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Humor And Wellness In Clinical Intervention

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Presenting a cutting-edge theory for using humor in psychotherapy, counseling, and clinical intervention, this volume brings together a group of outstanding experts in the field of clinical intervention. Each chapter shows how humor can play a vital role in the promotion of wellness in general and in mental health wealthness in particular. It provides specific theoretical perspectives aimed at helping readers develop both their awareness of humor as a clinical tool and dexterity in using humor to facilitate ...

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Overview

Presenting a cutting-edge theory for using humor in psychotherapy, counseling, and clinical intervention, this volume brings together a group of outstanding experts in the field of clinical intervention. Each chapter shows how humor can play a vital role in the promotion of wellness in general and in mental health wealthness in particular. It provides specific theoretical perspectives aimed at helping readers develop both their awareness of humor as a clinical tool and dexterity in using humor to facilitate productive change during the therapeutic process.

This book will be of interest to students and professionals in all areas of the helping and healing professions. In addition to the psychotherapeutic disciplines, it also has applications in human relations and communication-training fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275961558
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2001
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

WALEED A. SALAMEH is a clinical psychologist in private practice.

WILLIAM F. FRY, JR., is a psychiatrist in private practice and Associate Professor at Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: Humor, Wellness, and Chaos
1 The Use of Humor in Psychotherapy 1
2 Humor in Treating the Mentally Ill 15
3 An Emotional Skills Self-Improvement System for Personal Growth and Its Facilitative Absorption Through Humor 35
4 The Importance of Humor in the Psychotherapy of Children and Adolescents 89
5 Humor in Career Counseling 109
6 Comedy, Tragedy, and Empathy 133
7 Humor and the 12-Step Recovery Process 145
8 Survivor Humor: The Role of Humor in Coping with Disasters 165
9 Humor, Biology, and Psychotherapy 205
10 "Funny ... you don't sound like a supervisor!": The Use of Humor in Psychotherapy Supervision 221
App Research and Clinical Bibliography on Humor and Psychotherapy (1991-1998) 237
Index 245
About the Editors and Contributors 255
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