Very Brief Psychotherapy

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Very Brief Psychotherapy can help the practitioner make meaningful interventions in real-world time, and in less than ideal circumstances, and will radically change the reader's concepts of what can be accomplished in a day, in a clinical hour, or even in a single moment.
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Overview

Very Brief Psychotherapy can help the practitioner make meaningful interventions in real-world time, and in less than ideal circumstances, and will radically change the reader's concepts of what can be accomplished in a day, in a clinical hour, or even in a single moment.
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'Very Brief Psychotherapy is engagingly written, clinically astute, and theoretically brilliant. Jim Gustafson shows how, with one step - the right step - patients can do something different to break out of their painful, reiterating traps. Highly recommended.' - Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D., Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, USA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415950589
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James P. Gustafson, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of the Brief Psychotherapy Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Anxiety as a signal of danger 11
Ch. 2 Depression as a signal of defeat 21
Ch. 3 The compensations for unbearable anxiety and depression 31
Ch. 4 Schooling against false claims 45
Ch. 5 Backing up the history from disaster 55
Ch. 6 Walking forward to read the exchanges in work and love 63
Ch. 7 The opposing current to receptiveness 77
Ch. 8 The opposing current to pushing 85
Ch. 9 The opposing current to guilt 97
Ch. 10 The relationship or marital impasse 111
Ch. 11 The work impasse 121
Ch. 12 The developmental impasse 131
Ch. 13 Scientific evidence and very brief psychotherapy 147
Ch. 14 Follow-up judgments by patients described in the text 151
Ch. 15 Drawings and letters 163
Ch. 16 The defense of the doctor/psychotherapist 167
Ch. 17 Dreaming the theory 173
Ch. 18 A theoretical note on the scaffolding of this book 177
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