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Literature and Therapy: A Systemic View
     

Literature and Therapy: A Systemic View

by Liz Burns
 

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Literature and Therapy: A Systemic View is an invitation to the world of literature, drawing us into the creative and imaginative spaces which lie between readers and their choice of novels, plays and poems. In this world, the fundamental importance of emotion and intuition is recognized, as is the power of literature to promote transformations of meaning

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Literature and Therapy: A Systemic View is an invitation to the world of literature, drawing us into the creative and imaginative spaces which lie between readers and their choice of novels, plays and poems. In this world, the fundamental importance of emotion and intuition is recognized, as is the power of literature to promote transformations of meaning in everyday life and in therapeutic practice. Liz Burns demonstrates how a systemic view, highlighting relationships, calls the reader to explore both therapy and literature with fresh eyes, newly motivated thoughts and a lightening heart.

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"This is a stunning book! It brings into sharp relief the profound relevance of literature, in all its forms, for training, practice and continuing professional development in the psychological psychotherapies. Liz Burns has managed to illuminate the relationship between reflection in action and reflection on action in our therapeutic work, using literary metaphor as an explanatory vehicle. She has peppered the book with illustrative and helpful exercises, for trainers, trainees and practitioners. Her love and appreciation of how literature speaks to all our experience shines throughout this book – read it!"

"Every therapist should read this book. It cannot help but open up rich areas of thought and reflection which will enhance the therapist’s own personal and professional development as well as providing some extremely useful ideas for direct work with clients. The author’s own clinical experience, theoretical understanding and love of literature shine through. The result is an exciting blend, a stimulating and joyful read and a book I wholeheartedly recommend to therapists at all levels of experience."

Professor Arlene Vetere
"This is a stunning book! It brings into sharp relief the profound relevance of literature, in all its forms, for training, practice and continuing professional development in the psychological psychotherapies. Liz Burns has managed to illuminate the relationship between reflection in action and reflection on action in our therapeutic work, using literary metaphor as an explanatory vehicle. She has peppered the book with illustrative and helpful exercises, for trainers, trainees and practitioners. Her love and appreciation of how literature speaks to all our experience shines throughout this book – read it!"
Judith Lask
"Every therapist should read this book. It cannot help but open up rich areas of thought and reflection which will enhance the therapist’s own personal and professional development as well as providing some extremely useful ideas for direct work with clients. The author’s own clinical experience, theoretical understanding and love of literature shine through. The result is an exciting blend, a stimulating and joyful read and a book I wholeheartedly recommend to therapists at all levels of experience."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855755949
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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