Therapeutic Communication, Second Edition Knowing What to Say When

ISBN-10: 1462513379

ISBN-13: 9781462513376

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Paul L. Wachtel
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Description: A uniquely practical guide and widely adopted text, this book shows precisely what therapists can say at key moments to enhance the process of healing and change. Paul Wachtel explains why some communications in therapy are particularly effective, while others that address essentially the same content may actually be countertherapeutic. He offers clear and specific guidelines for how to ask questions and make comments in ways that facilitate collaborative exploration and promote change. Illustrated with vivid case examples, the book is grounded in an integrative theory that draws from features of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, systemic, and experiential approaches. New to this edition: reflects nearly 20 years of advances in the field and refinements of the author's approach broader audience: in addition to psychodynamic therapists, cognitive-behavioral therapists and others will find specific, user-friendly recommendations chapter on key developments and convergences across different psychotherapeutic approaches chapter on the therapeutic implications of attachment theory and research. This book will be invaluable to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, counselors, psychotherapy students and trainees. It will also serve as a text in graduate-level psychotherapy courses.

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List price: $36.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 10/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Rethinking the Talking Cure: The Therapist Speaks Too
Theoretical and Empirical Foundations
The Continuing Evolution of Psychotherapy: New and Converging Developments in Psychoanalytic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Systemic, and Experiential Approaches
Attending to Attachment: Accelerating Interest in the Therapeutic Implications of Attachment Theory and Research
Cyclical Psychodynamics I: Vicious and Virtuous Circles
Cyclical Psychodynamics II: Anxiety, Exposure, and Interpretation
Cyclical Psychodynamics III: Insight, the Therapeutic Relationship, and the World Outside
Clinical Applications and Guidelines
Accusatory and Facilitative Comments: Criticism and Permission in the Therapeutic Dialogue
Exploration, Not Interrogation
Building on the Patient's Strengths
Affirmation and Change
Attribution and Suggestion
Reframing, Relabeling, and Paradox
Therapist Self-Disclosure: Prospects and Pitfalls
Achieving Resolution of the Patient's Difficulties: Resistance, Working Through, and Following Through
Therapeutic Communication with Couples
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