book... Clarkson and Mackewn did a splendid job organising the theoretical material... Their judicious use of graphics enhances their discussions... The chapter on Perls' contributions to practice is nicely peppered by samples of his actual therapy work and this is true for other chapters. This, I imagine, is how Fritz would have liked it: to let his work speak for itself... Clarkson and Mackewn have carefully crafted and produced a powerfully informative book. Its pages are crammed with up-to-date facts and issues relating to Perls... The work is lean, not one word is wasted. Congratulations!' - The British Gestalt Journal Fritz Perls was the co-founder of Gestalt
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