Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice

Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice
Author: Andy Lock,Tom Strong
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN: 0199592756
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice Book Excerpt:

Psychotherapy is inherently discursive, yet, only recently, has the role that discourse plays in therapy been recognized as a focus in itself for analysis and intervention. Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice presents a overview of discursive perspectives in therapy, along with an account of their philosophical underpinnings.

Therapy as Discourse

Therapy as Discourse
Author: Olga Smoliak,Tom Strong
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN: 3319930672
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapy as Discourse Book Excerpt:

This book addresses the premise that therapy can be understood, practiced, and researched as a discursive activity. Using varied forms of discourse analysis, it examines the cultural, institutional, and face-to-face communications that shape, and occur within, therapies that are discursively understood and practiced. By first providing an overview of commonalities across discursive therapies and research approaches, the authors discursively examine general aspects of therapy. Topics explored include subjectivity, psychological terms, institutional influences, therapeutic relationships, therapists’ ways of talking and questioning, discursive ethics, and assessment of therapeutic processes and outcomes. This book offers a macro-analysis of the conversational practices of a discursively informed approach to therapy; as well as a micro-analysis of the ways in which language shapes and is used in a discursively informed approach to therapy. This book will interest practitioners seeking to better understand therapy as a discursive process, and discourse analysts wanting to understand therapy as discursive therapists might practice it.

Family Therapy Supervision in Extraordinary Settings

Family Therapy Supervision in Extraordinary Settings
Author: Laurie L. Charles,Thorana S. Nelson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-04-26
ISBN: 1351063014
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Therapy Supervision in Extraordinary Settings Book Excerpt:

Family Therapy Supervision in Extraordinary Settings showcases the dynamism of systemic family therapy supervision/consultation as it expands beyond typical and historical traditions. In this unique collection, contributors write about their innovations, unexpected learnings, and “perfect accidents” in the context of systemic therapy. These essays highlight creative approaches to supervision, present a wide variety of clinical cases and therapy settings, and demonstrate how training takes place in real time. Each chapter illustrates increasingly diverse settings in which systemic family therapy services are delivered, whether in public mental health care for families across high-, low-, and middle-income countries, in areas of armed conflict or instability due to political violence or war, or stable, liberal democracies with robust public mental health systems. Each setting of supervision is extraordinary in the way it supports family therapy service delivery. Given the wide variation in access to systemic family therapy services, and the diverse settings in which systemic family therapy services are delivered, a set of brief, specific, and lively cases is called for that focus on the dynamic nature of a family therapy supervision and consultation interaction and its influence on clients, trainees, and supervisors. Working as a family therapist in the world today, an era of global mental health, is as full of wonder and challenge as it was in the time family therapy originated as a profession. It is thus no accident that supervision and consultation work is just as extraordinary. This book will be essential reading for family therapy and counseling supervisors, as well as a helpful reference for supervisees.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma

Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma
Author: Adam Froerer,Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs,Johnny Kim,Elliott Connie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-07-24
ISBN: 0190678798
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma Book Excerpt:

The topic of trauma has been covered in many books, and there are many publications covering the use of SFBT in different settings and with varied client populations. However, the convergence of these topics has, to date, been covered only minutely. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma is a comprehensive overview of how Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) can be used as a treatment approach for working with clients managing various forms of trauma. It includes an overview of SFBT's basic tenets, a description of the current research supporting SFBT as an evidence-based practice, and a comparison of how SFBT clinicians may approach trauma cases differently than clinicians from other therapeutic approaches. The bulk of the text uniquely includes chapters contributed by skilled SFBT clinicians, with differing clinical expertise, sharing their knowledge and describing their strength-based, resiliency focus of applying SFBT in different traumatic circumstances. Practitioners and even Master's/doctoral students will find this text invaluable in learning how to best help traumatized clients develop a positive future and move toward healing and health.

Theory of Solution Focused Practice

Theory of Solution Focused Practice
Author: Peter Sundman,Matthias Schwab,Ferdinand Wolf,John Wheeler,Marie-Christine Cabie,Svea van der Hoorn,Rytis Pakrosnis,Kirsten Dierolf,Michael Hjerth
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2020-09-09
ISBN: 3751976744
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory of Solution Focused Practice Book Excerpt:

This book is the result of a collaboration between a number of authors working as a European Brief Therapy Association (EBTA) task-group. This is the 2020 state of the art version of understanding and learning Solution-Focused Practice. It is applicable to various fields of practice, such as therapy, coaching, supervision, social change, educational work, leadership, and other contexts where a detailed understanding of how to manage and promote change in social systems and communities is of intended. The book presents a coherent theory of solution-focused practice for those who want to understand the rationale, together with a comprehensive description of solution-focused practice that can be used in daily practice or training and for developmental purposes. Theory here is defined as a process theory describing how the solution-focused practice is done, together with explanations of how and why the change process is initiated. This book is also a statement of what solution-focused practice is and what are the sound reasons to use it.

Family Therapy Review

Family Therapy Review
Author: Anne Rambo,Charles West,Annalynn Schooley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2012-08-08
ISBN: 0415806623
Category: PSYCHOLOGY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Therapy Review Book Excerpt:

"How many answers can one problem generate? Dr. Rambo, an experienced professor of a COAMFTE accredited masters program, Dr. West, President of the AAMFT Regulatory Board, Dr. Schooley, past president of FAMFT, and Tommie Boyd, an experienced chair and professor, begin to answer this question in an edited text that introduces a basic case example that prominent practitioners from each model of family therapy examine. Readers will see what questions are asked from each models perspective, how practitioners of one model will define the problem versus how practitioners of another model might see the situation differently, and so on. Students will be able to apply the different perspectives gained in this text to the national marriage and family therapy licensing exam"--

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology
Author: Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton Rogers
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1526422867
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology Book Excerpt:

One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology is back for a second edition, with updated chapters and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography.

In Therapy Together

In Therapy Together
Author: Peter Rober
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2017-05-24
ISBN: 1137607653
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Therapy Together Book Excerpt:

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and all have love at their roots; however, by the time a family requests help from a psychotherapist, resentment, fear and disappointment have often become the dominant forces ruling everyday life. Moving away from the medically-focused 'problem-diagnosis-treatment' model of psychotherapy, Peter Rober's thought-provoking new text conceptualises family therapy as a dialogue between living, breathing people; it emphasises the mutuality and relational context that serves as the backdrop of a therapeutic encounter, whereby family members will interact, emotions will be displayed and suppressed, and practitioners will need to navigate carefully, endeavouring not just to listen but to understand the stories being told. Astute and engaging throughout, each chapter provides close analysis of a rich variety of case studies, combined with an examination of key theories and concepts from different schools of thought in family therapy; with a particular focus on dialogical thinking, the book explores the ways in which these theoretical concepts can be applied in everyday practice situations. Written by a leading expert in the field, this insightful new addition to Palgrave's Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy series provides an accessible exploration of a complex area of practice. It will prove invaluable reading for those studying family therapy specifically, as well as students taking more general counselling and psychotherapy courses and practitioners looking for a fresh source of guidance.

Vygotsky at Work and Play

Vygotsky at Work and Play
Author: Lois Holzman
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 1317384113
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vygotsky at Work and Play Book Excerpt:

Vygotsky at Work and Play is an intimate portrayal of the Vygotskian-inspired approach to human development known as ‘social therapeutics’ and ‘the psychology of becoming’. Holzman provides an accessible, practical-philosophical portrayal of a unique performance-based methodology of development and learning that draws upon a fresh reading of Vygotsky. This expanded edition includes new content dealing with how Lev Vygotsky’s work can be applied to profound social issues of our times, including worsening police/community relations, authoritarianism in schools, the medical-model approach to social/emotional life, and the erosion of play in Western cultures. Holzman also weaves together Vygotsky’s discoveries with qualitative case studies from organizations that practice the approach in psychotherapy offices, classrooms, outside-of-school programs, corporate workplaces and virtual learning environments. The new edition of Vygotsky at Work and Play poses a practical-critical challenge to more traditional conceptions and methods of psychology and education, introducing performance as a new ontology and the author’s own activist research performance as a new way to do psychology. It is an essential read for researchers and professionals in educational and developmental psychology, psychotherapy, cultural historical activity, social science, performance studies and education.

Humanistic Psychology

Humanistic Psychology
Author: Richard House,David Kalisch,Jennifer Maidman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2017-08-14
ISBN: 1315392925
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanistic Psychology Book Excerpt:

This book provides a thought-provoking examination of the present state and the future of Humanistic Psychology, showcasing a rich international contributor line-up. The book addresses head-on the current state of a world in crisis, not only placing the current conjuncture within a wider evolutionary context, but also demonstrating the specifically humanistic-psychological values and practices that can help us to transform and transcend the world’s current challenges. Each chapter looks in depth at a variety of issues: counselling and psychotherapy, creativity and the humanities, post-traumatic stress, and socio-political movements and activism. The book amply confirms that Humanistic Psychology is as alive, and as innovative and exciting, as it ever has been, and has tremendous relevance to the uncertainties that characterize the unprecedented individual and global challenges of the times. It celebrates the diverse and continuing significance of Humanistic Psychology by providing a robust and reliable roadmap for a new generation of counsellors and psychotherapists. In these richly diverse chapters will be found inspiration, pockets of resistance, mature critical reflexivity and much much more - a book accurately reflecting our present situation, and which is an invaluable addition to the psychology literature.

Joint Action

Joint Action
Author: Tim Corcoran,John Cromby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN: 1317508904
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joint Action Book Excerpt:

Joint Action: Essays in honour of John Shotter brings together a cross-disciplinary group of fifteen respected international scholars to explain the relevance of John Shotter’s work to emerging concerns in twenty-first century social science. Shotter’s work extends over forty years and continues to challenge conventional scientific thinking across a range of topics. The disciplines and practices that Shotter’s work has informed are well established throughout the English-speaking world. This is the first publication to examine the importance of his influence in contemporary social sciences and it includes authoritative discussions on topics such as social constructionism, democratic practice, organisational change, the affective turn and human relations. The geographical diversity and disciplinary breadth of scholarly contributions imbues the book with international scope and reach. Joint Action presents a contemporary reflection on Shotter’s work that demonstrates its influence across a range of substantive topics and practical endeavours and within disciplines including management studies and philosophy as well as psychology. As such, it will appeal to researchers and postgraduate students of social sciences and related disciplines, as well as to those who have heard of Shotter’s work and want to know more about its utility and value in relation to their own research or practice.

The Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health

The Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health
Author: Michelle O'Reilly,Jessica Nina Lester
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1137496851
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health Book Excerpt:

This Handbook gathers together empirical and theoretical chapters from leading scholars and clinicians to examine the broad issue of adult mental health. The contributors draw upon data from a variety of contexts to illustrate the multiple ways in which language as action can assist us in better understanding the discursive practices that surround adult mental health. Conversation and discourse analysis are useful, related approaches for the study of mental health conditions, particularly when underpinned by a social constructionist framework. In the field of mental health, the use of these two approaches is growing, with emergent implications for adults with mental health conditions, their practitioners, and/or their families. Divided into four parts; Reconceptualising Mental Health and Illness; Naming, Labelling and Diagnosing; The Discursive Practice of Psychiatry; and Therapy and Interventions; this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current debates regarding adult mental health.

Collaborative Therapy and Neurobiology

Collaborative Therapy and Neurobiology
Author: Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin,Jim Duvall
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 1317223152
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collaborative Therapy and Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

Collaborative Therapy and Neurobiology is the book many clinicians have been waiting for: an integration of twenty years of scientific and therapeutic cutting-edge ideas into concrete clinical practices. Interpersonal neurobiology and the development of exciting new technologies that allow us to better understand the brain have provided us with an enriched perspective on human experience. Yet, many clinicians wonder how to use this knowledge, and how these discoveries can actually benefit their clients. In particular, what are the concrete practices that each field uses to help clients overcome the issues in their lives, and how can these fields build on each other’s ideas? Could minimally developed concepts in each field be combined into innovative and powerful practices to foster client wellbeing? This book offers a collection of writings which provide theoretical food for thought, research evidence, and most importantly hands-on, concrete clinical ideas to enrich therapists’ work with a variety of clients. Illustrated with numerous transcripts of conversations and clinical stories, the ideas in this book will stimulate the work of people interested in renewing their practice with new ideas.

Social Constructionism

Social Constructionism
Author: Vivien Burr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN: 1317503953
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Constructionism Book Excerpt:

Now in its third edition, this successful book introduces students to the area of social science theory and research known as social constructionism. Using a variety of examples from everyday experience and from existing research in areas such as personality, sexuality and health, it clearly explains the basic theoretical assumptions of social constructionism. Key debates, such as the nature and status of knowledge, truth, reality and the self are given in-depth analysis in an accessible style. Drawing on a range of empirical studies, the book clearly defines the various different approaches to social constructionist research and explores the theoretical and practical issues involved. While the text is broadly sympathetic to social constructionism, it also adopts a critical perspective to the material, addressing its weaknesses and, in the final chapter, subjecting the theory itself to a more extensive critique. New to this edition: Extended coverage of the relationship between 'mainstream' psychology and social constructionism and how the two fields can engage with each other. An exploration of the rise and popularity of neuroscience and the challenge it poses to social constructionism. New material on the field of psychosocial studies. Updated coverage of existing key issues such as age and sexuality, and inclusion of more recently emerging issues (e.g. status and role of affect). Updated discussion of key social constructionist contributors, with revised references. Updated chapter on research methods, including more on narrative and critical narrative analysis, and personal construct methods. The third edition of Social Constructionism extends and updates the material covered in previous editions and will be an invaluable and informative resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students across the social and behavioural sciences.

Lev Vygotsky Classic Edition

Lev Vygotsky  Classic Edition
Author: Fred Newman,Lois Holzman
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN: 1135016224
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lev Vygotsky Classic Edition Book Excerpt:

When Lev Vygotsky: Revolutionary Scientist published, it was unique in several ways. It presented Vygotsky as a Marxist methodologist, both locating him in his historical period and delineating how his life and writings have been a catalyst for a contemporary revolutionary, practical-critical, psychology. It highlighted Vygotsky’s unconventional view of how development and learning are related and, in doing so, brought human development into prominence. It introduced important linkages between Vygotsky’s views on thinking and speaking and those of Wittgenstein, drawing implications for language acquisition and language learning. And it drew attention to Vygotsky’s understanding of the role of play in child development, and expanded on the significance of play throughout the lifespan. In these ways, this classic text presented a more expansive Vygotsky than previously understood. The Introduction to this Classic Edition will summarize what has transpired in the years since Lev Vygotsky first published. It will answer who and where is Vygotsky now? What place does he have in scholarship in psychology, education, and other fields? How are practitioners making use of him—to address the challenges of our times, solve seemingly intractable social problems, revolutionize psychology, and develop skilled and worldly citizens? What have the authors accomplished since they first articulated their view of Vygotsky as a revolutionary scientist?

Patterns in Interpersonal Interactions

Patterns in Interpersonal Interactions
Author: Karl Tomm,Sally St. George,Dan Wulff,Tom Strong
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-05-16
ISBN: 1134465807
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patterns in Interpersonal Interactions Book Excerpt:

In this book we present a comprehensive view of a systemic approach to working with families, initiated by Karl Tomm more than two decades ago at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre in Canada. The contributors of this edited book articulate the IPscope framework as it was originally designed and its evolution over time. We invite you, experienced professionals and new family therapists, to join with us to explore some of the mysteries of human relationships. While the focus on our explorations revolves around clinical mental health problems and initiatives towards solutions, the concepts are applicable in many domains of daily life. They highlight the ways in which we, as persons, invite each other into recurrent patterns of interaction that generate and maintain some stability in our continuously changing relationships. The stabilities arise when our invitations become coupled and can be characterized as mutual; yet, they always remain transient. What is of major significance is that these transient relational stabilities can have major positive or negative effects in our lives. Consequently, we could all potentially benefit from greater awareness of the nature of these patterns, how particular patterns arise, and how we might be able to influence them.

Social Justice and Counseling

Social Justice and Counseling
Author: Cristelle Audet,David Pare
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN: 1317622057
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Justice and Counseling Book Excerpt:

Social Justice and Counseling represents the intersection between therapy, counseling, and social justice. The international roster of contributing researchers and practitioners demonstrate how social justice unfolds, utterance by utterance, in conversations that attend to social inequities, power imbalances, systemic discrimination, and more. Beginning with a critical interrogation of the concept of social justice itself, subsequent sections cover training and supervising from a social justice perspective, accessing local knowledge to privilege client voices, justice and gender, and anti-pathologizing and the politics of practice. Each chapter concludes with reflection questions for readers to engage experientially in what authors have offered. Students and practitioners alike will benefit from the postmodern, multicultural perspectives that underline each chapter.

Solution Focused Supervision

Solution Focused Supervision
Author: Frank N. Thomas
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2013-01-05
ISBN: 1461460522
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Focused Supervision Book Excerpt:

​ ​ New data have come to light through the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association Archive (hereafter, the Archive). This information is drawn from manuscripts and video featuring one of the SF founders, Insoo Kim Berg, MSW. Archive video examples of Ms. Berg conducting supervision, therapy teams, and case consultation as well as unpublished manuscripts written by her provide unique opportunities to illustrate specific assumptions and techniques rarely seen before. The documents outline Ms. Berg’s philosophy, assumptions, and techniques to conduct supervision, and the videos offer in vivo examples of her supervision and team/case consultation style. Together, the Archive materials offer a rich resource for a book that both informs and illustrates SFS​.

Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy

Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy
Author: Lucy Johnstone,Rudi Dallos
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN: 113504421X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy Book Excerpt:

The first edition of Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy caught the wave of growing interest in formulation in a clinical context. This completely updated and revised edition summarises recent practice, research, developments and debates while retaining the features that made the first a leading text in the field. It contains new chapters on personal construct formulation, formulation in health settings, and the innovative practice of using formulation in teams. The book sees formulation as a dynamic process which explores personal meaning collaboratively and reflectively, taking account of relational and social contexts. Two case studies, one adult and one child, illustrate the use of formulation from the perspectives of expert clinicians from six different theoretical positions. The book encourages the reader to take a constructively critical perspective on the many philosophical, professional and ethical debates raised by the process of formulating people’s problems. Among the issues explored are: The social and political context of formulation Formulation in relation to psychiatric diagnosis The limitations of formulation Controversies and debates about formulation This readable and comprehensive guide to the field provides a clear, up to date and thought-provoking overview of formulation from a number of perspectives, essential for clinicians working in all areas of mental health and social care, psychology, therapy and counselling.

Leadership for Evidence Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions

Leadership for Evidence Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions
Author: Daniel Weberg,Sandra Davidson
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN: 1284171361
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership for Evidence Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions Book Excerpt:

Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions, Second Edition takes a patient-centered approach, discusses the perspectives on the dynamic of innovation and evidence as well as emerging competencies for leaders of healthcare innovation, making it the ideal textbook for DNP and Masters level leadership courses.