The Heart of Healing: Relationships in Therapy / Edition 1

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Overview

Drawing on cross-cultural and interdisciplinary empirical research and numerous revealing case studies, the authors present a variety of innovative models for understanding and fostering relationships with clients that engAnder constructive change. They describe the conceptual building blocks of a healing encounter'including authentic engagement, projected images, and interactional patterns'and show how each of these can promote or impede a healthy and effective relationship.

Offers guiding principles applicable to individual therapy sessions to optimize the relationship as a healing agent.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787900267
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/10/1994
  • Series: Social & Behavioral Science
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 313
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

JEFFREY A. KOTTLER is Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and author of numerous books, including On Being a Therapist (Jossey-Bass, 1986), The Compleat Therapist (Jossey-Bass, 1991), and Beyond Blame (Jossey-Bass 1993). THOMAS L. SEXTON is Associate Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. SUSAN C. WHISTON is Associate Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Understanding Healing Relationships
1. Paradoxes in Therapy
2. Personal and Therapeutic Relationships
3. Relationships in the Life of the Therapist
4. Diversity and Multiculturalism Part Two: Conceptual Puzzles
5. Maps of Relationships
6. Being Authentic
7. Impress Me, Influence Me
8. Ghosts in the Room
9. Black Holes and the Patterns That Connect Part Three: Clinical Challenges
10. The Nature of Healing in Relationships
11. Using the Relationship Advantageously
12. When Therapeutic Relationships Don't Work
13. The Future of Relationships in Therapy

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