Between Give and Take: A Clinical Guide to Contextual Therapy

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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

the Contextual Approach
21
The Four Dimensions of Relational Reality
43
A FourDimensional
67
Three Aspects of the Dialogue Between Persons
73
Dialogue Between the Person and the Human
98
The ClientTherapist Dialogue
137
Assessing Relational Reality
153
Health Autonomy and Relational Resources
199
Crediting
263
Multidirected Partiality
281
Contextual Work with Marriage
313
APPLICATIONS AND GUIDELINES
331
Divorce and Remarriage
345
Other Applications of Contextual Therapy
375
The Making of a Contextual Therapist
395
On Meaning Between the Generations
409

Reworking the Impasse
215
A Case Illustration
235

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