The Handbook Of Narrative And Psychotherapy

Author: Lynne E. Angus
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761926849
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The field of narrative-informed therapy began nearly a decade ago and has now matured to the point where a significant reference work is both timely and appropriate. The Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy is the first work to draw together theorists and practitioners representing a diverse range of approaches to describe and detail assessment and intervention strategies focusing on client story-telling and story reconstruction to promote positive change in clients. It aims to bring together multiple approaches to promote a dialogue among differing narrative traditions and synthesize a more integrated understanding of client story-telling processes in psychotherapy. The editors have achieved a balance between practice, applied research findings, and background theory. Psychotherapy practitioners and researchers in social work, counseling, nursing, and psychiatry will find this handbook of immense value. Faculty, graduate students, and librarians in clinical psychology, counseling, social work, and psychiatry departments will also find this an ideal addition to their courses and collections. No other volume brings together original contributions in narrative and psychotherapy from practitioners and researchers from around the world.

Handbook Of Narrative Psychotherapy For Children Adults And Families

Author: Jan Olthof
Editor: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1782202994
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The Handbook Narrative Psychotherapy for Children, Adults and Families combines philosophical, scientific and theoretical insights in the field of narrative psychotherapy and links them to sources of inspiration such as poetry, film, literature and art under the common denominator 'narrative thinking'. Sections on theoretical issues alternate with a large number of case histories drawn from different therapeutic contexts. The reader can browse at will through the many examples of therapeutic sessions, in some cases including literal transcriptions, in which narrativity in all its forms is the point of departure. What language does the body speak? What messages do seemingly random slips of the tongue convey? How can a painting help a client to find words for his or her story? The discussion of the ‘logic of abduction’ demonstrates the importance of metaphor, and special attention is given to the processes of creating a therapeutic context and defining a therapeutic framework. The diversity of insights in this book will be of interest to the experienced psychotherapist as well as to therapists at the beginning of their careers, who will undoubtedly derive inspiration from the case histories.

Handbook Of Group Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761924692
Size: 14,83 MB
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The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive reference guide for group practitioners and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research as well as offers suggestions for practice in the psycho educational arena, counseling, and therapy groups. The handbook encourages the notion that the field is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Through a review of cutting-edge research and practice, the handbook includes: 48 chapters by renowned experts in group work The history and theory of group work Topics across the lifespan An entire section on multicultural issues A variety of clinical problems and settings Appendices include the Association for Specialists in Group Work Training Standards, Best Practice Standards, and Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, the most comprehensive reference devoted to this rapidly growing field, is essential for graduate students, academics, researchers, professionals, and librarians serving the group therapy community.

Handbook Of Life Span Development

Author: Lawerence K.W. Berg, PhD, Esq.
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826110800
Size: 20,80 MB
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"The handbook is an impressive collection of research studies and theories provided by knowledgeable contributors on life-span development from conception to old age."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly The doubling of our average life span since the turn of the 20th century is considered by many scholars to be one of the most important changes in human existence. This definitive text is the only volume to fully address, through a multidisciplinary perspective, the biological, cognitive, and psychological development that occurs from infancy through old age, and how the sociocultural and institutional factors interface with these changes. Edited by leading research scholars in the field of life-span development, the volume also includes contributions of specialists in behavioral genetics, socioemotional selectivity theory, neuroscience, ecological models, and more. It examines the dynamics of close relationships and informal ties among the elderly population, child-parent attachment relationships as a life-span phenomenon, developmental tasks across the lifespan, continuity and discontinuity in temperament and personality, the sociocultural context of cognition across the life span, and variability in approaches to social problem solving from early to later life. Given the number of recent demographic shifts, it also explores issues related to fertility, life expectancy, environmental contexts, technology, immigration, and public policy. Key Features: Integrates the full life span from infancy through old age in each chapter Considers multidisciplinary perspectives that address personal relationships, cognitive development, and social, emotional, and physical health across the life span Situates life-span development in ecological contexts (e.g., socioeconomic, neighborhood, and immigration status) Provides a concise but thorough resource for graduate seminars in life-span-related studies Highlights future issues in all areas of life-span study

Handbook Of Narrative Inquiry

Author: D. Jean Clandinin
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412973325
Size: 10,17 MB
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Composed by international researchers, the Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the developing methodology of narrative inquiry. The Handbook outlines the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of narrative inquiry as well as describes different forms of narrative inquiry. This one-of-a-kind volume offers an emerging map of the field and encourages further dialogue, discussion, and experimentation as the field continues to develop.

The Handbook Of Humanistic Psychology

Author: Kirk J. Schneider
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452211809
Size: 19,10 MB
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The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reaching--from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Students and professionals are looking for the fuller, deeper, and more personal psychological orientation that this Handbook promotes.

The Therapeutic Use Of Stories

Author: Kedar Nath Dwivedi
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415150705
Size: 12,47 MB
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Multi-disciplinary contributors share their experience of using stories as therapy, with children and adults. They provide a theoretical framework, examples of stories with therapeutic value and practical advice on how best to use them.

Handbook Of Psychotherapy In Cancer Care

Author: Maggie Watson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119990513
Size: 17,51 MB
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This new book by international experts in psycho-oncology has arisen from the teaching academies offered by the International Psycho-oncology Society. It distills the wisdom and experience from the training manuals dedicated to individual psychological therapies and combines them into an accessible handbook for clinicians in cancer care today. The editors have brought together leading researchers and therapists, who provide accounts of the prominent models of psychotherapy currently being used in cancer care, the key themes they address and the essential techniques needed to apply each approach successfully. Helpful clinical illustrations are woven throughout the book to make overt the strategies found in each model. Provides practical guidance about how to deliver a range of individual, group, couple and family interventions that have proven utility in cancer care. Describes comprehensively each model of psychotherapy as taught by experts delivering the International Psycho-Oncology Society’s Educational Academy on cancer care for patients and their families. Features practical suggestions on therapy delivery from the world’s leading proponents of each therapy. Serves as a valuable tool to assist teaching and to facilitate research into psychological interventions in oncology, palliative care and bereavement. Functions as a readily accessible resource for clinicians struggling to support someone effectively, through its provision of insight into the common challenges and traps that arise when providing patients with emotional support. This practical handbook will help not only psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers but also physicians, surgeons, general practitioners and nurses interested in better understanding and supporting the patients and families they care for.

Handbook Of Counselling Psychology

Author: Ray Woolfe
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206157
Size: 11,66 MB
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"This book has done the almost impossible - improve on what was an informative and worthwhile second edition." - Gella Richards, Roehampton University, London "The Handbook of Counselling Psychology continues to be a key resource for people considering undertaking a career as a counselling psychologist, current students and more experienced practitioners. It has continued to develop its focus over time and has justly earned a reputation as a classic text... This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of every Counselling Psychologist. " - Professor Rachel Tribe, Director of Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and related programmes at the University of East London "The contents cover key areas of theory and practice include the key issue of reflexivity that is a particular philosophy and signifier of this profession. The articulation of future opportunities highlights some leading-edge ideas." Professor Vanja Orlans, Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University This third edition of a seminal text reflects new developments with counselling psychology. In six sections, it covers areas such as neuroscience, narrative approaches and post-modernist thinking. New chapters include: - the nature of evidence - interpreting case material - attachment thoery and neuroscience - community psychology - legal frameworks - testing measurement and diagnosis - the interface between psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches. Special attention has been paid to the research evidence, current issues and debates, theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, political and resource issues and illustrative case material. The handbook is an essential companion for students and practitioners in the field of counselling psychology, at all stages of their careeer and across the whole range of settings- NHS, education, private and voluntary.

Language And Narratives In Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author: Scott T. Meier, PhD
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108970
Size: 14,57 MB
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"This is a useful book with carefully condensed material that will be useful to beginning counselors and other helping professionals. It takes a large and complex literature base and shakes it down to some core useful concepts that will whet the beginning student's appetite." Rita Sommers-Flanagan, PhD Professor/Chair, Department of Counselor Education , University of Montana Narrative and language-based therapies help clients to see their presenting problems as separate from themselves through the assumption that they have many skills and competencies that will enable them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. This highly accessible, step-by-step guide to incorporating principles of narrative and language-based approaches to therapy into practice demystifies these techniques for therapists and counselors in training. Illustrated with concrete examples and findings from empirical research, the text helps readers to understand the importance of language and narrative in the therapeutic alliance and to apply language- and narrative-based principles in counseling and psychotherapy. In a concise, straightforward format designed to facilitate student learning, each chapter describes a set of related principles and practices that encompasses counselor/student dialogues, in-depth discussion of each principle, the empirical bases for these principles and practices, and student assignments that foster additional learning. The book also discusses the theoretical and philosophical foundation of narrative therapies including developments in emotion science and word use research and their translation to counseling practice. Key Features: Provides step-by-step techniques for putting the principles of narrative and language-based therapies into practice Demystifies narrative and language-based approaches to therapy for therapists and counselors in trainingPresents concepts in the format of essential guidelines, building from basic ideas to more complex and advanced principles Includes empirical research to demonstrate validity of the principles of narrative and language-based therapies Contains counselor/student dialogues and assignments to foster additional learning