Combating Destructive Thought Processes: Voice Therapy and Separation Theory / Edition 1

Combating Destructive Thought Processes: Voice Therapy and Separation Theory / Edition 1

by Robert W. Firestone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761905502

ISBN-13: 9780761905509

Pub. Date: 12/10/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

What keeps people from living in ways that satisfy their individual needs and priorities? In this book, noted clinical psychologist Robert W. Firestone sets forth the theory - synthesizing psychodynamic and existential approaches to the psyche - underlying his voice therapy methodology. From childhood, Firestone maintains, humans are prevented from experiencing an…  See more details below

Overview

What keeps people from living in ways that satisfy their individual needs and priorities? In this book, noted clinical psychologist Robert W. Firestone sets forth the theory - synthesizing psychodynamic and existential approaches to the psyche - underlying his voice therapy methodology. From childhood, Firestone maintains, humans are prevented from experiencing an individuated life by the pressures of society and destructive interactions within the family. The goal of voice therapy is to uncover the insidious forces - represented by internal messages, called voices - that limit humans. Firestone's technique, grounded in clinical research, helps the client to reveal these voices quickly, recognize their detrimental source, and begin the path to a meaningful life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761905509
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/10/1996
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Self Under Siege1
2The Reality of Childhood Trauma15
3Patterns of Emotional Mistreatment29
4Psychodynamics Involved in the Intergenerational Cycle of Child Abuse45
5Identification With the Aggressor57
6The Fantasy Bond and Self-Parenting Process75
7The Fantasy Bond in Couple Relationships93
8Manifestations of the Inward Process109
9The Concept of the Voice and Voice Therapy131
10Approach to Psychotherapy149
11Application of Voice Therapy to Couples and Parenting Groups168
12Assessment of Suicide Risk184
13The Dual Nature of Guilt Reactions205
14The Psychodynamics of Fantasy, Addiction, and Addictive Attachments223
15The Essential Paradox of Psychotherapy240
16Psychological Defenses Against Death Anxiety257
17Origins of Ethnic Strife277
18The "Good Life"292
Appendix: Supplemental Resource Material308
References311
Name Index331
Subject Index338
About the Author355

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