Status Dynamics: Creating New Paths to Therapeutic Change

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Burns Park Publishers, 2007 - Psychology - 129 pages
"The status dynamic therapist occupies a world of places. Our particular interest is in places that carry power - places from which our clients can act effectively in their worlds to bring about personal change. As active agents of change, our interest is in helping our clients occupy such positions of power. We position them to fight downhill battles, not uphill ones, to be "in the driver's seat" instead of the passenger seat. We help them approach their problems as proactive, in-control actors, not helpless victims. We want them to attack these problems from the position of acceptable, sense-making, care-meriting persons who bring ample strengths, resources, and past successes to the solution of their difficulties. We help them to proceed from reconstructed worlds, and from places within these worlds, in which they are eligible and able to participate in life in meaningful and fulfilling ways. "Everything that will be said in this book, in one way or another, centers around this core agenda." Book jacket.

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Contents

A Further Path to Therapeutic Change
1
The Therapuetic Relationship
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Reconstructing Worlds
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