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Therapist and Client
A Relational Approach to Psychotherapy
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Therapist and Client: A Relational Approach to Psychotherapy provides a guide to the fundamental interpersonal elements of the therapeutic relationship that make it the most effective factor in therapy. Presents the fundamental interpersonal elements that make the therapeutic relationship the most effective factor in psychotherapy Explores and integrates a range of approaches from various schools, from psychoanalysis to body-oriented psychotherapy and humanistic psychotherapies Offers clear and practical explanations of the intersubjective aspects of therapy Demonstrates the pivotal need to work in the present moment in order to effect change and tailor therapy to the client Provides detailed case studies and numerous practical applications of infant research and the unified body-mind perspective increasingly revealed by neuroscience


Foreword ix Preface xiii Acknowledgements xv Introduction xvii 1 Applying Findings from Infant Research 1 Introduction 1 Intersubjectivity 3 References 24 2 The Interpersonal Relationship 27 Introduction 27 The Evolution of a Relational Approach 28 The Therapist: Self with Other 30 Reflecting on Self and Other 42 Repairing the Relationship 45 References 51 3 Potential Space, Creativity and Play 54 Introduction 54 Intersubjectivity - the Realm of Potential Space 55 The Therapeutic Space 56 Creativity and Play 65 References 84 4 The Intersubjective Experience 86 Introduction 86 Defining and Exploring the Intersubjective Experience 90 References 104 5 The Relational Body-Mind 106 Introduction 106 The Nature of the Relational Body-Mind 109 A Relational Body-Mind Perspective 112 Five Modes of Experience, Function and Expression 114 Taking a Body-Mind Stance 119 Relational Body-Mind Therapy 121 Transference-Countertransference and the Body-Mind 131 'Fragile' Clients 132 References 134 6 Working with Trauma and Fragile Clients 137 Introduction 137 Therapy for the Traumatized Body-Mind 138 Working with Fragile Clients 149 References 157 7 Adapting Therapy to the Client: A Relational Approach 159 Introduction 159 Assessment 163 Creating the Therapeutic Frame 171 Tailoring the Therapist's Stance 174 Choosing a Level 184 Staying Adaptable and Relational 189 Arriving at an Individual Style 192 References 194 Index 197


ISBN-13: 9781119942238
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (John Wiley & Sons Inc)
Publication date: April, 2012
Pages: 230
Dimensions: 157.00 x 235.00 x 16.00

Subcategories: Psychiatry, Psychotherapy