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Beyond empathy, a therapy of contact-in-relationship, Richard G. Erskine, Janet P. Moursund, Rebecca L. Trautmann

Label
Beyond empathy, a therapy of contact-in-relationship, Richard G. Erskine, Janet P. Moursund, Rebecca L. Trautmann
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Beyond empathy
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Responsibility statement
Richard G. Erskine, Janet P. Moursund, Rebecca L. Trautmann
Series statement
Routledge Mental Health Classic Editions
Sub title
a therapy of contact-in-relationship
Summary
"Written by leaders in the field of relational integrative psychotherapy, this book offers trainees and experienced therapists a methodology for assisting people in rediscovering their ability to maintain genuine relationships and, thus, better psychological health. This classic edition includes a new preface by Richard G. Erskine that reflects on changes in the field since the book's first publication. Drawing from Rogers' client-centered therapy, Berne's transactional analysis, Perls' Gestalt therapy, Kohut's self-psychology, and the work of British object-relations theorists, this book accessibly introduces the authors' Keyhole theory while using real life interchanges between therapists and clients to illustrate key concepts. The second part of the book details the application of this method in therapy work and provides transcripts from seven therapy sessions. These include examples of relational psychotherapy, psychotherapeutic regression, working with a parental introject, couple psychotherapy, as well as detailed explanations of the therapeutic methods. An undoubtable classic, the book's conversational style makes the theory and methods of a relationally based integrative psychotherapy come alive. This versatile approach to therapy promises to be effective across a wide range of therapeutic situations, making this a valuable book for both students and practicing clinicians throughout the spectrum of mental healthcare providers"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Basic concepts -- Inquiry -- Attunement -- Involvement -- Relational needs -- Through the keyhole -- Greta : "mother, come home" -- Sarah : therapy with a regressed client -- Edward : exploring the function of defenses -- Loraine : therapy with an introjected other (part I) -- Loraine : therapy with an introjected other (part II) -- Integrative psychotherapy with couples -- The keyhole revisited
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