Paradoxical strategies in psychotherapy: a comprehensive overview and guidebook
Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy examines the history, sources, principles, and research behind this increasingly influential approach. It discusses the paradoxical tactics associated with the four most common forms of treatment psychodynamic, behavioral, gestalt, and systems and is backed by the largest bibliography of writings ever collected on this subject, over 500 items in all.
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Background Definition and Historical
SPECIFIC PARADOXICAL STRATEGIES
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