Talk is Not Enough / Edition 1

Talk is Not Enough / Edition 1

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by Willard Gaylin, M. D. Willard Gaylin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0316303089

ISBN-13: 9780316303088

Pub. Date: 04/04/2005

Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Although more people than ever are in psychotherapy, confusion about what it is, who needs it, and who doesn't still exists. Drawing on over thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist, analyst, and teacher, Dr. Gaylin addresses the fundamentals of the therapeutic process. How does therapy work? Can "talking" truly precipitate a change in behavior? Why do

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Although more people than ever are in psychotherapy, confusion about what it is, who needs it, and who doesn't still exists. Drawing on over thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist, analyst, and teacher, Dr. Gaylin addresses the fundamentals of the therapeutic process. How does therapy work? Can "talking" truly precipitate a change in behavior? Why do therapists rely so heavily on childhood experiences? Does the past really affect the present? Gaylin speaks plainly but profoundly about the art of therapy, what the roles of the patient and therapist should be, and what it takes, on the part of each, for a patient to get better. The result is an enlightening tour through one of the most misunderstood sciences of our time. As insurance companies limit the number of therapy sessions they will cover and people look for quick-fix "cures" for their psychological ailments, Dr. Gaylin explains the importance of long-term therapy. This book has a natural audience of people in therapy. Current estimates put this number at 15 million.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316303088
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
04/04/2005
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Getting Help3
I.Gaining Knowledge13
1.Who Needs Help?15
2.The Nondirective Interview31
3.Psychoanalytic Tools I: Free Association, Transference, and the Couch52
4.Psychoanalytic Tools II: Dreams and Fantasies79
II.Using Knowledge95
5.A Psychological Understanding of Behavior97
6.Catharsis114
7.Insight126
8.Psychodynamics: Looking to the Past148
9.Defenses: Looking at the Present173
III.Beyond Knowledge195
10.The Therapeutic Alliance197
11.The Corrective Emotional Experience217
12.Advice, Counseling, and Values245
IV.Out of the Office and Into Life269
13.Supporting the Will271
14.Magic and Mystery291
Acknowledgments311
Index313

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Talk is Not Enough 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding resource for understanding what makes people tick, not sick. With Gaylin's experience, insight and advice readers are sure to become bettter for it. This is a professional who understands people, makes everything come together. Great insight to the subconscious mind - his practices should be applied by all therapists who wish to enhance their 'people skills.'