Use of Self in Therapy, Third Edition

ISBN-10: 0415896037

ISBN-13: 9780415896030

Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Michele Baldwin
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Description: Explore the inner world of therapy and learn how to integrate your life experiences in the consultation room! The Use of Self in Therapy, Third Edition explores the value of appropriate personal sharing with clients on the part of the social worker, psychologist, therapist, and physician in order to establish a trusting and powerful therapeutic bond. You will learn why this once-radical concept is now much more widely accepted and is being used with individuals, families, couples, and groups. This new edition expands upon its predecessor with new research, numerous case studies, tables, figures, interviews, and diagnostic criteria. In this important text, you will discover how to conduct inspiring sessions that are deeply spiritual and transcendent to clients. The Use of Self in Therapy explores exposing your inner world in therapy to help clients feel comfortable enough to reveal their own vulnerabilities and life experiences, thus creating a healing atmosphere. To help you apply appropriate techniques to your own situations, The Use of Self in Therapy examines many case studies that highlight the benefits of this therapy practice and its effectiveness with a variety of clients. Some of the areas you will explore in The Use of Self in Therapy include: bridging the relationship between the therapist and client(s) facing your own pain, finiteness, and vulnerability to assist the client with similar dilemmas using transference and countertransference to help heal your clients realizing the differences in how the self functions when working with one, two, three, or more people in a therapy session understanding your own yearnings, expectations, feelings, perceptions, and coping mechanisms, to help you better relate to your clients The Use of Self in Therapy is a thorough exploration of the importance of using your humanness to conduct successful therapy sessions. This intriguing text shows you the benefits of connecting and communicating with your clients beyond the outer world of theories and enables you to make positive changes in your clients#xE2;#xAC;"lives.

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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

About the Editor
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The Therapist Story
The Role of Self in Therapy
Power and Therapy
The Positive Use of the Self
My Use of My Self
Interview with Carl Rogers on the Use of the Self in Therapy
Revealing Our Selves
Why Self-Disclosure?
Guidelines and Suggestions
Risks of Self-Disclosure
Benefits from Risking Openness
The Pull of a Style
Medical Practice
Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis
Child Psychiatry and Family Therapy
Some Philosophical and Psychological Contributions to the Use of Self in Therapy
Introduction
The Concept of the Self
The Contributions of Existential Philosophy
The Concept of the Self in Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry
The Influence of Existential Philosophy on Psychotherapy
Some Thoughts on the Use of Self in Psychotherapy
The Implications of the Wounded-Healer Archetype for the Use of Self in Psychotherapy
Introduction
Polarities
The Myth of the Wounded-Healer
Recent Interest in the Wounded-Healer Archetype
A Model for Viewing the Healing Process
Critical Elements in the Healing Process
Related Considerations
Summary
Uses of Self in Therapeutic Boundaries: Lessons from Training and Treatment
Introduction
Self-Disclosure
What is Appropriate to Introduce into Therapy?
Dual Relationships
Acknowledgment of Clients Outside of Therapy
Who Should You Work With?
Greetings and Send-Offs
Conclusion
The Self of the Addiction Counselor: Does Personal Recovery Insure Counselor Effectiveness and Empathy?
Origins of the Substance Abuse Profession
The Wounded Healer
Shame in Recovery
The Self of the Therapist
Self-Disclosure
Effectiveness
Self of the Therapist Training Model
SPATS
Therapists' Use of Self
Use-of-Self Styles
Closing
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and the Use of Self
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy's Focus on the Here and Now
Clinically Relevant Behavior
The Five Rules of Therapy
The Rules of the Technique
Maximizing the Therapist as an Instrument of Change
Conclusion
The Person and Practice of the Therapist: Treatment and Training
Fundamental Therapeutic Skills
Inception of the Person-Practice Model
Theoretical Framework
Training Models for the Person of the Therapist
Goals in Training the Person of the Therapist
Conclusion
Congruence and the Therapist's Use of Self
Sorting Out Some Confusions
Congruence is Resonating with What One Feels (Ying Wu)
Congruence is Letting "What One Feels" Emerge in an Interactive Process
Three Qualities of a Congruent Interaction: Congruently Connected is Connected and Free
Congruent Acceptance Accepts the Not-Accepting
Being Congruently in Charge is to Nurture the Good in All Things, Quietly and Respectfully
Therapist Congruence is the Condition for the Therapist's Use of Self
An Eastern Perspective on the Use of Self
The Interconnected Self
The Embodied Self
Attentive Breathing
The Impermanent Self
Therapy as a Spiritual Path
The Therapist's Self in the Age of the Internet
Privacy of the Therapist and Patient
Patient Confidentiality
Boundary Issues
Impact on Therapist and Patient Interaction
The Self of the Therapist in the Empire of Overregulation
Honesty
The Empire of Overregulation
Globalization: The Power of Value-Free Implicitude
What is Globalization?
Babel: A Tower and a City, Fantastic and Colossal
Changed Language, Injured Language
No Conclusions, Only Overnight Stops
Considering Psychotherapeutics in the Empire
The Self
A Collaborative Self
"I" Is rising: Parallel Play, Transcendence, Irony, and Jouissance
Therapeutics of Symbolic Experiential Play
Irony
Transcendence
Jouissance
Let's Take a Break
Index
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