Phototherapy Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums / Edition 1

Phototherapy Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums / Edition 1

by Judy Weiser
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555425526

ISBN-13: 9781555425524

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

In this book, Judy Weiser shows how mental health professionals can use clients' personal photos and family albums as catalysts for therapeutic communication. She reveals how initiating a dialogue based on such personally symbolic artistic expressions gives form to feelings which otherwise might be resistant to verbal investigations. She shows how to use this dialogue…  See more details below

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In this book, Judy Weiser shows how mental health professionals can use clients' personal photos and family albums as catalysts for therapeutic communication. She reveals how initiating a dialogue based on such personally symbolic artistic expressions gives form to feelings which otherwise might be resistant to verbal investigations. She shows how to use this dialogue to stimulate recall of forgotten, blocked, or denied information and memories, and to apply these insights to an effective therapeutic framework. A comprehensive guide to PhotoTherapy, this book provides the theoretical principles, detailed techniques, anecdotal illustrations, and practical exercises that will help mental health professionals apply this approach in practice. Looking at all types of photographs - whether they are ones that clients respond to, collect, pose for, or create - Weiser describes various ways to engage clients with photographic imagery. Providing several examples from actual cases to illustrate how clients' responses to photographs can be integrated into the therapeutic process, she offers practitioners a powerful therapeutic tool, regardless of their particular theoretical orientation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555425524
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Social & Behavioral Science
Edition description:
1st
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

Preface
The Author
1Photographs as Therapeutic Tools1
2The Five Techniques of PhotoTherapy13
3The Protective Process: Using Photographic Images to Explore Client Perceptions, Values, and Expectations56
4Working with Self-Portraits: Understanding the Images Clients Make of Themselves120
5Seeing Other Perspectives: Examining Photographs of Clients Taken by Others187
6Metaphors of Self Construction: Reflecting on Photographs Taken or Collected by Clients228
7Photo Systems: Reviewing Family Albums and Photo-Biographical Collections285
8Using Photo Therapy to Promote Healing and Personal Growth343
References349
Recommended Readings361
Index381

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