Handbook of Experiential Psychotherapy

Handbook of Experiential Psychotherapy

by Leslie S. Greenberg
     
 


Integrating the work of leading client-centered, gestalt, interpersonal, focusing, and process-oriented therapists, Handbook of Experiential Psychotherapy covers both conceptual foundations and current treatment applications. Contributors present well-articulated approaches to treating depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other problems, emphasizing the need toSee more details below

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Integrating the work of leading client-centered, gestalt, interpersonal, focusing, and process-oriented therapists, Handbook of Experiential Psychotherapy covers both conceptual foundations and current treatment applications. Contributors present well-articulated approaches to treating depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other problems, emphasizing the need to work with the client's own moment-by-moment experience of disturbing states and processes. The volume delineates a variety of experiential methods--from working with clients to symbolize bodily felt sense, evoke memories, and express intense feelings, to helping them reflect on their experience, maintain gains from session to session, and create new meanings for themselves. The role of the therapist's relational stance in promoting particular emotional processes is also examined, and newly developed models of experiential diagnosis and case formulation are described.

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"A major shift has occurred in experiential therapy. This seminal text extends the work of Rogers and Perls and provides systematic interventions that target specific client problems. It provides the practicing therapist with a map, a rich theoretical base that emphasizes the client's potential for growth. It also offers specific guidelines for effective practice and clinical examples of tried and empirically tested interventions. This is a classic that will guide therapists for years to come." --Susan M. Johnson, EdD, Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, Canada

"I am impressed by the scope and depth of this orientation, its international development, its theory, research base, and wide variety of applications in practice. Because it is centered on the experiential dimension which cuts across other orientations, this book will bring something helpful to every practitioner." --Eugene T. Gendlin, PhD, University of Chicago, author of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

"This is a splendid transcultural collection that reflects fine scholarship and practical wisdom. It places experiential approaches not only in historical context, but also in their contemporary role as a leading component of 21st century psychotherapy. I recommend it highly." --Michael J. Mahoney, PhD, University of North Texas, Executive Director, Society for Constructivism in the Human Sciences

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Covers both conceptual foundations and current treatment applications in experiential therapy, integrating the work of leading Gestalt, interpersonal, and process-oriented therapists. Presents approaches to treating depression, PTSD, and other problems, emphasizing the need to work with the client's own experience of disturbing states and processes. Delineates a variety of experiential methods, from working with clients to symbolize bodily felt sense and express feelings, to helping them reflect on their experience and create new meanings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572303744
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/08/1998
Series:
Family Therapy Series
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

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