Constructive Psychotherapy Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 1593852347

ISBN-13: 9781593852344

Edition: 2003

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This practical guide describes how to do psychotherapy - how to apply the science of change to the complexities of helping people develop new meanings in their lives. The work appendices feature reproducible client forms, handouts and other useful materials.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 10/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Michael J. Mahoney, PhD, is Professor of Holistic Counseling at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, and Distinguished Consulting Faculty at Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in San Francisco. Honored as a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the World Academy of Art and Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society, Dr. Mahoney serves as Executive Director of the Society for Constructivism in the Human Sciences.

Constructivism: A Brief Introduction
Human Change Processes
The Essence of Constructivism
Principles and Personal Revolutions
Constructive Psychotherapy: An Overview of Practice
Compassionate Relationship as the Heart of Psychotherapy
Collaboration and Action
Affirmation and Hope
Balancing Skills and Cycles of Experiencing
Summary
Constructive Assessment
Measurement and Diagnostics
Constructive Themes in Assessment
Problems, Patterns, and Processes
Core Ordering Processes
Attunement
Basic Centering Techniques
Breathing Exercises
Body Balance Exercises
Relaxing into Center
Finding Stability in Relationships, Places, and Patterns
Problem Solving: Basic Behavioral and Cognitive Techniques
Problem Solving
The Essence of Behavioral Methods
Cognitive Restructuring
When Problem Solving Doesn't Work
Pattern Work
Personal Journaling and Bibliotherapy
Life-Review Exercises
Narrative Reconstruction
Coming Home to Process
Basic Process Work: Meditation and Embodiment
Meditation
Embodiment Exercises
Drama, Fantasy, Dream Work, and Stream of Consciousness
Role Playing "As If"
Fantasy and Dream Work
Stream of Consciousness
Self-Relationship and Spiritual Skills
Mirror Time
Spiritual Skills and Personal Development
A Postscript on Techniques
The Experience of Change
Static Cling: A Compassionate Look at People Who Don't Change
Core Change: Personal Revolutions
Emotionality and Change
Courage and Creativity
Transition and Termination
Being Human and a Therapist
Vicarious Suffering: The Wounds of Helping
The Person and Personal Life of the Therapist
A Therapist's Personal Life
Therapist Self-Care
Personal and Spiritual Development
The Challenges of Practicing Constructively
Appendices
Constructivism: History and Current Relevance
Consent Form
Personal Experience Report
Breathing Exercises
Body Balance Exercises
Relaxation
Mindfulness Meditation
Mirror Time
Kindly Self-Control
Self-Comforting Exercise
Spiritual Skills Exercises
Human Change Processes: A Synopsis
Recommendations for Therapist Self-Care
Recommendations for Constructive Practice
References
Index
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