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Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy and Dialogue

Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy and Dialogue

Laura Barnett, Greg Madison
November 28, 2011

In 1958 in their book Existence, Rollo May, Henri Ellenberger and Ernst Angel introduced existential therapy to the English-speaking psychotherapy world. Since then the field of existential therapy has moved along rapidly and this book considers how it has developed over the past fifty years, and...

Gestalt Therapy: Advances in Theory and Practice

Gestalt Therapy: Advances in Theory and Practice

Talia Bar-Yoseph Levine
July 26, 2011

The Gestalt approach is based on the philosophy that the human being is born with the healthy ability to regulate needs and wants in relationship with the environment in which she/he lives. Heightening of personal awareness and exploration of needs is enabled by the therapist who actively engages...

Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Subjectivity

Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Subjectivity

Ian Parker
July 09, 2010

Jacques Lacan's impact upon the theory and practice of psychoanalysis worldwide cannot be underestimated. Lacanian Psychoanalysis looks at the current debates surrounding Lacanian practice and explores its place within historical, social and political contexts. The book argues that Lacan’s...

Constructivist Psychotherapy: A Narrative Hermeneutic Approach

Constructivist Psychotherapy: A Narrative Hermeneutic Approach

Gabriele Chiari, Maria Laura Nuzzo
September 24, 2009

Psychotherapy has undergone major changes in recent years, with a variety of new approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy joining the more traditional and widespread schools of thought. These new approaches all share the epistemological assumption of constructivism, which states that...

Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy: A Postmodern Perspective

Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy: A Postmodern Perspective

Lisa Wake
January 31, 2008

Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy offers a unique and exciting postmodern perspective on an advancing model of therapy. It places neurolinguistic psychotherapy in context and considers the history of NLP and its relationship to psychotherapy. Presented as an effective model for facilitating...

Psychodrama: Advances in Theory and Practice

Psychodrama: Advances in Theory and Practice

Clark Baim, Jorge Burmeister, Manuela Maciel
June 21, 2007

Psychodrama: Advances in Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the theory and practice of psychodrama, integrating different psychodramatic schools of thought. Psychodrama is one of the pioneering approaches of psychotherapy and is practised by thousands of...

Person-Centred Therapy: A Clinical Philosophy

Person-Centred Therapy: A Clinical Philosophy

Keith Tudor, Mike Worrall
February 02, 2006

The person-centred approach is one of the most popular, enduring and respected approaches to psychotherapy and counselling. Person-Centred Therapy returns to its original formulations to define it as radically different from other self-oriented therapies. Keith Tudor and Mike Worrall draw on a...

Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Analysis

Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Analysis

Joseph Cambray, Linda Carter
July 29, 2004

The Jungian approach to analysis and psychotherapy has been undergoing an extensive reconsideration during the past decade. Analytical Psychology calls special attention to the areas that have been most impacted: the core concepts and practices of the Jungian tradition, along with relevant...

Co-Counselling: The Theory and Practice of Re-evaluation Counselling

Co-Counselling: The Theory and Practice of Re-evaluation Counselling

Katie Kauffman, Caroline New
July 15, 2004

The theory behind Co-Counselling argues that emotional expression should be welcomed and that human beings can help each other recover from past distress by taking turns giving and receiving attention. Benefits of the method include the acceleration of personal growth and the reduction of the...

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Theoretical Developments

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Theoretical Developments

Windy Dryden
January 16, 2003

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Theoretical Developments is a cutting edge examination of the theory behind this popular approach within the cognitive-behavioural tradition. Distinguished practitioners and authors discuss the relevance of:· cross-disciplinary factors affecting REBT· REBT as an...

Adlerian Psychotherapy: An Advanced Approach to Individual Psychology

Adlerian Psychotherapy: An Advanced Approach to Individual Psychology

Ursula E. Oberst, Alan E. Stewart
December 05, 2002

Adlerian Psychotherapy gives an account of Adlerian therapy and counselling from its origins to the present day, and proposes an advanced version of the theory. The main principles and concepts of Adler's thinking are re-examined from a contemporary perspective, placing them in the context of other...

Body Psychotherapy

Body Psychotherapy

Tree Staunton
April 04, 2002

In the past the practice of body psychotherapy has been taken less seriously in professional circles than more traditional psychotherapeutic approaches.Body Psychotherapy redresses the balance, offering insights into a spectrum of approaches within body-oriented psychotherapy. A range of...

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