Interpersonal Process in Psychotherapy : A Relational Approach

ISBN-10: 0534362958

ISBN-13: 9780534362959

Edition: 4th 2000

Authors: Edward M. Teyber

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In this one-of-a-kind book, experienced educator and clinician, Ed Teyber provides a unifying conceptual framework for beginning therapists and specific "how-to's" for using the therapist-client relationship to facilitate change. Clinically authentic and thoroughly revised, this new edition gets right to the heart of what students who are beginning to work in a therapeutic setting need to know. Capturing the questions and concerns of beginning therapists, Teyber helps student therapists understand the therapeutic process and how change occurs. The book includes therapeutic goals and intervention strategies for each phase of treatment, and is organized to parallel the course of treatment from initial client contact to termination. Teyber succeeds in bridging the gap between basic skills, case formulations, and intervention strategies with real clients in real settings. Always focused on the therapist-client relationship, this book integrates cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic theories. Multicultural coverage is thorough and richly illustrated. Highlighting how the interpersonal, cognitive, and affective domains interrelate, the book is compelling reading for beginning counselors. Teyber clarifies each of the major issues that arise in treatment and shows how theory leads to practice. He skillfully leads beginning counselors past the uncertainty of how to build a strong working alliance with divers clients, and gives guidelines for understanding the interactions that take place between therapists and clients. Long known for its clarity and immediacy, Teyber's new edition is now accompanied by a powerful teaching and learning package. With the combination of the new edition of this highly respected text, your classroom instruction, the new student workbook, and the new video that shows process in practice, your students will have all the ingredients for success.
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Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/13/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Edward Teyber, Edward Teyber is a professor of Psychology, as well as the director of the psychology clinic at California State University at San Bernardino. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1972 and his Master's from Michigan State University in 1974. He also earned his doctorate from Michigan State in 1977. Teyber's areas of research include psychotherapy, post divorce family relationships and counselor training. He has written two counseling textbooks entitled "Interpersonal Process in Psychotherapy: A Relational Approach" and co-authored "Casebook in Child and Adolescent Treatment: Cultural and Familial Contexts." Her book "Helping Children Cope with Divorce" was named one of the 10 Best Parenting Books of the Year, by Child Magazine.

An Interpersonal Process Approachp. 1
Introduction and Overviewp. 3
The Need for a Conceptual Frameworkp. 4
The Interpersonal Process Approachp. 5
Theoretical and Historical Contextp. 5
Basic Premisesp. 12
Client Diversity and Response Specificityp. 20
Model of Therapyp. 23
Limitations and Aimsp. 24
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 27
Responding to Clientsp. 29
Establishing a Working Alliancep. 31
Conceptual Overviewp. 31
Chapter Organizationp. 32
A Collaborative Relationshipp. 32
Balancing Directive and Nondirective Initiativesp. 33
Beginning the Initial Interviewp. 35
Understanding the Clientp. 39
Clients Do Not Feel Understood or Affirmedp. 40
Demonstrating Understandingp. 42
Identify Recurrent Themesp. 46
Process Comments Facilitate a Collaborative Alliancep. 50
Performance Anxietiesp. 53
Care and Understanding as Preconditions of Changep. 54
Closingp. 56
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 56
Honoring the Client's Resistancep. 58
Conceptual Overviewp. 58
Chapter Organizationp. 59
Reluctance to Address Resistancep. 60
The Therapist's Reluctancep. 61
The Client's Reluctancep. 62
Conceptualizing Resistancep. 65
Identifying Resistancep. 65
Formulating Working Hypothesesp. 66
Responding to Resistancep. 68
Resistance During the Initial Telephone Contactp. 68
Resistance at the End of the First Sessionp. 72
Resistance during Subsequent Sessionsp. 79
Closingp. 85
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 86
An Internal Focus for Changep. 87
Conceptual Overviewp. 87
Chapter Organizationp. 88
Shifting to an Internal Focusp. 88
A Prerequisite for Changep. 88
Focusing Clients Inwardp. 93
Reluctance to Adopt an Internal Focusp. 95
Placing the Locus of Change with Clientsp. 98
Using the Therapeutic Relationship to Foster Clients' Initiativep. 98
Therapeutic Interventions That Place Clients at the Fulcrum of Changep. 103
Enlisting Clients in Resolving Their Own Conflictsp. 106
Recapitulating Clients' Conflictsp. 106
Providing a Corrective Emotional Experiencep. 108
Tracking Clients' Anxietyp. 109
Identifying Signs of Clients' Anxietyp. 110
Approach Clients' Anxiety Directlyp. 110
Observe What Precipitates Clients' Anxietyp. 111
Focus Clients Inward to Explore Their Anxietyp. 112
Closingp. 114
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 115
Responding to Conflicted Emotionsp. 116
Conceptual Overviewp. 116
Chapter Organizationp. 116
Responding to Clients' Conflicted Emotionsp. 117
Approaching Clients' Affectp. 118
Expanding and Elaborating Clients' Affectp. 120
Identifying and Punctuating the Predominant Affectp. 124
An Old Woundp. 124
Multiple Stressorsp. 125
A Characterological Affectp. 125
Clients' Affective Constellationsp. 126
Anger-Sadness-Shamep. 127
Sadness-Anger-Guiltp. 129
Holding Clients' Painp. 131
Clients Resist Feelings to Avoid Interpersonal Consequencesp. 132
Providing a Holding Environmentp. 134
Change from the Inside Outp. 138
Personal Factors That Prevent Therapists from Responding to Clients' Emotionsp. 141
Therapists' Need to Be Likedp. 141
Therapists' Misperceptions of Their Responsibilityp. 142
Family Rulesp. 144
Situational Problems in Therapists' Own Livesp. 146
Closingp. 147
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 148
Conceptualizing Client Dynamicsp. 149
Familial and Developmental Factorsp. 151
Conceptual Overviewp. 151
Chapter Organizationp. 151
Structural Family Relationsp. 152
The Parental Coalitionp. 152
How the Parental Coalition Influences Child Adjustmentp. 154
The Separateness-Relatedness Dialecticp. 160
Child-Rearing Practicesp. 162
Three Styles of Parentingp. 162
Consequences of Child-Rearing Practicesp. 164
Authoritarian Parenting, Love Withdrawal, and Insecure Attachmentp. 165
Relating the Three Dimensions of Family Lifep. 176
Closingp. 177
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 178
Inflexible Interpersonal Coping Strategiesp. 179
Conceptual Overviewp. 179
Chapter Organizationp. 180
A Conceptual Modelp. 180
Clients' Developmental Needsp. 181
Clients' Compromise Solutionsp. 182
Resolving the Generic Conflictp. 189
Case Study of Peter: Moving Toward Othersp. 192
Developmental History and Precipitating Crisisp. 192
Precipitating Crises, Maladaptive Relational Templates, and Symptom Developmentp. 194
The Course of Treatmentp. 196
Two Case Summariesp. 200
Carlos: Moving Against Othersp. 200
Maggie: Moving Away from Othersp. 204
Closingp. 207
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 208
Current Interpersonal Factorsp. 209
Conceptual Overviewp. 209
Chapter Organizationp. 209
How Clients Bring Their Conflicts into the Therapeutic Relationshipp. 210
Eliciting Maneuversp. 210
Testing Behaviorp. 215
Transference Reactionsp. 221
Optimum Interpersonal Balancep. 227
Enmeshmentp. 227
Disengagementp. 228
Effective Involvementp. 229
The Ambivalent Nature of Conflictp. 231
The Two Sides of Clients' Conflictsp. 231
Ambivalent Feelingsp. 234
Closingp. 236
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 237
Resolution and Changep. 239
An Interpersonal Solutionp. 241
Conceptual Overviewp. 241
Chapter Organizationp. 243
Enacting a Resolution of Clients' Conflicts in the Interpersonal Processp. 243
Bringing Clients' Conflicts into the Therapeutic Relationshipp. 243
Using the Process Dimension to Resolve Conflictsp. 246
Working with Clients' Conflicts in the Therapeutic Relationshipp. 260
Intervening Within the Therapeutic Relationshipp. 261
Therapists' Initial Reluctance to Address the Processp. 264
Closingp. 272
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 273
Working Through and Terminationp. 275
Conceptual Overviewp. 275
Chapter Organizationp. 275
Working Throughp. 276
The Course of Client Change: An Overviewp. 276
The Working-Through Processp. 278
From Present Conflicts, Through Family-of-Origin Work, and on to Future Plansp. 287
Terminationp. 296
Accepting That the Relationship Must Endp. 297
Ending the Relationshipp. 302
Closingp. 303
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 303
Process Notesp. 305
Case Formulation Guidelinesp. 309
Bibliographyp. 313
Name Indexp. 319
Subject Indexp. 323
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