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Psychotherapy

See below for a selection of the latest books from Psychotherapy category. Presented with a red border are the Psychotherapy books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Psychotherapy books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Understanding Ericksonian Psychotherapy The Selected Writings of Sidney Rosen

Understanding Ericksonian Psychotherapy The Selected Writings of Sidney Rosen

Author: Victor Kiarsis Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2019

This book is a collection of selected writings by Dr. Sidney Rosen that illuminates the work of the renowned clinical psychiatrist, Dr. Milton Erickson, widely known as the father of modern hypnotherapy. Dr. Rosen, who worked closely with Erickson and edited the leading collection of his teaching tales, illustrates Erickson's unconventional and life-changing hypnotic techniques and strategic therapy, rooted in his belief in the healing power of the imagination. This exploration of Erickson hypnotherapy identifies factors effective in all forms of psychotherapy. Stressing the importance of therapeutic trance, Dr. Rosen writes that shamans, healers, and psychotherapists can use the power of imagination to help us take responsibility for concretizing a thought after it presents itself, and then altering it in positive ways. As a student and close friend of Dr. Erickson, Dr. Rosen shares his insights about Erickson's teaching methods in a direct, engaging manner that allows readers access to Ericksonian philosophy and techniques. Many therapists will find both Rosen's and Erickson's approaches compatible with their own and far removed from their preconceptions about hypnosis. And all readers will learn from Rosen's wisdom about how to use Ericksonian techniques, including self-hypnosis, to improve their lives. Offering guidance for providers of individual and group therapy, as well as insights for the general reader, this book is an invaluable introduction to Ericksonian Hypnotherapy.

Minding Emotions Cultivating Mentalization in Psychotherapy

Minding Emotions Cultivating Mentalization in Psychotherapy

Mentalization--the effort to make sense of our own and others' actions, behavior, and internal states--is something we all do. And it is a capacity that all psychotherapies aim to improve: the better we are at mentalizing, the more resilient and flexible we tend to be. This concise, engaging book offers a brief overview of mentalization in psychotherapy, focusing on how to help patients understand and reflect on their emotional experiences. Elliot Jurist integrates cognitive science research and psychoanalytic theory to break down mentalized affectivity into discrete processes that therapists can cultivate in session. The book interweaves clinical vignettes with discussions of memoirs by comedian Sarah Silverman, poet Tracy Smith, filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, and neurologist Oliver Sacks. A reproducible assessment instrument (the Mentalized Affectivity Scale) can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size.

Extending Horizons in Helping and Caring Therapies Beyond the Liminal in the Healing Encounter

Extending Horizons in Helping and Caring Therapies Beyond the Liminal in the Healing Encounter

Author: Greg Nolan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

This vital new book examines how healing encounters might further the horizons of practice and extend innovation in professional interpersonal relationships. Highly qualified contributors explore ways in which insights into individual, cultural and community meanings open further perspectives on human being and help clarify what can feel a confusing present and an increasingly unpredictable future. Divided into sections on Personal and Professional Identity, Culture and Personal Context Practice, Research, and Clinical Practice, each chapter opens up thinking on crucial contemporary issues, informed by personal and clinical practice case-study examples and by findings from leading-edge research investigations, adding to the current literature on both theory and practice. This book brings together voices from the margins, offering alternative practice perspectives that look beyond protocol and statistics-based therapy, emphasising the relational richness that informs professional interpersonal encounters in the support of mental health and wellbeing. It will be of immense value to counsellors and psychotherapists in training and practice, as well as for related mental health professionals and those with an interest in the caring professions.

Extending Horizons in Helping and Caring Therapies Beyond the Liminal in the Healing Encounter

Extending Horizons in Helping and Caring Therapies Beyond the Liminal in the Healing Encounter

Author: Greg Nolan Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2019

This vital new book examines how healing encounters might further the horizons of practice and extend innovation in professional interpersonal relationships. Highly qualified contributors explore ways in which insights into individual, cultural and community meanings open further perspectives on human being and help clarify what can feel a confusing present and an increasingly unpredictable future. Divided into sections on Personal and Professional Identity, Culture and Personal Context Practice, Research, and Clinical Practice, each chapter opens up thinking on crucial contemporary issues, informed by personal and clinical practice case-study examples and by findings from leading-edge research investigations, adding to the current literature on both theory and practice. This book brings together voices from the margins, offering alternative practice perspectives that look beyond protocol and statistics-based therapy, emphasising the relational richness that informs professional interpersonal encounters in the support of mental health and wellbeing. It will be of immense value to counsellors and psychotherapists in training and practice, as well as for related mental health professionals and those with an interest in the caring professions.

How to Talk to a Narcissist

How to Talk to a Narcissist

Author: Joan Jutta (in private practice, California, USA) Lachkar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Bringing to light new developments in the treatment of marital conflict, this second edition of How to Talk to a Narcissist addresses the ever-changing faces and phases of narcissism within the context of marital therapy. This is a practical guide that focuses on specific communication styles in addressing patients with severe narcissistic personality pathology, as well as those with borderline personality disorder. The book starts with an overview of the different kinds of narcissists and borderlines. Dr. Lachkar analyzes these high-conflict personality disorders from a clinical, psychodynamic, and psychoanalytic perspective and delves into the various defenses that a narcissist or borderline might use. Updated treatment approaches and techniques are included along with an examination of the historical and theoretical perspectives that ground these approaches. Also included are detailed case illustrations. This book is useful for both beginning and seasoned practitioners and is recommended for all clinicians treating individuals, couples, and groups within the scope of various narcissistic personality disorders.

How to Talk to a Narcissist

How to Talk to a Narcissist

Author: Joan Jutta (in private practice, California, USA) Lachkar Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Bringing to light new developments in the treatment of marital conflict, this second edition of How to Talk to a Narcissist addresses the ever-changing faces and phases of narcissism within the context of marital therapy. This is a practical guide that focuses on specific communication styles in addressing patients with severe narcissistic personality pathology, as well as those with borderline personality disorder. The book starts with an overview of the different kinds of narcissists and borderlines. Dr. Lachkar analyzes these high-conflict personality disorders from a clinical, psychodynamic, and psychoanalytic perspective and delves into the various defenses that a narcissist or borderline might use. Updated treatment approaches and techniques are included along with an examination of the historical and theoretical perspectives that ground these approaches. Also included are detailed case illustrations. This book is useful for both beginning and seasoned practitioners and is recommended for all clinicians treating individuals, couples, and groups within the scope of various narcissistic personality disorders.

A Clinician's Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy Co-Changing Narratives, Co-Changing Lives

A Clinician's Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy Co-Changing Narratives, Co-Changing Lives

Author: Hugh K. (Private practice, Virginia, USA) Marr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

A Clinician's Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy draws together a range of theories and models to examine the use of narrative psychotherapy in clinical practice. Illustrated with case examples and biographical vignettes, the book outlines the importance of foundational and life stories in treatment and delineates new techniques for co-assessing and changing stories. A wealth of concrete tools are included, including the foundational story interview and family of origin map, as well as diagram templates and questionnaires for use during clinical sessions. Integrating theory and practical applications, A Clinician's Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy introduces a range of therapeutic options rooted in a narrative context and is a valuable resource for practicing and student psychotherapists.

A Clinician's Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy Co-Changing Narratives, Co-Changing Lives

A Clinician's Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy Co-Changing Narratives, Co-Changing Lives

Author: Hugh K. (Private practice, Virginia, USA) Marr Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2019

A Clinician's Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy draws together a range of theories and models to examine the use of narrative psychotherapy in clinical practice. Illustrated with case examples and biographical vignettes, the book outlines the importance of foundational and life stories in treatment and delineates new techniques for co-assessing and changing stories. A wealth of concrete tools are included, including the foundational story interview and family of origin map, as well as diagram templates and questionnaires for use during clinical sessions. Integrating theory and practical applications, A Clinician's Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy introduces a range of therapeutic options rooted in a narrative context and is a valuable resource for practicing and student psychotherapists.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD and Its Subtypes, Second Edition

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD and Its Subtypes, Second Edition

Now significantly revised with 80% new content, this authoritative guide synthesizes the latest knowledge on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and its treatment. Prominent clinician-researcher David A. Clark describes the whats, whys, and how-tos of CBT for a broad range of obsessions and compulsions. Combining scientific rigor and clinical acumen, the book illustrates an effective approach to assessment, case formulation, psychoeducation, and cognitive and behavioral intervention. It includes 21 reproducible forms and handouts; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size. First edition title: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. New to This Edition *Reflects more than 15 years of major advances in clinical practice, theory, and research. *Chapters on specific OCD subtypes: contamination, doubt and repeated checking, repugnant obsessions, and symmetry/order. *Heightened clinical utility--includes more case vignettes and step-by-step procedures. *Describes important refinements to exposure and response prevention, based on inhibitory learning. *Reproducible materials now available online.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD and Its Subtypes, Second Edition

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD and Its Subtypes, Second Edition

Now significantly revised with 80% new content, this authoritative guide synthesizes the latest knowledge on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and its treatment. Prominent clinician-researcher David A. Clark describes the whats, whys, and how-tos of CBT for a broad range of obsessions and compulsions. Combining scientific rigor and clinical acumen, the book illustrates an effective approach to assessment, case formulation, psychoeducation, and cognitive and behavioral intervention. It includes 21 reproducible forms and handouts; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size. First edition title: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. New to This Edition *Reflects more than 15 years of major advances in clinical practice, theory, and research. *Chapters on specific OCD subtypes: contamination, doubt and repeated checking, repugnant obsessions, and symmetry/order. *Heightened clinical utility--includes more case vignettes and step-by-step procedures. *Describes important refinements to exposure and response prevention, based on inhibitory learning. *Reproducible materials now available online.

Mindfulness-Based Practices in Therapy A Cultural Humility Approach

Mindfulness-Based Practices in Therapy A Cultural Humility Approach

Author: Don Davis, Cirleen DeBlaere, Joshua N Hook, Jesse Owen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Eastern spirituality has exerted considerable influence on the fields of counseling and psychology through the use of mindfulness-based practices. This book serves as a practical introduction to integrating mindfulness-based practices in therapy, with a focus on assessing whether it is appropriate to use or adapt mindfulness activities to the specific cultural identity or identities of clients. Interventions can be adapted to account for clients' religious/spiritual identity, gender norms, racial/ethnic background, community values and pressures, personality traits, unfamiliarity with mindfulness-based practices, cognitive flexibility, and individual life experiences. The authors present an approach to integrating mindfulness in therapy that emphasizes cultural humility, which combines an accurate view of oneself (including limits in one's awareness, knowledge, and skills for working with individuals from diverse groups) with the ability to cultivate an other-oriented stance, thus enhancing one's ability to work with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. By incorporating this client-centered approach, therapists will be better able to align the therapy process with clients' values, narratives about change, and therapy goals.

Disentangle When You've Lost Your Self in Someone Else

Disentangle When You've Lost Your Self in Someone Else

Author: Nancy L. Johnston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019