Symbol Story & Ceremony: Using Metaphor in Individual and Family Therapy

Symbol Story & Ceremony: Using Metaphor in Individual and Family Therapy

by Gene Combs, Jill Freedman
     
 

Describes the psychotherapeutic use of metaphor in its three basic forms: symbol, story and ritual. Case studies are used to illustrate metaphorical strategies for facilitating new patterns of thought. Exercises are also offered to help therapists develop confidence in thinking metaphorically.

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Describes the psychotherapeutic use of metaphor in its three basic forms: symbol, story and ritual. Case studies are used to illustrate metaphorical strategies for facilitating new patterns of thought. Exercises are also offered to help therapists develop confidence in thinking metaphorically.

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Inspired by the work of Milton H. Erickson and Gregory Bateson, Combs and Freedman, both practicing therapists, acquaint therapists with the various uses of metaphor in psychotherapy, provide instruction in how to construct metaphors, and give examples of a wide variety of metaphors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393334999
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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