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Gestalt Therapy

Author : Dr. Philip Brownell, M.Div., Psy.D.
ISBN : 082610455X
Genre : Psychology
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This book is a practical, professional reference on the practice of Gestalt Therapy (GT) by Philip Brownell, a leading practitioner and scholar in the field. The book covers the philosophical basics of GT and contrasts it with various types of psychotherapeutic approaches. The book also provides guidelines on how to apply GT principles to therapeutic practice with clients. Lastly, the authors cover training on a post-graduate level, certification, and continuing education issues relevant for the practicing therapist. Key Features: Explains Martin Buber's use of "dialogue" in gestalt therapy and how to practice in a dialogical manner Compares and contrasts the features of a gestalt system of diagnosis with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Provides GT treatment planning and case management practices

Gestalt Therapy For Addictive And Self Medicating Behaviors

Author : Dr. Philip Brownell, M.Div., Psy.D.
ISBN : 9780826106964
Genre : Psychology
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This volume describes the most current gestalt approaches to treating substance abuse and other self-medicating behaviors by a leading practitioner and scholar in the field. It is based on the gestalt view of the self-medicating dynamic as one of pattern repetition and difficulty overcoming rigid patterns of response to sensory experience and life's routine demands. The book provides a practical model for helping clients with the gamut of self-medicating behaviors-substance and alcohol abuse, overeating, gambling, overworking, rage, and others-and describes a recovery program as a system created to change one's lifestyle over time through the development of disciplines that ultimately shape one's life. The volume will also be helpful to therapists in other modalities as an alternative therapy when treating self-medicating clients, as well as a spiritual alternative to the 12-step approach. Key Features: Applies current gestalt therapy approaches to the spectrum of addictive behaviors Provides practical treatment models for self-medicating behaviors Written by a prominent practitioner and scholar of gestalt therapy Offers a spiritual alternative to the 12-step approach to recovery

Continuity And Change

Author : Philip Brownell
ISBN : 9781443833158
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Continuity and Change: Gestalt Therapy Now describes what is quite possibly the most unique and significant gestalt therapy organization in the world. There are, of course, many other associations of gestalt therapists, but many of them are either much smaller or qualitatively different because they attend to certifying and regulating their members. The Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) does not certify nor regulate; its sole purpose is to advance the theory and practice of gestalt therapy through the associating of its members. This book both highlights the nature of contemporary gestalt therapy and makes known the existence and nature of the AAGT through the lens of its tenth biennial conference, which was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. In 2010 the AAGT returned to the Unites States for a venue in its biennial conference after having been in Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Vancouver, Canada; and Manchester, England. It’s regional growth had been sustained, and its international scope had become expansive. The 2010 conference, with its theme of continuity and change, was a look at contemporary gestalt therapy, and it also featured a significant and growing dialogue with recognized leaders in other clinical perspectives. The 2010 conference featured many long-time, recognized colleagues from the field of gestalt therapy, including many aging colleagues who trained personally with the founders of gestalt therapy. The conference proceedings were rich and varied. This book includes papers based on pre-conference workshops, and conference presentations and panels. Chapter contributors emerge from the structure of the conference itself, and they include many of the most compelling thinkers and practitioners in the world of contemporary gestalt therapy.

Gestalt Therapy

Author : Talia Levine Bar-Yoseph
ISBN : 9780415489164
Genre : Psychology
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The Gestalt approach is based on the philosophy that the human being is born with the healthy ability to regulate needs and wants in relationship with the environment in which she/he lives. Heightening of personal awareness and exploration of needs is enabled by the therapist who actively engages in supporting and assisting the therapeutic journey of the client. Gestalt Therapy: Advances in Theory and Practice is a collaboration of some of the best thinkers in the Gestalt therapy approach. It offers a summary of recent advances in theory and practice, and novel ideas for future development. Each chapter focuses on a different element of the Gestalt approach and, with contributors from around the world, each offers a different perspective of its ongoing evolution in relation to politics, religion and philosophy. Incorporating ideas about community, field theory, family and couple therapy, politics and spirituality, this book will be of interest not only to Gestalt therapists but also to non-Gestalt practitioners, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. Counselling, behavioural science and psychotherapy students will also find this a valuable contribution to their learning.

Global Perspectives On Research Theory And Practice

Author : Brian J. Mistler
ISBN : 9781443876636
Genre : Philosophy
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Over a decade in the making, this volume brings together some of the richest thinking about gestalt therapy theory and practice that emerged in the lead-up to the 21st century. In 1996, the internet was breaking out of its shell, and the first electronic journal for gestalt therapy appeared as a hybrid of the text-based discussion group Gstalt-L and the graphically rich, web-based journal itself. The journal, supported by a community at St. Johns University, was titled Gestalt!. Its vision was to stimulate a global discussion of gestalt therapy using the electronic medium that has now become so common and essential, and it did just that. Gestalt! was free. It was quick. Those working with the journal were focused on substance over style. The editors have ensured this relevant and playful attitude shines through in this collection. There are errors in form, because the editors have maintained many in order to provide a realistic feel for what the journal was like. Although it no longer exists, this book reclaims the journal’s great historical value and still-significant ideas.

Spiritual Competency In Psychotherapy

Author : Dr. Philip Brownell, M.Div., Psy.D.
ISBN : 9780826199348
Genre : Psychology
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"Reading the book Spiritual Competency in Psychotherapy was like having a series of extended conversations with a good friend about what really matters in psychotherapy and life. Philip Brownell generously shares his experiences, insights, knowledge, questions, and struggles about spirituality and psychotherapy in this book. By the time we finished reading it, we felt grateful for the gems of insight we discovered... Brownell is honest and authentic throughout his book as he portrays how religion and spirituality can be both a source of emotional distress and a powerful healing resource. As readers of the book enjoy their own ìconversationsî with Brownell, we are convinced they will be rewarded with rich insights into how spirituality can be integrated into psychotherapy in a mature, competent, and ethical manner."--P. Scott Richards and Peter W. Sanders, PsycCRITIQUES Historically, mental health clinicians were trained to refer clientsí spiritual issues to pastoral professionals. However, the current requirement for competence with diverse cultural concerns in counseling and psychotherapy may include those of a religious nature. Using a nonsectarian approach that can complement a wide range of psychotherapeutic orientations, this practical guide helps therapists and counselors gain competence in working with clients who are dealing with spiritual issues in their lives. Written by an experienced clinical psychologist who is also an ordained clergyman, the book describes how to work effectively and ethically with clients of all faiths who present spiritual questions, problems, and unfinished spiritual or religious business. The book offers counselors and psychotherapists who lack experience or comfort in dealing with spiritual issues (especially those who have not worked out their own approaches to spirituality) ways of understanding the nature of spirituality. It orients clinicians to respectfully help clients who have spiritual and religious issues. It provides basic information about Western and Eastern spiritual worldviews and provides a basic framework for competently addressing spiritual issues for clients of any faith. The book discusses four ways in which spirituality can inform psychotherapy, including spiritual work in the context of a therapeutic relationship, in the interpretation of experience, and in the movement to enactment. It addresses specific issues therapists may encounter such as clientsí uncertainties in faith, struggles with oppressively rigid faith communities, grief and loss, and abuse at the hands of religious community leaders. Specific recommendations for providing therapeutic help as well as case examples drawn from actual practice provide practical guidelines for enhancing spiritual competency in psychotherapy. Key Features: Provides practical guidelines for counseling clients about a variety of spiritual issues Includes approaches that can be incorporated into a wide range of psychotherapeutic modalities Helps clinicians to understand clientsí spiritual perspectives in order to suggest effective interventions Addresses specific spiritual or religious concerns that clients often make known, providing illustrative case examples Presents an open window through which the reader might gaze upon spiritual life so as to grasp its nature and more fully understand religious and spiritual people

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of Schema Therapy

Author : Michiel van Vreeswijk
ISBN : 9781118332290
Genre : Psychology
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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the theory, diagnosis, treatment, research, implementation, and management of schema therapy. Presents a comprehensive overview of schema therapy - goes far beyond all previous books on the subject to cover theoretical, research and practical perspectives Covers the latest developments, including work on mindfulness and borderline personality disorder, as well as new applications of schema therapy beyond personality disorders Includes chapters by leaders in the field including Wendy Behary and Arnoud Arntz, as well as a foreword by Jeffrey Young, the founder of schema therapy

Introduction To Counselling And Psychotherapy

Author : Stephen Palmer
ISBN : 9781848604988
Genre : Psychology
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`An introductory text that applies a down-to-earth approach to a diversity of 23 therapeutic approaches within counselling and psychotherapy, it was actually a pleasure conducting the review and having to read over the outlined models.... It is a definite entry for counselling training courses and will offer plenty of ideas for those teaching as well as training. It is fun to read and offers numerous ideas of how to put into place counselling techniques' - Counselling Psychology Review This essential guide to the range of approaches used in current practice covers all of the major schools of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as many that are less well known. Ideal as a first textbook for student counsellors or psychotherapists, Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy will help them locate their initial training within the broad context of different therapeutic approaches and help them to discover the specific areas to which they feel the greatest leaning. Each chapter introduces a specific approach and includes: a clear explanation of the core concepts and their use in practice; an illustrative case study; profiles of the clients who benefit most from the approach; advice on further reading; and issues for discussion. The book also features a substantial glossary of terms.

Skills In Gestalt Counselling Psychotherapy

Author : Phil Joyce
ISBN : 9781446297964
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This practical guide to the Gestalt approach has successfully introduced thousands of trainee therapists to the essential skills needed in Gestalt practice. Now in its third edition, the book includes: · New chapters on working with trauma, and building client resources · New material on depression and anxiety · Expanded content on working with more challenging client issues · Integration of leading ideas from contemporary trauma therapies. The authors offer practical guidance on the entire process of therapy including setting up the therapeutic session, creating a working alliance, assessment and treatment direction, managing risk, supervision, adopting a research approach, and managing difficult encounters.

Brief Therapy And Managed Care

Author : Michael F. Hoyt
ISBN : UOM:39015034226145
Genre : Psychology
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A Blueprint for Focused, Time-Sensitive Treatment Michael F. Hoyt shares his lifetime of experience as expert clinician, researcher, and supervisor in one of the nation's largest HMOs to offer a wealth of illustrative case examples and practical information on how to provide more focused, time-sensitive treatment. In this timely resource book, comprising original chapters and carefully selected reprints, Hoyt presents guidelines on how to offer psychotherapy that is both conscientiously managed, appropriate, and sensitive to a client's needs.

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