Personification: Using the Dialogical Self in Psychotherapy and Counselling

1st Edition

John Rowan

Routledge
Published November 4, 2009
Reference - 176 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415433464 - CAT# Y004058

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Summary

Personification discusses the theory behind multiplicity of the person and considers the implications that the relationships between the different parts of the same person have in practice.  Providing both historical and contemporary insights John Rowan reveals new thinking and research in the field, as well as offering guidelines for using this information in practice.

The book also looks closely at the practice of personification – a technique involving the turning of a problem into a person and allowing a two-way dialogue through which the inner critic can be addressed and explored.

As such areas of discussion include:

  • the use of multiplicity in therapy
  • group work and the dialogical self
  • the transpersonal

This practical, straightforward book will be ideal reading for anyone using personification in their therapeutic work, including psychotherapists, counsellors and coaches.

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