Therapeutic Communication, Second Edition: Knowing What to Say When / Edition 2

Therapeutic Communication, Second Edition: Knowing What to Say When / Edition 2

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by Paul L. Wachtel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1609181719

ISBN-13: 9781609181710

Pub. Date: 04/27/2011

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

A uniquely practical guide and widely adopted text, this book shows precisely what therapists can say at key moments to enhance the process of healing and change. Paul Wachtel explains why some communications in therapy are particularly effective, while others that address essentially the same content may actually be countertherapeutic. He offers clear and specific

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A uniquely practical guide and widely adopted text, this book shows precisely what therapists can say at key moments to enhance the process of healing and change. Paul Wachtel explains why some communications in therapy are particularly effective, while others that address essentially the same content may actually be countertherapeutic. He offers clear and specific guidelines for how to ask questions and make comments in ways that facilitate collaborative exploration and promote change. Illustrated with vivid case examples, the book is grounded in an integrative theory that draws from features of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, systemic, and experiential approaches. New to this edition: reflects nearly 20 years of advances in the field and refinements of the author's approach; broader audience: in addition to psychodynamic therapists, cognitive-behavioral therapists and others will find specific, user-friendly recommendations; chapter on key developments and convergences across different psychotherapeutic approaches; and chapter on the therapeutic implications of attachment theory and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609181710
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
398
Sales rank:
824,480
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Rethinking the Talking Cure: The Therapist Speaks Too

I. Theoretical and Empirical Foundations

2. The Continuing Evolution of Psychotherapy: New and Converging Developments in Psychoanalytic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Systemic, and Experiential Approaches

3. Attending to Attachment: Accelerating Interest in the Therapeutic Implications of Attachment Theory and Research

4. Cyclical Psychodynamics I: Vicious and Virtuous Circles

5. Cyclical Psychodynamics II: Anxiety, Exposure, and Interpretation

6. Cyclical Psychodynamics III: Insight, the Therapeutic Relationship, and the World Outside

II. Clinical Applications and Guidelines

7. Accusatory and Facilitative Comments: Criticism and Permission in the Therapeutic Dialogue

8. Exploration, Not Interrogation

9. Building on the Patient’s Strengths

10. Affirmation and Change

11. Attribution and Suggestion

12. Reframing, Relabeling, and Paradox

13. Therapist Self-Disclosure: Prospects and Pitfalls

14. Achieving Resolution of the Patient's Difficulties: Resistance, Working Through, and Following Through

III. Postscript

15. Therapeutic Communication with Couples, Ellen F. Wachtel

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