Phenomenology For Therapists

Author by : Linda Finlay
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This book provides an accessible comprehensive exploration of phenomenological theory and research methods and is geared specifically to the needs of therapists and other health care professionals. An accessible exploration of an increasingly popular qualitative research methodology Explains phenomenological concepts and how they are applied to different stages of the research process and to topics relevant to therapy practice Provides practical examples throughout


The Foundations Of Phenomenological Psychotherapy

Author by : Giampiero Arciero
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book addresses selected central questions in phenomenological psychology, a discipline that investigates the experience of self that emerges over the course of an individual’s life, while also outlining a new method, the formal indication, as a means of accessing personal experience while remaining faithful to its uniqueness. In phenomenological psychology, the psyche no longer refers to an isolated self that remains unchanged by life’s changing situations, but is rather a phenomenon (ipseity) which manifests itself and constantly takes form over the course of a person’s unique existence. Thus, the formal indication allows us to study the way in which ipseity relates to the world in different situations, in a way that holds different meanings for different people. Based on this new approach, phenomenological psychotherapy marks a transition from a mode of grasping the truth about oneself through reflection, to a mode of accessing the disclosure of self through a work of self-transformation (the care of self) that requires the person to actually change her position on herself. By putting forward this method, the authors shed new light on the dynamic interplay between a person’s historicity and uniqueness on the one hand, and the related physiopathological mechanisms on the other, providing evidence from the fields of genetics, cardiology, the neurosciences and psychiatry. The book will appeal to a broad readership, from psychiatrists, psychologist and psychotherapists, to researchers in these fields.


Relational Integrative Psychotherapy

Author by : Linda Finlay
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Designed specifically for the needs of trainees and newly-qualified therapists, Relational Integrative Psychotherapy outlines a form of therapy that prioritizes the client and allows for diverse techniques to be integrated within a strong therapeutic relationship. Provides an evidence-based introduction to the processes and theory of relational integrative psychotherapy in practice Presents innovative ideas that draw from a variety of traditions, including cognitive, existential-phenomenological, gestalt, psychoanalytic, systems theory, and transactional analysis Includes case studies, footnotes, ‘theory into practice’ boxes, and discussion of competing and complementary theoretical frameworks Written by an internationally acclaimed speaker and author who is also an active practitioner of relational integrative psychotherapy


Embodied Enquiry

Author by : L. Todres
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Description : Drawing on a particular emphasis within the phenomenological tradition as exemplified by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Eugene Gendlin, this book considers the role of the lived body as a way of knowing and being within three practical contexts that illustrate some of the nuances of embodied enquiry: qualitative research, psychotherapy, spirituality.


The Interpreted World

Author by : Ernesto Spinelli
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Praise for First Edition: `This book is highly recommended to a wide range of people as a clear and systematic introduction to phenomenological psychology... the book has set the stage for possible new colloquia between the phenomenological and other approaches in psychology' - Changes `As a trainee interested in matters existential, I have been put off in the past by the long-winded and confusing texts usually available in academic libraries. Thankfully, here is a text that remedies that situation... [it] provides a readable and insightful account' - Clinical Psychology Forum 'Spinelli’s classic introduction to phenomenology should be essential reading on all person-centred, existential and humanistic trainings, and any other counselling or psychotherapy course which aims to help students develop an in-depth understanding of human lived-experience. This book is sure to remain a key text for many years to come' - Mick Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Counselling, University of Strathclyde 'This is by far the most monumental, erudite, comprehensive, authoritative case that Existentialism and Phenomenology (a) have a rightful place in the academy; (b) are tough-minded bodies of thought; (c) have rigorous scientific foundations; (d) bequeath a distinctive school of psychotherapy and counselling; and (e) are just as good as the more established systems of psychology' - Alvin R. Mahrer, Ph.D. University of Ottawa, Canada, Author of The Complete Guide To Experiential Psychotherapy 'This book’s rich insight into the lacunae of modern psychological thinking illustrates the contribution that existential phenomenology can make to founding a coherently mature Psychology that is both fully human(e) and responsibly ‘scientific’ in the best sense of that term' - Richard House, Ph.D., Magdalen Medical Practice, Norwich; Steiner Waldorf teacher. The Interpreted World, Second Edition, is a welcome introduction to phenomenological psychology, an area of psychology which has its roots in notoriously difficult philosophical literature. The Interpreted World Writing in a highly accessible, jargon-free style, Ernesto Spinelli traces the philosophical origins of phenomenological theory and presents phenomenological perspectives on central topics in psychology - perception, social cognition and the self. He compares the phenomenological approach with other major contemporary psychological approaches, pointing up areas of divergence and convergence with these systems. He also examines implications of phenomenology for the precepts and process of psychotherapy. For the Second Edition, a new chapter on phenomenological research has been added in which the author focuses on the contribution of phenomenology in relation to contemporary scientific enquiry. He describes the methodology used in phenomenological research and illustrates the approach through an actual research study. The Interpreted World, Second Edition demystifies an exciting branch of psychology, making its insights available to all students of psychology, psychotherapy and counselling.


Phenomenology In Action In Psychotherapy

Author by : Ian Rory Owen
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Description : This book takes Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology and applies it to help psychotherapy practitioners formulate complex psychological problems. The reader will learn about Husserl’s system of understanding and its concepts that can point to first-person lived experience, and about the work of Husserl scholars who have developed a way to be precise about the experiences that clients have. Through exploring the connection between academic philosophy of consciousness and mental health, themes of biopsychosocial treatment planning, psychopathology of personality and psychological disorders, and the treatment of complex psychological problems all emerge. The author shows that Husserlian phenomenology can be used in the design of interventions for each client in a process called formulation. Once the intentionality of consciousness of an individual is understood, by asking simple questions, it becomes possible to define problematic experiences. This is a means of creating informed consent for treatment and it also makes it clear to clients what is happening for them, so helping them understand themselves and how they see the world. We also see how Husserl’s phenomenology is a vehicle for psychotherapists to present their knowledge about the research literature of what has been found to be effective care. This volume applies the concepts and practices of phenomenology in a concrete way, relating them to the practice of therapy and showing the value of a qualitative approach to understanding mental processes and the nature of human beings as motivated by values, meanings and other conscious experiences. This is a readable text in simple language that condenses key aspects of Husserl’s thinking in relation to the theory and practice of psychotherapy, and it is suitable for philosophers and practitioners of psychology, psychiatry, and the psychotherapies, including psychoanalysis.


Psychotherapy And Phenomenology

Author by : Ian Rory Owen
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Publisher by : Ian Rory Owen PhD
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Description : This book is a scholarly monograph on Sigmund Freud's understanding of the basics of psychotherapy theory and practice from the perspective of phenomenology. Two leading phenomenologists, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, are chosen to make an appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of Freud's interpretation of talking and relating with others. Heidegger is then compared to Husserl to produce a position that keeps a focus on intentionality yet accepts the understanding offered by hermeneutics. This work is relevant to psychotherapists, philosophers and philosophically-interested human scientists who value qualitative approaches to meaning.


On Justifying Psychotherapy

Author by : Ian Rory Owen
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Publisher by : Ian Rory Owen PhD
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Description : This book contains 20 previously published papers from internationally recognised journals. The original view of phenomenology is applied to understand behaviour, attachment, psychopathology, cognitive behavioural, existential and person-centred therapy. It presents the "intentionality model" of integrative therapy. This is a model for integration that primarily focuses on psychological understanding.


Existential Psychotherapy

Author by : Daniel Sousa
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book presents a genetic-phenomenological approach of existential psychotherapy, articulating its theoretical underpinnings with principles supported by scientific evidence and concluding with clinical examples.The volume also offers a clear perspective about the relational stances and the therapeutic interventions of existential psychotherapy and how both can be combined and applied in the clinical practice. It begins with an overview and update on psychotherapy research, from which a set of therapeutic principles are drawn. It then conceptualizes the theoretical underpinnings of the genetic-phenomenological approach, based on three main aspects: inner-time consciousness, the experiential self, and the passive synthesis theory. It concludes with practical examples of case conceptualizations and clinical cases. This work is particularly relevant for trainees, students, and professionals of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, but also other mental health professionals that work in the area of the psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions.


Human Interaction And Emotional Awareness In Gestalt Therapy

Author by : H. Peter Dreitzel
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In Human Interaction and Emotional Awareness in Gestalt Therapy H. Peter Dreitzel explores a model of the contacting processes between human beings and their environments and presents a phenomenological exploration of the emotions guiding such contacts. The book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the role of psychotherapy in the modern world, especially in the context of change and crisis. Dreitzel sets out a new perspective of how we interact with each other, how we frame our encounters and differentiate them from one another, how we give them meaning, and how they are related to our needs and wants. This is followed by a unique phenomenological exploration of the emotions guiding such contacts, the first time the world of human feelings has been explored in depth and systematically analysed in Gestalt thought. These innovative explorations are framed first by a discussion of the historical development of Western conventions regarding everyday behaviour, and secondly by an examination of perspectives on climate change. Dreitzel analyses the mental and emotional states of potential clients as they are affected by these global processes and the book also includes an epilogue which evaluates how to work with climate anxiety. Dreitzel’s conception of social change, with Gestalt therapy at its core, is relevant to all aspects of humanistic psychology. It elevates empathy, emotional development and the prevention of suffering at all levels of society, filling important gaps in Gestalt therapy theory and expanding it into exciting new territory. Human Interaction and Emotional Awareness in Gestalt Therapy also contains an insightful foreword by Michael Vincent Miller, PhD, and will be essential reading for Gestalt therapists, other professionals with an interest in Gestalt approaches and readers interested in social interaction, climate change and the role of psychotherapy in a changing world.


The Experiential Therapist

Author by : Peter D. Ladd
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Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : In The Experiential Therapist: Phenomenology, Trauma-Informed Care, and Mental Health, Peter D. Ladd steps outside of the medical model to explore alternative ways of thinking about mental health disorders. Through case studies and analyses of current methods and research, Ladd stresses the importance of incorporating trauma-informed care, phenomenological insights, and empowerment methods in daily practice. By analyzing issues such as collaboration, wisdom, momentum, dialogue, and necessary suffering, Ladd highlights the importance of engaging with a patient’s mental health experience and its impact on her family and argues that successful treatment results from an informed understanding of a patient’s experience, not an ability to name and categorize difficult experiences as classical disorders.


Emotion

Author by : James Hillman
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965. The titles include works by key figures such asC.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Otto Rank, James Hillman, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney and Susan Isaacs. Each volume is available on its own, as part of a themed mini-set, or as part of a specially-priced 204-volume set. A brochure listing each title in the International Library of Psychology series is available upon request


Enjoying Research In Counselling And Psychotherapy

Author by : Sofie Bager-Charleson
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Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This textbook provides a guide to the development of a rigorous and creative research-supported practice for students, practitioners, and researchers in counselling and psychotherapy. With an emphasis on critical thinking and “research mindedness”, it introduces practical research skills and links them to self-awareness and critical reflection. Learning how to creatively and effectively use oneself in the treatment process is an essential component in therapy training and this level of self-awareness has long been a neglected area in research – until now. With examples ranging from private therapeutic practice to psychiatric related research, each chapter combines ‘how-to-do-it’ advice with illustrative real-life examples. The authors outline the use of a broad range of research methods, embracing Arts- as well as RCT-based research, and covering qualitative, quantitative, pluralistic and mixed methods approaches. Whether you are engaging with research for the first time or already developing your own research projects, if you are a student at diploma level or taking a Postgraduate research course for counsellors, psychotherapists and counselling psychotherapists, this is essential reading for anyone looking for a book that combines self-awareness with analytical and practical skills.


What Do You See

Author by : Mala Gitlin Betensky
Languange : en
Publisher by : Readers Digest
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Description : The author presents a varied menu of ideas and experiences in many areas - in research, in diagnosis, and in psychotherapy, each using art media with patients of all ages. She integrates art, phenomenology and gestalt psychology, describing specific techniques and findings. Part I of the book lays out the theoretical foundations and the techniques; Part II addresses the formal components used in art therapy - line, shape and colour in their interrelated dynamics and discusses other aspects and modes of symbolic expression found in clients' work. Part III looks at symbolic expression through the scribble, offering a system of classification, diagnostic possibilities and case studies of work with eating disorders. Part IV focuses on art expression for art therapy diagnostics, including a method for qualitative diagnostics, and a first full diagnostic battery for adolescents. Part V is devoted to Holocaust children's art expressions, highlighting the power of art expression in children under ultimate stress, the intensity of their inner experience, and its visualization in the structure of the pictures. The book is for art therapists and advanced students. It can be used as a textbook on phenomenological art therapy; for therapeutically-oriented art teachers, educators and social workers; and for practicing psychotherapists, to see that art is a source of expression demonstrating how a person is.


The Phenomenology Of Sex Love And Intimacy

Author by : Susi Ferrarello
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Phenomenology of Sex, Love, and Intimacy presents a phenomenological exploration of love as it manifests itself through sexual desires and intimate relationships. Setting up a unique dialogue between psychology and philosophy, Susi Ferrarello offers a perspective through which clinicians can inform their practice on diverse issues of human sexuality. Drawing on Husserl’s phenomenology, Ferrarello’s analysis of love spans a range of disciplines including psychology, theology, biology, epistemology, and axiology, as well as areas related to gender, consent, and political control. Combining Husserlian perspectives on ethics with a focus on lived-experience, this text will deepen therapists’ understanding of love as the subject of interdisciplinary inquiry and enable them to locate questions of sexuality and intimacy within an academic framework. With key theoretical principles included to allow clinicians to think through and clarify their practice, this book will be a valuable tool for sex therapists, marriage and family therapists, and counselors, as well as psychology and philosophy students alike.


Peripatetic Group Therapy Phenomenology And Psychopathology

Author by : Demétrius França
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Publisher by : Editora Appris
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Description : Both the phenomeno-structural psychopathology and the peripatetic therapy, also known as therapeutic accompaniment, still are barely known by health professionals and students. This present work offers not only a highly accessible theoretical discussion to beginners in phenomenology, but also proposes a new perspective in phenomeno-structural psychopathology to the most experienced readers.


The Phenomenology Of Learning And Becoming

Author by : Eugene Mario DeRobertis
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Description : In this text, the history of phenomenological research on learning is synthesized and brought forward into the areas of existential learning, the development of enthusiasm about learning (from childhood through adulthood), and paradigmatic creative experience. Original research findings are derived using the Giorgi method of descriptive phenomenological analysis in psychology. The results, structural and eidetic in nature, are then integrated from a holistic developmental viewpoint: that of Existential-Humanistic Self-Development Theory (EHSDT). An evolving developmental partnership between learning and creativity emerges as the proper conceptual frame for considering optimal growth and the relative maturity of situated becoming oneself (i.e., the process of self-cultivation). The resulting perspective is supported by cutting edge trends in neuroscience and related to pedagogy and education.


The Psychoanalysis Of The Absurd

Author by : Mark Leffert
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd offers an interdisciplinary study of Existentialism and Phenomenology and their importance to the clinical work of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. The concept of Absurdity, developed by Camus, has never been applied to the therapeutic situation or directly contrasted with its antithesis; the search for personal meaning. The book begins with narrative accounts of the historical development of Psychoanalysis, Existentialism and Phenomenology in 20th century Europe. The focus here is on fin de siècle Vienna and Paris between the Wars as the principal incubators of the two disciplines. Accompanied by composite case illustrations, Leffert then explores his own development of the Psychoanalysis of the Absurd, drawing on the work of Camus, Heidegger and Sartre. Absurdity is first discussed in relation to the Bio-Psycho-Social Self and Dasein is posited as a bridge concept, with personal meaning as the antithesis to Absurdity, before being discussed in relation to the world and how it impinges on self. A final chapter attempts to tie together particular issues raised by the book: Subjective well-being, Meaning, thrownness, Absurdity, Death and Death Anxiety and how we have become technologically enhanced human beings. Existential psychotherapy and psychoanalysis have, until now, largely gone their own way: the goal of this book is to fold them back into Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Establishing that the concept of Absurdity is of singular clinical importance to both diagnosis and therapeutic action, this book will be of great interest to clinicians, philosophers, and interdisciplinary scientists.


Gestalt Therapy

Author by : Dave Mann
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Gestalt therapy offers a present-focused, relational approach, central to which is the fundamental belief that the client knows the best way of adjusting to their situation. By working to heighten awareness through dialogue and creative experimentation, gestalt therapists create the conditions for a client's personal journey to health. Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise guide to this flexible and far-reaching approach. Topics discussed include: the theoretical assumptions underpinning gestalt therapy gestalt assessment and process diagnosis field theory, phenomenology and dialogue ethics and values evaluation and research. As such this book will be essential reading for gestalt trainees, as well as all counsellors and psychotherapists wanting to learn more about the gestalt approach.


Tales From The Couch

Author by : Luis Fernandez
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Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : Brief overview of Existential-Phenomenology in Psychopathology and Psychotherapy as reflected in patients real-life stories. A critical assessment of problematic trends in modern Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology. A challenge to the medicalization of human behavior, the objectification of the person, and the loss of self-hood. An exposition for the need to place the human being at the center of our clinical enterprise, recognizing his or her essential freedom, and the ability to choose life's path. A practical narrative of everyday problems, fears, and concerns brought to the Therapist's couch and a description of the efforts to create new meanings and new solutions to their dilemmas.


Phenomenology Uncertainty And Care In The Therapeutic Encounter

Author by : Mark Leffert
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Phenomenology, Uncertainty and Care in the Therapeutic Encounter is the latest in a series of books where Mark Leffert explores the therapeutic encounter as both process and situation; looking for evidence of therapeutic effectiveness rather than accepting existing psychoanalytic concepts of theory or cure without question. Mark Leffert focuses on the uncomfortable fact that analysts and therapists can and do make many mistaken assumptions and false moves within their clinical practice, and that there is a tendency to ignore the significant levels of uncertainty in what they do. Beginning with a discussion of the phenomenology of the self and its relations with the world, the book moves on to explore the notion that interdisciplinary discourse both opens up possibilities in the therapeutic encounter but also imposes healthy constraints on what can be thought or theorized about psychoanalytically. Phenomenology, Uncertainty and Care in the Therapeutic Encounter contributes a new understanding of familiar material and brings a new focus to the care-giving and healing aspects of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy leading to a shift in the analyst’s identity from that of one who analyses to one who cares for and heals. This book will be of interest to Psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, neuroscientists and academics in the fields of psychiatry, comparative literature and literature and the mind.


The Oxford Handbook Of Music Therapy

Author by : Jane Edwards
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Music therapy is growing internationally to be one of the leading evidence-based psychosocial allied health professions to meet needs across the lifespan.The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy is the most comprehensive text on this topic in its history. It presents exhaustive coverage of the topic from international leaders in the field


An Analysis Of Husserlian Phenomenology

Author by : Charles Bernard Hamblet
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Description : Husserlian phenomenology has often been cited as an influence on research methodologies within nursing research and psychology. However, at the same time, Husserl was explicitly opposed to what he termed 'psychologism'. The thesis argues that Husserl 's opposition to the psychology of his day was based specifically upon his opposition to the naturalist treatment of consciousness. Moreover, the thesis suggests that there is a tendency within the Social Sciences to misread Husserlian phenomenology as a type of introspectionist account of subjective slates. The thesis critiques the claim that cognitive therapy is Husserlian phenomenology, but concludes that there arc aspects of cognitive psychotherapy which do appear to be using parts of a methodology that Husserl would have recognised as a legitimate phenomenology. Indeed, the thesis argues that by gaining a further understanding of Husserl's ' discovery' of attitude and interest and the fundamental structures of intentionality, cognitive therapists could enhance and further their understanding of what takes place within the change process during cognitive psychotherapy. Conversely, cognitive therapy's description of the maintenance of emotional disorders can contribute to Husserl 's own account of the natural attitude; that is, that the natural altitude consists of a universalising altitude which is fundamental to the natural attitude per se. The thesis develops this argument further, by examining the theoretical underpinnings within cognitive therapy and extrapolating what appears as the incidental, yet significant, phenomenological structures within cognitive therapy's clinical interventions. The thesis uses the phenomenological structures identified within cognitive therapy's treatment of emotional disorder, firstly, to develop the phenomenological description of the universalising attitude as a subset to the natural attitude which, it is argued, disguises or presents itself as the ' genuine natural attitude'. Secondly, the concept of the universalising attitude is developed further to suggest a hierarchy of attitudes within the natural attitude.


Psychotherapy And Despair In The Prison Setting

Author by : Jo Gee
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Publisher by : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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Description : This book presents a study, which in attempting to begin with phenomenology, explores how psychotherapists experience working with despair, in the UK prison setting. The phenomenological starting point can be considered different to that of the psychological and forensic, which offer a psychologised definition of despair and assume that psychotherapy involves an intervention in bringing about an alleviation of symptoms of despair. Further, this study acknowledges despair not as something which can be interpreted, but as a complex notion, which can only be viewed under the aspect of consciousness. Alongside a location of despair and phenomenology within the literature, qualitative research which involved an initial and secondary analysis by Empirical Phenomenological Analysis (EPA) and reverie respectively, is presented. As well as the emergent implications for psychotherapy in the prison setting, questions were raised with regard to how the implication of reverie can be significant for researching despair, through the abandonment of the current cultural emphasis on positivistic psychological research.


Between Psychotherapy And Philosophy

Author by : Paul Gordon
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Publisher by : Wiley
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Description : Since its formation in 1965, the Philadelphia Association has carved out a unique position in the world of psychotherapy, particularly through its engagement with philosophy, especially phenomenology and post-phenomenology. It has also developed and maintained a critical and sceptical questioning of much that is taken for granted both in the theory of psychoanalysis and in the various practices of psychotherapy. With contributions from leading members, this book shows some of the rich and provocative thinking within the Philadelphia Association today and constitutes an intervention on a number of questions central to the development of psychotherapy. For example, John Heaton questions psychotherapy's concepts of normality while Peter Lomas questions psychotherapy's lack of a sense of wonder and its need for what he calls re-enchantment. Guy Thompson subjects the idea of the unconscious to a rigorous scrutiny from a Heideggerian position and Barbara Latham looks at the much-neglected but crucial issue of language in therapy from the standpoint of someone who is not just a therapist but a writer of stories. This book will be of interest to psychotherapists and counsellors who have an interest in philosophical issues. It will also be of interest to anyone looking for new and challenging perspectives on therapeutic matters.


The Professional And Personal Development Of The Therapist

Author by : Debra K. Nielson
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Description : This qualitative study explores the effects of client-centered therapists' work, both beneficial and detrimental, on their professional and personal growth. The development of three of Rogers' necessary and sufficient conditions-congruence, unconditional acceptance, and empathy-define professional growth. Markers of change usually attributed to clients-enhanced communication of self; subjective experiencing; flexibility of personal constructs; authenticity; interpersonal relationships; and self-esteem-define personal growth. Six highly experienced therapists communicated their experiences in 1 1/2 to 2 hour interview sessions. In reporting the data, this author uses a classification system based on the categories outlined above. Every effort is made to stay within the therapists' frames of reference in order to maintain the integrity of the phenomenological approach. A subsequent cross-case analysis leads to a discussion of themes, similarities and differences among research participants, and a comparison of findings with previous literature. Findings reveal specific ways individual therapists develop as professionals and as persons as a result of practicing therapy. The positive effects of doing therapy appear to far outweigh the hazards of the profession. Considerable variation emerges with respect to the ways in which the therapeutic relationship contributes to the therapists' growth. Some general themes also arise. Regardless of whether congruence comes naturally or requires effort, all respondents placed a high value on attitude and had become more genuine in all aspects of their lives. The development of unconditional positive regard was predicated upon their experience as therapists. Exposure to a wide range of people and issues rendered them less judgmental. Although some risked feeling more vulnerable in the world as one ramification of an all-accepting attitude, others felt that it added richness and wholeness to their lives. Respondents reported having more trust in their own experiences. They were more authentic, less defensive, and generally saw themselves as having true agency over their own lives. Therapeutic skills transferred to the personal realm, improving their relationships. An often cited negative effect was their emotional unavailability due to work demands. Success in their work had the most profound impact on self-esteem. All reported greater self-assuredness and self-confidence. The data reflects myriad ways that therapists learn from their clients, increasing their capacity for meeting their potential as human beings


Humor In Psychotherapy

Author by : Phyllis Carozza
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Description : The purpose of this study is to explore the experience of humor in therapy for the therapist. Data was collected by interviewing therapists who have trained extensively in family therapy, many of whom are presently involved in training therapists in systemic approaches to problem solving. A qualitative research design was used and eight unstructured interviews were analyzed in order to understand the experience of humor in therapy for the therapist and how it contributes to the field of psychotherapy. the research resulted in the formulation of specific themes that emerged in the analysis of the research interviews. This study indicates that humor can be useful in providing therapists with a change of perspective which could offer new solutions to problems. Humor in therapy offered therapists a way to develop rapport, communicate on multiple levels, and develop a meta position when becoming overly involved with a clients issues. It was also found to be useful if perceptively used as a diagnostic tool. Participants in the research often found the use of humor to be spontaneous. However the strategic use of humor was seen as very effective by some therapists particularly with resistive clients. the potential for humor to facilitate learning and creativity was recognized by research participants. These qualities of humor have many ramifications for the field of psychotherapy as does the research being done that reports that humor stimulates positive chemical changes in the body that contribute to physical healing. the value of this study hinges on its ability to motivate the therapist's interest in experiencing humor in therapy.


The Talk Therapy Revolution

Author by : Peter D. Ladd
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : In The Talk Therapy Revolution, Peter D. Ladd demonstrates how neuroscience, combined with human experience, impacts the practice of talk therapy. Ladd explores how this combination can dramatically transform a therapist’s understanding of successful therapy.


Clinical Phenomenology And Cognitive Psychology

Author by : David Fewtrell
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Cognitive therapies are often biased in their assessment of clinical problems by their emphasis on the role of verbally-mediated thought in shaping our emotions, and in stressing the influence of thought upon feeling. Alternatively, a more phenomenological appraisal of psychological dysfunction suggests that emotion and thinking are complementary processes which influence each other. Cognitive psychology developed out of information-processing models, whereas phenomenological psychology is rooted in a philosophical perspective which avoids the assumptions of positivist methodology. But, despite their different origins, the two disciplines overlap and complement each other. This book, originally published in 1995, illustrates how feeling states are a crucial component of mental health problems and, if adequately differentiated, can result in a greater understanding of mental health.