Between Give and Take: A Clinical Guide to Contextual Therapy
Psychology Press, 1986 - Psychology - 432 pages
This volume provides a comprehensive, sharply focused guide to the clinical use of Contextual Therapy as a therapy rooted in the reality of human relationships. The basic principles of Contextual Therapy and their implications for the therapeutic process are examined as well as other essential areas such as the four dimensions of the therapeutic process; the client-therapist dialogue; overcoming resistances in therapy; and therapeutic methods, illustrated by a detailed case presentation and discussion of contextual work with marriage. Presenting a remarkably effective system of psychotherapy, this text is sure to enrich the therapeutic work of every clinician.
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the Contextual Approach
The Four Dimensions of Relational Reality
Three Aspects of the Dialogue Between Persons
Dialogue Between the Person and the Human
The ClientTherapist Dialogue
Assessing Relational Reality
Health Autonomy and Relational Resources
Contextual Work with Marriage
APPLICATIONS AND GUIDELINES
Divorce and Remarriage
Other Applications of Contextual Therapy
The Making of a Contextual Therapist
On Meaning Between the Generations
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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...