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Therapist and Client. A Relational Approach to Psychotherapy. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2246111
  • Book
  • April 2012
  • 230 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Therapist and Client: A Relational Approach to Psychotherapy provides a guide to the fundamental interpersonal elements of the therapeutic relationship that make it the most effective factor in therapy.
  • Presents the fundamental interpersonal elements that make the therapeutic relationship the most effective factor in psychotherapy
  • Explores and integrates a range of approaches from various schools, from psychoanalysis to body-oriented psychotherapy and humanistic psychotherapies
  • Offers clear and practical explanations of the intersubjective aspects of therapy
  • Demonstrates the pivotal need to work in the present moment in order to effect change and tailor therapy to the client
  • Provides detailed case studies and numerous practical applications of infant research and the unified body-mind perspective increasingly revealed by neuroscience
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Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xv

Introduction xvii

1 Applying Findings from Infant Research 1

Introduction 1

Intersubjectivity 3

References 24

2 The Interpersonal Relationship 27

Introduction 27

The Evolution of a Relational Approach 28

The Therapist: Self with Other 30

Reflecting on Self and Other 42

Repairing the Relationship 45

References 51

3 Potential Space, Creativity and Play 54

Introduction 54

Intersubjectivity – the Realm of Potential Space 55

The Therapeutic Space 56

Creativity and Play 65

References 84

4 The Intersubjective Experience 86

Introduction 86

Defining and Exploring the Intersubjective Experience 90

References 104

5 The Relational Body–Mind 106

Introduction 106

The Nature of the Relational Body–Mind 109

A Relational Body–Mind Perspective 112

Five Modes of Experience, Function and Expression 114

Taking a Body–Mind Stance 119

Relational Body–Mind Therapy 121

Transference-Countertransference and the Body–Mind 131

‘Fragile’ Clients 132

References 134

6 Working with Trauma and Fragile Clients 137

Introduction 137

Therapy for the Traumatized Body–Mind 138

Working with Fragile Clients 149

References 157

7 Adapting Therapy to the Client: A Relational Approach 159

Introduction 159

Assessment 163

Creating the Therapeutic Frame 171

Tailoring the Therapist's Stance 174

Choosing a Level 184

Staying Adaptable and Relational 189

Arriving at an Individual Style 192

References 194

Index 197

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Patrick Nolan The Irish Institute for Integrated Psychotherapy, Ireland.
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