Between Give and Take: A Clinical Guide to Contextual Therapy
Psychology Press, 1986 - Psychology - 432 pages
In this volume, Boszormenyi-Nagy and Krasner provide a comprehensive, sharply focused guide to the clinical use of Contextual Therapy (CT) as a therapy rooted in the reality of human relationships. The authors describe a far-reaching trust-based approach to individual freedom and interpersonal fairness that makes possible a remarkably effective system of psychotherapy. Between Give and Take clearly delineates four basic dimensions of relational reality: factual predeterminants, human psychology, communications and transactions and due consideration or merited trust. It is this last dimension that is the cornerstone of CT. It builds on the realm of the "between" that reshapes human relationships and liberates each relating person for mature living.
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An Orientation to Contextual Therapy
The Development of
The Four Dimensions of Relational Reality
Three Aspects of the Dialogue Between Persons
Dialogue Between the Person and the Human
The ClientTherapist Dialogue
A Case Illustration
Contextual Work with Marriage
APPLICATIONS AND GUIDELINES
Divorce and Remarriage
Other Applications of Contextual Therapy
The Making of a Contextual Therapist
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Page 1 - Even very small children are sensitive barometers; they know when their parents are overburdened with anxiety, guilt and mistrust. Moreover, they want to do something about it. Clinical observation of families gives ample indications of how enormously giving and caring very young offspring want to be toward their massively needy parents. It is precisely this reality that lies at the core of later, adult-age loyalty conflict: "By what right can I enjoy other relationships if my parents are always...