Knowing Feeling: Affect, Script, and Psychotherapy / Edition 1

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Nathanson and his colleagues explore contemporary affect studies, focusing on the work of Silvan Tomkins, and examine their impact on the theory and practice of psychotherapy.

Clinical assessment of affect/the diagnostic alliance/script theory & human sexual response/affect & defense/trauma, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393702149
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald L. Nathanson, M.D., is the founder and Executive Director of the Silvan S. Tomkins Institute. He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jefferson Medical College.

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Table of Contents

1 About Emotion 1
2 Clinical Assessment of Affect 22
3 The Diagnostic Alliance 37
4 Affect and the Redefinition of Intimacy 55
5 Script Theory and Human Sexual Response: A Glossary of Postulates, Corollaries, and Definitions 105
6 Empirical Studies of Shame and Guilt: The Internalized Shame Scale 132
7 Implications of Affect Theory for the Practice of Cognitive Therapy 166
8 Affect Theory and Psychopharmacology 177
9 Image-Oriented Psychotherapy Using Drawings as a Feedback Mechanism 191
10 The Affective Life of Infants: Empirical and Theoretical Foundations 219
11 Affect and Defense 257
12 The Archetypal Affects 271
13 Trauma and Affect: Applying the Language of Affect Theory to the Phenomena of Traumatic Stress 288
14 Drama Therapy for the Treatment of Affective Expression in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 303
15 Emotion and the Psychology of Performance: The Application of Affect Theory to Iconicity 327
16 Illegal Action - Official Reaction: Affect Theory, Criminology, and the Criminal Justice System 346
17 Some Closing Thoughts on Affect, Scripts, and Psychotherapy 379
Index 409
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