How People Change: Inside and Outside Therapy / Edition 1

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Explores the possible commonalities between theories of individual change and theories of social change, and between theories of how people change in their normal lives and in psychotherapy. The contributions, from clinical and social psychologists, are accessible to the nonspecialist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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1: How People Change: Introduction.- I. Perspectives from Clinical Psychology.- 2: Questioning the Sacred Cow of the Transference.- 3: The Role of “Accomplices” in Preventing and Facilitating Change.- 4: Transtheoretical Ingredients in Therapeutic Change.- 5: Emotion in the Change Process.- 6: Davanloo’s Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: A Cross-Theoretical Analysis of Change Mechanisms.- 7: Change in the Change Agents: Growth in the Capacity to Heal.- II. Perspectives from Social, Family, and Organizational Psychology.- 8: How to Change Behavior.- 9: Changing Attitudes and Reducing Tensions between People.- 10: The Two Faces of Change: Progression and Regression.- 11: Individual Change in Organizational Settings.- 12: Conflict, Negotiation, and Change.- III. Integration and Conclusions.- 13: How People Change with and without Therapy.- 14: Toward an Integrative Theory of Psychological Change in Individuals and Organizations: A Cognitive-Affective Regulation Model.- How People Change: A Brief Commentary.

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