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Transformative Relationships The Control Mastery Theory of Psychotherapy

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ISBN-10: 0415950279

ISBN-13: 9780415950275

Edition: 2005

Authors: George Silberschatz

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The control-mastery theory, developed by Dr. Joseph Weiss over the second half of the twentieth century, is an attempt to integrate an understanding of how the mind works, how psychopathologies develop, and how psychotherapy can effectively help. Control-Mastery theory assumes that the patient's problems are rooted in the grim, constricting pathogenic beliefs that the patient acquires in the traumatic experiences of childhood. The driving force behind the psychotherapeutic process is the patient's conscious and unconscious desire to recover the capacity to pursue life goals by gaining control and mastering self destructive patterns of thoughts and behaviors. Underlying this theory is the…    
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Book details

List price: $185.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/12/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364

The Control-mastery Theory
How Previously Inaccessible Experiences Become Conscious
The Role of Safety in Emotional Regulation
The Role of Unconscious Guilt in Psychopathology and in Psychotherapy
The Assessment of Pathogenic Beliefs
Clinical Use of the Plan Formulation in Long-term Psychotherapy
Treatment by Attitudes
A Long-term Therapy Case Illustrating Treatment by Attitude
How Patients Coach their Therapists
Research and Integration
A Developmental Basis for Control-mastery Theory
An Overview of Research on Control-mastery Theory
The Control-mastery Theory: An Integrated Cognitive-psychodynamic-relational Theory