Fundamentals of Adaptive Psychotherapy and Counseling

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This important text not only brings together a synthesis of Robert Langs' most important ideas and the latest developments in his thinking?many of them of utmost importance to all manner of therapists?it also presents them in a form that is accessible to the reader new to the communicative approach, as well as those with more experience. With separate sections on theory and practice, and clearly defining the basic principles that apply to all forms of psychotherapy and counseling, the book is an excellent ...

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Overview

This important text not only brings together a synthesis of Robert Langs' most important ideas and the latest developments in his thinking—many of them of utmost importance to all manner of therapists—it also presents them in a form that is accessible to the reader new to the communicative approach, as well as those with more experience. With separate sections on theory and practice, and clearly defining the basic principles that apply to all forms of psychotherapy and counseling, the book is an excellent starting point as a basic introduction to psychotherapy and counseling for trainees and practitioners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403903426
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/22/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Langs is Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine, New York City, and Honorary Visiting Fellow, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's College, London, UK.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Basic Concepts
• Two Modes of Psychotherapy and Counselling
• Two Modes of Communication
• Models of the Mind
• The Conscious System
• The Deep Unconscious System
• Ground Rules and Boundaries
• Death Anxiety and the Evolution of the Mind
Part Two: Clinical Technique
• Indicators: Symptoms and Resistances
• Triggers and Themes
• Three Classes of Intervention
• Trigger Decoded Interpretations
• The Validating Process
• The First Session
• An Unnatural Profession
• Glossary of Terms
• Bibliography

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