Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy

Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy

by Patricia R. Frisch


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Integrating the work of Reich, Masterson, and Jung, Whole Therapist, Whole Patient is a step-by-step guidebook for professionals to learn about the psychology of their patients and conduct treatment in a dynamic way. This text combines Reich's character analyses, Masterson's work on personality disorders, and Jung's dream analyses to create a clear typology of character types that therapists can use to understand themselves and their patients. Also included are case management techniques and guidance for working with difficult patients. In addition, readers can turn to the book's online resources to access a downloadable patient package, case presentation guide, and psychological history form.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138562363
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 973,610
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Patricia R. Frisch, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychologist, as well as founder and executive director of the Orgonomic Institute of Northern California (OINC), where she mentors, supervises, and trains professionals in character analysis, somatic interventions, and diagnostic typologies. She authored a chapter in Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (SAGE Publications, 2015). Dr. Frisch also maintains an active private practice in Mill Valley, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Foreword Part I: Reich’s Influence Introduction 1. History of Wilhelm Reich 2. Why Reich’s Model Makes Sense Part II: Character Analysis 3. Character Armor 4. The Origins of Character Types: Changing Sexual Norms 5. Introduction to Character Types Part III: Expanding Reich’s Diagnostic Typology 6. Integration of Masterson’s Disorder of the Self Diagnoses 7. Masterson’s Pre-oedipal Personality Disorders Part IV: Therapeutic Guidelines 8. Create the Frame 9. The Therapeutic Relationship 10. The Therapist’s Reactions Part V: Therapeutic Basics 11. The Therapist Tool Chest 12. Challenging Junctures and Difficult Patient Interludes 13. The Business of Therapy Part VI: Psyche to Soma 14. Mind Meets Body 15. Conclusion

Online Chapters: 16. Progression into Trauma 17. Dream Analysis and Individuation Appendices

Bibliography Index

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