Emotion, Psychotherapy, and Changeby Jeremy D. Safran, Leslie S. Greenberg
Emotion, Psychotherapy, and Change represents a systematic attempt to map the various ways emotion influences the change process and to clarify the underlying mechanisms. A continuation of the editors' pioneering work, Emotion in Psychotherapy, this volume makes a significant contribution to the development of a transtheoretical approach to affective change events. Viewing emotional experience as an active ingredient in, rather than a by-product of, the change process, the book explores the ramifications of this understanding for the conduct of therapy.
A thorough review of the theory and therapeutic implications of emotion in human functioning precedes chapters by representatives of three different therapeutic traditions: cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and experiential. Contributors identify and describe the key affective change events important in their respective approaches and then speculate about the underlying processes. Included here are detailed descriptions of relevant therapist-client interactions as well as clinical transcripts that vividly illustrate the process of change. A separate, theory-oriented commentary section follows in which the theme of emotion in psychotherapy is examined from the perspectives of cognitive psychology and emotion theory. A synthesis and critical analysis of affective change processes rounds out the volume.
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Meet the Author
Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor at The Derner Institute at Adelphi University. Co-author of the books EMOTION IN PSYCHOTHERAPY and INTERPERSONAL PROCESS IN COGNITIVE THERAPY, Dr. Safran was previously Director of the Cognitive Therapy Unit at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto, Canada. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Cognitive Therapy and Research, Psychotherapy Research, Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly. Dr. Safran also maintains a part-time private psychotherapy practice in New York City.
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