Contexts and Connections: An Intersubjective Approach to Couples Therapy / Edition 1

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Overview

Shaddock makes sense of intersubjectivity, the functional paradigm shift in highbrow psychotherapy, as both a way of thinking about our psychological lives and a way of doing clinical work. Applying it to relational systems means investigating the experience of each partner/ member from inside his/her perspective and without judgment.The book illustrates how that approach lowers defenses and lets in insights, mutual understanding, and renewed hope; it demonstrates that treatment built on empathic awareness of contexts and connections can actually also lead to individual transformation.

Presents author's call for applying intersubjective theory broadly & with Kleinian & Kohutian principles; case studies.

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Arguing that each person's individual experience of a relationship is embedded in the context of that relationship, couples therapist and California-based psychotherapist Shaddock builds on the reciprocity between each partner's intrapsychic organization and both partners' interpersonal dynamic to develop working clinical models and show how conjoint therapy can lead to individual transformation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465095704
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

David Shaddock, author of From Impasse to Intimacy: How Understanding Unconscious Needs Can Transform Relationships, practices psychotherapy in Oakland, California.

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